I remember that there were a few times during the Bendis era where Hawkeye seemed a little bit- I guess nonchalant about killing or using lethal force. During the Secret Invasion (Although those were Skrulls.), and didn't he also try to kill Norman Osborn during Dark Reign? Those are the only two that come to mind, were there more? Was this out of character for Clint? I remember that Clint killed Egghead, but that was by accident (More or less.). Maybe Clint dying took a toll on him. But was this strange for Clint?
That's cuz Bendis craps all over the established elements of classic characters as he's incapable of writing real heroes, just sullen self centered people. Oh well, write what you know, I guess.