I decided to go to the car wash this morning, headed over in the middle of trying to clean my car I had to go pee, so I went to the closest speedway, and when I pull up I notice 2 people talking.
While getting out of the car I notice one of them reaching for something under their shirt and keeping it there, once I made a way around my vehicle keeping an eye on him, he let go of whatever it was.
I wanted to speak to him and tell him that that can be viewed as assault and the best defensive position to get in is behind the car, not out in the open.
They left before I came back out, and I had my bleeding control kit in my passenger seat.
The worst thing to do is to look for any confrontation if you actually don’t know what that person was doing…
Perhaps he wanted to correct his ostomy appliance or insulin pump?
Reaching for something doesn’t mean reaching for firearm.
“What would you do?”
Nothing else than pay attention to surroundings.
Don’t think putting a hand under your shirt is considered assault in most places. You would probably be risking significant legal jeopardy if you reacted to that action as if you were in imminent threat of assault and used force in return. I certainly wouldn’t have asked him what he was doing let alone give him a lecture on the legal definition of assault. Can’t imagine how that conversation could possibly go well.
If he was actually placing his hand on a firearm under his shirt while acting as you described then he most likely identified you as a serious threat. I know if someone pulled up and started intently watching me I would go on high alert. I wouldn’t put my hand on my pistol but I’d be getting ready to at a moments notice.
That could be a terrible mistake, first, it’s summer time, mosquitoes are everywhere maybe he was paying attention to a bug bite. Second, if it was a weapon and he put his hand on it in what you describe as an uncomfortable casual encounter I doubt he’d be open to any education or advice. Best to leave it alone and go on your merry way.