Yesterday, I was out on a walk to the store when I heard, what was clearly a .22 gun shot. The police log list it as “noise disturbance” which is a weird way to say negligent discharge , especially one prompted by an emergency 911, resulting in ems/police and fire crews surrounding the downtown area. Not the first time I have been out and heard a .22 go off, but it’s a rare occurrence.
This one is different, as has it been a shooter, it was a no-win scenario. I looked around, saw no perp, so drawing would not have been good, on top of the fact police were shortly on there way, so staying holstered was a smart move. There was no cars for cover. I was a sitting duck, had this been more than a negligent discharge. Maine is duty to retreat, so I retreated, constantly looking around, just in case. My options were minimal.
Now, I for one, never thought such a scenario would happen in real life, living in a town. Besides body armor, how would one go about prepping for something like this, where one is prepared, but still was basically a sitting duck?
It should be noted, I wasn’t the party involved here, I was indirectly impacted by this.