This is a discussion on Parking Lot Rage? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by RedSafety I was in the tub and I heard some undesirable noise in from the parking lot, a car horn beeping repeatedly. ...
As has already been eluded to in previous posts, it might not have been the most prudent course of action to go running(gun in hand) into some sort of unknown jackassery unfolding in the parking lot. I don't think this was a gun situation or one that would cause me to interject myself. Clearly there was no crime scene upon your arrival and I wouldn't have expected there to be. There is a stark difference between jackassery and life which is truly in jeopardy. If I had been standing by the window, I probably would have looked out at what was happening. If this seemed like a protracted event, I may have called the police but that's it. At the moment you said "I grabbed my vest",.. you lost me.
I had my Shield in hand and ready for use.
to do what?
You don't know what the man of foot may have just done ( if anything) and you don't know the motivations of the driver of the car. You don't really know who is the victim of what or what may have just transpired prior to you looking out the window. If it were me I would ask myself this question:
If things go badly and they often do, what real duty or responsibility do I have to go jump into the middle of all that and will a jury of my peers sitting in a comfortable courtroom see things my way after pouring over specific points of law? If I avoid any criminal entanglement, what civil issues might I face and what will it cost me, win or lose? If this is purely a situation of "I got involved because feel that I could" then I have to ask myself how much did I really know before showing up with a gun in my hand.
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