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  1. A lot of guys who feel compelled to inform the cop (when it's not required by law) just plain haven't thought things through.

    A lot of cops are anti gun and think they are the elites who should have a monopoly on firearms. Why give them a reason to dislike you.

    I believe that if a cop thinks it's important they'll ask.

    As for the guys who refuse to answer the question: I think a refusal to answer will almost always be interpreted as a yes.

    I never ask anyone because I just plain don't care. And my knowing they're packing is very near worthless information because I still don't know what they'll do if the excrement hits the spinning turbine

    But if I did ask: I'd take any refusal to answer as a big "YES" with a Neon Marquee pointing the way. I don't think I'm alone in this line of thinking. Think it through: Why else would they (or you) refuse to answer.

    The answer I give is dependent on the situation.

    If my Dad asks I say: "Yes."

    If someone I casually know asks I make a joke out of it: "Don't worry. I left my Uzi in the car." Or: "Ya accidentally shoot ONE guy and ya get a reputation" I figure that if they know me well enough to ask they're not likely to believe an outright denial anyway.

    If it's someone I really don't know well: I just lie: "No. Of course not." I'm not under oath. They're not a Law Enforcement Officer. There's no law against lying. There's a reason it's called "Concealed."

    If it's some one I've never seen before who just walks up to me and asks I say: "Get the **** away from me." And I just keep walking. I believe that if someone is "casing" me to see if I'm a soft target this is the best way not to show weakness while giving out as little information as possible.

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    [QUOTE=NavyLCDR;225665]I know a lot of people who advocate that it is "polite", "responsible", and "the right thing to do" to inform a police officer during a stop of your CPL (Concealed Pistol License) and your firearm if you are carrying for "officer safety", "because they just want to go home safe at night" and some even say it "makes it safer for both the police officer and the gun carrier".

    So, my question is this, especially to those who say that you should notify police officers, even when the law does not require it:

    Would you notify a taxicab driver and provide them with you CPL if you were taking a taxi somewhere while armed?


    Unless it is needed for what ever legal reason, I follow the don't ask, don't tell policy. Unless I am pulled over by a police officer or I need to pull it for what ever lawful reason, I do not tell. Saves problems

  4. #13
    If I am pulled ver or asked by law enforcement I will usualy show my permit if I am legal. That if I am legal in the state where I am carrying. The license may show up on my drivers license anyway. Otherwise I deny and refuse permission to search.

  5. #14
    Nobody is "safe" and everyone is a potential victim.

    I will never tell LE I CCW unless legally required. I also will not tell a taxi driver or anyone else I CCW because I'm not legally required and IMO it doesn't enhance their safety (recall santa comment above) or mine. If I haven't assaulted them during our interaction, then they know they WERE safe.

    I don't see how telling anyone you CCW makes them safer especially if they don't know you personally. My wife doesn't consider herself safer, but she knows I'm ready for deadly encounters.

    To me, everyone is a potential threat and could be carrying any kind of weapon. I'm not sure how many people legally CCW where I live, but I could care less if I know. If I knew, I wouldn't feel safer, I'd just consider them less of a threat, but a potential threat nonetheless. I don't feel safe at any time (even in my home or a police station), just more or less prepared and aware at various times for the unexpected.

    Although LE and taxi drivers don't expect everyone to harm them, which is obviously reasonable, just as anyone else, they simply should be prepared for anyone who may. Knowing whether the other party has a firearm (or any weapon) won't change the fact that to know another's intentions beforehand, which isn't possible, is the only way to "feel safer."

  6. Quote Originally Posted by bob16066 View Post
    But if I did ask: I'd take any refusal to answer as a big "YES" with a Neon Marquee pointing the way. I don't think I'm alone in this line of thinking. Think it through: Why else would they (or you) refuse to answer.
    For me, the answer is nearly always "I never answer that question - but I do not carry 100% of the time."

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    I really do not see the reason why, if I boarded a taxi to take me somewhere, I would inform the taxi driver that I am packing? It is the taxi driver's job to bring me to my destination. And btw, so far I never had any reason to call a taxi to bring me anywhere here in this country. I either have my own car, my husband driving with me or a rent-a-car when we go to another state.
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  8. #17
    Are you serious?
    Concealed is nobody elses business until needed.
    I wouldn't even tell a date I was armed. She'll find out eventually. I hope.
    "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." T. Jefferson

  9. #18
    Tell who? What? Carry what? Isn't it dangerous to carry something like that?

    Psalm 82:3-5

  10. #19
    Would you notify a taxicab driver and provide them with you CPL if you were taking a taxi somewhere while armed?






    Nope.

  11. #20
    I show the taxi driver my CCW badge and ask to see his tactical taxi-driver badge.

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