Approached in parking lot after softball game..?

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    Approached in parking lot after softball game..?

    I enjoy playing softball, just as a fun game that is somewhat like baseball, which I played for 16 years. I play out at Big League Dreams in Gilbert, AZ. So the coed team I am on was in the championship game Tuesday night. The game didn't start until about 10:30 and it had already been a long day. So this team that we are playing a few of the guys take slow pitch softball a little too seriously and a few guys on my team are the same way(I am a very competitive person but I just want to play for fun.) Anyways so to sum it up a few guys on my team and a few guys on their team almost get into an all out brawl. They were all drunk and getting mad at each other for everything. The game was delayed like 6 times for arguments and shoving matches. I was not involved, only trying to break up the fighting so we could play the game. But after we won the game and we were all leaving as a team it got me thinking, what if these guys couldn't let it go. What if they were waiting in the parking lot to fight us? They didn't care that I wasn't one of the guys on my team trash talking and picking fights, they were mad at the entire team. Now, my gun is locked up in my safe in my truck because It would be kind of hard to carry while playing softball. But what would you guys do if approached after a game like this? Sorry for the long post, thanks in advance!

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    I would stop and keep enough distance then call 911 and report an unruly buncha drunks threatening people. Then I would have to think if these are the kind of people I really want to hang around with
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    Alcohol makes the situation worse. But probably best to follow an escalating approach.

    1. Try to diffuse the situation verbal.
    2. Have one person call 911
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    4. I would run away. Let them win. Not worth going to jail/legal problems.
    5. If they came at me with baseball bats, that is as deadly as a firearm. I would probably draw at that point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I would have to think if these are the kind of people I really want to hang around with
    Yeah. That.
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    The previous answers say it all. Unless the bats come into play, firearms would not even be on my list. I sure as heck would not be playing ball with these guys anymore if fighting is the order of the day--it is just waiting to get real ugly and it is right up there on my list of responsibilities if I have a firearm and are CC.

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    They take the game seriously, but they are playing drunk?

    Advice- Leave as soon as the game is over, don't hang around. Don't respond to some mouthy statements they might make.
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    Sounds like you need different umps!! They should have been thrown out of the game and escorted off the property. I'v never heard of a sanctioned ball league allowing drinking. Move on to another ball league that is sane!
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    I'd have to tell my teammates that if they want to play bully ball, I'm moving on. Life's too short to waste arguing over softball.
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    IMO the best thing to do should be to quit hanging around with that kind of people.
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    you and a group drunk and unarmed and another groupdrunk and unarmed...why would you think of bringing guns into this scenario?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    you and a group drunk and unarmed and another groupdrunk and unarmed...why would you think of bringing guns into this scenario?
    Yeah, because a gang of unarmed drunks can't kill anyone. It's impossible for mob mentality to make normally law abiding citizens act like thugs. I agree that getting the heck out of there is the best course of action but if i'm alone and a group of grown men wants to attack me with baseball bats I'm not getting maimed or killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    you and a group drunk and unarmed and another groupdrunk and unarmed...why would you think of bringing guns into this scenario?
    The only way I would bring a gun into a scenario is if my life felt threatened. Unarmed or not if 3 guys start beating me my life is threatened. I had not had a single drink, I am not a big drinker. And yes I agree, I am no longer playing with this team because they drink and try to pick fights. They are way too wild for me because I enjoy the game and they enjoy the game drunk.

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    Yeah, because a gang of unarmed drunks can't kill anyone. It's impossible for mob mentality to make normally law abiding citizens act like thugs. I agree that getting the heck out of there is the best course of action but if i'm alone and a group of grown men wants to attack me with baseball bats I'm not getting maimed or killed.
    I didn't say a group of unarmed drunks can't kill you. But in the scenario presented the OP is also with a group. two GROUPS of unarmed individuals, no disparity of force...alcohol involved...if your response is to enter guns blazing then have a nice life in prison...you see the group waiting for you in the lot..you don't keep walking to them, you walk away and call the Five-O.
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    Yes I would have done just that, walk away, call the police and let them sort it out. I am not going to walk right into a group of guys drunk and mad.

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    .if your response is to enter guns blazing then have a nice life in prison
    Yeah, that's what I said. I'd run out there "with guns blazing". Are you a journalist?

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