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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Why not? I thought it was a fair question.

    Because it's the same as asking me why I chose to exercise my right to free speech.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanamish99 View Post
    First off, Thank You for your service. By default, I respect those who wear the uniform. I do not, however, give them a pass on transgressing the Constitution, just because 'they have a job to do'. I too, have a job to do, however, I abide as best I can by the laws, and by the Law. Disregarding my 4th Amendment rights, because it is an effective tool for catching drunks, is, and always will be, unlawful. It may be considered legal by the courts, but this doesn't mean it's Lawful.

    The German soldiers who were manning the ovens, they had a 'job to do' too.
    That last comment took away all your credibility in my humble opinion. The topic is about an alledged stop at a DUI checkpoint not about the persecution of the Jewish people in WW II.
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    The way a guy says something is almost as important as the words he used. The OP said the cop spoke in a way that said he questioned the need for civilians to carry, and I have no reason to doubt that. I find it ironic that a cop expects to be treated courteously by motorists, but he is allowed to be disrespectful if he's having a bad day? We all have bad days, suck it up!

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    I don't have a problem with any of NC's concealed carry laws except for the "notifying law enforcement" part. In some situations, it actually makes the situation more complicated. He might have been biased towards me because I don't really look like a "gun person". I am a grad student and look like a "youngin" and he might expect someone like me to be drinking and driving, etc.

    Edit: Maybe I was just overreacting, but I don't like a LEO being nasty about me carrying. I wouldn't have posted if he asked in a nice way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by urbanamish99 View Post

    The German soldiers who were manning the ovens, they had a 'job to do' too.
    Not called for in this thread, VERY offensive to say the least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX9RCAM View Post
    "Why do you feel the need to carry a gun?"

    For pretty much the same reason you do.
    Exactly!

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    Philo.....welcome to the forum from your neighbor to the north

    sure 1000 officers nationwide could be against CCW...and that is a lot...but....compare it nationwide to all the officers that DO like CCW compared to citizens that do/don't

    our dept is overwhelmingly supportive of CCW, I'm pretty sure that demographic isn't that different here from Lubbock since I'm just up I-27 from you, we love seeing people exercising their 2nd amend rights, we wish we had more of it

    from what I've seen and personally observed, the majority of cops that are against ccw are liberal leaning in their views anyway (seen this first hand) and are a member of the same demographic we're all a part of; a lot of anti-ccw cops are in administration...especially in bigger cities

    now...checkpoints....they're legal in some states, some outlaw them, I personally would rather be patrolling watching for people doing wrong then at a roadblock
    driving is a privilege, not a right...no matter how much someone is obeying the law it doesn't effectively become a right to drive nor does anything else effectively become a right because someone is doing it

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    3. It's way too easy to become a cop.
    DL....AGREE 100%--we need to do something about this....the 16 year olds on the road are horrible drivers, the laws need to be changed, more education, mandatory behind the wheel training

    the other two...I completely disagree since I have experience in both, we all have opinions
    becoming a teacher by getting a 4 year degree (if not a master's) then passing a certification test (in Texas anyway), then putting in all the time (including unpaid/off the clock), effort, and personal money to make your classroom be what you want it to be, then maintaining continuing ed is not way TOO easy in my book, it wasn't for me, my mom, or my sis-in-law either

    as for becoming a cop....my academy's testing process started with 650 people, written exam, physical agility test, run test, 3 written psychological tests, psychological interview, board interview, physical, blood/disease screenings.....all to get the 26 people in my academy.....then spend 27 weeks 8 hours a day, basically getting an associates degree in 27 weeks, then going through "hell week" with the swat team to see who has what it takes to apply on the street what they've learned in the classroom, lost 3 in the academy that couldn't do it.....it wasn't way too easy either

    our department doesn't have people that display the attitude and disrespect thats being discussed here, they take care of business when they need to and know when to turn that stuff on and off, I know its not like that everywhere all the time
    and its always 99% coverage when cops screw up and only 1% when something is good, we have to deal with that, we have to deal with the public expecting a lot from us....we are trained on that too

