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    Be a good neighbor, but keep your powder dry. Stay concealed, but if he makes you, be a straight shooter with him about it.
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    Give It Time

    As an ex-LEO, I agree with the advice to wait and see how it goes and what he's like. Don't seem too eager. He may think you're a wannabe or a Barney Fife-type. Might ruin any chance of a good neighbor relationship.

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    Why would you feel the need to tell a stranger about your carry status?? Your legal, no need to run an tell every LEO you can find.

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    If you should get to know your 'neighbor'...I'm sure the conversation may get around to guns...and the dirtbags of the world!

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    I agree with not telling. If some guy at an apartment I just moved in to, came running up to me telling me he had a CCW I would think, "Yeah so. And what a nutjob, must be some rambo, wannabe type." Then I would avoid him like the plague. I would kinda be annoyed that I couldn't get away from work even where I live, too.
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    Most of the LEO's I've spoken to or knew were pretty cool re: weapons and citizens who carried on their person or in autos, or in the home. However, in my experience, this was not a universal attitude. I've had exposure to some LEO's in northern cities who were dead set against citizens having free access to or carrying guns. Remember, LEO's are frequently hurt or wounded during domestic dispute calls. They'd like it fine if no-one had weapons that could hurt them.

    Concealed means concealed, and to me, it also means none of anyone's business. I wouldn't say a word about this until or unless you get to know him/her pretty well and feel there is support for your situation.

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    +1 on holding off. He may not even be a gun person. It is surprising how many LEO do not like guns, let alone be "gun nuts"....like us. Hold off become neighbors and friends first, gun buddies later. Like someone else said, He may be a first class jerk. Play it close to the vest.
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    Why in the world would you do that?

    I am one of the weird one's on this board who is mostly anti-LEO.

    Not all just most, so personally I wouldn't bother. More of a chance of the guy being a jerk than a normal guy. At least around here in Louisville, KY.

    I'm more of the, you leave me alone, i'll leave you alone crowd.
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    i would personally try and get to know him, then see.
    if you become kinda friends, then sure. if not, then not
    unless ur in a state where you have to tell an leo that you are carrying if they talk to you. in that case, you might as well

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    I have a local SWAT team member that lives two houses away (100 yards). We BBQ and ride motorcycles together - he has no idea that I carry (or he hasn't mentioned it) and I see no reason to tell him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nn View Post
    Don't unless you become friends or some issue requires it.
    That's the way I'd handle it... a need to know basis.
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    Being a LEO is just his job, he is a citizen first so treat him as such. You don't tell everyone else you carry (I hope), so why bother with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murexway View Post
    As an ex-LEO, I agree with the advice to wait and see how it goes and what he's like. Don't seem too eager. He may think you're a wannabe or a Barney Fife-type. Might ruin any chance of a good neighbor relationship.

    Totally agree +1

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    That's your call once you get to know him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryD View Post
    I am one of the weird one's on this board who is mostly anti-LEO.
    Me too... I respect what they do, but the police are NOT our friends (in general) anymore than someone we don't know who's walking down the street. Nor are they required to even protect us. The OP may become friends with the LEO as a neighbor, but it won't be because he's a LEO.

    And, consider this. If the OP were ever to get into an altercation/argument with that LEO and he knows he has guns... Could get pretty bad as he might be able to get a warrant and have them seized or something.

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