Would You Be The Hero During A Rampage Shooting?

by Michael W Loos

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USA –-(Ammoland.com)- This appears to be one of the most talked about situations, as far as concealed carry is concerned.

For this, I don't believe there is a simple answer. But this is what I tell those who ask.

My job, my one and only job, the only thing I'm worrying about is to keep me and mine safe. That's it. Nothing more, nothing less. If shooting starts, living in Condition Yellow I know where exits are. I know where elevators, staircases and escalators are.

And I'm getting me and mine out. Period.

Now that may sound crass to many. It may sound cold and detached, but that's it in a nutshell – and I don't owe anyone an explanation.

Everyone has the ability to defend themselves. As a matter of fact, it's your personal responsibility to defend yourself – not mine, not the Police, not the Governments – it's yours.

Now with that being said, after my family and friends are safe, then the decision to take on a shooter would depend on the circumstances at that time – and at that time they may be undefinable.

It is possible that an active shooter / rampage shooter situation could break out right in front of you and there may be an opportunity to end it right there – but what if you miss and are shot, how will your spouse, your children, your grandchildren make it to safety? Or will they be mowed down with the others?

The only situation I believe I would run into headlong, is an active shooter at a school (or anyplace children were present) where I know the Police have not arrived. Then?

I'm in. Devil be damned.

Stay Safe and Carry Responsibly,
Hipshot – NewGunnerJournal.

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    ” And I’m getting me and mine out. Period. Now that may sound crass to many. It may sound cold and detached, but that’s it in a nutshell – and I don’t owe anyone an explanation. Exactly right! See, the antis are always mocking us as being “itching to go and kill someone” when all they need to do is take a few brief minutes to read the reality. That being (aside from a few die hard keyboard commandos) active shooter situations are unique unto themselves, and it’s almost impossible to judge ahead of time. I know I would feel… Read more »

    Hipshot Percussion
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    Amen AJ!

    Eric_CA
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    Eric_CA

    I agree with “And I’m getting me and mine out. Period.” I don’t carry in LA County. No need to apply since LASD does not issue. However, I do carry when in Arizona or Nevada.

    AJ you might want to consider a non resident CCW for your travels outside of California.

    Dave from San Antonio
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    Dave from San Antonio

    Good article. Priority one is keeping you and your family safe…at all costs. If you are unable, for some reason, to get yourself or your family away from the mayhem…and you “do” decide to jump into it…it must be with total commitment. Kind of like charging an ambush to break it up…and be damn sure of where you shoot. Then, be ready for the legal fallout as there will be some…regardless.

    Wayne Clark
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    Wayne Clark

    I agree with the author & both commenters. When those seconds pass…& you decide to jump in…it has to be full commitment, or you just add to the problem. As the saying goes (at least for me), I’m too old to fight, so I’ll probably just kill you. Whether I do or not depends on the situation but that is the mindset. Afterall, it’s just a saying, right?

    SkippingDog
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    SkippingDog

    Just like all the “open carry” tough guys in Dallas did. Ran at the first hint of trouble. So much for increasing the safety of everyone with more “good guys with guns” on the street. Cowards all.

    Manuel Reyna Jr
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    Manuel Reyna Jr

    It’s a very difficult decision to make, and will take a
    Moment or two, to make a decision and when you do
    Decide one way or the other your response to yourself self will be (damn). So take care and stay safe.

    STW
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    STW

    I can recall situations where I had to get involved because no one else did. Nothing life threatening but most everyone was standing around watching things unfold and someone needed to act. My thoughts every time were, “Damn!”