This is a discussion on Inform the officer or not when concealed carry? within the Concealed Carry Discussion forums, part of the Main Category category; Just to clarify, the U.S. Bill of Rights (amendments to the constitution) limit the power of the U.S. federal government. ...
When nonviolent dissent is met with excessive, violent reaction from "peacekeepers," it's no wonder the attitude is so sour toward the position. I'll consent to the rule of law, but I find less legitimacy as time goes on...
"A man is no less a slave because he is allowed to choose a new master once in a term of years." - Lysander Spooner
Ooops... I do see this was posted in a thread about informing the officer or not when concealed carrying. So... I must qualify my answer with I've had interactions with probably 30 law enforcement officers over the years, but I never mentioned my CPL or my handgun.
As far as people skills are concerned, it is best to get the police officer to enter a more "relaxed" zone than what he is in when he approaches the vehicle of someone he doesn't know. However, I certainly haven't met him either and don't know what he's up to as well. To keep the officer more at ease, I actually turn the car off put the keys on the dash and keep my hands at the top of the steering wheel before he arrives. I've just told him through action, I'm not a flight risk, I'm not going to give you a hassle. If I'm in a state that requires me to inform, I abide. In my state (PA) I do not have to. I will inform if I'm asked to step out of the car for some reason and then ask how he/she would like me to proceed.
~ "I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials." (George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 425-426)
More often than not the LEO knows if you have a permit or not before he gets out of the car, thats if he bothers to ck, a lot of states DL# is the same as you CCW permit#, even still when he runs your plates it may come up then, i have been stopped 4 times since I got a permit a few years ago, and in each case the cop walks up and asked where my weapon was, and I would say on my belt, in the consol, or wherever, I never did say I always carryed two, and sometimes three, anyways there never was anything said or done concerning the gun, except one instince where officer Fife, called another cop to guard me, or guard him from me not sure which, while he was running my plates and DL
Bad Guys of the world beware the next time you think about jumping on a old guy, because its a fair bet he's to old to fight and probably to fat to run, but can put one in your eye at 50ft