When you go to Church - give me some rope here - if you do, do you always carry a gun? Just curious now.
This guy picked his targets very carefully, and surrendered as soon as he was confronted by armed force. The best way to preserve life is to fight back and resist as soon as possible. These types of people want to club baby seals, not hunt those that can and will fight back. If the story is true and he went back a few times to double tap folks, and kill the possums it will place more emphasis on armed resistance. As one can see it took LE quite a long time to show up and end the threat.