For some reason when I am out and about I like to run possible scenarios through my head. I'm sure some of you do the same.
Well tonight I was at Walmart and as I was passing the entrance coming out of the grocery section heading into the clothing section; I thought to myself if a lone gunman walked in with an AK-47 and started shooting the place up and everyone in his sight... what would I do? Obviously I would want to get out of the line of fire first and foremost before I even consider defending myself and ending this threat.
I figured it would be smart to duck into the clothing racks to hide temporarily or behind the jewelry counter for cover. Hopefully he wouldn't see me. In this new position I would obviously draw my 1911 and take the safety off.
At this point I have two options... I could expose myself now that I have my weapon in hand and take a shot at him to end the threat. Obviously this would expose me and I could risk getting shot myself... or do I hold tight and wait til he passes to come up behind him and shoot him in the back? Would shooting someone in the back in this scenario be legal? I would imagine it would... but I also know there are over zealous DA's out there that would try to prosecute me for that.
What would you do in this scenario assuming you ducked for cover first?