The best way to find out if a cop is anti or not is to inform him that you're carrying a gun. Problem is life kinda sucks when you find out the hard way .
If I'm not legally required I do not inform I couldn't care less about officer "preferance"
Not a LEO but if I was I would like to be informed. It shows you are respectful and have nothing to hide. But to each his own.
No it isn't of the 47 states that allow concealed carry 8 require you to inform the police that you are carrying. 1 (Texas) requires it but has no criminal penalty in place for no compliance and no state requires non permit holders to notify.Quote:
Originally posted by ontarget1911 And in most states it is required by the concealed carry laws to announce that you have a loaded firearm in the car
How does NOT informing show any disrespect to the LEO?
In Florida we do not have to, but I always handle the DL along with the CCW permit, and then I inform that I am carrying a firearm.
and this accomplishes what?
As to the remark above in bold,
How would an officer know just by running the plates if the operator of the vehicle is a cpl holder?
All it will tell them is that the person whose vehicle they pulled over is a cpl holder. Not perhaps the registered persons spouse, brother, friend, etc, who just so happens to be operating the vehicle,who may not be, a permit holder
Because that's all the ammunition we had.'
Polk Co. Fla. Sheriff Grady Judd
I often get the impression that permit holders who inform somehow feel that they're giving the cop the "secret handshake" by informing. I hear all the time on other boards that the CHP is some kind of certified good guy card.
As a LEO I would lock your butt up for being belligerent. Sheesh!!
2. His safety is his problem, not mine.
3. If I inform, the officer -may- (though likely not) decide to remove my weapon. How do I know that this officer practices weapons safety? How do I know this officer has ever seen/handled a weapon like mine? And safely knows how to handle it? --Maybe this officer is used to Beretta 92F, but has never handled a Taurus 92 clone, but thinks the safety works the same--big trouble--- I think not informing certainly enhances my safety.
So in my opinion informing does not enhance the officers safety, and it does not enhance my safety, so why inform?
I live in a state were you have to inform. I don't mind it nor do I have a problem with it.
I live in Washington and I don't inform unless the is some reason for the LEO to pull me out of my vehicle. And I have NEVER given the LEOs any reason to pull me out. I have only been stopped 4 times in 45 years of driving and only once since I started carrying. If it looks like you're going to get pulled out then I would inform the LEO at that time. YMMV