— Marina Medvin ?? (@MarinaMedvin) June 17, 2022
One of the things I do besides scanning is to leave the driver’s door open as to block one avenue of access to me. I know it is not a hard block, but if it affects the attackers’ planning (and it may do) I will take the added benefit. And my back, whenever possible, will be against the car, again, no need to create avenues of access to your body.
And please, do not disregard the importance of eye contact. We have been told so many times that if we make eye contact, we may anger the bad guys and risk being attacked. Newsflash: These people had already made the decision to attack; avoiding eye contact was precisely what they needed. A stern look at somebody looking at you as potential victim may make them rethink you being an easy to take down dunce or somebody that will perhaps be harder to defeat. And, of course, do look, but keep scanning: you never know how many are there and where are they.
And keeping a hand close to the firearm is always a good strategy.