Stopped for the first time while carrying

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    Stopped for the first time while carrying

    I was heading to a seminar on a local college campus. I had my CCW in my pocket. I'm looking around trying to find the appropriate parking lot, find it, turn in and notice a campus police car following me. He then hits the lights. I'm thinking, "Oh, crap.". I pull over, turn off the car, turn on the dome light, reach for my wallet and roll down the window.

    The officer comes up to the car and I had him my DL and CHL. He tells me I was going 35 in a 20. I said that I didn't think I was going nearly that fast as I was looking for the parking lot. He then asks for my insurance card. He notices the CHL and asks where the weapon is. I tell him it is in my pocket. He informed me to keep my hands away from my pocket and then returns to his vehicle. I wait and wait. Finally, he returns to my truck and hands me my DL, CHL and insurance card and lets me off with a warning!

    Whew! I've had my CHL for 6 yrs and this was the first stop. Glad it turned out great!

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    Is it legal to carry on campus property?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    Is it legal to carry on campus property?
    Yes. You can't enter the premises. Parking lots are not "the premises."

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    Quote Originally Posted by txgolfer45 View Post
    Yes. You can't enter the premises. Parking lots are not "the premises."
    Good. I expected some hassle for you even if the parking lots were legal, such as being reminded you couldn't carry further. Sounds like he knew the law and wasn't paranoid about you having a gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grady View Post
    Good. I expected some hassle for you even if the parking lots were legal, such as being reminded you couldn't carry further. Sounds like he knew the law and wasn't paranoid about you having a gun.
    I forgot to add that I told the officer that I would lock up my CCW in my truck before going to the seminar.

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    Yet another reason to love TX...it could be my next move if FL developed any problems for CCW.
    Maybe I'd consider a move sooner if it were the 'independent country' of Texas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Yet another reason to love TX...it could be my next move if FL developed any problems for CCW.
    Maybe I'd consider a move sooner if it were the 'independent country' of Texas.
    Amen !
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Maybe I'd consider a move sooner if it were the 'independent country' of Texas.
    Godfather, surely you mean the Republic of Texas

    To the OP- very happy to hear this turned out well for you, especially with the warning instead of a whopping moving violation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Yet another reason to love TX...it could be my next move if FL developed any problems for CCW.
    Maybe I'd consider a move sooner if it were the 'independent country' of Texas.
    Quote Originally Posted by jfl View Post
    Amen !
    Yep. Fortunately, FL seems to be doing ok. However, a move back to TX would be in order if it changes. Consolidating the family, don't ya know!
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    I'm curious

    I'm curious as to why you instinctively presented your CCW permit to the policeman. Do you also present, when stopped, your Social Security card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Eagle View Post
    I'm curious as to why you instinctively presented your CCW permit to the policeman. Do you also present, when stopped, your Social Security card?

    Better way of saying I have a GUN,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Eagle View Post
    I'm curious as to why you instinctively presented your CCW permit to the policeman. Do you also present, when stopped, your Social Security card?
    By the way Black Eagle, it is the law to present your CWP when the cops ask for id - traffic stop - in SC.

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    Black Eagle everything I have read and have seen by giving the Officer your permit and letting him know your armed helps the officer relax because your being honest with them and it could go a few different ways they may ask for the weapon until they are done or they may ask you to keep your hands away from it until they are done. I would rather be upfront with them Then them find it on their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Eagle View Post
    I'm curious as to why you instinctively presented your CCW permit to the policeman. Do you also present, when stopped, your Social Security card?
    Because in Texas, it's the law. Now, on the other hand I wouldn't give him my Social Security Card, he has no need for that.

    From Texas Department of Public Safety - Courtesy, Service, Protection , look under "Concealed Handgun Statutes and Related Weapons Laws"

    GC 5411.205. DISPLAYING LICENSE; PENALTY. (a) If a license
    holder is carrying a handgun on or about the license holder's person
    when a magistrate or a peace officer demands that the license holder
    display identification, the license holder shall display both the license
    holder's driver's license or identification certificate issued by the
    department and the license holder's handgun license. A person who
    fails or refuses to display the license and identification as required by
    this subsection is subject to suspension of the person's license as
    provided by Section 41 1.1 87.
    (b) A person commits an offense if the person fails or refuses to
    display the license and identification as required by Subsection (a)
    after previously having had the person's license suspended for a violation
    of that subsection. An offense under this subsection is a Class B
    misdemeanor.

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    dangit, where's that popcorn icon again?? I want to make sure I'm comfy for the disclose/don't disclose debate....


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