“Avoiding conflict, especially when you know the situation is not normal, is not the same as rolling over,” TTAG Commentator Sam I Am writes underneath our post Video of Open Carrier Mandeville Shooting of Shawn Breedland. “Equating prudence with spinelessness is the same sort of ‘moral equivalence’ we don’t respect from leftists.” As a single father with a 12-year-old and no plan B should I shuffle off this mortal coil, I’m loathe to engage in a gunfight to protect innocent life . . .
I think I will ballistically demure and get out of dodge if I find myself or — especially — someone else having a really bad day bad guy-wise. (During something like this.) Then again, I go into an entirely different mode under stress. Jon Wayne Taylor (no cracks about bromance please) reports that he’s trained to attack a threat, no matter what. And he has slightly more children than I do.
The gun guru known hereabouts as the Rabbi makes no bones about his unwillingness to engage a bad guy or guys in defense of others. He reckons he has no responsibility to protect people who don’t equip themselves with adequate protection (i.e. a gun).
What say you? Is it cowardly to run from a gunfight when you know bad sh*t is going down?