Point conceeded. I agree. Like I said, sorry if I am a bit defensive about it. I'm just tired of defending people in alot of ways. The police get beat up, the military, and its always by people who weren't there. I also wanted to reiterate that I didn't "draw down"on the kid or anything, just that I had prepared and started before stopping. The main thing I wanted to put out there was for people to just try to see the whole situation and to consider being extra aware around places that it is easy to be complacent around.
Paladin; It's easy for someone else to "armchair quarterback" what you did, or did not do, and what they would have done differently. BUT, in all probability they have never been in that situation. As one who has been in several same type situations, it's a bit different when you the one that is there, rather than watching TV, with a beer in your hand. In MHO, you did good!!