Ok, so I'm at a friend at dinner, her friend calls and says she is finishing packing stuff to move out the next day, says we should cruise by and drink a few margaritas. We stop and get some beer (not a margarita person), two other events not relevent to this story happened which made me really pissed off and I realized the moon was tilted wrong and I shouldn't go out. So we end up over there with the idea were gonna get shit faced and not go anywhere. Her neighbor stops by and asks if he can have a beer, I ask how old he is and he replies "19" so I reply "no, sorry I'm not fucking up my life to give someone a beer, I don't even know...no offence" (contributing to the delequency of minors is a felony in NM) He says "That's cool, I've got beer upstairs I just didn't wanna walk up there to get one" He then proceeds to throw a budlight in the trash can (what we were drinking) So I tell him "Just don't come back, once again no offense but a cops not gonna believe it's your budlight and not mine" He gets pissed off and leaves. A few more people show up that are friends of ours, we chill for a while then two of them take off. I look out the sliding glass window and see the 4 kids from upstairs surrounded around them in a manor I presume to be starting shit. I tell my buddy "let's go out there and make sure it's cool, I don't wanna see anyone get jumped" We go outside and and they are pushing them around starting crap. I try talking everyone down and getting the two with us out of there. Everything seems to go good until one of the kids tells my buddy "I bet I could whoop your ass" and he replied "I bet I can break this bottle over your head" the kid rushed him, the bottle broke. I held one of the other kids back and just let them do their own one on one thing. Fight eventually broke up and the two friends took off. I go back inside and another friend calls and says he's on his way over. I say were kicking everyone out, but I'm chilling there, being buzzed I didn't want to chance getting pulled over. Friend calls says he's outside and some kids are bashing in windows of cars. I decide, screw it...I'm outta here before something bad happens. I don't bother calling the cops in this down, because everytime I have they don't show up for an hour or two. I wanted to have something left of my truck by then. The girl I went to dinner with, her sister lives about 4 blocks from there, so we decide to go there. Walk out to the truck, ignoring the kids breaking windows (dumbshits were breaking windows in pretty much every car but any of ours) I get in the truck and start backing out, when I notice that there are now 6 kids surrounding my friend with the bottle. I get out of the truck and start to walk over there, as I'm walking over there they start to attack my friend, his girlfriend runs over there to pull them off and one turns around and decks her, knocking her down I start to run in when I notice one of them has a police baton and starts swinging at people. So I go back to my truck looking for a weapon of some sort, I had taken my XD out earlier to clean, and left the house before finishing and leaving for dinner. So I have a gerber axe and an ar-15 with no ammo, not even an empty mag. Being as that I don't want to actually want to kill anyone I grab the AR and go back to where there is basically an all out brawl now. I rack the slide and yell "You wanna play with weapons motherf*cker? Let's play" people look over and start to scatter. I'm left with one of my friends drunk wanting to fight one of them one on one and another one of them backing up saying "it's cool man, it's cool just put the gun down" I reply "it's not cool man, get in your apartment and then it'll be cool" I get hit with a rock from somewhere on my right and then I start yelling at them some more and they both take off running, out of the complex altogether. Get in the truck and leave. At the end of the night the girlfriend that got hit had a big bruise, and a sprained (maybe worse?) knee, another friend had a brused arm, black eye and knot on his head (first to get hit and blocked the baton with his arm), and another friend had two black eyes. So how do you think I handled the situation? Aside from driving after drinking, I dunno I feel I was in the right. And on one hand maybe I should have never pulled the gun. And on the other I realize it was stupid to pull out a gun which was empty, I could have been shot and killed and done nothing about it. /cliffs - kid gets pissed cause we kick him out of party, starts shit, gets ass beat, breaks a bunch of windows trys to jump friend and people start getting smacked with baton so I pull out unloaded AR and scare them off.