Whirli, whenever my trip out includes one of the shopping malls within my vicinity, I ALWAYS have my 9mm with me. I am considering carrying an extra magazine or two now. It is not something I would ever look forward to, but if guys came in with AK’s, my plan is to open fire whenever I judge it to be most surprising to them. Probably right off the bat but you never know. Depends on a lot of things.
But I will most certainly not hesitate and I will use lethal force. They are still human beings but they have made their choice.