This is a discussion on Gunfire at the mall, in the food court within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; An argument broke out in the mens room. Shot(s) fired. Mass panic. What would you have done? Story here: http://wtvr.com/2012/10/08/police-re...y-square-mall/...
An argument broke out in the mens room. Shot(s) fired.
What would you have done?
Story here: http://wtvr.com/2012/10/08/police-re...y-square-mall/
It could be worse!
North Carolina Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor
NRA Personal Protection and Basic Pistol Instructor
yea. get the hell out,
My metal band: Born under Sirius
Glock 23, mic holster, clipdraw, abdominal carry.
hide for cover.
no need to act like a hero.
Well, at least the shooters were not caucasian, or the story would have mentioned that.
Even though I live in the Metropolis from 'Heck', I do not as a rule go to malls.
As for what I would have done? .... Don't know, was not there.
Mass panic = chance for injury... Hide, seeking cover... Good, I think.
Most of the panic probably near the food court.. If I were that close? Probably seek cover...and cover my weapon as one covers the brake in case one may need to slow or stop.
Not uncover or draw, just hand closer to it.
I'm definitely not planning on shooting, attempting to detain, or in any way inserting myself into a fracas I have nothing to do with.
I have been in malls. I will be again, I'm sure.
It could be worse!
Orient, Observe, Decide, Act
Find out where the gunfire is coming from, try to see the threat, decide if I can safely escape or need to engage, then do that....
i fear for the folks who feel that just because they have a gun, they should "do something".
If I'm at a mall then that means I'm with, at the very least, my wife &/or kids. Shooting breaks out I'm gonna hunker down or sprint to cover with the family. Bugging out in the mass panic with a heard of scard, stampeeding shoppers is not a choke-point I want to get into. I'll find and alternate exit and go that route. I believe there are times to get involved, but that ain't one of 'em IMO.
Opening fire in a mall....... just stupid and the shooter needs to be removed from society for many, many moons.
"Just getting a concealed carry permit means you haven't commited a crime yet. CCP holders commit crimes." Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, quoted on Fox & Friends, 8 Jul, 2008
"Sometimes when you're making gumbo, people just show up.", Leah Chase
Seriously, having temporary violence break out in a space (mall, down the street) doesn't necessitate my jumping into the fray, unless it's nearby and I can make a difference. If the situation were to spill over right in front of me, dealing with direct/targeted threats to my life is one thing. But otherwise, in a short-lived situation like the one described, getting out of the area makes the most sense to me.
I would have gone to a different Gap.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.