The Philadelphia Subway Incident
As you all have undoubtedly seen in the news lately, a random victim was attacked by a man wielding a claw-hammer on a subway train in Philadelphia on Tuesday, 9/9. TEN other passengers on the subway took no action during the attack except to get out of harms way. The attacker had has six year old son with him during the attack and made sure that his son was safely seated before turning to attack the surprised victim.
I made the observation to my wife that I wondered if any of the ten other passengers were carrying? It IS Pennsylvania after all. Her response was, "If I was I'm not sure I'd have been legally justified in shooting." Then after a pause she added, "And if I did I'd be worried about how the police and justice system would treat me; whether or not the guy's family would sue me; if he didn't die would he sue me, etc."
That made me curious about the outlook of other CCW holders. As a retired cop I'm confident that I'd have confronted the man with a single warning (dependent on circumstances) and then done what was necessary.
What are your thoughts?