Sorry, David, this is inaccurate. Joseph Smith was gunned down in cold blood by a mob of cowards with their faces painted black to avoid recognition, not in a shoot out. His friends including his brother, Hyrum were with him, giving him comfort for being falsely imprisoned, yet again on trumped up charges. He did not fire a single shot at those attacking him. Pat was right except for the "lynching" part and I would also say that the majority of faithful Protestants were horrified and most good people everywhere would to this day be horrified at the depravity of the murderous cowards who killed him.