Just because you carry a gun dos not mean you have to pull it out and charge into every situation you see. Well, let me rephrase that. As a civilian, you don’t need to charge in. Uniformed officers have a duty to get involved, so that becomes a whole new can of worms… but civilians not directly involved in a violent incident might be better off preparing for action, but remaining outside the fray, gathering information to be a good witness.There are a million possible scenarios and sometimes the best choice is to simply move to a position of tactical advantage and observe. Get on your cell phone and call 911… take time to roll the possibilities through your head, perhaps even maintain the element of surprise. Just remember, the best fight is one you can avoid. Sometimes it pays to play it cool.