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reply to post by the owlbear
I apoligize if you find my responses to be insulting. I did reply with all the variables that I take into consideration before I draw on anyone. And I have been in such scenarios in the marketplaces of Iraq. They are quite crowded with civilians as well as lots of Iraqi cops and Soldiers who are a hell of a lot more trigger happy then those I have served with.
I've been there and done that and would prefer not to have that particular cup refilled, but I do know how I'll react. And I will react after I have taken in the situation and considered all my options. And yes, all that can be done in the blink of an eye.
So, there you have it. If I have identified a active shooter as such and I have the advantage, I would take them out and sleep soundly after the cops let me go. I would worry about the investigation though that always follows afterward.