This is a discussion on ATM within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Guantes An example: I love good green chili burritos. When I go to LA a friend and I nearly always go and ...
I also understand "any time, any place" and feel that if I can avoid the "most likely" of them, I'm a little safer than if I don't.
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Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
As for being able to reach my pistol after an emergency stop, yes I can. Could you if you had it pre drawn and on your leg or seat next to you? Wouldn't it slide to the floor in the emergency stop?
Thank you for what you do as a LEO, but I hate to see anyone be someplace so dangerous they need to pre draw unless they/you are on the job and actively engaged...
A pre draw at an unoccupied atm does not cause near the distrubance that it would cause at a burrito stand.
It is considerably less likely that a robber who pops around a corner to confront someone seated in a vehicle would determine in an instant or two that that person was likely LE, than a number of people observing him/them over a period of minutes at a burrito stand.
The acquisition of my pistol would be a non issue as though resting on my leg, it would remain in my hand.
Pre draw is a precautionary action based on a number of factors, often where the actual danger is indeterminate.
Your courtesy is appreciated, but no need to thank me as I am retired.
It's been at least 10 years since I've used an ATM and have no plans to change that. They bug me like a parking garage.