Van Canna wrote:
Let's change a couple things:
The girl is your daughter as you get flanked. You have no weapons and can't run.What is your strategy?
OK, I'll play. How else to learn?
I'm not altogether clear on the scenario, since if my daughter had just put on that scene it would be reasonable to suppose that their intent was to protect the child, in which case I probably shouldn't try to kill them.
Assuming, OTOH, that we're talking about a case where lethal force is justified in self-defense, I'd probably step in front of my daughter, close rapidly on the closest one, clear with the left arm (like we've all done thousands of times) and go for the neck with a c-clamp with the right, trying to use our combined momentum to pull his feet out from under him and smash his head on the pavement (or bench or whatever is present in the environment that I might use). Kind of like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbbBrnKEh6g
but with a lot more malice and taking advantage of the fact that we're moving towards each other rather than him being stationary (which in the clip means the officer has to cover more ground and also doesn't have the leverage for a head slam, which he doesn't want to do, anyway). I don't know if this will work. If not, now would be a good time to tell me.
Anyway, by then the other guy will be on me or at least in range, and so I'd just have to take it from there. If there's a better way of handling it, then I'm all ears.