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Old 06-03-2015, 10:26 AM
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:59 AM
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Seems like a great way to handle it. I never though about the young rookie scenario.
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:05 AM
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If you ever get pulled over by Massad Ayoob go ahead and give up.
Pulling on him would be fruitless.
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Bump for good advice.
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I got stopped yrs ago and had a pistol and my young daughter with me. Before I came to a stop I put the pistol on the dash in front of me. I rolled the window 1/2 way down and then stopped. Before the officer got out of his car I grabbed my window with both hands. Before I said anything he evidently recognized my caution and asked me if I had a gun. I said yes sir, in front of me on the dash. He said don't do anything, I'm going to put the gun on your roof for both of our safety. I said ok.

He let me off with a warning about my speed and he put the gun back where it was.

Very nice, professional guy.
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:02 PM
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I may or may not tell the officer anything. I've gone both ways and convinced one time it got me out of a ticket and another that it got me a ticket.

The former anti officer tried to send a lecture my way after writing up the ticket and I just interrupted "are we done here?",, He turned pretty red as I drove away.

Depends on my mood and vibe I get from the officer.

I don't have to say anything if I don't want to.
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As Ayoob said, it depends on what state you are in. Some require you to let the officer know. Other states do not. In a state where it is required, handing the officer your CCP is a good way to handle it.
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I've told them before reaching for the glove box that there's a gun in there, and they put it on the roof. Very polite and professional.

I've been riding shotgun while my buddy got pulled, he holds his concealed license out the window as the cop approaches to let him know. Been pulled twice riding with him (he drives like an a hole) both times the cop didn't mention the gun and gave him a warning, not a ticket.
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Haven't been pulled over in a few years but having a CCP seems like a "get of of ticket pass" around here. Last time I was pulled over I was coming back from the lake and hit a speed trap close to home. Must have been 5 or 6 other cars pulled over in this 35mph (used to be 50mph) zone. I was burned, red eyed, worn out. I handed the officer my permit and credit card by accident. He asked if I had been drinking, no sir, gave back credit card, sorta chuckled, gave back permit, told me to watch my speed and I was on my way while everyone else was stuck signing tickets. A couple times before that I was let go with warning as well and I actually can't remember last time I received a traffic ticket. I have been tempting fate for years now, not worrying about getting pulled over, trying to test my theory, but I can't seem to get stopped!
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As a real estate appraiser, wife and I go into vacant or abandoned homes regularly, and carry. Went into one where it had been clearly had an attempt to break in. Called the police, proceeded to 'clear' the home (yes, I know what I am doing). Officer showed up about 20 minutes later to take the report. As we talked, he asked if I wanted him to clear the home. I said thanks but I am carrying and have already cleared the home. He just nodded and kept on writing. No other mention of my firearm.

Texas is much more laid back, especially outside of a major city, than some other states.
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Don't do what I did.

I didn't say anything because I didn't have to. I was just focused on the ticket I didn't deserve (cop picked out wrong car - my car looks like its speeding when its standing still).

He came back and proceeded to "check" the weapon by picking it up and looking down the barrel strait at me. Not in a shooting position, just looking down the barrel. That was the first time I ever saw what the front of a loaded revolver looks like.
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Was pulled over one time not long after I'd first started carrying. Handed the Officer Proof of Insurance, Drivers License, and CCW Permit (which I'd placed on top). He ask where it was located and if it was loaded (which it was). He was very professional and thanked me then we went on about whatever he'd pulled me over for.

I don't understand why people tend to challenge LEO's. For one they will be more resentful towards you when you do challenge them and for two you're likely going to waste more of your own time questioning their authority. If you truly are innocent, what's the point? Give respect, get respect...hasn't let me down.
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Been pulled over twice with a pistol in the center console. Both times I had my hands on the wheel and told the officer i had a permit and a pistol the second he walked up.

First time he took my license/registration and without even looking at me said "your not going to shoot me are you"....."of course not!" Still got the ticket.

Second time I was hauling a camper at dusk and had left my wallet in the camper. I told the cop about the pistol and that my wallet was in the camper. He made me walk back to get it. I moved slowly, opened the door and pointed to the cabinet where the wallet was, got it and came out slowly. Sat back in the truck while he wrote that ticket.

Neither time they seemed very concerned about the gun.
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Good sound advice.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
I got stopped yrs ago and had a pistol and my young daughter with me. Before I came to a stop I put the pistol on the dash in front of me. I rolled the window 1/2 way down and then stopped. Before the officer got out of his car I grabbed my window with both hands. Before I said anything he evidently recognized my caution and asked me if I had a gun. I said yes sir, in front of me on the dash. He said don't do anything, I'm going to put the gun on your roof for both of our safety. I said ok.

He let me off with a warning about my speed and he put the gun back where it was.

Very nice, professional guy.
You're brave grabbing a gun after an officer is issuing a stop. I mean he don't know who you are, be blue lights you, and without him speaking a word, or knowing who you are,or if your a criminal or not, imagine if he had see you put that gun in front of you before he got to you. I'd take it as you wanted it close by at you're 12 for some strange reason.


I dunno if I'd do that or not. IMO its ballsy. I've been stopped about 4 times with my gun and every time I let the officer know just like this video. I don't grab anything except my LIC and my permit. As I'm holding my paperwork out of my window with my left hand, I have my right hand on the 12 o'clock on the wheel. And every time they say " yeah I seen it when I ran you're plates. Just don't make any sudden moves and we'll be fine".
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Originally Posted by jebsurf View Post
You're brave grabbing a gun after an officer is issuing a stop. I mean he don't know who you are, be blue lights you, and without him speaking a word, or knowing who you are,or if your a criminal or not, imagine if he had see you put that gun in front of you before he got to you. I'd take it as you wanted it close by at you're 12 for some strange reason.


I dunno if I'd do that or not. IMO its ballsy. I've been stopped about 4 times with my gun and every time I let the officer know just like this video. I don't grab anything except my LIC and my permit. As I'm holding my paperwork out of my window with my left hand, I have my right hand on the 12 o'clock on the wheel. And every time they say " yeah I seen it when I ran you're plates. Just don't make any sudden moves and we'll be fine".
I got stopped once and did the window thing. The cop was puzzled.

I do the driving wheel thing.
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Always just hand them my CWP along with license. Answer the obvious questions that will follow. Never had a problem with that. Never had one ask to see or retrieve it or anything. It normally just goes well after I tell them where it is.
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I dont really carry here.
On the mainland, I do.
I was taught if pulled over, but hands palm down on the dashboard.
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In Ga you are not obligated to tell a LEO you are carrying with a permit. I recently had an interaction with the GSP and never mentioned the 9mm, Rem 700 and DDM4 behind me in my truck. Their presence wasn't relevant to the matter, I have a CCP and mentioning them may have slowed down the entire incident.

I do not like the part of the video when the officer removes the man's weapon. If I can legally carry, no officer has the right to remove my weapon from my body simply because it will make him feel safer. My right to carry matches his right to carry.......leave it at that.
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