Traffic Accident While Carrying

Traffic Accident While Carrying

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    Traffic Accident While Carrying

    Some lady wrecked my truck last Friday. That part sucked. However dealing with the police while carrying was very easy. I carry a .38 J frame in a pocket holster. I had it on Friday.

    When the first policeman came to my door to ask if I was all right (he must have been right across the street. he got there before my head cleared and my truck quit steaming) I didn't tell him I was carrying and he was very courteous.

    When the EMT came to my door to ask if I was okay I didn't tell him. He had no problem with me carrying a revolver.

    Through the course of the time on the side of Rt 12 several police officers spoke with me. I never mentioned to any of them that I was carrying. Not a single one of them had an issue with the fact that I was armed. They were professional and helpful. Frankly a better group of officers you couldn't ask for.

    I believe I have found a winning formula for dealing with the authorities while exercising my second amendment rights. I'm going to stick with a winner!
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    That's fine unless you reside in a (Must inform state).

    Glad you were okay and otherwise unharmed from the accident.
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    so how did they know you were armed if you didn't tell them? Did I miss something there?
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    I'm glad you're okay, and it's good that your CCW was a non-event during your accident.

    If you're CCW and no one knows, hence no one could have a problem or an issue? In Connecticut you don't have to inform, and you chose not to, so I'm guessing this is the winning forumula you mentioned, I'm a bit confused?

    Quote Originally Posted by ratman57 View Post
    I didn't tell him I was carrying and he was very courteous.

    When the EMT came to my door to ask if I was okay I didn't tell him. He had no problem with me carrying a revolver.

    ........several police officers spoke with me. I never mentioned to any of them that I was carrying. Not a single one of them had an issue with the fact that I was armed. I believe I have found a winning formula for dealing with the authorities while exercising my second amendment rights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macantic View Post
    so how did they know you were armed if you didn't tell them? Did I miss something there?
    He's saying that no one had a problem with him carrying concealed BECAUSE no one knew (i.e. he didn't tell anyone). He just didn't do a very good job of communicating that in writing. A lot of people write like they speak... unfortunately.

    Back to the point of the original post; I agree with the philosophy of a shut mouth.

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    I'm a little confused trying to follow along with this one as well...I'm reading they never realized that you were armed??

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    He's saying that no one had a problem with him carrying concealed BECAUSE no one knew (i.e. he didn't tell anyone).
    Thanks RR...that's kinda what I was thinking...
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    Silence is golden, as long as where your at does not require notification.

    Here in VA we do not have to notify. However when your drivers license is ran they will know you have a permit, since it is linked to your drivers license and the officer is alerted. I've notified as well as played "Don't ask, Don't tell". The results have been the same, of course that is an advantage of being in a gun friendly state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macantic View Post
    so how did they know you were armed if you didn't tell them? Did I miss something there?
    Yes. You apparently missed the nuance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratman57 View Post
    Some lady wrecked my truck last Friday. That part sucked. However dealing with the police while carrying was very easy. I carry a .38 J frame in a pocket holster. I had it on Friday.

    When the first policeman came to my door to ask if I was all right (he must have been right across the street. he got there before my head cleared and my truck quit steaming) I didn't tell him I was carrying and he was very courteous.

    When the EMT came to my door to ask if I was okay I didn't tell him. He had no problem with me carrying a revolver.

    Through the course of the time on the side of Rt 12 several police officers spoke with me. I never mentioned to any of them that I was carrying. Not a single one of them had an issue with the fact that I was armed. They were professional and helpful. Frankly a better group of officers you couldn't ask for.

    I believe I have found a winning formula for dealing with the authorities while exercising my second amendment rights. I'm going to stick with a winner!
    With all due respect, you have made some rather invalid assumptions. Since you didn't inform (I wouldn't have either; CT is a non-inform state) and you were pocket carrying (concealed) you have NO idea what either the EMT's or the officer's feelings were. Now if you had been open carrying and no one said a word, that would have given some validity to your assumptions.
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    Good grief folks, the story is well written nuanced sarcasm. Yes, his assumtions are valid, and very funny. It does not matter what they responders think because the OP was smart enough to not find out what the responders think regarding ccw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbqgrill View Post
    Good grief folks, the story is well written nuanced sarcasm. Yes, his assumtions are valid, and very funny. It does not matter what they responders think because the OP was smart enough to not find out what the responders think regarding ccw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RugerRon View Post
    He's saying that no one had a problem with him carrying concealed BECAUSE no one knew (i.e. he didn't tell anyone). He just didn't do a very good job of communicating that in writing. A lot of people write like they speak... unfortunately....
    Thanks, I thought I was the only one re-reading the post several times trying to make sense of it. Anyway, I'm glad the OP wasn't seriously hurt.
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    I would do the same thing in Arizona, but here in Texas where I'm stationed it's must inform. Glad you didn't get hurt in the accident.
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    Mmmm, I was also a bit confused, and by this OP's thinking, the Po-Po would not have a problem with the criminals walking down the street with concealed firearms they did not detect. I'm just sayin'...
    Let me clarify my post a bit though, I'm glad that things went smoothly for you on the CCW side, but sorry about the truck damage.
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