Forgot what I was doing.

Forgot what I was doing.

This is a discussion on Forgot what I was doing. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was driving my daughter to get some ice cream the other day when we observed an obviously drunk driver in front of us. I ...

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    Forgot what I was doing.

    I was driving my daughter to get some ice cream the other day when we observed an obviously drunk driver in front of us. I remembered his license number and the other details about his vehicle and soon found a county sheriff filling up his patrol car at a gas station. I parked my car and we got out and approached the officer to tell him about the drunk driver. He took down the information and sped off.

    I totally forgot that I was carrying at the time! After the fact, I realized that I should have notified him that I was carrying. I was more interested that he go find the drunk driver. What would you have done under a similar situation?
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    Not given it one bit of thought.
    You initiated the contact with the LEO.

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    You did the right thing. The concern for public safety was paramount at this time.
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    Not sure about NC, but in OK, you would not have had to inform him. You approached him, not the other way around. There was no need to tell him you were carrying.
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    Why? Does NC say's you have to tell every LEO you see that you are lawfully carrying?

    We don't have to in Missouri! I would only tell a LEO if say I was pulled over out of respect and maybe for a few other things but that's it. He is going to find out anyway over the radio.

    But I can't see going up to a LEO saying, Hey I'm packing heat and by the way there is a drunk driver down the street, etc, etc. You have as much right to carry your gun as the LEO does!


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    i see no need in telling the officer that you were carrying.

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    Most states require to inform if the LE initiates contact in a formal capacity. I do not say hi to all the LE I know after telling em I am carrying.
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    No, need to tell him you are carrying you initiated the conversation. You were pulled over or came through a check.
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    From packin.org here's the wording for NC; you draw your conclusion:

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    Date updated: Jul 29, 2005 @ 2:09 pm

    "Any person who has a concealed handgun permit...shall carry the permit together with valid identification whenever the person is carrying a concealed handgun, shall disclose to any law enforcement officer that the person holds a valid permit and is carrying a concealed handgun when approached or addressed by the officer, and shall display both the permit and the proper identification upon the request of a law enforcement officer."
    ( 14-415.11(a))

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    " when approached or addressed by the officer"
    Sounds to me like you did nothing wrong.

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    Here in Indiana you don't have to say anything unless the Officer asks if you are carrying. Then you have to show him your permit, but most people here do it anyway out of respect.
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    In Texas it says if the officer asks for ID and you are carrying you must produce your CHL.
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    Thanks for all the coments. I just didn't remember that info from my CCW training class. I just want to make sure that I get to keep this thing now that I have it.
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    I parked my car and we got out and approached the officer to tell him about the drunk driver. He took down the information and sped off.
    good job - thank you.
    my wife has phoned in a couple of drunk drivers. (she drives a lot more than I do, since I work from home).

    btw - I don't think you needed to inform the leo, in this case. Just my opinion. I don't live in your state - here in FL we're not compelled to inform - but if I was stopped I would inform out of courtesy.

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    no sweat, you did fine....
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