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This is a rhetorical question right?
The question of ordering is only relevant when more than one shot is actually fired.
Bob Lai
Han shot first.
Lucas technically had the last shot and screwed it up big time.
An Imperial Star Destroyer.

(you didn't say only the bar-scene, so I'm assuming you're talking about the whole movie)
Han did originally, but didn't they edit the new films to make him shoot second?
Ah I can win something?? HAN!
How could Han not have seen Greedo's shot coming? Han shot first. Han always shot first, even in that freaky alternate universe when he didn't shoot first.
Bill P
Han. Silly question.
But that means he shot first in the alternate universe
Is it an alternate universe if it was the first iteration?
Han seemingly shot first in the original version, but earlier this year Lucas said the opposite. So queue CSI or Mythbusters on this one.

THR: People can get fanatical about the movies — how does that make you feel? The puppet vs. CGI Yoda ruckus, and the who-shot-first, Han Solo or Greedo furor come to mind.
Lucas: Well, it’s not a religious event. I hate to tell people that. It’s a movie, just a movie. The controversy over who shot first, Greedo or Han Solo, in Episode IV, what I did was try to clean up the confusion, but obviously it upset people because they wanted Solo [who seemed to be the one who shot first in the original] to be a cold-blooded killer, but he actually isn’t. It had been done in all close-ups and it was confusing about who did what to whom. I put a little wider shot in there that made it clear that Greedo is the one who shot first, but everyone wanted to think that Han shot first, because they wanted to think that he actually just gunned him down.

Lucas also installed Hayden Christensen at the end of Jedi so his word means nothing :P
Han is a smuggler...he doesn't shoot first. Bounty hunters and imperial agents shoot first. So bros. 
The Imperial Star Destroyer - on the Rebel ship. It's the first blast you see in the entire movie.

(Okay, okay, Han shot first)
+Keith Alabovitz Agreed, then again he installed the CGI Jabba over the original played by Declan Mulholland. He would seem to do as he pleased, but my original comment is merely being informative of either his honesty or lack thereof. Personally I favor the original releases and Han shooting first, etc.
+Aaron Bork who doesn't favor the originals who saw them first? I suspect most people who only saw the edited version are ambivalent but the rest of us know the truth. The truth is out there. Whoops! Wrong show.
While Greedo went to the bar with the mission to kill Han and there for had the thought in his head prior to the confrontation, Han shot first!
I don't give a damn who shot first, and have never understood why anyone does. It doesn't matter.
+Brion Swanson Agreed. The original series will always be favored as long as they can be viewed. I may have a hard time showing my son them though. Hmm I wonder what a book version of the movie says. Anyone got that info?
Han. If Greedo was such a big bad bounty hunter, he wouldn't have missed from three feet away. shakes head at Lucas
Guys guys guys... What if... Guys!...what if Han...listen guys! What if Han Solo didn't...GUYS!! WAIT A SECOND!! What IF Han Solo didn't shoot first...IN THE DIRECTOR's EXTENDED VERSION? 
in the very original copy, Greedo didn't even shoot. Han Shot. That's all. Case closed.
+Aaron Bork The novel mentions "flashes of light and sound" and Han walking away. The comic has Greedo just getting shot.
Han. Lucas' bs about always "intending" it to be Greedo is a bunch of crap.
Han shot first. That isn't in question. Han may deny the force but he is force touched enabling him to feel the vibrations of the future. Knowing that Greedo was going to shoot Han shot him before he was going to be shot.
+Keenan Casey Pretty sure he didn't need to use the Force to see the alien in front of him with a gun saying how he is going to kill him and deliver the body to Jabba.
There is no "shot first" because that denotes a second shot was fired. Han shot, period.
Well, a quick check of the IMDB crew list for A New Hope lists Geoff Glover, Ronnie Taylor, and David Robman as the camera operators. So chances are, one of them were shooting first. why are you all looking at me like that?
Han shot. Period.

Second: "May the 4th Be With You" and it's a picture of the #1 non-believer in the Force? {sigh} {headshake} And you call yourselves geeks?

Kid, I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other, and I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to make me believe that there's one all-powerful Force controlling everything. 'Cause no mystical energy field controls my destiny. It's all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense.
Greedo shot first, missed, then Han shot.
Han Solo (just to differentiate from the three other guys named Han that were in the cantina at the time... )
I would have had Chewbacca rip off his ugly green head before he even made it to my table. No shooting required.
What do you mean first? Han was the only one that shot, I do recall.
Wouldn't you shoot first, If you were Han? <raises an eyebrow>
George Lucas will be shot first. When the revolution comes. We will then use the Japanese laser disk copies to master new (original) DVDs and Blurays. Episodes I through III will be stricken from the record and all mentions of Jar Jar Binx and medichlorians will be wiped from the internet and our minds with those pen things from Men in Black. There will be much rejoicing and dancing in the streets. We will then restore democracy and hand the power back to the people. Who's with me?
idk because its drama and idk what that iz
All that matters is Greedo died first.
Han shooting first shows more character development throughout the trilogy. It showed he had little regard for others when it came to his safety. He then became selfless in the end. Its better for the story arc of Han that he spots first.
Wade R.
I will quote the Think Geek bumper sticker I got for Father's Day last year: Episode IV comes first, it's just good parenting.

Not revised Episode IV, or enhanced Episode IV. Original Episode IV.

That means: HAN SHOT FIRST.
Han shot first of course!
Han Solo shot Greedo, but he didn't shoot "first." That would imply that Greedo shot second, but Greedo was too busy slumping on the table to shoot back. Therefore, only Han shot.
Does it really matter who shot first? Whatever the hell happened, Greedo died, Han haz win.
I don't understand why this is such a big question. if Han didn't shoot first then how did Greedo miss from a foot away?
Han shot first, Lucas edited Second, Fans Whine infinitely :)
i dont gey it han always shoots first
Two points:
1) Han shot first
2) Chuck Norris doesn't need to shoot first he would roundhouse kick the gun out of your hand and your head in one impressive kick.
Han Solo, then they came back and made it bad.
Okay, time's up and our winners are: Mary G. from Atlanta GA won the Tauntaun Sleeping Bag, Jennie S. from Aurora CO won the LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon, and David I. from Ashburn VA won Darth Vader's Lightsaber. May the Fourth be with you all!
Han shot first because he's smart. Only an idiot would give Greedo who is a trained bounty hunter a chance.
Every time I watch the original it really looks like Greedo has started to move for his gun, and the Han just out draws him.
Han shot first. No question. Greedo never pulled the trigger.
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