What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?

After reading M,’s and SBJ’s posts, I thought it would be fun to play pretend. I shall give you a few scenarios and you answer with what you would do.

Scenario 1: You are watching a show and a gunman opens fire.  Are you armed when you go see a show? I didn’t think so. What would you do?

Scenario 2: You are going to your car late at night and are approached by an armed gunman. You have a finger-stun thingy, but it apparently must come in contact with him. What would you do?

Scenario 3: Someone has broken into your house, but the guns are in another room. What would you do?

 

16 thoughts on “What Would You Do?

  1. Oh, I love it when we play pretend. 🙂

    Scenario 1: You are watching a show and a gunman opens fire. Are you armed when you go see a show? I didn’t think so. What would you do?

    – I would be armed, and I do have my permit. What would I do? The very same thing any other lawfully armed citizen would do. I would take appropriate action.

    Scenario 2: You are going to your car late at night and are approached by an armed gunman. You have a finger-stun thingy, but it apparently must come in contact with him. What would you do?

    – I would throw the “stun-thingy” down as I have never heard of a stun-thingy before. Then I would pull out my Kimber Pro Carry II, and dead-check the assailant.

    Scenario 3: Someone has broken into your house, but the guns are in another room. What would you do?

    – Take the one out that you forgot about when we argued about keeping one of my more than 100 guns in my collection in my walk-in gun safe, and defend your life.

    • Kells, do you really understand how many ER docs, nurses, etc receive death threats? You better bet I carry one with me at all times.

      And would I be afraid to have a girl defend my life? Only if she is a terrible shot. 🙂

      • “Only if she is a terrible shot.”

        As a kid, I held a club record for target shooting–a record that was then broken by two girls when I later taught the same class. Girls had fewer bad habits to break than boys did.

  2. Scenario #1 – – I don’t go to movie theaters, BUT, I do carry (like the old fart in the internet cafe). I would have shot the idiot.

    Scenario #1 – A finger-stun thingy is a contact deterrent. If you get close enough to an assailant to touch him, he already has you. If you’re not carrying a handgun look for a way to get away and live to fight another day. Then get you a permit and carry.

    Scenario #3 – Wouldn’t happen. My Glock sleeps with me.

    • Are you tellin me that THAT was what was under your dress when we went out?

      So, are you saying that the finger stun thingy is a waste? I think it could be very clever because you could conceal it and use it as need be. You see, you put your fingers into it (it’s like what those fellas fight with — I can’t remember the name– only it’s more harmful than those) and you push a button for a nice glass of shut the hell up. Here ya go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PyLFzcTiYA

  3. Accepting the terms of your scenarios?

    #1 — Throw whatever I can at the guy while I charge him and yell for others to rush him. If I’m hit: sucks to be me. Doubt me? You don’t know Marines.

    #2 — I do EVERYTHING possible to get him within 6 ft of me, then distract him for just a second (say, accidentally “toss” my wallet into the air) and it is all over from there. Hand-to-hand is usually more lethal for the person holding the weapon – IF the other guy knows what he’s doing (I do).

    #3 — This is one where you try to hide from him or get away – IF possible. If not, then any combination of #1 and 2 will work.

    The key is having some idea of what you will do in any given situation BEFORE it happens and then having trained long enough to know (with reasonable certainty) how you will react. Even with armed “bad guys,” the “W” usually goes to the guy willing to do the most violence on the other in the least amount of time. I’ve got that one covered. They can sew me up later: as long it ends with me still breathing, I WIN!

    • B., the fella in Aurora shot at any person trying to exit. In other words, you would’ve been toast. I suppose if there was a mad rush from behind him, it could work……. I think…

      So with this finger stun thingy, I would actually try to to get him closer? Oh, dear. I don’t know what I’d do after that. Mr. Kells bought me this jijitsu membership, but I’ve been too lazy to go. I see now that I should.

      Honestly, I don’t know what I’d do in a crisis situation. Another problem is that I’m so addle-brained! For instance; Mr. Kells took the boys to the amusement park so I am home alone. Unfortunately, I cannot remember where I put that finger stun thingy…..

      • Kells,

        I WOULD have charged him, but I am no fool. I would have done something to make him flinch or distract his aim, and even then, you do not simply run straight into a gun. You know, they actually taught me how to do this sort of thing in the Marines.

        As for your stun gun: don’t want it. If the guy is within 6 ft of me and is holding a weapon on me,…well, that’s HIS misfortune.

        As for taking self-defense classes: Kenpo-jujitsu is PERFECT! And, honestly, there is no better instructor in town than my brother. You should talk to him. He is EXCELLENT with females because he will NOT cut you any slack and he WILL force you to learn the art. Have him tell you about the little 15 y/o high school student who threw “big Mike” across the dojo. She was under 5 ft and under 100 lb; big Mike was well over 6 ft and north of 350 lb and she tossed him about 8 ft. My brother is a very, VERY dangerous man and an EXCELLENT instructor. Me? Not so great a teacher, just as dangerous – to those seeking to do harm to the innocent. The innocent have little to fear from me.

        • Where is your brother located? Oh, and just out of curiousity, is it true that you can stick your finger in a gun and it will blow off the other person’s face as well as your finger when they fire? Yes, I’m having sweet lullaby thoughts….

      • Kells, if I read the story from a reputable journalist (imagine that one), the lead off with a shot gun. The cyclic rate of a shot gun is much slower than that of an AR-15. Slow enough in fact, that if a well armed, well trained citizen had a .45, or even better a .40 caliber Glock with him, he could have shot the man center mass. Yes, the man was wearing body armor, but that only saves the life … it doesn’t prevent the shock or stun of the projectile. The interrupt alone may have been just enough window of opportunity that would have been needed to bring about a positive conclusion to the event.

          • The reports are:
            – Remington 870 (shot gun)
            – Glock .40 caliber handgun (model not specified)
            – an AR-15

            It’s important to understand that the man arrived and was seated as a normal movie-goer. Then he opened the emergency exit, wedged the door, and then went to get his weapons and armor. He then came back in to the theater after the show had started, and began shooting.

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