Don't Be A Gun Dork

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    The I gotta show my carry permit gun dork: This gun owner, for whatever reason, insists on notifying the officer she holds a gun carry permit. Maybe thinking the officer will give her “professional courtesy” and not issue a summons if the officer sees the permit, the gun dork slyly exposes her permit while finding her driver’s license, or maybe asks, batting her eyes, “officer, do you want to see my concealed handgun permit?”

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    For the record, if I ever get stopped by a police officer while armed, I intend to let the officer know I have a legal gun and a permit. I don't want to risk exposing the gun and endangering myself while I'm reaching for my wallet.

    Plus, since I want to be a police officer, I feel for them and respect them and believe that taking the question mark out of the situation is the right thing to do. Dozens of LEOs have been killed during routine traffic stops and I know they've got to be nervous about putting themselves into that position. They are sticking their necks out to protect all of us.

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    I'll behave as if nothing is out of the ordinary, just like 100% of the rest of the time I'm carrying. My license, registration, and insurance will be ready to go when the officer shows up at my window. Nothing else.
    I will honestly answer any questions asked of me, I figure, if he wants to know, he'll ask. (or she)

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    In some states, like Nebraska, you are required to immediately notify the officer when officially contacted.

    Am I a "show my carry permit gun dork" for following the law and not committing a misdemeanor?

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    I plan on informing the officer.. It's a courtesy, and a safety thing for me..
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    If required by law or asked by the officer, absolutely, show your permit.

    It used to be required in Texas and is no more. Depends on how recent your renewal or how up on the laws but some may still think you are required.
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    Some States make it a requirement to tell the LEO, some people make it a requirement to tell the LEO, some just do it out of respect for the LEO, some do it for their own satisfaction. Heck what is so dorky about it?
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    SC you must inform LEO when asked for license or Identification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chenemf View Post
    If required by law or asked by the officer, absolutely, show your permit.

    It used to be required in Texas and is no more. Depends on how recent your renewal or how up on the laws but some may still think you are required.
    AAhhh.. I believe that the requirement to inform is still there... the associated penalties have been removed.
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    YOU DO look a little DORKY in that picture
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    In oklahoma you are required to disclose that you have a firearm in the vehicle oddly telling the LEO that typicly relives there nerves because a BG never says officer there is a hanggun in the vehicle they just shoot. It is a courtesy to tell them anyway and deffinatley think you should tell them

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    I don't like it when people say they keep their hands on the steering wheel until the officer gets there, and then ask "how do you want me to get my license?" I would probably inform the officer as well, but I would get my my drivers license, permit, insurance, and registration ahead of time. Then have my hands on the wheel with that information in hand, while I notify him I am carrying a concealed handgun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogdaddy View Post
    YOU DO look a little DORKY in that picture
    My thoughts, exactly....
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    State Rules Should Determine Actions

    In Texas, if you are asked for your license you have to show it and your CC permit. Either way, as soon as the officer runs your plates, he'll know whether you have a permit. If you are licensed, but not carrying, would you have more explaining to do?
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    In MI you have to inform. Hey Treo, Is there a point that your trying to make?
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