This is a discussion on It Finally Happened To Me within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Sticks It's a Concealed Carry Permit, not a Get Outta Jail (or ticket) free card. Sorry you got popped on such a ...
Good. You're lucky your in Colorado. Here in PA they would ask you to step out, take your weapon and run it thru an "Imaginary" database that I believe is in violation of PA code 6111.4.
That’s part of the reason I'm glad PA has no duty to inform. I used to not care, but after the Dickson City incent I do care now.
funny, I learned how to drive in California and after school got out, my friends and I would sometimes go to the rolling-stop-trap intersection and watch tickets be given out. Not one or two, but continuously. The police car would sit just out of view of the driver, but in view of the front of the car. Needless to say, I learned my lesson.
A few months ago, I was properly stopped at a 4 way Stop sign and an insane bicyclist flew by. It is amazing how reckless they can be. Better safe then splat.
"a reminder that no law can replace personal responsibility" - Bill Clinton 2010.
I think that if you run stop signs and get caught most LEO's figure it's how you drive and will give you a money ticket to make you think twice,the extra time to stop and look may keep you from pulling out in front of that bike or car that kinda blended in
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Last edited by wmhawth; June 22nd, 2008 at 08:36 AM. Reason: Spelling
The one officer that stopped me for my expired tags (still in the console) had 0 reaction. I waited until he came back from running my license and such to give him my CC card and asked him "In general, since the CO law does not require us to provide you with the permit, how do you officers prefer it to come up"
"When I run you plates, I get a hit in the CBI (Colorado Bureau of Investigation) that could indicate a warrant, person of interest, and so on, but unless I pull the records, I have no idea what specifically it is. So, yes, we prefer that it is given up front to indicate why you are in the CBI list, but you are not required to."
He said nothing about what and where or even if I was carrying.
And Colorado was not supposed to keep any list at all. Only the issuing counties were supposed to have a list, and only in the office files. Some sort of "Glitch" (yeah right) in the detailed background check involving fingerprints and weapons...
Hit my limit for speculation, the sky is falling, and gun owners fighting amongst themselves.
UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL!
I haven't been stopped yet -- if and when, I hope it's as smooth as your experience.
It is utterly illogical to believe that passing laws to reduce gun violence will be successful when those who are commiting the gun violence do not obey the law.
You handled yourself perfectly. I agree the LEO could have given you a warning vs the citation. Ah well, can't win 'em all :)
I have never been stopped ccw but have been stopped enroute to my house from the gun club. that was a royal mess. but my brother has been stopped once or twice for minor infractions while carrying the most memorable response from an leo after recieving both liscenses was "don't show me yours and i won't show ya mine" just shows alot of the reaction depends on the cop and i have generally found age and experience to play into the reaction as well.