To tell or not to tell

To tell or not to tell

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    To tell or not to tell

    When you're pulled over, and carrying concealed. Would you...

    A: Only give the officer what he asks for.
    B: Tell the officer you are carrying a weapon up front.
    C: Give him your Concealed license with any other paperwork he asks for.
    D: (Insert your own thoughts here)


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    Guess it depends on which state I'm in at the time and the laws thereof...

    I never will offer any information to anyone trying to "build a case" against me from first contact.
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    Although FL has no duty to inform, I have...never a problem.
    It has always been pretty much ignored by the LEO..."O.K., thanks for telling me."
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    Yep depends on the state. Arkansas you have to inform and I have never had a problem.
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    North Carolina is must inform, when officer approaches I tell him I have a permit and am armed, “How would you like to proceed” never had a problem.
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    I would B and C. Just in case he or she decides to give me a hug. Even in a state with no duty to inform.
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    Iowa has no duty to inform... I haven't been stopped since I got my latest PCW. If pulled over, I intend to hand him my license, registration, proof of insurance, and PCW.

    While LEO may be "trying to "build a case" against me from first contact," I'm trying to ruin the foundation of his building...
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    C I think is the correct action.

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    I have no problem handing over my CWP with my DL
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    Iowa has no duty to inform... I haven't been stopped since I got my latest PCW. If pulled over, I intend to hand him my license, registration, proof of insurance, and PCW.

    While LEO may be "trying to "build a case" against me from first contact," I'm trying to ruin the foundation of his building...
    Good point...thanx.
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    If I were in Virginia, I'm not required to inform. If I were in Oklahoma, I would be required to inform. So you can see there is no cut and dried answer to your question.

    I have no problem informing that I am carrying lawfully, regardless of whether it is required or not.
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    I'm required to inform in Nebraska.
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    I inform any time I'm contacted by law enforcement even though I believe Texas no longer considers that an issue. I inform when out of state as well. Only one time out of probably a dozen (not just traffic) have they asked me to put it up. Well, there was a second if I wanted to ride with them to see if I could ID the guy, but I opted to drive myself after almost shooting that dude last year.
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    I've only been pulled over once since I've started CC-ing (someone had stolen my plate and I hadn't noticed ), and I went with C. The trooper was very professional. He saw the CHL, asked if I had a gun on me (I did), ran my licence(s), told me how to get a replacement plate, and sent me on my way.

    I'd have no reservations about doing the same in the future.

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    Here in this state we gotta tell. It didn't start out that way, and I've had LEO pissed at me when I wasn't carrying and didn't tell. My DL and CHCL need to be stapled together pretty much. One of these days....the powers that be will integrate the CHCL on the DL for my state. That would be way cool and I know they have the technology to do it. It's just who's in charge of what and how they could work as a team to make things a bit easier on us.

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