Originally Posted by rustyruger
Would it matter if a CCW holder did come to the front and take one of these pukes out while it was going down? Would he/she be admired or demonized for their bravery? When's the last time anyone has seen anything coming from the mainstream news that casts gun owners in a positive light??? Nope, we're gonna be damned if we do and damned if we don't so get used to it folks. Just wait 'till Jan. 2nd and beyond. You ain't seen nuttin' yet? Somebody is going to have more "latitude" in what they do after that date!
OK, so with that in mind, if you were carrying (I think it would have to be illegally since carrying a loaded firearm in Portland is prohibited according to Wiki) and had the opportunity to take this guy out, how would you go about this?
I am thinking cap the SOB and then re-conceal your sidearm (making sure to pick up your brass as well) and exit with all of the other people acting like nothing happened. Say nothing and move along with the crowd. There is every likelihood that you would be caught on camera, but maybe change your shirt or take off/put on a hat to evade detection? I guess it would be a crime to do that, but if you put a stop to the carnage and all what would be the outcome?
Imagine the same scenario in that Aurora theater. You have entered the building illegally (meaning carrying concealed in violation of the posted signs) and then (hypothetically) shot and killed the bad guy before he killed as many people as he would have had you not intervened. Then what? Do you confess to the police? What would happen to you then? Would you be charged and possibly be jailed?
In another unrelated scenario, a person commits a crime by entering the country illegally, he stops a crime in progress. Does he get deported now that he was discovered? Or should he let the crime in progress continue so that he will not be detected and deported?