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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by PaulIcemanMc View Post
    I am pretty sure that Ohio has ammended that on to you do not have to notify. I am of the opinion that is a courtesy to do so....
    Mayhap this is the bill you are referring to? OH SB 239 l

    still in committee

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  3. here in virginia, if the leo runs your lisene nomber it will show it if you have a permit. i have heard this many times over the scanner. i got stopped for speeding and the trooper said "i see you have a concealed carry permit " nothing else said about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roady View Post
    here in virginia, if the leo runs your lisene nomber it will show it if you have a permit. i have heard this many times over the scanner. i got stopped for speeding and the trooper said "i see you have a concealed carry permit " nothing else said about it.
    Welcome to the forum roady.

    Works the same way here in Utah. We're not required to notify but it comes up when the officer calls in your licence so the CWP instructors advise us to notify. I had a discussion about this today with another CWP holder at work. He asked if I would notify and I said absolutely, even if I wasn't carrying. He didn't think he would. I guess it's a personal choice. I haven't had an LEO encounter since I got my permit but since the cop knows anyway why play games?

    BTW, there are 6 CWP holders where I work (that I know of) so that's 10% of the people. Three of us are former Marines. We're allowed to have weapons in our cars but we can't bring them in the building. I don't know if any of them do. I guess that's one time "don't ask - don't tell" works for me.
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  5. #14
    Hey everybody. Here in PA, you do not have to inform. But in Philadelphia, you have to. Philly makes up their own rules regardless of state law.

    I got pulled over in North East Philly a couple weeks ago. I had to get my wallet out of my strong side back pocket so I figured i'd tell the cop just in case he saw it. So I tell him that I have a license to carry and that I have a weapon on me. He didn't bat an eye and went back to his car. Now I hear sirens racing towards our location and i'm thinking...here we go. About 15 minutes later, he gives me a ticket for "amplified exhaust" and started bullshiting about my car. He didn't try and disarm me or even ask to see the weapon. I was still pissed about getting a $119 ticket though.
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    When to tell a LEO you are packing?

    When he/she ask, and pretty much that's it. My state isn't a shall inform state and I feel no need to offer up my concealment unless requested or mandated by law. You never know what the attitude of the officer might be. He might be totally against a private law abiding citizen carrying a firearm and decide to cause you some grief just cause he can. It's been my experience in 40 + years on planet earth, that ya just never know what you're dealing with until the cards are on the table and everyone shows their hand. My philosophy, why show until you are called.

    As a side note: I'm in no way saying Police officers are all Barney Fife's by any means, but I'm from Atlanta Ga and most can recall or have heard about the Little lady gunned down by the Atlanta PD by mistake and how they tried to plant evidence to avoid prosecution. My point is, they are out there and they are human just like you and me, so it's best to play it slow and methodical cause in most cases that's what they're gonna do while dealing with you, plain and simple.
    What in tarnations goin on in America these days. Dagnabbit, "CHANGE" what "Change" I say Change it back! I'm clinging to bible and my guns. Try to take either and you're liable to get blasted.

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    I would think a good time to tell him, would be right after he tells you to step out of the vehicle and put your hands on the roof.

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    In the only encounter I've had,I gave the officer my DL, HCL, insurance card. He thanked me and returned the insurance card and HCL. I was not asked if I had a weapon or where it was located. He probably wouldn't have wanted any suprises, nor did I. As the number on the DL and HCL are the same, it would have showed up when the number was ran.

  9. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by JIDinPhilly View Post
    Hey everybody. Here in PA, you do not have to inform. But in Philadelphia, Philly LEOs think you have to. Philly makes up their own rules regardless of state law.

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    I had to fix that....dont want to spread 'incorrect" info...

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    My procedure is to keep both hands on the wheel and when the LEO approaches say "Officer I have a CHP and I am armed, how would you like me to proceed?"

    It works very well and they seem to appreciate the courtesy

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    To clarify SC law:

    From SECTION 23-31-215. Issuance of permits. Article K:

    (K) A permit holder must have his permit identification card in his possession whenever he carries a concealable weapon. When carrying a concealable weapon pursuant to Article 4 of Chapter 31 of Title 23, a permit holder must inform a law enforcement officer of the fact that he is a permit holder and present the permit identification card when an officer (1) identifies himself as a law enforcement officer and (2) requests identification or a driverís license from a permit holder.

    www.SCSLED.SC.GOV has all gun laws.

    Link: South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

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