The morning news had a interview the local sheriff.
1. Burners refer to tear gas grenades that have flames coming out of the back when fired as a propulsive side effect.
2. Yelling about burners refers to firing such.
3. They do set things on fire.
He was shooting at them. Should you be limited in the magnitude of response when someone is shooting at you?
Isn't that different from being passively waiting?