Confronted by LEO while carrying
I know the issue of "telling" versus "not telling" when confronted by LEO has been discussed at great length in other threads, so I apologize in advance if you feel that this is a dead horse. But I am a bit confused.
I picked up my CCW permit today from the Police Dept. (Denver, CO) and just got around to taking a closer look at the ID card. This is what it says on the back:
1. If contacted by law enforcement advise the officer you are in possession of a CCW permit and firearm
2. Advise the officer where the firearm is located
Do not reach for the weapon
Do not move your clothing or show the weapon
3. If the officer determines that he/she must temporarily relieve you of your weapon, comply with their request
It makes sense to follow what is said on the card, right? But the only thing on that list that is actually in the statute is #3. The statute doesn't say anything about a duty to inform LEO about carrying.
I'm glad the instructions are on the card because now there is no doubt how I need to respond in the event of contact with LEO. But I can't say that I agree with it, especially since there is nothing in the statutes that require it.
Thoughts and opinions?