Went to church today with family. I initially selected a pew about 1/4 back from the front , which I consider ideal. A helpful usher motioned us towards a front row seat , and we followed his direction. After a short time it occurred to me that , in the unlikely and God forbid case of an attack by church shooter we would have bare minimal cover and very limited options , assuming the shooter were at the front of the church. I am no tactical expert , but I felt that the location was not good.Thinking through a worst case scenario , if (definitely if) I were to return fire I would want to separate myself from my family before doing so , and that would be very difficult if front and center. Now , I did not break a sweat , nor did I decide to move to a different pew , but I did decide that I would locate myself and my family in a different part of the church next time we attend. Would this thought process as described constitute reasonable situational awareness , or overactive imagination? Practical and reasonable , or whacky?