Why didn't Lennox just shoot galloway in the face?

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  1. Makai Lung

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    When the horrified Autobots were gathering around Optimus Primes dead body In Revenge of the Fallen to mourn; they were about to get swatted by their own NEST allies. Before things spiraled out of control, Lennox tried ordering the soldiers to put their guns down until galloway showed his face to disband their alliance.

    This was clearly a hostile takeover from the same guy who expressed his unprofessional hate for prime and the autobots so why didn't Lennox just shoot him in the face and order the rest of the troops to get lost?
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    Because he's a sane person who values human life.
     
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    Because Galloway never threatened to kill anyone? Yeah, he was a jerk, but he wasn't Harold Attinger, who was about to kill Cade.

    Do we really need threads like this?
     
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    Yet he nearly killed simmons.
     
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    He threatened to kill Simmons when he was convinced the fate of the planet was at stake and Simmons was in the way of saving it. That's entirely different than Galloway ordering the Autobots to simply leave a location.

    There's a pattern with these threads you make where you either purposely misinterpret events or just somehow miss the point and context of scenes entirely so you can use them as "evidence" for an argument you've made that is in and of itself entirely based on another false assumption.
     
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    Then he'll be arrested for killing someone from the government
     
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    No he won't. Moreshower would promote Lennox, he runs the show.
     
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    No. Shooting someone in the face in that context is not going to earn anyone a promotion. Depending on where you're at, that will earn you a life sentence, or the death sentence. Being in the military, it would fall under article 118 of the UCMJ. There would be no justifiable act of self defense either so it would be unlawful. Since it could be seen as premeditated/unpremeditated (depending on how it's argued in the court martial) in that context, here's what the article says:

     
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    This.

    You cant straight up kill anybody to solve problems - Galloway was a fucking idiot but he was genuinely trying to fix the situation...he simply didnt understand the problem was beyond a diplomatic resolution.

    It's the same reason the Ghostbusters get arrested in Ghostbusters 2 even though anybody with a brain would realize that is the exact opposite of how to solve the ghost problem.
     
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    Lennox knew someone would make a thread on TFW2005 about it.
     
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    Your comprehension of the human psyche is disturbingly tenuous.

    There's a difference between an intimidation tactic used during times of extreme pressure and life-or-death consequences and simply dealing with orders you're not happy with. Galloway was operating under orders from the President at that point, Lennox would've been committing treason among other crimes if he'd fired on another Government official.

    Simmons was making an already difficult situation more difficult because of his ego and risking the fate of the world. Lennox didn't have time to negotiate, he need Simmons' cooperation then and there. (and given Lennox's character I find it hard to believe was ever going to shoot Simmons, he was merely, and justifiably, panicked and impatient)
     
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    because he isn't a psychopath?
     
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    He tried to off camera but missed.
     
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    Are you okay, Makai Lung?
     
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    Don't you mean why didn't Optimus rip off Galloway's face?
     
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