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Thread: Decision to make if an officer pulls you over for a routine traffic violaiton

  1. #111
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    SE Florida
    I've done a 180 on this one. I was always of the mind that I'd alert the LEO to the fact that I was armed, but after speaking to numerous LEOs on the subject I've changed my mind. The story was pretty much the same - sure, the LEO would appreciate it but it's not worth the trouble if you're stopped by a skittish cop, rookie, etc. None of the cops said they'd be angry if the person didn't volunteer that they were legally carrying.

    I won't bring the subject up.
    (Insert random tough-guy quote here)
    "See my gun?? Aren't you impressed?" - Anonymous sheepdog
    The hardware is the same, but the software is vastly different.

  3. Shortly after 9-11-01, I drove wife to regional airport for departure flight to visit relatives.
    National Guard had set up checkpoint on entry to airport stopping all traffic and asking to open trunk. I refused to comply under 4th ammendment. Was motioned to side lane and another supervisors car arrived. He asked if I was aware of what had happened a few days earlier, I replied that I was,but that the 4th ammendment was not suspended due to that incident. I was refused to allow to drive any closer to the terminal, so removed wife's bag from trunk, out of sight of officers observation. She walked remaining 150 yards to terminal. Officers radioed ahead as to the situation and her bags were hand searched prior to her being allowed to board.

  4. #113
    From an interview with Larken Rose: posted yesterday

    We're all taught that obedience to authority and obeying the law is what makes civilization possible. We were all told that lie, but it's still a lie. The belief that some people have the right to forcibly dominate others, even in a limited way, is the opposite of being civilized. It's an attempt to legitimize theft, murder and other violent aggression, by way of pseudo-religious political rituals − constitutions, elections, legislation, and so on. In short, the belief in authority has led to more death and destruction than anything else in history…And right now, I don't know of any issue in the world that even comes close to this in importance.
    The very concept of government, which hinges on the concept of authority − the idea that some people can acquire the right to forcibly control everyone else − is probably self-contradictory and logically bogus. I don't just mean it's a bad idea on a practical level. I mean it's an insane idea.
    This may sound odd, but believing in government makes as much sense as believing in Santa Claus, and that is remarkably easy to prove…One example is: Can someone delegate a right he doesn't have? No,of course not. If I don't have the right to steal, I can't give someone else the right to steal. It's so elementary it's ridiculous. The problem is that obvious truth completely rules out all government. If normal people don't have the right to tax, and forcibly interfere in the lives of non-violent people, then they can't possibly have given such a right to those in government − not by any election, or constitution, or any other document or ritual − and that means that just about everything that government does is inherently illegitimate.
    To call it government implies that it has authority, that it has the right to rule, that it has rights that us mere mortals don't have. Those in power claim they got these super-human rights from us, from the people, despite the fact that we never had such rights to begin with, and still have no such rights and couldn't possibly have given them to anyone else. That's just one example of how what we're taught as basic civics is absurd, insane and horribly dangerous garbage.

  5. If I am pulled over. I never say I have a gun. Or that I have a cwp. I simply hand the police officer my drivers license, registration, & my ccwp license. I then place my hands on the steering wheel & ask how they would like to proceed.

  6. #115
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    State of Confusion
    There is no statutory requirement to inform in NY so I say nothing unless specifically asked.

  7. #116
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Not required in GA, but I will choose to inform by handing the officer my drivers license and my weapons permit. I keep them together. It lets the officer know that I am not a felon and that I have had a background check. Also, I feel most officers will appreciate my openness and will feel more at ease with me during the encounter. I just want to make my police encounters as pleasant and quick as possible. However, I reserve the right to do a 180 on this position if I have a negative encounter in the future.
    "HogDoc Olliday"

  8. #117
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Rocky River, Ohio
    Ohio has mandatory notification. Cops have abused the law and we're working to get mandatory notification eliminated.

    Were it not required, I would NEVER notify. It's none of the cop's business. If he doesn't assume that everybody COULD be armed, he's too dumb for the job.

  9. #118
    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare45 View Post
    Law requires it in Texas and is connected to your drivers license, they know.
    Same in Arkansas

  10. While not required I hand my permit to the officer with my license. Though I have only been pulled over twice.

  11. #120
    Decision to make if an officer pulls you over for a routine traffic violaiton-copsx.jpg although in floriday you have to tell an officer if they ask but it shouldn't be none of their business unless you were abusing your right to carry imo
    gun control is being able to hit your target

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