I not saying I would come out of it alive. If its one against one, your chances are pretty slim.
but when there are several of you, if you dont fight back you are ALL going to die. I figure its better if only some us die, and give the rest the chance to overpower the assalant or flee.
When I saw the coverage of the Colombine shooting the thing that bothered me the most was the cops showed up and didnt go in for what, something like an hour or so?!?!
remember back when Isreal became a nation, and they were attacked by their arab neighbors with tanks, and they had no weapons to defend themselves.
what did they do? they stormed the tanks with rocks and pistols, took the arabs out of their own tanks, turned them around, and fought them off, and won.
when you are fighting for your life it doesnt matter who has the upper hand in the beginning.
or to put it the other way, my dad told me, "never go after anyone with a stick or a baseball bat, cause they will take it away from you and beat the Kwrap out of you with it".
because of the manner in which weapons have been protrayed by hollywood, people think they are magical instruments of death, bang your dead!
Its not true. Unless you are shot in the head or the heart, it will take time to die from a gunshot, time during which you can be fighting back, and others can be fleeing, or fighting for their lives.