Can Someone Be Arrested for Pointing a Gun at Someone and Threatening Them?

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Yes, they can. The laws vary from place to place, but threatening someone with a gun is almost always an arrestable offense. An exception, though, is if the pointing and threatening is done in justifiable self-defense (or defense of someone else).
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They would most likely be charged with assault. Penalty (if convicted) would depend on the judge.
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If you continue to harass them, they can present the evidence to the police who will often place a phone call to you indicating that you are to have no more contact with that person
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=201001...
Someone mentioned this in another thread, in passing. What if someone who knows you have guns, and takes a dislike to you, threatens to call the cops and say that you threatened them
http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2...
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It is usually illegal to point a gun at someone. It does not matter if it is loaded or not. One exception would be if you are being threatened such as by an intruder ...
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