Not really a new subject but one which I think is worthy of consideration.
I am well aware that the best con-man - is the guy who seems so darned ''normal'' we could be forgiven for being taken in!! Smart, intelligent - almost the ''nice guy next door''.
I wonder tho if we project this to the occasional armed BG then we might get caught out. Probably most bad guys are crude, semi-dumb or totally dumb but the odds could be that here and there is the guy who is (appears) so OK and normal, we'd hardly give him a second glance. If we were to be confronted by such, I wonder how much we might be thrown off guard!
There is naturally a lot to be said for being in a relaxed con' yellow - necessary if we carry in particular but - in the same way as we perceive BG's seeing certain types as potential victims, might we also all but ignore until rather late - the apparently ''nice guy'' BG!!?
Bottom line is what I often preach - ''expect the unexpected''. "Never assume".
Just musing - something I do quite a lot