Traffic Stop

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    Two weeks ago, I decided to sell a H&R 622 .22 caliber pistol to a friend of mine at work. I knew my wife was giving me some gun money for Christmas and I wanted to augment that. As yet, I do not have a carry permit for Oklahoma.

    I placed the unloaded, holstered pistol on the pickup seat beside me and started my truck. It rained the night before and apparently I have a crack in the left headlight lens - the instant I turned on the lights, the left headlamp blew. I'm sure you can see where this is headed.

    Five miles down the road, a Norman PD officer lit me up. I pulled over, grabbed my license, registration and insurance.

    Approaching the driver's side window from behind, the officer greeted me and asked for those documents. As I handed them to him, I informed him that I had an unloaded pistol on the seat beside me - that I was transporting it to my place of work. I asked if he would like to examine it.

    "No," he said. "Just keep your hands on the wheel and we'll be done here in a minute."

    He explained that he had, of course, stopped me for the headlight. I explained it; he laughed and said he has an old truck that does the same thing. I received a warning for the headlight and a smile.

    Just thought people might like to hear this kind of story since there are so many negative ones floating around about officers and folks with firearms.
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    Very good to hear! We need more LEO's with that attitude.
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    Believe it or not, Cops are human too.
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    Good stop

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    all meetings should be as smooth as yours.
    I've heard others say it happened to them and it has to me also that the LEO, upon me telling him that I'm armed etc
    that he said what your did and that--if you intended me harm it would have already happened; so, just don't touch it now...

    this is logical and rational. unfortunately some LEO have to maintain the 'in control, power' mind set and than the situation (from the drivers pov) deteriorates.
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    Some smiling conversation and no ticket...nice!
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    Good stop. Nice LEO with common sense, which goes a long way.
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    fix your headlight.....lol
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    Went about like it should have!
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    Good stop, glad to see the LEO was smooth as well. I just know the more good encounters we have with LEO and general population about firearms the less everyone will be freaked out.

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    All the LEOs I know treat people the way they treat the LEO. They are just human and they do usually see more of the darker side of humanity than most other professions so a giving them a little respect usually goes a long way.
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    Sounds like a good stop all aroound. Having lived in OK for 18 years, I can say the dealings I had with LEO there were all favorable. Sure, there are going to be a bad apple now and then, but that goes for everywhere.
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    To be perfectly honest,over time in the States that have had Concealed carry for awhile LEO stops are pretty easy going.
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    Kudos to a good Officer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Therewolf View Post
    Two weeks ago, I decided to sell a H&R 622 .22 caliber pistol to a friend of mine at work. I knew my wife was giving me some gun money for Christmas and I wanted to augment that. As yet, I do not have a carry permit for Oklahoma.

    I placed the unloaded, holstered pistol on the pickup seat beside me and started my truck. It rained the night before and apparently I have a crack in the left headlight lens - the instant I turned on the lights, the left headlamp blew. I'm sure you can see where this is headed.

    Five miles down the road, a Norman PD officer lit me up. I pulled over, grabbed my license, registration and insurance.

    Approaching the driver's side window from behind, the officer greeted me and asked for those documents. As I handed them to him, I informed him that I had an unloaded pistol on the seat beside me - that I was transporting it to my place of work. I asked if he would like to examine it.

    "No," he said. "Just keep your hands on the wheel and we'll be done here in a minute."

    He explained that he had, of course, stopped me for the headlight. I explained it; he laughed and said he has an old truck that does the same thing. I received a warning for the headlight and a smile.

    Just thought people might like to hear this kind of story since there are so many negative ones floating around about officers and folks with firearms.
    This is likely directed at me. The difference here is that you were not obligated to inform him or at peril for not doing so. Having a loaded gun with a permit should not be any different, imo and that of the US Constitution.

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