My point is this:
There are plenty of people who carry concealed firearms who say it is "polite", "responsible", etc. to tell a police officer of the presence of the firearm. They will criticize those who don't, won't, and recommend against informing a police officer if not required by law to do so. Yet those exact same persons say, "NO WAY! Why would I tell a taxi driver about my gun?!?"
My question is, why should I or anyone else tell a police officer about a lawfully carried gun when no one thinks you should tell the taxi driver? What does it accomplish to tell a cop about the same gun that telling a taxi driver doesn't accomplish? So why do some people feel they should tell a cop when they aren't required by law to, but turn around and say NO WAY to the taxi driver? Taxi drivers are in more danger from guns on their jobs every day than police officers are.
Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.