The time: 0200 July 5, Hwy17 North to New Bern, NC from Jacksonville, NC
My wife and I, with another couple rode our motorcycles to Myrtle Beach, SC to see the Carolina Opry. We departed Havelock, NC at 2:30 pm and headed West on HWY 70, we met the other couple and headed south on hwy 17. I was carrying my PT145 in a Crossbreed Supertuck. We ate and went to see the 8 pm show. The show lasted until, 1030 PM. After stopping for gas, we headed north on hwy 17. Traffic was light after we left South Carolina. After leaving Jacksonville, NC on Hwy 17, we rode through Maysville and Pollocksville. After Pollocksville, the road is two lanes until just before you get to New Bern, where the road opens to four lanes. About a half a mile before the four lanes, as we rounded a corner, I saw the blue lights of a law enforcement vehicle. I slowed down, and it was then that I realized that there was a check point ahead.
After I stopped, the state trooper asked for my drivers license. I pulled both my license and my CCW permit and handed them to the State Trooper. He saw my CCW permit and before I could tell him that I was armed, he asked me if I was armed. I responded, Yes Sir. He handed me back my license and permit and said thank you.
I have to admit, I was nervous. But am glad that my first experience was a very positive one.
+ 1 with NDS... it really is too bad.
Glad your first was a postive one, and I'm encouraged to hear not all officers are 'scared' of law-abiding citizens with guns.
Sounds like a nice ride too!
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Awesome! Nice to know that every LEO out there isn't an ********* when it comes to guns.
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
NH non-res CWP
You are brave out riding a motorcycle at 2:00 am. Don't you know nothing good happens after midnight. I suspect that you were very cooperative and probably weren't drunk went a long way toward the good encounter. Surprising how many people would object to any check point and tell the officer about it. Also I suspect that they were looking for drunks at that time of the morning. Did they have any pulled over?
After all that how was the show?
Of course, I was very focused on my responsibilities, but I did not see anyone pulled over.
The two hour show was excellent.
How do I start my own thread about being forced to open carry?
There are in fact a lot of officers that support an armed citizenry. I posted an article in a thread a couple weeks ago that was written by a police officer. He completely supports the law abiding citizen being armed. Also, there were multiple comments on the article from other LEO's supporting his stance. There are a lot of ***** hole LEO's out there with an elitist mentality but there are a lot that are on our side as well.
I have a good friend who is a Deputy Sheriff and his wife teaches with my wife. He advised her to get a gun and carry it in her car's console at all times even at school! He said his wife does as well as many other teachers. He did tell her to get a revolver. They are trying to get a group of elementary school teachers together to take the CWP class together so they can all get their CWP. A CWP class of school teachers would be a great story for the news but it would also bring out the antis to the hissy fit stage and want them fired. There are about five teachers at my wife's school who are married to some type of LEO so I suggest you don't try anything there.