The dead can't testify and watched Bucket List
By Judy Evans
March 28, 2023 6:22pm CST
Australians find it hard to understand the gun rules in the USA but I don’t want to argue about that. However, a friend was talking to an American real estate agent who said she would never enter a building without her concealed weapon. She was then asked if she would shoot to wound or to kill. Her answer was she would shoot to kill. When asked why, her answer was that ‘the dead can’t testify’. I’ve always wondered why our police never shoot a person in the legs or whatever if, say, the criminal isn’t armed but now I know why. But what an awful attitude to take. We watched Bucket List last night with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson and thoroughly enjoyed it. No gunfights, no violence, no swearing, not that I remember anyway, and no gratuitous sex, as Vince would add. But great entertainment just the same. Another photo from our last Irish trip.
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I would disagree with that generalized statement that police shoot suspects because they do not want them to testify against them. Police are human beings and have a job to do and want to be able to see their loved ones at the end of each day. Trying to aim at someone's legs who may be trying to kill you I think would be pretty hard to do in an instant. And suppose the shot did not incapacitate that armed suspect during a you or him moment. No, police are trained to use deadly force when threatened themselves. It's to make sure they come out of the situation alive and not a victim. As far as Hollywood movies it is definitely hard to find one without violence in some form, that's for sure. I wonder if it is to appeal to a younger audience who may spend more on going to see movies than older adult audiences. One thing is for sure, box office income has a lot to do with the kinds of movies made today. And perhaps, non-violent movies on the whole don't gross as much?