This is a discussion on Gun in Hand Upon Police Arrival within the Home (And Away From Home) Defense Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by mlr1m No but this assumes that I know in advance that they are coming. Having a weapon in my hand might be ...
In general, if there is no longer a threat then my gun is holstered. Should be easily drawn again if I need it but I think that it's just not worth the risk to keep it out. As soon as LE arrives and before they can get out of their cars is when I'd try to make sure that it's holstered. That's in general but situations are different. Situation specific but I know that if my gun is out when LE shows up, I will be able to feel all of the front sights on me.
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If at all possible I would holster.
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Luckily I know all of my local LEOs and they know I carry. This could gain me a little consideration.
I thought the premise of the OP was so basically simple that it wasn't serious, but I guess it is. The "recent threads" he is referring to are examples of elderly people with hearing loss, and in one case, dementia, being shot.
In my opinion, the type of people who this thread would benefit, are undoubtedly not going to read it, because they are in their eighties and they have dementia. If it actually helps people on this site, then great. Don't try to kill cops...they will kill you back.
Holster your gun and clear your hands unless absolutely necessary to hold BG in check.
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NO,NO,NO,..Hands where they can see them Period. Helps prevent you from getting Shot by a jumpy rookie!!!.
Agreed but that would be a small minority of the calls that an officer might respond to. Many times they show up and encounter people that have no idea why an officer is even in the area. In the example you just cited I would not be surprised to find police at my home, and would act accordingly. If they were called because a neighbor called them about someone moving around in my backyard garden at midnight I might be caught off guard when an officer walked in while I'm picking a few cucumbers for my evening snack. In that case I would hope the officers training and cool head would prevent an accident.
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I would do my best not to have a gun in my hand. Having said that, several years ago I was holding two guys at gunpoint when about 5 patrol cars rolled up at the same time.
Gain a 2A vote, take a fence-sitter shooting.