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    Go out and stop a couple of LEOs and ask them what they think, and then report back to us on it. Thanks for volunteering to do this.
    I am old and slow, BUT dead on with my aim!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmsetzer318 View Post
    My question is a question I have been pondering lately. I know that there are some states that require a Concealed Weapons License holder to have full disclosure when in contact with law enforcement. There are states like Florida and Texas that do not require it. My question is to find out the general consensus of CC license holders around the nation on whether or not full disclosure with law enforcement should always be practiced whether or not its required out of respect for our Law Enforcement agencies.
    not quite right, TX requires you to inform.
    FWIW, if it is not required why do it?

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    If not required, I do not voluntarily inform. I respect my garbage man more than police, and I don't inform him either.
    “One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmsetzer318 View Post
    My question is to find out the general consensus of CC license holders around the nation on whether or not full disclosure with law enforcement should always be practiced whether or not its required out of respect for our Law Enforcement agencies.
    No duty to inform in my state. Your "idea" sounds no better than pissing down your leg out of "respect".
    I give respect once it has been earned. Never for free and I could give a crap if you wear a badge or not.

    I've met far too many a holes who think they are some kind of God just because they wear a badge. Law enforcement,AKA the cops, work for me, not the other way around.

    I know I'm coming off harsh but this is a topic that really gets me pissed off.
    I owe no allegiance to a badge. Never have, never will.


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    Did I join the correct forum? I figured it was a bunch of guys / gals with FBI background checks, that passed.

    Several posts here sound like the only person they hate more than their Mother is their parole officer, or anyone wearing a badge.

    Rain does not fall from cloudless skies. Likewise, respect one desires, can only flow once respect is given.

    A wall is white, or black, once you paint it white, or black. If you do not paint the wall, and only expect it to be a certain color, all the expectations or criticism in the world will not change the wall.

    It is good the garbage man is looked up upon, as all public servants deserve a degree of respect. Likewise, a public servant wearing a badge should be shown respect and dignity.

    Being a police officer is a hard job. Daily, somewhere in our country, some young man, trying to help his community, is not able to come home and kiss his children goodnight, and tuck them into bed, because someone did not respect life, and did not respect their badge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock20 View Post
    Did I join the correct forum? I figured it was a bunch of guys / gals with FBI background checks, that passed.
    Not sure and yes that's us.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glock20 View Post
    Several posts here sound like the only person they hate more than their Mother is their parole officer, or anyone wearing a badge.
    Some fluff badges, others don't, that's life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glock20 View Post
    Rain does not fall from cloudless skies. Likewise, respect one desires, can only flow once respect is given.
    Yep, and when an officer does respect I'll reciprocate, and if not required, I'll respectfully not tell him about my firearm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Glock20 View Post
    A wall is white, or black, once you paint it white, or black. If you do not paint the wall, and only expect it to be a certain color, all the expectations or criticism in the world will not change the wall.

    It is good the garbage man is looked up upon, as all public servants deserve a degree of respect. Likewise, a public servant wearing a badge should be shown respect and dignity.

    Being a police officer is a hard job. Daily, somewhere in our country, some young man, trying to help his community, is not able to come home and kiss his children goodnight, and tuck them into bed, because someone did not respect life, and did not respect their badge.
    The are a lot of young men, not wearing a badge, that won't make it home tonight for the same reason. A badge doesn't make one person more important than someone who chooses to not wear a badge.
    “One of the illusions of life is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  8. The only time I'll disclose is when I'm stopped for something. There's no reason to let them know otherwise.

  9. #18
    If you are stopped for...let's say a broken tail light... the officer is already on guard and his/her blood pressure has already risen. If you're in a non-disclosure state and conduct yourself in a calm manner, comply with their request for license, registration, etc, there should be no problem. NOW...inform them you are armed... how much higher do you think their blood pressure and heart rate will go...not to mention the adrenaline rush in reaction to your statement of a weapon... what could possibly go wrong?

    Although infrequent, I have been stopped a few times in my many years. I've always (respectfully) told them where my registration is before reaching (glove box, center console), so they can watch and see no threat. No problem. No handcuffs. No search of my vehicle. AND no question of weapons. When done, we both lowered our blood pressure and went on our ways.

    Why add a weapon to the mix.... unless required by law... if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Glock20 View Post
    Did I join the correct forum? I figured it was a bunch of guys / gals with FBI background checks, that passed.

    Several posts here sound like the only person they hate more than their Mother is their parole officer, or anyone wearing a badge.

    Rain does not fall from cloudless skies. Likewise, respect one desires, can only flow once respect is given.

    A wall is white, or black, once you paint it white, or black. If you do not paint the wall, and only expect it to be a certain color, all the expectations or criticism in the world will not change the wall.

    It is good the garbage man is looked up upon, as all public servants deserve a degree of respect. Likewise, a public servant wearing a badge should be shown respect and dignity.

    Being a police officer is a hard job. Daily, somewhere in our country, some young man, trying to help his community, is not able to come home and kiss his children goodnight, and tuck them into bed, because someone did not respect life, and did not respect their badge.
    I completely agree with you. However I fail to see any relevency in your post regarding informing an officer about a legally possessed firearm when not required to by law. I don't tell them about my gun or permit because as jrs posted in #18, there is no need for me to add more stress to an already stressful condition. Any police officer who believes that I am a "good guy" because I hand him a piece of paper that I claim to be real and valid isn't all that bright. They don't believe my driver's license is real and valid and they call it in and verify it, so why should they believe my pistol license is real and valid until they call it in to verify it. In the meanwhile, they now know that there is a gun to be concerned about.

    If they want to know up front if I armed or not, all they have to do is ask. Takes less than 5 seconds, "Sir, are you carrying any firearms or weapons with you today?"
    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.

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    Here in Indiana, we're not required to. This is my opinion only, but I would say if it's not required, only do it if you're about to be frisked or if the officer is about to search your vehicle (only with your permission, of course).

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