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  1. #21
    I really don't think it's a right or wrong answer for this question. I really don't know what I would do if put in that situation. If I got pulled over for a speeding/brake light, I really don't want to volunteer any info. Give me my ticket and let me go! I feel like if you are carrying your weapon you should not be speeding anyway, becasue it will only bring unnecessary attention to yourself. A ticket could turn into in their eyes a felony traffic stop, which means 3-4 units and all the bells and whistles .

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  3. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Wolf View Post
    Here in Michigan buy law you have to tell the Officer and I believe give him your CCW and DL no matter what he is....State, County, Local.
    This is correct. You don't tell him you have a good chance that you will lose your CPL.

  4. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by BigSlick View Post
    I was pulled over one night in KY. My TN permit is valid in KY. My tail lights were out because of a bad fuse. I rolled down my window and he told me right away that my tail lights were out and then asked for my DL. I hand him my DL and CCW at the same time. He asked where my the weapon was and I told him in my right pocket (P3AT). He said just keep it there and returned to his car I'm guessing to run my DL and CCW. He returned a few minutes later, handed me my DL/CCW, thanks me for telling him I had a weapon and assisted me with replacing the fuse. I guess it was a slow night. All in all a positive encounter.
    that's cool he did that makes him that much more respectable
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  6. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye638 View Post
    I saw a video that sums this up farily well. It was done for one of the gun magazines with Massad Ayoob. Mr. Ayoob said to not say the word "gun" as in "Officer, I have a gun." Instead, whe he asks for your drivers license, also give him you carry ID and ask him "What do you want me to do." The reason he gave for not saying "gun" was because there might be a rookie LEO on the passenger side of the car and he might not hear everything being said but he will hear "Gun."
    Good advice from Mr. Ayoob.

    We are required to divulge the information in SC. We're told that we now have 2 ID cards, one for state (DL) and one for federal (CWP). They must both be presented to LEOs.
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  7. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralSumter View Post
    We're told that we now have 2 ID cards, one for state (DL) and one for federal (CWP). They must both be presented to LEOs.
    CWP= Federal ID? That doesn't sound right. Is that to say that you must present your CWP even if you are not in possession of a weapon?

  8. Quote Originally Posted by enfd250 View Post
    Agreed. I live in NC and we're required to notify. However, I think I would elect to notify no matter where I am. If you're carrying legally, you should have nothing to worry about, even with an overzealous rookie. I'd prefer to notify over having the LEO catch a glimpse (for whatever reason) on their own and go into panic mode. I don't like kissing pavement.
    I live in N.C. also and in class they said your plate was flagged when you get the license.You have to show your drivers license and ccl at the same time. I'm with you show your ccl and be on the safe side.

  9. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Pele View Post
    Suppose you're out for a drive and you've got a tail light out... Or you're doing a bit above the speed limit and you just had a nice set of headers, exhaust pipes, and mufflers put on your car...

    Regardless, you're now on the side of the road with a blue light special behind you.

    Officer comes to the door and asks for your license and registration... Do you inform him that you are in possession of a concealed handgun or not?

    Does the matter that it's the sherrif, a local county officer, or a state trooper change your option?



    I think the DMV here flags your plates when you get a CCW. I've always thought it's a good idea to inform.

    "Officer, I understand you go through a lot of risk in your line of duty, I would like to minimize this risk and inform you that I am in possession of a Concealed Weapon permit and I do have the weapon on my person (or in the car) The weapon is on my left hip (or next to the emergency brake handle in the center console). My license and registration are in my left front pocket. How would you like to proceed?"
    Yes, tell the officer you are carring, both hand on the wheel, they appreciate that plus if they find out by accident it can get ugly, as far as the dmv flaging tags to identify us makes us prone to theft and puts us at risk to the bad guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barlitt8 View Post
    Yes, tell the officer you are carring, both hand on the wheel, they appreciate that plus if they find out by accident it can get ugly, as far as the dmv flaging tags to identify us makes us prone to theft and puts us at risk to the bad guys!
    How easy is it for some random dude to just get DMV records?


    I work on cars and had to find the registered owner of a car that was left on my property for over a month to get a title. They wouldn't give me that even though I was in possession of the car and keys and everything...

    I eventually had to crush it into scrap metal, which sucks because I was out a couple grand because of that.

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    I guess I'm also in the minority here.

    If I'm carrying, I wouldn't inform a LEO since my home state (PA) doesn't require me to. And, contrary to popular belief, I'm not required to give him a yes/no answer to the question "Do you have any weapons on you?" I can stay silent or answer with a question "What's the problem, officer?".

    Only if he has reasonable suspicion that you have a firearm can he require the LTCF.

    In my opinion, my right to travel and live freely trumps the officer's rights to restrict them. He should have PC before going on fishing expeditions. Plus, if I inform him that I am indeed carrying, there's a fair chance of him going into panic mode and thinking I'm going to draw and unload on him. In the end, since that would almost never be my intention, it would be safer to just not bring it up if you aren't required to.

    Then again, I'm big on the exercise of rights and the restriction of government from intruding on the personal lives of those it governs. Each one of us has to figure out for ourselves how far we are willing to let government in on our lives.

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