This was indeed a very unusual situation in Colorado and I have thought about it as well. If you were on the same general aisle of the shooter there would have been very little you could have done because of the lighting problem, the people between you and him and the general chaos. If you were on the opposite aisle side you might have gotten lucky and gotten up the aisle and come around behind the shooter. But as you know, all that is gross speculation. I was once in a theater where someone threw something that cut the screen. The strobing effect from the projection was instant. It blinded you. If the shooter shot up the screen there was no way you could pinpoint his location even if you were Rambo. I just find it beyond belief that a bunch of old farts (and that's what we all are) will sit around a computer and brag about what they would have done. This was a tragedy, it's the kind of tragedy that has and will happen from time to time. I remember a guy who climbed on a tower at the U of Texas and started shooting. I think his name was Whitman? I was a kid when that happened. And it has happened every so often every since. Sometimes the cops kill the shooter, sometimes he surrenders but usually he kills himself as well. This was tragic but predictable. What is not predictable is what these armchair cowboys do would have done.<quoted text>
This was a very unusual situation.
I've thought about what I might have done armed in this situation.
I couldn't imagine a kevlar vest and would have gone for a body shot. It likely would not have worked. A head shot would have been much more difficult and especially with this nut wearing head gear. I probably would have come out very badly not having a clue to the circumstances I was facing. It wasn't just a gun to face, it was body protection that would severly reduce my chances of stopping this guy before he stopped me.
Oh and BTW? "Reporter" is "Packing Heat". Read his outburst insults to me. Same exact words and phrasing as Heat.