Re: 1938 Superman. The One To Adapt?
Im sorry but the guy was selling guns to teenagers who then went and shot up a school for pete's sake!!! He deserved what he got from Superman i thought, it was great scene. The difference is the guy was never in any danger and the way most laws work he'd either never gotten convicted or went right back to doing when he got released. Supes showed him exactly how it felt to be at the mercy of a gun and the guy will still never experience the trama those children in that school did.
So yeah first time i saw the scene i was surprised but at the same time it's a little righteous indignation on the part of superman. I think it fit the scenario.