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 ...
January 1st, 2010 12:39 PM
Don't Be A Gun Dork
DC Gun Rights Examiner
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?”
January 1st, 2010 01:02 PM
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.
It's not about showing off my weapon or being a wannabe cop. My desire to become an LEO and my interest in defending myself are completely separate.
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January 1st, 2010 01:52 PM
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)
January 1st, 2010 01:55 PM
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?
January 1st, 2010 01:59 PM
I plan on informing the officer.. It's a courtesy, and a safety thing for me..
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January 1st, 2010 02:02 PM
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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January 1st, 2010 02:07 PM
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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January 1st, 2010 02:13 PM
SC you must inform LEO when asked for license or Identification.
January 1st, 2010 02:20 PM
AAhhh.. I believe that the requirement to inform is still there... the associated penalties have been removed.
Originally Posted by chenemf
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January 1st, 2010 02:21 PM
YOU DO look a little DORKY in that picture
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January 1st, 2010 02:28 PM
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
January 1st, 2010 02:29 PM
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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January 1st, 2010 02:49 PM
My thoughts, exactly....
Originally Posted by hogdaddy
Last edited by HotGuns; January 1st, 2010 at 04:32 PM.
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January 1st, 2010 02:52 PM
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?
January 1st, 2010 03:00 PM
In MI you have to inform. Hey Treo, Is there a point that your trying to make?
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