I was listening to the TV this morning before leaving for work. I live in PA about 45 miles or so north and east of Philly. Apparently there was some joker in Philly asking people for help with an ATM or something like that. Of course some people stopped to help, and when they did he would inform them he had a gun, then proceed to take their money. He kept his hand in his pocket. There were also no other people around obviously.
Now - I carry and I'm wondering - what would I do? If I shoot the guy, and he doesn't have a gun, I'm screwed. If I don't shoot the guy and he does, I'm screwed. If I shoot him, he dies or doesn't die, it's my word against his. I can see it now - officer, I was standing here when this guy (me) with a gun comes up, demands my money and shoots me. I'm screwed.
I can see no way out of this if he's not brandishing. Any ideas? What would you do?