Predators have a strategic advantage: human decency. Not theirs, of course. Yours. Most people will stop to talk to a stranger asking for help. What time is it? You check your cell phone. They take it. Do you know where XXXX Street is? You look around. They clobber you. Got a light? Lights out. I’m not saying treat all strangers like brain-eating zombies. But know this: your gun is no use to you at static bad breath distances. If a stranger approaches you KEEP MOVING. Give directions or say sorry no, can’t help you, while walking away. Sure there are exceptions and yes, it’s situationally dependent. But the moment you stand still is the moment you’ve surrendered your ground. By the same token, practice drawing while moving. The best way to “get off the X” is not to be on it in the first place.