The Boss is in
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Gods country. Nordern Michigan eh
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Could you image the political backlash if a guy was gunned down in the white house lawn? Sure, he had the right to be shot, but he was a longggg ways from the President. It was much easier to just apprehend him when they did, than try to explain to the general public about shooting him. I'm not against shooting him, but politics are played from both angles. The republicans would have went after the Obama white house for this, anti government people would be rallying about the trigger happy Obama administration, and Fox news would have ran a story about him being a Pre-Med student who had a bad test and was just having a bad day.
By doing It the way they did they avoided a bunch of media backlash, whether the shot would ha e been warranted or not, you'd have half the public saying it was, And half saying it wasn't.