If I was working in the gas station I think I would draw and announce in my command voice, "Stop! Turn around and leave!". As soon as I saw a weapon of his start to clear the holster, pocket or belt I would fire. In other words I would draw at the sight of the mask, but fire only when, but as soon as I saw, a weapon.Lets say your in a gas station in florida. A masked man walks in. Its 95 degrees and you know he aint going skiing. Would you draw immediately and ask them to remove the mask? Or would you wait for them to produce a weapon?
Common courtesy is only slightly less common than common sense.Common courtesy would be to remove it before you enter. I think you would be asking for trouble walking into a store in Florida with your face covered. Many places dont even allow hooded sweatshirts.
How would a police officer respond to someone standing at a "Stop-n-rob" with a drawn firearm?I didnt mean point out at him. Just draw and have it ready.
Do you HONESTLY feel threatened by a person wearing an article of clothing that you feel is out of place? Do you feel confident that you could articulate the specific and immediate nature of that threat to a jury should an over-zealous DA decide to press charges (nah, that never happens in Florida).In Florida if you feel threatened you can draw and if you were mistaken, as long as you dont point it at them no crime has been committed.
Been carrying for years. The laws here in Florida are quite different from P.A. if i feel a credible threat i can draw and it is not a crime. It is not brandishing until you point it. As long as you feel threatened you are fine. Example : a man says hes going to beat you up. He takes a step toward you. You draw and he backs off. You are not in any trouble. I can pretty much garuntee if im in a gas station here and a man walks in with a ski mask, if i pull my gun and it turns out hes a freak with extra pale skin, im NOT going to be charged.You may want to think about whether you're ready to carry a concealed handgun.