Exactly what is courteous about telling the LEO about a perfectly legal item that you are carrying concealed which has no bearing on the reason he stopped you? Do you/will you offer the same courtesy to the taxi cab driver who is inviting you into their cab? Do you/will you offer the same courtesy to the night-shift convenience store clerk who is also at risk of being the victim of a violent crime? What if they see part of your gun while you are reaching for an item off the shelf? Would it not put them at ease to know you have a permit? They just want to go home safe at the end of their shift, you know. If you are such a courteous person, than why not be equally courteous to everyone you have some sort of interaction with? Why is your courtesy limited only to law enforcement officers? And, can you GUARANTEE that every time you tell a cop about you gun it will be a 30 second encounter?
Originally Posted by glock33
And so what if they know the registered owner of the vehicle has a concealed carry permit? That tells them that any firearm carried by the registered owner of the vehicle is 99% chance to be legally carried. So what does it accomplish to tell the officer about an object that they ALREADY KNOW (according to your theory) is 99% chance legally possessed and carried?
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.