I was going to ask in the LEO started thread but it is closed. It gave some advice which is almost common sense when pulled over in a car. I feel the easiest way to get shot is to actually use your weapon IMO and I would like to talk about it. Example - LEOs called, ETA to scene, 2min, after call, armed suspect at store fires on someone, I instinctively fire on him but I know he has a second accomplice in the building and I am reluctant to just step back when I see red/blue because seconds count here. When they arrive on scene, they will see a "suspect", update that "shots fired", etc. All things that look real bad for me but if I just set down my weapon and lay down, I could get shot by the suspect. Matter of fact, if I have a rookie, trigger happy LEO, I could get shot by him just for having a gun. Example 2 - I just witness a shoot out between one armed suspect and on LEO. LEO goes down and I feel obligated to draw and return fire to help the officer but I know more LEOs are in route and I am more worried about LEOs seeing a plain clothes with a gun and I might be an instant target since LEOs get real trigger happy when another LEO goes down. Example 3 - My family and I are walking down town. Thug, dressed in nice clothes assaults us with a knife. I push him away long enough to draw, I order him on the ground, He draws a gun and returns fire just as a cop pulls up on scene. I am now left to return fire and risk being shot my the LEO that does not know the situation, or I don't fire and risk being shot by the suspect. Obviously these are "just" examples and I hope to hell I never go through them. That being said, I am trying to describe very high tension situations where immediate disarming might be dangerous to me but I also do not want to get shot by an LEO either. Once they fire on me, they DO NOT stop until I am dead but I cannot exactly return fire. My only goal is to somehow get back out of the situation and let the LEOs take over. Please understand too that I realize some situations need to be left to the LEOs for this very reason. I also know myself and if I see someone in a life/death situation and I can help, I will do it without hesitation.