If my wife and baby were threatened, the odds are irrelevant and I doubt Ortiz had much time to compute them. I would be shooting as the door came down, I guess. I don't know. Hope never to be in that situation.
That his AR15 was safed, in his dead hands, is a tribute to the Marine inside him. Hard to believe he made a mistake he didn't have time to fix (going to fire if he thought he should). More likely he went to safe, or not from safe, before or about when he saw the first uniform and took the first rounds and took the first rounds.
It's hard to hold police to the Hippocratic oath, but 60 rounds? They can't do better than this?
Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world — and never will.
— Mark Twain