Your concern appears ridiculous when applied a what we all consider a privilege but, for some reason, it makes sense when applied to a right? This change becomes even more relevant when you remember that cars kill far more than guns do.
A call is received of a man driving a car in the parking lot of Denny's. "It's ok sir it is legal to drive a car in this state and we will not dispatch an officer".
5 minutes later said man drives his car the wrong way on the freeway killing 4 and then himself. The crowd goes wild "Why was an officer not sent" "This could have been prevented" Families sue the city for failure to act causing the death of a family member. If only they had dispatched an officer maybe the guy would have given up, or the officer could have eliminated the threat.
We never know what will happen. Yes it may be a guy legally driving but what if it is not? Should there be a 100ft rule? or Observe for 2 minutes? Just as we have the right to drive others have a right to call the police and be concerned that is their right to.
We will just have to agree to disagree on some of this. Yes attitude is everything on both the part of the driver and the officer involved and we both agree "that guy" can make us all look bad.