This is a discussion on To inform or not to inform, that is the question within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by puncho If I'm asked a question I will answer. If my DL is asked for It will accompany my CWP. Thats the ...
The Store manager isnt a LEO who can kick my ***, force me from the vehicle at gun point, then make the rest of my life suck by trumping up some felony charge thereby keeping me from even buying another gun.
Easier to just inform him and be on your way
The LEO DOESNT know if you are going to REMAIN a 'certified good guy' gent.
As far as he knows you just got your CC license because you wanted to be a big man and your just waiting to snap on someone.
Your Carry permit doesnt make you a 'certified good guy' any more than a badge makes a LEO good guy.
Ive known a list of LEOs who went thru FAR more training and evaluation than CHL holders have and bad guys still slip through the cracks. It happens.
So how is making things go smoother during a stop hurt ?
Why make it harder on the LEO and possibly yourself if you piss him off ?
Firstly, who cares what your assessment is ?My personal opinion is that those who inform are looking to identify W/ the cop in some way.
Secondly, even if we are, is it some diabolic evil to want to be on good terms with another human who has the ability to make your life hell for the next 6 months ?
Again, who cares what your assessment is ?I’d be willing to bet that most of you fall into the “sheep dog” subset of firearms owners.
Better to be some out of control Rambo with an ego complex who is likely to piss of some cop very soon during a stop and end up in jail and losing his CHL entirely ?
I'll take the sheep route, thank you very much.
Lets see who ends up spending the night in jail and who doesnt ;-)
Thats a joke.I choose not to inform because there is no benefit to me and it could lead to a negative outcome.
A BAD LEO can make your life hell regardless of informing or not.
You can get confirmation of that fact by asking my mother and sister about it and doing a quick search for New Rome PD (that no longer exists) in Columbus Ohio.
It doesnt take a gun on your hip to get your *** kicked by a bad cop.
Get one, put it in there and if your worried about the LEO not knowing the laws you'll have it to give to him.
If he arrests you after knowing thatyou have the laws to show him then you have a court case against him.
I even have the law printed out about killing a dog in self defense just in case I have to shoot a Rottie or something and a LEO doesnt know what Ohio law says.
The problem also is that LEOs arent just citizens. They are citizens that have been appointed responsibilities and authorities that you and I do not have.
A bad LEO doesnt need for you to be carrying concealed to ruin your day.
Some of you guys are just flat out paranoid.
I dont know if Im allowed to make suggestions or not, but they do have medication for that sort of thing :)
Ok people, this one is done. Everything that needs to be said has been said and we have had a few complaints of less than respectfull posting. Lets move on.
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