This is a discussion on Traffic Stop within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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 ...
December 30th, 2011 12:34 PM
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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December 30th, 2011 12:51 PM
Very good to hear! We need more LEO's with that attitude.
December 30th, 2011 12:53 PM
Believe it or not, Cops are human too.
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December 30th, 2011 01:24 PM
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December 30th, 2011 01:37 PM
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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December 30th, 2011 01:42 PM
Some smiling conversation and no ticket...nice!
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December 30th, 2011 03:16 PM
Good stop. Nice LEO with common sense, which goes a long way.
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December 30th, 2011 03:21 PM
fix your headlight.....lol
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December 30th, 2011 05:17 PM
Went about like it should have!
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December 30th, 2011 05:56 PM
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.
December 30th, 2011 06:46 PM
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.
December 30th, 2011 08:10 PM
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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December 30th, 2011 08:15 PM
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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December 30th, 2011 08:42 PM
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December 30th, 2011 08:55 PM
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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