I agree w/most of what's been said. I prolly should have left off the BGs run and don't fire a shot. That's not something that would be known til after the fact.
This scenario is based upon a local news story. I was not actually put in this position. But when I heard the news report it triggered some thoughts.
In this case, everyone appeared to comply (No information about any CCW patrons or not. I'm guessing not because it would not be legal to carry here - Class D liquor permit) and no one was physically harmed. I guess I looked at from 2 ways. 1) If I (you) draw, be prepared to shoot. So, would shooting (at) the BG be "justified"? I guess if I was put in the position I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
2) If I did draw, would are the chances of injury/harm to me or others increased or decreased. Like you guys say, where are the BGs, where are the other patrons, how many BGs, etc.
Knowing the outcome it's easy to say giving up my crappy cell phone is the way to go to avoid any risks. Just made me think.