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Megan Jaegerman's Brilliant News Graphics

Spotting a hidden handgun ASYMMETRICAL GAIT UPPER BODY SHIFT A gun in a right-hand pocket or tucked into the right side of a waistband may hinder leg movement on that side, making the right stride shorter than the left. When approached from the front, a person with a hidden gun will instinctively turn the gun side of his body away from the person approaching. and may veer to that side to avoid a face-to-face encounter. He is also likely to pull his arm in toward his body on the gun side. A slightly clipped arm swing may also signal a hidden gun: the forearm on the gun side will tend to stay close to the body, instinctively guarding the weapon. Short stride on gun side Short arm swing on gun side RIGHT STRIDE LEFT STRIDE A QUICK ADJUSTMENT RUNNING FROM THE RAIN A gun's weight is distributed unevenly, with more of its weight in the grip than in the barrel. Vertical motion – like descending When running toward shelter from rain, or across a busy street, a person concealing a gun is likely to brace the weapon with Gun's original Weighted grip position in waistband stairs or stepping onto a curb - tends to shift the barrel upward. A quick, circular movement of the hand or forearm adjusts the gun's position. slips downward: barrel rises an arm or hand. HAND REPOSITIONS GUN GUN HIDDEN UNDER JACKET CONSPICUOUS CLOTHING Garments worn to conceal weapons often appear odd, mismatched, or out of season, and can actually draw attention to a person trying to avoid scrutiny. A closer look may reveal movements or other characteristic signs of a hidden handgun. JACKET FITS UNEVENLY HAND RESTS One side hangs lower than ON GUN the other, and swings like a pendulum with each step feels for gun HOLSTER BULGES A holstered gun appears as a lump when arms are STYLES DON'T MATCH CLOTHES DON'T SUIT WEATHER Oversized or mismatched A coat is open in cold weather, for ...or closed Hand constantly coat seems incompatible with other clothing in hot weather, to quick access to a gun .. extended or when the through clothing body bends at the waist conceal one Source: Robert T. Gallagher, former detective, Anti-Robbery Tactical Unit, New York City Police Department Megan Jaegerman

Megan Jaegerman's Brilliant News Graphics

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Megan Jaegerman produced some of the best news graphics ever while working at The New York Times from 1990 to 1998. Her work is smart, finely detailed, elegant, witty, inventive, informative.


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