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Sometimes I don't even have pockets. I have jogging shorts with no pockets. Wallet sits either in the center console, or in the glove box.
Of course, I've also never gotten out of my car when a cop stops, either.
Never the less. You can't tell a guy to do something....and then he does what you told him to do....and then get all upset because he was doing what you told him to do.
That's what wives are for.
"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
I think he got out of his SUV to go to the store.
The guy shot had moved his car maybe 30 yards around a parking lot and didn't put on his seat belt for the long trip. The cop didn't hit his siren, and it wasn't until he was out of the car that he realized the cop was pulling him over for a safety belt infraction.
And you sound like my late father in law about the wallet. I rarely keep mine in my pocket. Sometimes in the door of the car, sometimes in the seat....
I did lose a CC while jogging around the mall in D.C. one year, but that's because I put it and the hotel key in my running shorts and forgot to zip up the pocket.... Thankfully it was about 6am and another jogger from my hotel picked it up and turned it in.
Last edited by JasperL; 09-25-14 at 05:07 PM.
And if it's not, if there isn't a mental note siting right there saying "the phone is on the desk charging" or whatever...my world stops until I have it again.
The video you linked to showed the proper context. I'm not sure the cop even had a right to stop him at all since they were on private property. And to all fairness to the driver, if that were me and the cop asked for registration, I would have had to reach back into my car to get it.
But I while watching the video...I don't think my reaction would be to put my hands up...I probably would have drawn on the cop and started firing immediately. That's Army training, "the best medicine is superior firepower", and superior firepower can simply be projection of intent, it's not necessarily a bigger caliber or more rounds in the mag.
That badge on your chest doesn't give you a free ride. You fire on me, I'm going to kill you.
If I survived the incident I'll probably regret it, but right or wrong, in the moment I'm more likely to fire back, not wildly, but aggressive and with the intent to kill.
Last edited by Jerry; 09-25-14 at 05:20 PM.