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    Responsibility

    Guys,

    I've often wondered what my responsibility is in a situation where I am stopped for a traffic violation in my car. Should I volunteer to the officer that I am carrying a fire arm?

    I live in Port St Lucie, FL. I have a carry permit and I carry in my car.

    Thanks.

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    Here in FL, you are not required to by law, but I personally let the LEO know up front that I have a concealed license and a loaded firearm IWB at the 3 o'clock position. I also follow that by saying I'm not going to make any movements until he decided how he would like to proceed. Professional courtesy, no surprises. The crap LEOs have to deal with day in and day out, I just want them to know that I'm an ok guy and just trying to make their job as painless as possible for them. They seem to appreciate that quite a bit.
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    It is a a good practice to give the officer your CC license at the same time you give identification. If he runs your license...he will know then anyway more than likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95 View Post
    It is a a good practice to give the officer your CC license at the same time you give identification. If he runs your license...he will know then anyway more than likely.
    This is what I'd go with.


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    Quote Originally Posted by P95 View Post
    It is a a good practice to give the officer your CC license at the same time you give identification. If he runs your license...he will know then anyway more than likely.
    http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/kentucky.pdf
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    Here is a good place to look for info.
    Handgunlaw.us
    Its not perfect, but it can be helpful.
    There is another website but my computer blew out 3 wks. back and I lost some links.

    BugDude gave good info.
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    A question for the LEOs out there:
    Do you become suspicious when someone volunteers detailed information unnecessarily during an LEO encounter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95 View Post
    It is a a good practice to give the officer your CC license at the same time you give identification. If he runs your license...he will know then anyway more than likely.
    It depends on what state you are in and what state you have your DL and permit from. Some states do link them, most do not.

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    North Carolina is a must inform state, that being said when the officer approachs I inform him I have a permit and am armed and ask how he would like to proceed, never had a problem. Also if you travel check Handgunlaw.us to insure you know the laws of states you will transit.
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    I don't bring guns to any discussion with the cops. Should one pull me over (never happened in my life, yet) and ask the permit, I'd response with, "I do posses a Minnesota Permit to Carry and exercise the right at the moment." We'd go from there.

    I'm not sure cops want to hear about "guns" the first thing they pull one dude over.

    I regularly are in contact with cops due to my profession and never bring my lawful carry guns into the dialogue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8346T View Post
    Guys,

    I've often wondered what my responsibility is in a situation where I am stopped for a traffic violation in my car. Should I volunteer to the officer that I am carrying a fire arm?

    I live in Port St Lucie, FL. I have a carry permit and I carry in my car.

    Thanks.

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    Responsibility? I hear that's optional these days. Public official, police, citizen.....take your pick and take your consequence for having it, leaving it at home, or not knowing the definition of it. Responsibility is a word best defined and not spoken for simple reasons that everyone seems to have their own definition of responsibility and to what extent they are responsible for that definition. Welcome to the new age where definitions are personal and nobody's responsible.

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    As others have said Handgunlaw.us will give you pertinent information on state laws. It is a good reference, especially for states around you. Remember, Florida laws only apply while your in Florida. If you cross the state line, you now must obey the laws of that state. Just curious, was that information not covered in your carry class?
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    Your FIRST responsibility is to know and understand the laws of your state.
    If you live in a "must notify" state then it's pretty simple... notification MUST be part of the initial contact.
    If your state does not require immediate notification then it's up to you.
    I personally subscribe to the courtesy notification, as illustrated here:

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    Thanks, whoppo. That's a good video.

    Answering an earlier question -- I don't recall having this situation covered in class.

    Thanks for all of your responses.

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    Last edited by N8346T; July 10th, 2012 at 07:07 AM.

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