How would you react?

How would you react?

This is a discussion on How would you react? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; In an effort to put us on the same level...Look at this with the following interprutation: -You must feel as if your life or others ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23

Thread: How would you react?

  1. #1
    Member Array Katoom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    106

    How would you react?

    In an effort to put us on the same level...Look at this with the following interprutation:
    -You must feel as if your life or others is in danger
    -You must attempt to avoid the danger

    You are at your local pizzeria for dinner. Two armed males enter and force all the employees and patrons down. They proceed to rob the store and take cash, cell phones, jewelry etc. from the patrons.

    BGs have guns but do not fire any shots. After taking cash and valuable BGs run.

    Would you cooperate w/the BGs or act against them if/when the opportunity presented itself?
    Gun control is not about the guns...It's about the control.

    Current primary carry: M&P9C - Soon to be Kimber Ultra Crimson Carry II

    NRA Lifer


  2. #2
    Distinguished Member Array Der Alte's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Goldsboro, NC
    Posts
    1,843
    Since I'm no longer in Law Enforcement and if I didn't feel my life or my familys life was in danger, I would comply. They start shooting and I start shooting.
    Its a shame that youth is wasted on the young.

  3. #3
    VIP Member Array Stevew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    3,513
    When anyone starts trying to force me to do anything at gun point I am in danger.
    How would I know they going to run after taking cash and valuables?
    Not knowing the outcome before the outcome I would determine the outcome myself when the opportunity presented itself.
    Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around laws. Plato

  4. #4
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    45,512
    You realize that they will find your pistol while you are helplessly laying on the floor...what then?
    When patrons are being forced to the floor, I hope the BG(s) is/are distracted for but a moment...

    Actually, BG(s) upon entering with a gun showing is enough of a threat...
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  5. #5
    VIP Member Array Eagleks's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    7,883
    well, it was the part about "taking watches, jewelry, etc" off patrons that caught me too. At that point, it puts into a new light to me because I have a gun on me and do not want it in their hands. Second, I've known of too many cases where people who then marched into the back and / or freezer and shot in the head.

    If they rob the place and leave everyone else alone, I might not react... past that however, it to me becomes more dicey.

  6. #6
    VIP Member
    Array archer51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    22,420
    Quote Originally Posted by Katoom View Post
    You are at your local pizzeria for dinner. Two armed males enter and force all the employees and patrons down.
    They are a threat, my life is in danger. There is no way of knowing if they are just going to rob the place and leave, or rob it and leave no witnesses.

    At the first opportunity I will do what is necessary to eliminate the threat to my safety.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Array Hot Wing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Melbourne Florida
    Posts
    688
    It's ON as soon as they storm in at gun point.

  8. #8
    Senior Moderator
    Array limatunes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    4,246
    Quote Originally Posted by Der Alte View Post
    Since I'm no longer in Law Enforcement and if I didn't feel my life or my familys life was in danger, I would comply. They start shooting and I start shooting.
    What if they decide to "start shooting" with the gun pointed at your own head?

  9. #9
    Member Array Corwin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Nebraska
    Posts
    50
    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    They are a threat, my life is in danger. There is no way of knowing if they are just going to rob the place and leave, or rob it and leave no witnesses.

    At the first opportunity I will do what is necessary to eliminate the threat to my safety.
    +1 on this

  10. #10
    Distinguished Member Array bladenbullet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    englewood, fl
    Posts
    1,751
    i dont want to be the first one getting shot in this experiment...if they rifle the register and walk away i'm counting my blessings and hopefully nobody got hurt...if there is a settling in and patrons are on the list of robberies i dont want them anywhere near me...there are a lot of variables to consider including clear shooting lanes and whats going to happen if it turns into a gunfight...the chances against several armed assailants are poor unless youve got clear shots and the entire restaurant isnt going to be lit up...if i am being approached and i think my gun is going to be exposed then i want it to be a surprise that begins with me squeezing the bang switch on a carefully executed man stopping shot....

    my biggest concern is the other patrons and where its going...lots of things to think about in a short amount of time...until youre in it you wont know which direction youre going to take it in...a cowboy might get everyone in the restaurant killed...someone who uses care and surprise wisely may be able to lower the risk of innocent casualty....

    a pizza parlor is genaerllay a small space and that can give you opportunity for multiple takedowns...at the same time it means few places for people to hide in the event it turns into the 4th of july...there are a lot of responsibilties to consider...

  11. #11
    MJK
    MJK is online now
    Senior Member Array MJK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    St. Louis
    Posts
    852
    They invited me to dance so I will oblige with instant, overwhelming force at the first practicable moment. There is no guarantee the outcome will be in my favor, but that would be true even if I chose to not to respond.

  12. #12
    Member Array ScubaDuba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Posts
    431
    Protect my family. In and out, stay down and cover my family. If they decide to sit around harrassing people, I would most likely end them. edit: missed the part about robbing patrons. I would draw when they were occupied, and shoot them when the opportunity presented itself, if I couldn't get away without facing them.
    Healthy children will not fear life, if their parents have integrity enough not to fear death.
    -TIME DEUM ET OPERARE IUSTITIAM--

  13. #13
    Distinguished Member Array Spec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Metro Detroit Area
    Posts
    1,716
    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Wing View Post
    It's ON as soon as they storm in at gun point.
    +1

    Double Tap each of them....
    NRA Certified Rifle/Pistol Instructor
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G18CFw0lnD8

    Accuracy ALWAYS WINS! So carry what you can hit with.

    If you find yourself in a fair fight your tactics stink.

  14. #14
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    45,512
    Quote Originally Posted by Spec View Post
    +1

    Double Tap each of them....
    No, no...'boarding house rules'...
    No one gets a 'second helping' until everyone has had their 'first'.
    Last edited by RETSUPT99; December 20th, 2009 at 10:49 AM.
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  15. #15
    VIP Member
    Array Thumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    7,345
    Quote Originally Posted by Katoom View Post

    BGs have guns but do not fire any shots. After taking cash and valuable BGs run.
    If I knew that this was what was going to happen, naturally I would comply! However...

    If at any time I believe I am in imminent danger of severe bodily harm or death, I am not going to lay down and be shot!

    Hint: When the BGs come in with guns drawn... your life is in danger!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

    "A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
    judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
    superior skills."

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Are You Required By Law To React??
    By ecorrigan in forum Carry & Defensive Scenarios
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: February 2nd, 2011, 06:35 PM
  2. Did I over-react?
    By Biomortis in forum Carry & Defensive Scenarios
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: October 5th, 2009, 12:36 AM
  3. saw this on tv how would everyone react?
    By chepo06 in forum Carry & Defensive Scenarios
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: June 5th, 2009, 05:10 PM
  4. Which of these would you react to?
    By bigiceman in forum Carry & Defensive Scenarios
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: February 5th, 2009, 12:28 AM
  5. If you saw these tattoos how would you react?
    By Pete in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: August 6th, 2007, 01:34 AM

Search tags for this page

thumper the clown riverview fl

Click on a term to search for related topics.