Many of the readers here at Gun Nuts have permits to carry a concealed firearm. So I’d like to ask those of you that do carry the following question. Would you intervene, as a private citizen (active duty LEO is excluded, sorry) in any of the following situations:
- You’re eating at a restaurant with your family and a group of shooters burst in to the restaurant and light it up, Mumbai-style.
- You see a 3rd party being violently attacked and in clear threat of death or grievous bodily harm.
- You see a young mother having her child forcibly ripped away from her by an obvious bad man.
Assume for the sake of argument that in all the above situations the bad guys are clear, the good guys are obvious, you’re carrying your regular carry gun, and lethal force is clearly justified. We assume that to remove any pedantry from the discussion, since the thrust of the question is more “would you assist a bystander in need if violent force was justified”.