You know what my first reaction is going to be if I’m in the store and I see someone come in with an AR-15? Look for cover, and get ready to draw, and try to beat a hasty retreat.
According to police, the man originally entered the store unarmed, then went back to his car and retrieved his rifle. He then walked back into the store briefly before leaving again.
Though he was not arrested, store managers barred him from the property, officials said.
Shopper Monica Green said she fled the store and called 911 after she saw the man. Green said she warned people in the parking lot not to enter the store.
I don’t think Shopper Monica Green did anything I wouldn’t do. Come into the store, go back out, get a gun, come back into the store, walk around, and leave? This kind of behavior is what’s going to ruin things for people who are responsible, and don’t OC for attention whoring purposes. It all comes down to context. If you’re thinking about OCing a long gun at a grocery store, the first question you should ask yourself is whether you’re in Switzerland. No? OK, are you in Israel? No? Then do us all a favor and reconsider.