    I get what you're saying....cops don't need the chips on the shoulders, they don't need to speak to everyone like they are murder suspects or are the suspect they are looking for
    cops need to be respectful to get the same in return....it goes both ways....be rough/gruff with the ones that need that treatment but not everybody all the time

    the way something is asked is usually the determining factor in how a situation runs its course...good or bad...tone of voice, choice of words to express what you want to say....a lot of cops have the best intentions but they're not all wordsmiths
    I always get more files with honey than with vinegar, but when the person I'm dealing with changes the situation the vinegar will be served

    questions on traffic stops....to see how the person speaks (intoxicated or not, thinking logically, making up lies, etc),
    WHY to carry....some people, cops or not, don't agree with ccw...they are out there
    me...when I make a stop I won't ask because I know why....I did it 5 years before I got my badge, I like seeing people handing me a CHL with their DL and talking guns for a bit
    If I was the OP I would have answered "to protect myself from an attacker, calling 911 is reactionary and I could be dead by the time help arrives"
    no disrespect in that and its the truth

    if you are required by law to disclose carrying then do it to stay out of trouble, if not required its a judgment thing
    if asked why.....show you're just protecting yourself and exercising your right, if you're treated wrong by a cop then contact the department about it
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    These are called suspicionless checkpoints and are illegal. These stops are a clear violation of one's 4th amendment rights. In this country we have the freedom of movement and without Reasonable Articulable Suspicion, the police are violating your rights by forcing you to stop.

    I would have cracked my window and asked the officer, "Am I being detained?" and would continue asking this until they let me go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderTattoo View Post
    These are called suspicionless checkpoints and are illegal. These stops are a clear violation of one's 4th amendment rights. In this country we have the freedom of movement and without Reasonable Articulable Suspicion, the police are violating your rights by forcing you to stop.

    I would have cracked my window and asked the officer, "Am I being detained?" and would continue asking this until they let me go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 64zebra View Post
    Philo.....welcome to the forum from your neighbor to the north

    sure 1000 officers nationwide could be against CCW...and that is a lot...but....compare it nationwide to all the officers that DO like CCW compared to citizens that do/don't

    our dept is overwhelmingly supportive of CCW, I'm pretty sure that demographic isn't that different here from Lubbock since I'm just up I-27 from you, we love seeing people exercising their 2nd amend rights, we wish we had more of it

    from what I've seen and personally observed, the majority of cops that are against ccw are liberal leaning in their views anyway (seen this first hand) and are a member of the same demographic we're all a part of; a lot of anti-ccw cops are in administration...especially in bigger cities

    now...checkpoints....they're legal in some states, some outlaw them, I personally would rather be patrolling watching for people doing wrong then at a roadblock
    driving is a privilege, not a right...no matter how much someone is obeying the law it doesn't effectively become a right to drive nor does anything else effectively become a right because someone is doing it


    DL....AGREE 100%--we need to do something about this....the 16 year olds on the road are horrible drivers, the laws need to be changed, more education, mandatory behind the wheel training

    the other two...I completely disagree since I have experience in both, we all have opinions
    becoming a teacher by getting a 4 year degree (if not a master's) then passing a certification test (in Texas anyway), then putting in all the time (including unpaid/off the clock), effort, and personal money to make your classroom be what you want it to be, then maintaining continuing ed is not way TOO easy in my book, it wasn't for me, my mom, or my sis-in-law either

    as for becoming a cop....my academy's testing process started with 650 people, written exam, physical agility test, run test, 3 written psychological tests, psychological interview, board interview, physical, blood/disease screenings.....all to get the 26 people in my academy.....then spend 27 weeks 8 hours a day, basically getting an associates degree in 27 weeks, then going through "hell week" with the swat team to see who has what it takes to apply on the street what they've learned in the classroom, lost 3 in the academy that couldn't do it.....it wasn't way too easy either

    our department doesn't have people that display the attitude and disrespect thats being discussed here, they take care of business when they need to and know when to turn that stuff on and off, I know its not like that everywhere all the time
    and its always 99% coverage when cops screw up and only 1% when something is good, we have to deal with that, we have to deal with the public expecting a lot from us....we are trained on that too

