Unanswered suppositions and questions make points.
Focus on Virgil
He is going to give them a chance to fight which he believes will result in their death or he will shoot them on sight which will result in their death. Either way they die in Virgils expectationss.
I would guess Virgil wqs fired up when he said he was going to shoot them on site. As you know in the old west people could reply to threats with violence and regularly get away with it.
I would guess he calmed down a little when he said he would give them a chance to fight.
I would guess in either case he believed they would end up dead.
Quotes do not have to be exact to be counted. What is communicated might matter.
Lawmen were not supposed to be gunfight participants or give their opponents a chance to fight. They were to try and grasp the concept of avoiding a fight and enforcing the law with a minimum of violence.
You seem a little bush beaten yourself.
Thse are very nice suppositions and questions, but they in no way address the question I've been raising and you and Joyce have been beating around several bushes not to answer. How do you explain Fallehy... more
Re: Re: How would you translate Virgils words — Tom Gaumer,Sat Nov 12 22:01
Tom, you are now making an entirely new argument to the question of why Fallehy and Behan testified to different statements by Virgil. You, apparently, now are saying that Virgil made both statements,... more
I know Fellehy was in the Inquest and not the hearing. What he said does not become irrelevant because of that. Behan testified to a couple other things which might have some application about what... more