Doug Shaw wrote:sivadselim wrote:Doug Shaw wrote:Three sequential shots from a gun means the same as three blasts from a whistle: "HELP!"
Personally, I don't think I will be heading to check out 3 sequential shots from a gun. Another story if I hear a whistle, though.
That's certainly your prerogative.
If I hear lots of gunfire obviously I won't respond if they fire three shots in the middle of a barrage of 100 other shots. If I hear three shots from silence, that will get my attention - but I might not respond immediately after a single blast of three shots. Usually it's not going to be ONLY three shots - just like a whistle blast, they will probably be repeating the signal as often as resources allow. Three shots, a few minutes pass, three shots, a few minutes pass, etc. If it's a repeated pattern that's a pretty clear signal, then you bet I'll be setting out to find them and attempting to reach out for more resources.
Right. Didn't mean to come off sounding aloof. If someone is trying to get my attention with a gun, they can probably succeed at doing so.