I came across this story over on survival blog. It got me to thinking. This guy, ex military, was standing on the corner in his neighborhood, rifle in hand, after a natural disaster, detering looters. A deputy came along eventually, and in the words of the author*, told him, "shoot the next looters you see." Apparently, he didn't see any, but what if he did? And what if he shot them? He was acting on verbal orders from a LEO, issued during a state of emergency, so what would the legal ramifications have been? That just blows my mind. I really don't think the deputy thought through what could actually happen to this guy if he took his advice. *Assuming a correct account, etc, etc.