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Unless you genuinely don’t care whether you’re ever kissed again, in which case scratchy, bristly and unconditioned is fine.4.Kruger reportedly was using both cocaine and methamphetamine to deal with his mental difficulties, and his behavior had become increasingly violent. As we have previously acknowledged, the language of the relevant guidelines and the accompanying commentary provides no clear guidance on what will distinguish mere brandishing of a weapon from other use, short of actual discharge of the weapon, that will qualify for the enhancement. But as we pointed out at argument, it is inappropriate to isolate the kidnapping phase of the encounter between Kruger and the Reidls from the broader res gestae. It was against that backdrop that Walter suggested he go with Kruger to Bloomington—he wanted Kruger to leave his wife behind in safety.His roommates indicated that they had first seen the rifle about two weeks earlier. Guidelines section 2A4.1(b)(3) calls for a two-point enhancement if a dangerous weapon was used in connection with a kidnapping. On arrival at the Reidls' farm, Kruger had pointed the gun at Mrs. After Walter arrived on the scene and the three of them were discussing religion, Kruger expressly threatened to kill both Mr. Kruger agreed, but he took both the rifle and the handgun with them in Walter's truck, and kept the handgun at the ready in his lap.But at one or more points during the period of August 14 to August 28, 2013, both the rifle and the ammunition were in Kruger's possession. Kruger argues that the placement of the gun in his lap at worst amounted to brandishing of the firearm (and possibly only displaying) but did not rise to the level of “use” of the firearm. In this case, one could plausibly conclude that Kruger's actions leading up to and during the kidnapping created a specific threat of harm to Walter Reidl in order to secure his cooperation.On August 28, individuals who shared a residence with Kruger in Madison, Wisconsin spoke to a police detective and advised him that Kruger was selling cocaine from the residence and had threatened one of them with a rifle on the prior evening. The district court committed no obvious error in finding that Kruger otherwise used a firearm in kidnapping Walter. True, there is no evidence that, as Kruger and Walter left the farm in Walter's truck or at any point thereafter, Kruger pointed the gun specifically at Walter and/or expressly threatened to shoot him if he did not follow Kruger's orders.