And while the point of my bringing up the Boston bombing was somewhat missed by Mr. B. ... you hit the nail on the head.

Anyways, yeah. You definitely saw things differently than at least I did ;-)

Everyone has a different perception of any given situation. Which is why, if anyone carrying a weapon is going to get involved in a public shoot out, I prefer it to be police officers with years of training and experience, not some guy who took a couple of classes.
Classes are great... and I believe every gun owner should be required to take them to learn about safety around others and how to properly handle and store it, amongst other safeguards and general knowledge. But in no way do I see that as any kind of proper training for properly reacting in a crowd where someone is shooting weapons at civilians.

No thank you.