    I get what you're saying....cops don't need the chips on the shoulders, they don't need to speak to everyone like they are murder suspects or are the suspect they are looking for
    cops need to be respectful to get the same in return....it goes both ways....be rough/gruff with the ones that need that treatment but not everybody all the time

    the way something is asked is usually the determining factor in how a situation runs its course...good or bad...tone of voice, choice of words to express what you want to say....a lot of cops have the best intentions but they're not all wordsmiths
    I always get more files with honey than with vinegar, but when the person I'm dealing with changes the situation the vinegar will be served

    questions on traffic stops....to see how the person speaks (intoxicated or not, thinking logically, making up lies, etc),
    WHY to carry....some people, cops or not, don't agree with ccw...they are out there
    me...when I make a stop I won't ask because I know why....I did it 5 years before I got my badge, I like seeing people handing me a CHL with their DL and talking guns for a bit
    If I was the OP I would have answered "to protect myself from an attacker, calling 911 is reactionary and I could be dead by the time help arrives"
    no disrespect in that and its the truth

    if you are required by law to disclose carrying then do it to stay out of trouble, if not required its a judgment thing
    if asked why.....show you're just protecting yourself and exercising your right, if you're treated wrong by a cop then contact the department about it


    I can't argue with any of that. I think it should b e very hard to become a cop, then their starting paying should be $100k/yr. Good ones are worth that.

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    I have not had a negative interaction with LEO's around here. I was OCing when the HP officer pulled up to investigate an accident. He secured the gun in MY vehicle during the investigation/paperwork. No questions about "why". He did comment that I had a nice firearm, he was a Glock guy too. All of my DL checkpoint scenarios played out in about 30-45 seconds. I try to have my DL and CCP in hand when I pull up. They check the info and I get a "Have a nice day/night." The one funny time was in Haywood County, Canton PD. When I told the very young LEO that "I had a CCP and was armed" his eyes nearly bugged out and he stuttered "Uhm, well, OK that's nice to know. Have a nice day."

    Heck, I have OC'd around cops in gun stores and no issues. But guns are an accepted part of life around here too. A buddy from Church is a CSI for a local Sheriff. He has said the he has NEVER had an issue with or had to investigate a CCP holder in his career. He's all for it. When I told him I was carrying his comment was "Good!"

    Maybe he was having a bad night. You know, stuck in the middle of the road, asking stupid questions that irritate folks. That's got to suck.
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    Question Not negative?

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefjason View Post
    I have not had a negative interaction with LEO's around here. I was OCing when the HP officer pulled up to investigate an accident. He secured the gun in MY vehicle...

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    Secured the gun in your vehicle is not negative?

    YMMV -- but being not negative is not messing w/ my gun, IMHO.

    To me "not negative" is something along the lines of:

    "Thanks for letting me know you are carrying. Where is your gun?"

    "Holstered a 3:00"

    "OK leave it there and don't go making any quick moves."
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    Quote Originally Posted by First Sgt View Post
    I think it's great that you disclosed. There's nothing like a bit of courtesy to those in uniform, especially since it's the law in NC. As for the officer asking "why do you carry?"....Sounds to me like he's just doing his job. He may have sounded short or curt in his voice and questioning, but the bottom line is he has a job to do. Why should it grate on your nerves when an officer does his job? We may not always agree with it, or the way he accomplishes it, but if you approach the situation with a positive attitude and a smile in your voice, it can go along way towards diffusing a percepted "rude" approach from the officer and turn it in to a pleasant encounter with no questions left in your mind that he is there to protect and serve. I didn't see any "humor" in the OP's reply, just a statement of fact. Of course that could be interpreted differently by different individuals..i.e. individuals on this forum or cops. As for checkpoints and their perceived "intrusion" on our lives...SOO FREAKIN WHAT!!! It's a tool that is used by police forces nationwide to accomplish their job...serve and protect. I don't hear any kudos on them when they remove five or six drunken drivers from the road at these checkpoints, only derisive comments on how it sorely inconveniences you to have to stop, engage in "rude" conversation, present your "papers" and on and on and on...What a pathetic side that folks show sometimes. Of course, if the removal of that same drunk from the road, prevented your lovely daughter or strong strapping All American quarterback from being killed in a head on collision, then I would suppose everyone would be alllllllllllll appreciative of what a good job was done to save their family members from death...What's wrong with this picture???

