I apologize for not quoting exactly or perfectly what he said...
There was more to the statement/discussion. He was not at fault or mis-informing anyone.
His point was that he could not 'ready' his arm until the threat was 'real' versus someone carrying a gun in a purse could ready and even fire if necessary without having to worry about breaking concealment (brandishing).
My point to absurdity is more the line that when I (or anyone) is being 'approached' in a manner that could be considered threatening, even if there is not yet a 'show of force from the 'possible' aggressor; by being allowed to 'ready' or at least unconceal and 'cover by hand' my weapon could show the aggressor that I mean to defend myself if need be and likely diffuse the entire situation before it gets nasty.