Real Life Combat: Gun to the Head
Today my co-worker told me his son, whom we’ll call “Trent,” had a gun pulled on him. His son, a former student of mine, works for a party supply company. He had driven his delivery truck to the docks in Seattle when Trent told the driver of a BMW that he was illegally parked. The driver flipped, began cussing and pulled a gun, which he aimed at the head of my former student,.
You have a gun at your head. What do you do?
Trent turned around and walked to the office, where he called the police. “If he had followed me, I would have stabbed him,” Trent told his dad.
It’s a good idea to sort out ahead of time what you will do when confronted by a gun. I’m a believer in the big stick, but it won’t save you when there’s a gun at your head. I think Trent played it right –keep your cool, don’t escalate the situation, and run if need be.
You must also decide ahead of time that you will not allowed yourself to be tied up, nor will you get into the car. You’re better off taking your chances getting shot on the street.