    Now, I have a question...why all of a sudden is there all the "flaming" of LEO's on here. Folks in uniform, whether they be Paramedics, LEO's, Military, Firemen, Nurses, or any others in uniform, sometimes have a dang thankless job to do and seem to catch the butt end of society's etiquette, UNLESS, they perform something extraordinary for an individual or an individual family member. Just don't comprehend these feelings. I guess in my age I was raised to respect a uniform and look to them for assistance in time of need. They may not always provide it, but that's what I was taught and that's the way I approach em! Take a look at your own profession in life. Is everyone within your profession a fine upstanding member of the community? one that you would have your daughter bring home and say "Daddy and Mommy, this is my husband to be". I think not!!!! There are crooked real estate people, embezzeling bankers, shister mechanices, and on and on and on... There are pricks everywhere and in all walks of life and in every profession around. Just seems that more "PRICKS" are rising to the surface here in the forums lately! Kinda detracts from why we are all here...I guess everyone has an opinion...I reckon that's why I served 20+ years in the military, to allow all of us to have the right to say and think what we desire because the Constitution says we can and I swore to defend the Constitution...Thanks for the rant of an ole man!!! JMO
    I agree wholeheartedly! Also, thank you so much for your service First Sgt, and I hope that soon I will be able to serve in a similar manner.
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    There are crooked real estate people, embezzeling bankers, shister mechanices, and on and on and on.
    Real estate people, bankers, and mechanics do not have the authority to:
    1. Bust through my front door.
    2. Arrest me.
    3. Taze me.
    4. Shoot me.

    Those who have the authority to do great harm, are judged more harshly. The pilot in the left seat of the B737 you're riding in operates by a very narrow, strict set of guidelines from which people may die if he deviates. A brain surgeon is not allowed to make mistakes like most of us make, because people die if he does. With the authority/capacity to do grave harm comes a much higher level of accountability. If a cop doesn't like that, he chose the wrong line of work.

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    Disclaimer: I like most LEOs and soldiers and very much appreciate what they do for us all. There are a few "bad apples" in every group and an entire profession should not be mis-labelled based on the actions of a few.

    I know I'm new to the board (and will probably catch some grief for it), but I'm inclined to agree with UA99. Clearly, people can be easily offended due to the sensitivity of the subject, but his point is valid nonetheless. The government's initial attempt at violating someone's rights may be nothing more than a simple disregard for that individual's 4th amendment rights (or any amendment of your choice). However, over time, those violations escalate into "bigger and badder" violations of constitutionally guaranteed rights. Several folks on here claim that the uniformed officers deserve respect simply because of their profession (and the fact that "uniforms" should be respected). Going with the same analogy, should the uniformed officers of Germany have been "respected" due to the fact that they were officers of the "law" with their uniforms? Clearly, the answer is no. The Germans began by violating basic rights, and that snowballed into the Holocaust. Obviously, a roadblock can't even be compared to the Holocaust on meter of seriousness, but it's the same principal (although on different scales). I'm not claiming that LEOs or soldiers in the US are the same as the Germans, but the point stands. Individuals do not "deserve" respect based on the fact that they wear "uniforms" or because of their profession. The fact that an individual went through a few weeks of BLET and gets paid to do a job that he or she wanted to do (many of them for the "power-trip" -- and this isn't me simply stereotyping them. I have many LEO friends who admit that a large part of their getting into the business was for this reason) makes him or her no more deserving of my respect than the manager of Burger King who went to "manager school" for a few weeks and has to deal with armed robbers on a constant basis. Failure to question authority when it should be questioned is how countries end up authoritarian governments -- something the US has always combated, not supported. I apologize that this is somewhat of a rambling, stream of consciousness diatribe, but I just don't feel that UA99 should be discredited for making a very valid point. His analogy may be on a sensitive subject, but what the man says makes sense.

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