Frontier Justice

 “…and after that, there will be time for questions.”

Definition/Summary:

Frontier justice aka vigilante justice or street justice

  • A punishment that motivated by the nonexistence of law and order or dissatisfaction with justice
  • Used to describe gunfighting in an act of revenge
  • To exact swift retribution without regard to laws or authority
  • To take justice in ones own hands and side step judicial practice, either because of vendetta or because one feels the law and justice system has failed or cannot exact an satisfactory punishment

Expanded info:

Flavor text is a play on the expression “Shoot first and ask questions later”

  • Means to assume that everyone you encounter is hostile to you
  • Take action, even though you do not know enough to be sure if it is the right action
  • To act and not think in a hostile environment

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