I’m not sure what drugs our friend had ingested before he decided to pull his firearm. Just as I’m not sure how he came to be in the back of a cop car. Or if that’s the best way—or time— for a cop to disarm a backseat druggie. But I am sure that firearms “incidents” are like airplane “accidents.” They’re almost always the result of a series of unfortunate events and/or a number of mistakes. You know the old gun guru adage “don’t do stupid things with stupid people in stupid places”? It’s true both as a list and a sequence. If you recognize that something is awry, don’t compound your problems. Avoid both gunfights and negligent discharges by remembering to “be mindful” (as they say in drug counseling). Slow down, think about what’s going on, think about your options and then act decisively. You’d be amazed at what doesn’t happen when you know you don’t want it to.