trigger-happy :

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  • s  irresponsible in the use of firearms
  • s  marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

  • In 1995, a trigger-happy gunman who killed a wandering Yellowstone wolf wearing a radio-tracking collar was convicted in federal court and sentenced to six months in jail, $10,000 .
  • They recruited hardened gang members from San Diego, as well as the bored sons of affluent Tijuana families a trigger-happy cadre known as "los narco-juniors.
  • An argument can be made that McCain is trigger-happy overseas and out of touch at home.
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  • Sacto 911: Robber sought in Galt convenience mart stickup
    Galt police need help in identifying a trigger-happy robber who held up a convenience store this morning.
    June 18, 2013 - The Sacramento Bee
  • Scary Movie: The Fear Factor of Mad Men’s Season Six
    In the end—at least for now—it was not a Manson-style murder, a violent home invasion, a riot or an office bloodbath that befell Mad Men last Sunday. It was Ken Cosgrove getting unceremoniously Cheneyed in the face by a trigger-happy GM executive and surviving to tell the tale, wearing the eyepatch prefigured by Stan’s poster of Moshe Dayan. Violence in “The Quality of Mercy” came as violence ...
    June 18, 2013 - Tuned In

  • Shami Chakrabarti in USA Today
    It's incredibly important that society remains united at such a tense time, it's very important that young Asian men don't feel that there is some kind of trigger-happy culture out there,Chakrabarti said.
  • Keith Locke in Sydney Morning Herald
    It is good that our SAS will not be part of the military debacle in the south of the country where the trigger-happy American forces have only made matters worse,Mr Locke said. "So many civilians have been killed in NATO's bombing raids...
  • Pervez Musharraf in Kansas City Star
    Military term: They are called trigger-happy,Musharraf joked about the photographers.

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