That's honestly a stupid arguement. You don't know for sure whether I was involved or not in the gunfight. Sure there's a high chance that I was but cops now a days look at guys with guns and instantly want to get them in restraints and use the excuse "HE'S A DANGEROUS MAN" rather then speak to them and gain a few important details and exchange rp. The weapon I had could've just been something I hunted with, there was lots of different alternatives. The reason gunfights even happened in cases like these are because cops don't give rebels their space to roleplay. Try and have a calm conversation with them first and if good roleplay is provided, then reward it by telling them to keep their weapon concealed etc. There's no harm in that. Now ofcourse the same thing could happened in cuffs but here's the problem. With the recent state of cops, almost all officers just want to make an arrest etc so they forget about roleplay etc which is why rebels don't want to be in cuffs, they don't have space and are helpless where as the officer has the power to do almost anything.
Look at it this way, If a man in real life was carrying a firearm and you believed he was a murderer, wouldn't you try to keep him calm and gain pieces of information that are important? Or would you instantly start to make an arrest which could potentially anger the person and cause shit to hit the fan.
The point im trying get across is the fact that cops need to stop appearing hostile towards people with illegal firearms so much. When you tell him/her to put his/her hands up, its hostile. When you tell em he's gonna be tasted if he doesn't, that's a hostile way of interacting with them, they feel threatened and would rather get you to fuck off than speak to you even if that has to resort to killing.
I'm not talking about "TIME GIVEN TO COMPLY". I'm talking about you just rambling on so you can make the arrest rather than make sure I understand what you're actually telling me because honestly madhatter, I didn't have a fucking clue what you were saying cuz you sounded like Jehova's witness at my door trying to teach me the ways of life and in my head I was like "What the actual fuck is this guy on about". (Not saying that with the intent to offend anyone, just using an example)