Mass shooting behavior

Watching the mass shooting scenes I was wondering what I would do if I was in the area and being escorted out of the building area by police. Seeking suspects they may search bystanders or check for bystander arms. Should I come forth immediately identifying myself as armed or just keep quiet?

I am also concerned that If I was there and was able to fire at the perpetrator what would I do to show myself as not the perpetrator and a “good Samaritan”?

What do you think?

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I absolutely would.

Cops hate surprises, and hate nothing worse than being surprised by someone having a gun.

These are extremely high stress situations and you don’t want to be on the receiving end of a cop having a bad day making a bad call.

I’d make sure I had my ID and Permit in hand before the cops could even arrive if at all possible to show them.

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I agree with @WildRose

Too much adrenaline going on I’d hate to be suspected as the “sleeper”.

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That is exactly the problem. How do we avoid being seen a sleepers when we are just carrying legally.

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Just be forthcoming with information. You can’t control how they respond.

In this situation tho I’m looking to get out of that crowd and not get funneled into what could be another kill zone.

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Be prepared to be detained if you were even present at a mass shooting, and you are armed. Maybe even placed in handcuffs and sat in a police car. Tensions, and emotions will run high, so this is not the time to argue your rights. Be understanding, and as long as you are released without any other legal ramifications, just go in. Have your ccw license, and i.d handy. If you used your gun, ask for your lawyer, immediately.

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By doing exactly as I suggested or something similar.

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In all likelihood armed or not everyone is going to be detained and questioned.

The added security we have carrying more than outweighs the inconvenience I count on facing if I’m ever present at such an event.

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The first thing is to do EXACTLY as the police instruct you. I agree with having ID and your CCL readily available but, unless they tell you otherwise, keep your hands visible, usually above your head so you are not perceived as a threat. Even plainclothes on and off duty police are suggested to have their credentials out held above their heads (unless they are actively involved in the event). Definitely do not go for your weapon or even expose it if it is concealed. And don’t run up to the first officer you see and tell them you have a gun. If (or more likely when) an officer goes to search you you definitely want to advise them that you are legally armed. Provide your ID and CCL if it is out, otherwise ask the officer if he wants you to get them our or comply with their command to get them out.

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Sounds like sensible advice, thanks.