Madmatthias is right, the Klingons should have known better. Given Sulu's response, I'd have left a 12th power energy field traveling at superluminal velocities free to proceed on to the heart of the Federation. Let them deal with it. On the other hand, maybe this is just the way they prefer to do scientific research.
- Shoot first.
- Note subject's response to being shot.
- Get angry if subject shoots back.
Curiously, this bears a resemblance to posting patterns of some folks here. Perhaps they're Klingon.