Chris, You have been commenting on this board with articulate prowess. Unless you have walked the walk I suggest the verbiage that you demonstrate should be restrained.
Franks refusal to surrender his arms appears to have been done in front of a weak sheriff, in front a large crowd assembled, and spoke of in a way that did not mean he was defying the law openly.
We find Frank taken unaware that an assault on associates has taken place, and that threats were made to members of his associates. He is told to disarm in front of several gathered citizens of Tombstone. Obviously he would protest in front of a crowd, not considering what possible consequences await?
Morgan died assassinated by outlaws as a law officer in performance of his duties. His family gathered around him in sorrow and watched him die. Wyatt sacrificed his career and life to avenge the matter. That you characterize it as a "christian feeling" reveals your moral character.
Obviously you don't understand this discussion and its ramifications. You have only responded on your terms and experience. That speaks volumes!
Earp's were stoic because that is how men behaved in the day.
bfrey, You write: "Franks refusal to surrender his arms appears to have been done in front of a weak sheriff, in front a large crowd assembled....." What "large crowd" are you talking about? My Best, ... more