Cops gun down man for legally carrying firearm Bolded for emphasis. Regardless of how you feel about guns, this is no way to react just because someone is carrying one. The escalating fear could be avoided if people would stop painting guns as "evil". Inanimate objects can be neither good or evil. It's only the people who use them that can be. Same with money, or a kitchen knife. The cover up that followed is even worse. What ever happened to justice? Why not admit it was what it was?