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This is a discussion on traffic stops within the CCW forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; TN is not a "shall inform" state, although I will be moving to NC in a couple of years, which is. Either way, I'm inclined ...


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Old April 1st, 2017, 05:49 AM   #61
 
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TN is not a "shall inform" state, although I will be moving to NC in a couple of years, which is. Either way, I'm inclined to inform by presenting the LEO with both my drivers license and CCW, I never utter the word "gun" or "weapon". I'll let them ask what they want to ask. If they do ask and I'm carrying, I'll inform them where it is and ask how they would like to proceed? Leave the ball entirely in their court with hands always in sight.



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Think about what you'd want to know if the roles were reversed.
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In kansas you don't have to inform , but they will know when they run your license so I would just do it anyway. I hope I don't get get pulled over. We spend a lot of time in Oklahoma which is an inform state. We were involved in a traffic accident in OKC once. When the officer arrived I handed him all my paperwork and both licenses drivers and cc and asks how he would like to proceed...we were already out of the car. He simply asked what it was and where on my body it was located. I informed him and he said just don't move your hands there. My hands went into my pockets...NOT where my cc piece was located. the officer was really pretty cool about the whole thing, and he was a young officer too. I've heard young ines can be kind of cold about this. Other than being in a wreck it was actually a good experience, if that makes any sense. I am curious about Nebraska, as I have to travel through there this summer and I have found conflicting information regarding their cc laws. Do you think I can just call their states attorneys office??
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NH has no duty to inform and the permits are issued locally with no state ties. I stay silent on carrying if they ask I will not lie to them. We are a constitutional carry state now so LEO's have to assume we are all carrying. I have been stopped by local police and kept my hands on the steering wheel and treated them with respect. No issues they just told me to slow down. I have to readjust when we come back from Texas as the speed limits are a lot lower here on the back roads.
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I try to always be courteous to everyone, but especially LEO. They have enough crap to deal with, and ours locally are pretty good people, for the most part, at least the ones I know. But when I am carrying, I intentionally become even more courteous, and more aware of traffic laws just as a pre-emptive measure.
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In CO, hand the police officer you DL, with your CCW. I have never tried it out, but I have heard that if you DONT hand the cop your CCW and he finds out when he gets back to his car, he'll get his panties in a wad.

What upsets me is that we, as law abiding citizens, are actually concerned with how we need to deal with making sure the Police handle the situation correctly. How should the situation go?

Cop: "License and reg.."
Guy: "Here ya go, officer"
Cop: *walks back to car* does NCIC Check *sees that driver is CCW Holder* Thinks to himself *Good for this guy exercising his rights, I bet he has a firearm* walks back to car "Here's your speeding ticket, slow down"
Guy: "will do, officer."

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We shouldn't have to fear for our lives simply because we reach for our wallet.
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An LEO shouldn't have to fear for his not knowing what the hell a person is reaching for.
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Ok. We shouldn't shoot each other. That's a given. There is no doubt it is risky to walk up to strangers. Still,simply reaching for your wallet is not an excuse for lethal force. Needs to be more reason.Roofers shouldn't fear for their lives either but they know the risks when they became roofers.
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Hmmmm
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Common sense & respect and simple 10-2 hands on the steering wheel!!!
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I'm in a "Duty to Inform" state. I would inform regardless no matter what state I was in. I think it's the courteous thing to do for a LEO. They have a job to do and want to go home every night too, so the less surprises they receive the easier their job will be.
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I teach the NRA PPITH course in Michigan. It is a duty to inform state, must immediately(first thing out of you mouth) verbally inform. Follow officers instructions. Caveat; I tell my students(personal opinion only) to never handle your firearm in the presence of the officer. If the officer wants the firearm, I respectfully tell them I will exit the vehicle and they can disarm me. I believe in that case they will not require it, and secondly-my actions with a firearm can never be misconstrued by the officer, or any other officer in the vicinity.
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I was pulled over by a cop who is also a friend of mine and knew I had a permit to carry. He only asked if I had any 'bazookas" with me.
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We shouldn't have to fear for our lives simply because we reach for our wallet.
And there shouldn't be open season declared on cops but it was. If a cop approaches your car and if you are smart you'll keep your hands visible. If someone starts to draw down on them and they wait until they see a gun then it is very likely that is the last thing they will see.
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