Jimbob...I just gotta chuckle. You only quoted half my sentence...Seriously?
The guy didn't want to point a loaded gun at someone to identify them. So that leaves holding a gun in one hand and a flashlight in the other...and not having your weapon pointed where you look...(yeah, super idea what are you gonna do, shoulder the shotgun with one hand? Drop the flashlight? Or try to hold/operate/even grab the pump while shouldering and aiming with a flashlight in your hand?), not having a loaded chamber and pointing a shotgun at someone, orrr...what? Not identifying your target? Maybe one of those ballcaps with the built in LED lights? What is your expert opinion on how to properly use a flashlight and shotgun to identify a target without pointing a loaded gun at someone?
Freedom's just a word. If I'm gonna die for a word, my word is jello...