Originally Posted by mr. compassionate
May not deter but logically give me a reason how this could escalate the situation...not logical. I"m shocked at the quotes you listed saying never shoot warning shot, shoot to kill. As mike said this would generate investigations not to mention wiping out the bear population in CO.
Just reread your post that scenario-shoot to kill was in response to a bear attack not just a bear in camp.
Indeed, they were in reference to a bear encounter, not attack. But they use the word "NEVER", pretty clear cut. They recommend bear spray, and then leaving. Which is another lesson learned from this encounter, packing up and leaving is always an option, and one that would have ended better in this case. There are plenty of camps around that area that they could have floated to in due haste.
You are mighty adversarial aren't you, Mr. Compassionate. Couple notes:
log⋅i⋅cal [loj-i-kuhl] Show IPA
1. according to or agreeing with the principles of logic: a logical inference.
2. reasoning in accordance with the principles of logic, as a person or the mind: logical thinking.
3. reasonable; to be expected: War was the logical consequence of such threats.
4. of or pertaining to logic.
The study of the principles of reasoning, especially of the structure of propositions as distinguished from their content and of method and validity in deductive reasoning.
A system of reasoning: Aristotle's logic.
A mode of reasoning: By that logic, we should sell the company tomorrow.
The formal, guiding principles of a discipline, school, or science.
The nonarithmetic operations performed by a computer, such as sorting, comparing, and matching, that involve yes-no decisions.
Graphic representation of computer circuitry.
Valid reasoning: Your paper lacks the logic to prove your thesis.
The relationship between elements and between an element and the whole in a set of objects, individuals, principles, or events: There's a certain logic to the motion of rush-hour
Reasoning/observation behind idea of escalation:
Bear enters camp=people fire warning shot=bear leaves temporarily=bear returns=attacks human.
Question: Did the gun escalate the bear's behavior? (Or more scientifically since causation is hard to prove: Is the gun shot correlated with the bear's increased aggressiveness?).
Based on observation and testable, ie logical. May not end up being pertinent to the situation, hence why I am curious not adamant that it caused the aggression.