Tom Gaumer
I have no idea why Ike wanted to buy another gun
Tue May 16, 12:48

at the gun shop as he had his own guns a block away in the Grand Saloon. I didn't remember it was caused by a question from his own attorney .

On another subject you gave a great list of what you considered provocations from the cowboys. I can't find it because the posts don't change color all the time on my computer as they once did. I will search for it again.

But this is the question I can't get answered.

What required Virgil to go down to the scene of the shooting at the exact moment he did? He had waited an hour or so but now he feels he must go.
Why? He knows Behan is trying to solve the problem and there is no known problem or emergency requiring Virgils attention. What is a good reason for Virgil to interfere with Behan?

What makes the cconsequences worth the effort when Behan might still solvee the problem and , if he does not, then Virgil can take over for him?

Why isn't it possible to reach the conclusion Virgil was seeking a fight and/or caused one by his impatience?

  • Speaking of Ike...Bob Cash, Mon May 15 17:53
    Tom and Joyce, why do you think Ike tried to buy a pistol at the gun shop when he met Frank and Billy there? And why do you think his attorneys asked that question?
    • I have no idea why Ike wanted to buy another gun — Tom Gaumer, Tue May 16 12:48
    • on Ike again....Joyce A. Aros, Tue May 16 10:29
      Clearly Ike is pretty pee'd off as he has been harassed since the night before and threatened for no apparent reason as he was not the instigator of the animosity. Try putting yourself in his shoes for... more
    • Re: Speaking of Ike...Bob Cash, Tue May 16 8:09
      Behan testified that he told Virgil he was going to disarm and arrest the cowboys, yet he never mentioned the word arrest once he found them. Why did he feel they neded to be arrested in the fist place,... more
      • Behan's decision...Joyce A. Aros, Tue May 16 10:11
        Bob, I think I covered my thoughts on this down the line when we were discussing Frank's conduct, but will try to give you my evaluation of Behan's position under the same circumstance. Seeing as... more