I haven't seen any discussion in the regard, but if I missed it, please point me in the right direction. What I'd like to discuss/develop is a checklist of items to be marked off mentally before drawing and shooting. Specifically in a public area where conditions are uncontrolled. Let's say (God forbid) you're present at the next Jared Loughner incedent. You're armed. You hear shots, you become aware of nearby, ongoing commotion, you ID a shooter/perpetrator. What thought process do you go through before drawing and firing? My thoughts: Look for Police Look for film crew If neither of those are present, start thinking tactically, ranges, backstops, co-conspirators etc. What else should you check? I hope this doesn't come off as mall-ninja-ish, I'm looking for serious discussion, even though it's not likely to happen to me. (except that we hear about crap like this in the news far too often) Wanna kill these ads? We can help!