Originally Posted by onespeedbiker
Living in CA and being a retired LEO, I am always armed. Whether to inform an officer I might have contact with while they are involved in an enforcement activity I take on a case by case bases; based primarily on the likely length of contact. Generally I would not inform becasue no matter how experienced an officer is, the dynamic immediately changes once LE knows you're armed, however it goes without saying that I will be most compliant contact/detainee the officer has experienced in a long time.
You're looking at it from a totally different perspective...being a former LEO.
I guess being from a "Duty to Inform" state that's how I was instructed.
As far as being compliant..I too would be the model of compliancy....I would say my first words to any officer would be "I have a permitted firearm with me in the vehicle...how would you like to proceed?" as I sat there with both hands on the steering wheel in plain view.