I hate seeing stuff like that, because I used to be faster and better than I am now, and this is just more proof to me, I need to get back onto the range and get to work, the hard part is finding a range where they let you practice from the draw around here. Or shoot faster than 1 round a second. *sigh*How fast would you have to be?
Forward to 0:50 in this video and see the kind of draw-and-shoot speed we're talking about!
When you realize that when you're with a gorgeous women that you love, on a date, at night, even if you are armed, is somebody really not going to be able to get into your OODA Loop when you're sitting their laughing about something or noticing at how beautiful the night is? I mean, being that uptight to properly react to something like this when you're with a beautiful woman on a date is almost impossible I would think and some would even say rob you of the happiness of the moment.
Staying aware and all is great, but goodness, I don't think I could have done one single thing to stop a shooting like this the way it was described. I might could have returned rounds after maybe being hit myself, but no way I would have probably stopped those first rounds at the other person out of my gun. Being male, I would have probably been that first guy, and I would already be dead first thing.
There are probably only a few people on this board who could have literally stopped the bad guy from getting off one shot in the scenario given. We all have moments where we get out of proper condition and somebody can easily get inside our loop.