This is a discussion on Traffic stop yesterday within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have only been stopped once while carrying. I was in rural Vermillion parish Louisiana (the town of Estherwood) when I was stopped by the ...
I have only been stopped once while carrying. I was in rural Vermillion parish Louisiana (the town of Estherwood) when I was stopped by the local policeman for a rolling "stop" at a stop sign.
I informed him that I was legally carrying a handgun in my right front pocket and handed him my DL and CCW. His reply was: "Well, sonny, you keep you hand out of your pocket, and we'll be just fine." I kept my hands on the top of the wheel and there was no further mention of the gun or CCW.
And, yes, he did give me a ticket!!!
Haha this is all so funny.... good stop... we will have to talk more at the range...
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Accuracy ALWAYS WINS! So carry what you can hit with.
If you find yourself in a fair fight your tactics stink.
Cops always enjoy it when you say: "You don't know who I am, do you? Well, I know ______________ and I'm gonna tell them about you! I've lived in this town for _____________ years and my people came with the covered wagons!" This will usually impress them or scare them and make them apologize to you and let you go, regardless of what you may or may not have done with or without a gun. Trust me and take my word for it. Try it. They'll like it.
Now why do you want them to go and get cited for anything and everything after trying that bit on them? Tsk tsk tsk :-p
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I will add my traffic stop story in here too, my first since I have my CCW and had it with me.
The wife and I enjoy wildlife and always try to take time to enjoy it when we can. It was nice over the weekend so we took my motorcycle out for an evening ride, I grabbed my firearm and a small flashlight since the sun would be setting soon. We stopped at a place by the Everglades then left there after dark, on the ride home there is a road that dead ends near us and is heavily wooded. I have seen an Eagle, wild hogs and all kinds of other animals so I decided to head there. I hand my wife the light and tell her to check the side trails as we go by slowly. We pass one and she lights up a cop parked down one. I KNOW he is going to come out and he doesn't disappoint, he lights us up and I stop. I turn off the bike and take off my helmet and my wife stepped off the bike. He asks what we are doing, shining the flashlight around. I explain and he accepts it, then he asks the magic question "any firearms or weapons?" I tell him I have my CCW and am armed, my wife chimes in asking him if he wants to see it (CCW not the gun), he says no and sent us on our way without any fuss. I was a bit surprised he didn't ask to see it but I know he ran the tag and saw we were locals. All in all he handled it well, professional and didn't overreact to my being armed.
We did see a raccoon, armadillo and opossum, no deer which is what I was looking for though.
Of course that is how some people fill their freezers.
"...trying to get a long gun into play while someone is all over you like a monkey eating a cupcake is not very conducive to good survival techniques." ~Bark'n
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Glad everything went well cougar with a ruger.