It’s the go-to idea that if you are able take down the terror gunman with your handgun from an obscure vantage point, or you in an unarmed group ambushes the attacker with bear hands neutralizing him, why not take his gun and shoot him, then move on to go after the next gunman? Maybe the law enforcement first responders are not on scene yet and you could have save move lives with that long gun and a fair fight with the terrorist. But what happens when the SWAT CT team sees you with the rifle during the height of the horrific chaotic scene?
Remember that is not your job to play police and chase down the assailant. You use your gun if you’re in imminent danger such as if the terrorist is within range, firing rounds at him will definitely disrupt and bring the body count down. You might also risk getting shot back.
If the terrorists are not within close proximity, it’s probably safe to find your best escape route and get the hell out ASAP!
Gabe Suarez takes a look from the LEO first responder’s perspective and how it might not go so well for you after the moment you take that dead beard mujahideen’s AK-47.