I stopped a motorcycle for 71 in a 45mph zone.
The guy stopped about as normal as possible, did everything right.
I got his license-good, motorcycle endorsement-good, insurance-good, registration-good (don't see these too often where all is good).
I run him on computer.....BEEP BEEP (computer talking) "Concealed Weapons Permit".
I guess they got our computer system working with the DPS database like its supposed to....finally.
I write his ticket and go to him and ask: "Do you have your gun with you?"
guy: "no, its at home, and officer I forgot to tell you, I haven't had the license long and I left my card at home"
me: "its ok, you don't have your gun with you so you don't have to inform me or show me your license"
guy: "oh, well the Deputy in xxxxx that taught our course told us we have to show the CHL all the time even if we don't have our gun"
why do people keep teaching this to the CHL students?!?!?!?
when I got my CHL our teacher made it very clear that this was not the case, you do NOT have to inform unless you are carrying!
This hasn't changed, its the same as when I took the class in 2005.
I politely informed him that he was misinformed and that he in fact did not have to show the card/inform unless he was carrying a handgun at the time. I told him to re-read his CHL handbook or get on the DPS website to see the section covering this. He was cool with it all and was completely cooperative. I pleaded with him to slow down (street has lots of traffic, racers, and speeders...oh and wrecks).