Flight or fight?

40Arpent

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There's a news article posted in that forum about a CHL holder who intervened in an armed robbery of a fastfood store, killing the robber and getting wounded himself.

Let's say that the CHL holder is you, and you could safely exit without becoming actively involved. Would you intervene as he did, or would you exit and dial 9-1-1?

I am not 100% certain, but, with my father/husband responsibilities and self-preservation in mind, I think I'd choose the latter.
 

okie556

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There's a news article posted in that forum about a CHL holder who intervened in an armed robbery of a fastfood store, killing the robber and getting wounded himself.

Let's say that the CHL holder is you, and you could safely exit without becoming actively involved. Would you intervene as he did, or would you exit and dial 9-1-1?

I am not 100% certain, but, with my father/husband responsibilities and self-preservation in mind, I think I'd choose the latter.
If intervening would only stop the robbery....I would probably do as you indicated...exit and dial 911. But if I thought the store employee was in immediate danger and would have to try and help. Sadly all this is just speculation and no one can 100% say what they would do in this situation. Being a Viet Nam vet and pulling the trigger on bad guys before...makes me pretty certain what I would do....but again only being in the moment would tell the tale.

Okie556
 

JKTex

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It depends on whether I or someone else is in immediate grave danger.

For the guy to end up with multiple gunshots, and them to have gotten into a gun fight, the good guy probably was either, 1) not ready to actually follow through and thought him pulling a gun would save the day like in the movies, or 2) didn't prepare and consider everything he needed to prior to addressing the now dead bad guy. I'd want to make sure I cold take some kind of cover and make sure I drew fire away from others.

But before I drew, I'd make sure I was 100% certain that I was ready and justified to pull the trigger.

It's a lot to consider in what was probably just seconds.
 

hk boy

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too many variables.....
how many people in fast food joint? in line with fire?
was robber on his way out?
did robber show intent of hurting people?
did robber have a bigger gun? etc.......
I would play it safe and call 911
 

DoubleActionCHL

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The size of the BG's gun? Are we talking 9mm vs. .45 or 9mm vs. AK-47?
 
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