Scenario: Mugger has a gun pointed at you and wants your money. How do you know this mugger will not shoot? I hear a lot of people say that if the mugger really wanted to kill you he would have shot you first then take your cash. I'm going to assume (this is dangerous) that if the mugger is close enough to demand your money he is close enough to disarm. What signs do you look, listen, feel for to see if it's just a basic robbery or something more dangerous? This is a story I heard.... A woman walking down the street gets pulled into an alley and sees a mugger with a gun. After the mugger gets the purse he tells her to drop her pants. She says why. He says so she cannot run after him. He then tells her to close her eyes. She says why. He responds by telling her he doesn't want her to know which way he is going. This story does not end well. After you give up your money, jewelry, watch, wallet, purse what do you do? Run away? Walk away? Ever turn your back on the mugger? Where do you run/walk to? Would you yell FIRE!? What advice would you give your mother? grandfather? child? loved one? Thank you in advance. Hope the responses will be helpful for others.