What would you do? (Another What If..)

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    Haven't yet entered and haven't yet been seen? Immediately draw my firearm, then withdraw and call 911 for the cavalry. I'd quickly hunker down and defend against what will soon be a robber in my face. If I'm attacked, terminate the threat; otherwise, await the cavalry and note license plate / description. Adjust as needed, depending on the robber's change of the flow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farronwolf View Post
    None of my friends are going to be doing an armed robbery. So if they are holding a gun on someone else, they probably deserve it. I don't think I want to step into a situation where two people are holding guns on one another very easily. If one of my friends was holding a gun at someone behind a register, it would most likely be the bad guy that just knocked off the clerk, and I would not want to distract the friend by entering the store and saying hey Joe whats up.

    If it is simply someone that I know, same results as others posted, get safe, call 911 relay information about the incident and see what happens.

    Think about it, we all probably know a 1000 people or so. Knowing someone don't carry much weight with me.
    I thought this to be the case then one of my close aquaintences (sp?) got into drugs and knocked off my local "stop and rob"
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    Here in NC, it would be perfectly legal to shoot the BG and take him out, if you desired to do so.

    I would not get involved unless the BG was a threat to the clerk's life.
    The OP said that the BG has the gun pointing at the clerk. The clerk's life is in serious danger right then.

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    OK, we're all in agreement, now can I throw in a twist?

    Same scenario, but the BG in the store looks familiar, on closer inspection you see it is someone you know.
    It's my deceased sisters husband!

    Actually, my response wouldn't change.
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    Same thing whoever the BG is - 911 and relay further info to dispatch.
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    [Same scenario, but the BG in the store looks familiar, on closer inspection you see it is someone you know.
    Maybe a neighbor, maybe a friend.
    But you know him.
    And he's holding a gun in the local stop-and-rob.]

    I would call him on his cell phone and ask, "Do you need any help?" Or tell him, "I'm outside and I've got your back!!" Just Kidding! "HERE'S YOUR SIGN"
    I would back off and call 911, while watching the BG...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    OK, we're all in agreement, now can I throw in a twist?

    Same scenario, but the BG in the store looks familiar, on closer inspection you see it is someone you know.
    Maybe a neighbor, maybe a friend.
    But you know him.
    And he's holding a gun in the local stop-and-rob.

    Do you go in and see 'what's up'?
    Do you call 911 as you would with anyone else?

    Something inbetween?
    So how well do your really know him? Well enough to keep him from killing you as a witness? What I said before still stands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    OK, we're all in agreement, now can I throw in a twist?

    Same scenario, but the BG in the store looks familiar, on closer inspection you see it is someone you know.
    Maybe a neighbor, maybe a friend.
    But you know him.
    And he's holding a gun in the local stop-and-rob.

    Do you go in and see 'what's up'?
    Do you call 911 as you would with anyone else?

    Something inbetween?
    Anybody who knows me....REALLY knows me... will know that if I draw my firearm in a tactical manner, I'm all business and no pleasure, including being a buddy. Perps automatically leave the category of "Buddy" and enter the realm of "target." That's just the way it is. Sheepdogs and wolves don't mix socially.
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    Don't know anyone who commit robbery. Especially not well enough to call them friend.
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    Quickly Back Off...

    Remove yourself from the immediate area...call 911 and watch the happenings...I would NOT get involved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    OK, we're all in agreement, now can I throw in a twist?

    Same scenario, but the BG in the store looks familiar, on closer inspection you see it is someone you know.
    Maybe a neighbor, maybe a friend.
    But you know him.
    And he's holding a gun in the local stop-and-rob.

    Do you go in and see 'what's up'?
    Do you call 911 as you would with anyone else?

    Something inbetween?
    I've always said I'd run in my own grandma. So I'm calling 911. The only way I'm entering the store is if the clerk is a family member.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve-o View Post
    Let's say you pull up to a convience store and you get out of your car/truck and approch the front door. After you scanned the parking lot for threats, you noticed that there is a hooded BG standing at the counter with a gun pointed at the clerk. The guy has not made eye contact with you, so your still unnoticed. How would you react?

    It's better to have it and not need it, Than to need it and not have it
    Get back in the car, and haul butt away, on the phone w/ 911....


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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    OK, we're all in agreement, now can I throw in a twist?

    Same scenario, but the BG in the store looks familiar, on closer inspection you see it is someone you know.
    Maybe a neighbor, maybe a friend.
    But you know him.
    And he's holding a gun in the local stop-and-rob.

    Do you go in and see 'what's up'?
    Do you call 911 as you would with anyone else?

    Something inbetween?
    1) No
    2) Yes

    SOMETHING bad is happening there, obviously. The LEO's can sort it out. This is, assuming, 'buddy' is pointing it at someone....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    OK, we're all in agreement, now can I throw in a twist?

    Same scenario, but the BG in the store looks familiar, on closer inspection you see it is someone you know.
    Maybe a neighbor, maybe a friend.
    But you know him.
    And he's holding a gun in the local stop-and-rob.

    Do you go in and see 'what's up'?
    Do you call 911 as you would with anyone else?

    Something inbetween?

    I get behind cover, most likely my vehicle, gun down my leg. I need to scan the parking lot and locate his get-away vehicle and partner(s). Then I call 911. I WILL NOT give pursuit!

    I will also identify him to the dispatcher and any responding LEO's. Once he committed Armed Robbery and Assault With A Deadly Weapon he ceased being a friend of mine.

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    Move somewhere safe and call 911. I'm not a cop. If I was in the store at the time, it may play out different..

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