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Old 03-24-2012, 02:20 AM   #1
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I usually conceal carry my weapon with me all the time. My neighbor asked me what would I do if I was shopping and heard gun fire coming from another part of the store? I told her I would be diving out the nearest exit.



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Old 03-24-2012, 02:43 AM   #2
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Take cover, assess your surroundings, take action - fight or flight



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There are a few things that will generally go through your mind. First thing is to stay calm and focused,if you have your family with you ensure their safety by getting them to the nearest exit. If there are no exits between you and where the shots were heard, then take your family the farthest that you can get them from the shots and be at the ready,weapon drawn and keep your head on a swivel "watch & listen" Even having the LEO mindset that i do "to protect"MY family comes first and i will not leave them unprotected to go investigate.

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There are a few things that will generally go through your mind. First thing is to stay calm and focused,if you have your family with you ensure their safety by getting them to the nearest exit. If there are no exits between you and where the shots were heard, then take your family the farthest that you can get them from the shots and be at the ready,weapon drawn and keep your head on a swivel "watch & listen" Even having the LEO mindset that i do "to protect"MY family comes first and i will not leave them unprotected to go investigate.
Perfect answer wray. Let the crazy idiot shootin get near my family in this scenario wray described and ill put 2 in his chest and one in the head as i was trained.

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I am a civilian. I have no duty to act. I would move away from the shooter, find cover on or near floor level, and hope the police reach the shooter before the shooter reaches me.

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This is one of those situations where we really don't know exactly how we would act until it happens. I think the first thought that would come to mind was staying alive and unharmed, and this means different action to different people. Some folks would react by trying to hide or flee and others might choose to confront the source of danger. I strongly believe in having the right to defend ourselves against unprovoked aggression, but I think getting out the nearest exit would be the best option. If stopping the shooter would save lives I am all for that. It is easy to say we would do this and do that but we really don't know how we would act until it happened. Dealing with the aftermath of taking someone's life, even if justified by law, would be difficult for most people.

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This is one of those situations where we really don't know exactly how we would act until it happens. I think the first thought that would come to mind was staying alive and unharmed, and this means different action to different people. Some folks would react by trying to hide or flee and others might choose to confront the source of danger. I strongly believe in having the right to defend ourselves against unprovoked aggression, but I think getting out the nearest exit would be the best option. If stopping the shooter would save lives I am all for that. It is easy to say we would do this and do that but we really don't know how we would act until it happened. Dealing with the aftermath of taking someone's life, even if justified by law, would be difficult for most people.
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This is one of those situations where we really don't know exactly how we would act until it happens. I think the first thought that would come to mind was staying alive and unharmed, and this means different action to different people. Some folks would react by trying to hide or flee and others might choose to confront the source of danger. I strongly believe in having the right to defend ourselves against unprovoked aggression, but I think getting out the nearest exit would be the best option. If stopping the shooter would save lives I am all for that. It is easy to say we would do this and do that but we really don't know how we would act until it happened. Dealing with the aftermath of taking someone's life, even if justified by law, would be difficult for most people.
Very well said and I agree wholeheartedly!

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MrWray and BlueTurf have the right mindset here. To protect my family and myself first, if the fight makes it way to me, that means that I did not have an exit available, I will protect my family at all cost.

One point to remember is that you might be needed to be a good witness if something like this does break out. I would like to think that if I was involved in a shooting that someone would be there to give an accurate account of what really happened, as long as it is not the BG.

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In my state I could be prosecuted for not going to the persons aid and then prosecuted for shooting the madman. Tough decision. I suppose I would rather spend my time in prison knowing I had saved lives rather than running away.



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