Thanks for the replies.
As I sent my original post I saw a press conference with the local authoritis in Oregon and the spokesman mentioned that they had an "acitve shooter protocol" that they had recently trained for at the same location as yesterdays incedent (I believe he said that).
I fully agree that standing by and not doing something is a horrible choice, but given the chaos of hundreds of people running around in a panic and not knowing what the "whole picture" is (ex. more than 1 shooter), is engaging (not in a defensive last resort position) the proper thing to do? Also, being mistaken as a particpant by another CCW holder or off-duty LEO is a real possibility.This is why I posed the question.
Last edited by Blade37db; December 12, 2012 at 02:58 PM.