This is a discussion on Took a long time but, My first LEO encounter. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by tbrenke My drivers window was down, that may be the resion he went to the passenger side. yeah the do like the ...
As a one man unit, he's just looking for "an edge".
A great story with a happy ending!
I must have more 1911's. Someone donate me a Springfield EMP.
No strip search?
No "assume the position"?
No fondling of your guns?
No trip downtown?
Maybe he's an XD lover.
Glad it went well.
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"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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Sounds to me you did most things wrong... everyone knows that you should start shouting a the PO "I've got a gun, I've got a gun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Only kidding, glad things went the way they did... must have been a seasoned officer. Bunker
Ahem,,,Sorry, flashbacks of the A TEAM!!
We all can only hope for an interaction such as this, As long as WE do everything correct.
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good job on both sides of the story
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If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?
There have been a couple of cases here in MN where state troopers were killed standing alongside a stopped vehicle, because another car hit them. (At least one was drunk, and went to prison for manslaughter).
Since then, I've always seen them approach the side of the car away from traffic. If the pull was to the left shoulder, that'll be the driver's side.
I consider the needless pretext stops to be harrassment in and of themselves.
I got pulled over tuesday by a CSP outside of Pueblo the stop went exactly (IMO) the way a traffic stop should go.
1. I knew I was going to get pulled over so I had my turn signal on before the cop ever lit me up.
2. I had my wallet in my hand and my DL/POI? and registration out when he approached the car.
3. Very first thing he said was "Good afternoon sir, I clocked you doing 68 in a 55 zone. That's 13 miles over the limit , you will be cited for your speed today."
4. He took my paperwork walked back to his car, wrote the ticket came back explained the payment options to me and said "Please Be careful puling back out into traffic sir. Have a nice day."
To which I replied "Drive safely Officer." And he looked at me like a I was nuts.
My gun never once jumped out on my holster. I never mentioned I was armed, He dealt strictly W/ the business at hand and I was on my way no fishing trips, no gotcha games.
Exactly the way it's supposed to be
Traffic violations are legitimate stops.
What happens from there depends on circumstances.
My wife was stopped a while ago on I-95 by FHP for the same reason.
She gives DL, reg. ins. to the trooper; he says "You hace a CCW" she says "Yes".
He says "Where is your gun?"
She says "At home"
He gets upset "You're just like my wife ! You go to the trouble of getting a CCW, here you are at night on the Interstate and your gun is at home !!! OK tell your husband to fix your light and keep your gun in the car if you don't want to carry it."
It was her first interaction with a LEO after she got her CCW and she just couldn't believe it
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The first time, a Stratford cop followed me into the Lycoming parking lot and parked behind my car after I parked... he never lit up the lights, just rolled his window down and asked to see my license. I had no idea why I was stopped until he told me the current sticker was missing. He already knew my reg was OK and told me so.
The second time it was a very young CT State Trooper that pulled me over in Woodbury, and boy, this guy was one step short of mean and rude. Absolutely no errant driving on my part... guess it was just a slow day. He must have had binocs to see that little sticker from where he was parked. Turns out someone ripped off my sticker, but he read me the riot act first and threatened a ticket of over $100. After he called in my license and insurance stuff, he eventually came back and lectured me some more about the offense. He let me go, grudgingly... what a tool.
In both cases there was a handgun in the car, but there was absolutely no need to make that declaration in either case. The young trooper with the attitude problem probably would have called for a SWAT team for backup if I had.
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