[VIDEO] Should You Intervene Or Keep Driving?


In this undated video captured in vicinity of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a driver takes a cell phone video of an exchange of gunfire between criminals.  It’s pretty evident that the thugs on the street are not at all concerned with the people around them or anyone else’s safety.  This situation didn’t take place in downtown Sao Paulo or Mogadishu – it happened right in the middle of a major US metropolis.  And more importantly, it’s increasingly more common.

As a concealed carrier, do you intervene to assist people fleeing the scene of an ongoing shooting or do you keep driving?  This is ultimately a hard question to answer because the number of assailants, their discipline, and the illegally obtained firearms they’re using are unknown in just a few seconds time.

You tell us your thoughts on the matter in the comments section below.

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James England is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry…

James England is a Marine Corps veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served as a defense contractor in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His daily concealed carry handgun is a Glock 36 in a Lenwood Holsters Specter IWB or his CZ-75D PCR in an Alien Gear MOD holster.

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  • Mruss

    Again, the correct answer is: “Not my zoo, not my monkeys”.
    Hit the gas, find a safe place and call 911.



  • Although you have a conceal carry permit, life or death has already been established. If these animals are shooting in the streets in the middle of the day, they will have no hesitation shooting you. Get the fuck out.

  • dragos111

    You don’t know the players without a program. In a situation like that, get the h… out. Odds are, there were no good guys there anyway.

  • RN

    I would just drive away. Even if I decided to stay and stop the threats, I probably wouldn’t use my gun at first. I would use my car.

  • Semper_Fi

    Whomever was taping that was driving someone whom was one of the shooters. As the vehicle is leaving the scene the sound of the gunshots never changes. So they are not getting farther from the shots. They are the ones doing the shooting. IF someone died that right there is the getaway driver.

    • OneOfTheGoodGuys

      I think you’re right. I wondered why the driver just happened to be filming at the right place and at the right time. It’s likely because the passenger is the shooter. (Hanging out of the passenger window, and shooting over the roof of the car.)

      • Griff

        People were running towards the car though, this makes me think the active shooter may have been down the street from where those people were running.

  • OneOfTheGoodGuys

    The only way I would stop is if my family were outside the car and in danger. We are all a little paranoid, and therefore pretty good at situational awareness. I can’t imagine our being caught in the middle of something like that, but it could happen. Otherwise, I’m with everyone else … step on the gas!

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    • Chrissums

      I agree. Their self-imposed attrition is GLORIOUS to me. Too bad they don’t increase the pace.

  • joe bloe

    what was the question?

  • Chrissums

    Simple. I wouldn’t intervene in anything in that neighborhood. Let them keep their attrition up.

  • Evets Rehcok

    Keep driving. It’s not self defense if you intentionally put yourself in the situation. It’s not defense of others if they’re all safely fleeing as it is…