Went through my first license check yesterday. . .

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    Went through my first license check yesterday. . .

    After exiting I-40 yesterday about lunch time, I noticed a license check ahead. There were several cars ahead of me, so I went ahead and retrieved the proper documentation. I was expecting the absolute worst. I figured he would pull me out of line, run my license, tag, and firearm s/n's but when I told him that I had a permit and my weapon, he gave me a thumbs up and " cool, have a great day". That made me feel better about the whole CCW thing. It feels good to know that I'm not going to get hounded for carrying my firearm.
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    Most officers I have run into are the same way. They don't mind at all and some even are happy about it.

    Glad you had a good experience.
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    Glad it went well.

    Why would they run the SN on your carry weapon? No probable cause to believe that it's stolen.

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    Went through my first time pulled over by police, the other day, myself. Had a brake light out. At ~6pm in the dark, the lights came on and I pulled over. Turned on the cabin light, kept hands on the steering wheel, and handed over the driving license and CHL when asked. She simply asked where my gun was, went to check on things, then handed everything back. No muss, no fuss. Just the way it should be.
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    That is the way it is supposed to work. In fact, as my CCW instructor pointed out, when they see you have a CCW permit, they already know, you are an upstanding citizen, not a drunk driver, nor a druggie, and are abiding by the law, which makes their job that much easier. Glad it was a good day for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STORMVET View Post
    After exiting I-40 yesterday about lunch time, I noticed a license check ahead.
    OK, Good reason to not move to NC. I have an issue with any police action of this sort. 1 step from Nazi Germany or Cold War Russia.

    On topic, Yeah, I am a bit more relaxed since my first pullover.
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    Similar thing happened to me last May, but in my case it was the Border Patrol stopping everyone on I-93 near the NH-VT border.

    I showed the officer my green card and ID, answered a couple of questions and was on my way.

    I didn't mention the Glock on my hip and neither did he.

    (there is no law requiring you to inform an officer you are carrying in NH).
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    Got stopped about a year ago here in VA. No requirement to inform LE about being armed. First thing the LEO did was ask if I was carrying. I informed him I was and where it was located. Got to thinking about it later though. Permit is NOT supposed to be linked to vehicle registration, but evidently mine was. Next time I got stopped (for same thing, while on my way to shop for repairs) no question ask. Now the first stop was by Henrico County Police, second stop was by Virginia State Police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticks View Post
    OK, Good reason to not move to NC. I have an issue with any police action of this sort. 1 step from Nazi Germany or Cold War Russia.

    On topic, Yeah, I am a bit more relaxed since my first pullover.

    Glad everything worked out well and the LEO was behaving.

    But what is up with the Nazi check point!! Is this a common occurrence in your state? Do any of the rest of you have these in you state? WOW what is this country coming to?
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    I'm a LEO and hate checkpoints... I refused to work them when I was on the road, and soon enough we stopped doing them. Back to topic at hand.
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    Every once in awhile a CT State Trooper will be on the exit ramp off of I-395 headed towards the casino. He is checking to make sure that people are wearing seat belts. You don't have to stop, just slow down, if he sees everyone is belted he waves you through.

    The local PD does sobriety checkpoints once in awhile also, usually around the holidays. State law requires that these locations/times be printed in the local papers a couple of days in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I'm a LEO and hate checkpoints... I refused to work them when I was on the road, and soon enough we stopped doing them. Back to topic at hand.
    Same here, We would actually call the newspaper to warn the public
    when an where.
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    The way it should work.
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    But what is up with the Nazi check point!! Is this a common occurrence in your state? Do any of the rest of you have these in you state? WOW what is this country coming to?
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    Drunk driving is a huge problem in my state as well as others. I have no problem with going through a check point. If just one DD is removed from the highway it could save some family a lot of heartache down the road. I'm glad we have tools such as this to keep the drunks off the road. I know, people should be smart enough not to DD, but anyway somewhere tonight after the superbowl someone will die as a result of a DD getting behind the wheel. But if that one DD rolls up to a check point and is arrested, the LEO's have saved maybe more than one life.
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    Man, I sure don't like the sound of "license checks" either!

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