Yesterday's News advised he had a Norinco (AK Knockoff) he purchased through "Little Nickel" classified advertising and a TEC-9. No announcement of what the civilian was carrying.
Confrontation is a shortcut to getting shot. Draw and fire. One smooth action. I train that way every time at range. Don't try to "quick draw" but remove weapon from holster, present to target, and fire (2 times). 1-2-3. No hitches, no snags, no misses. I hope, should it ever be necessary, it will be as natural as answering a phone, etc.
My definition of Gun Control--- A steady grip and hitting your target.
"In God we trust, all others are suspects."
"If I shoot all the ammo I am carrying, either I won't need any more, or more won't be of any help".