Comment: Pointing a gun at someone is an assault. It's a crime on its

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Pointing a gun at someone is an assault. It's a crime on its

own, even if you don't have your finger on the trigger, or ever fire a projectile out of it.

This thug is guilty of assault with a deadly weapon - at the least.

I'd add 'terrorism' to that as well.