Hand me the gun by the muzzle? Too many movies or what?
I don't think that you misread Badger's post since he asserts illogically that he is not disarming and not disobeying.
I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to comply with those directions Guantes, as I have no idea what alight means, I'd probably reach for my Smartphone and hit up Google quick lol.
No problem, I'm sure we could reach an understanding of what I would like you to do.
1alight verb \ə-ˈlīt\
alight·ed also alitalight·ing
Definition of ALIGHT
: to come down from something (as a vehicle): as
a : dismount
b : deplane
: to descend from or as if from the air and come to rest : land, settle
Yeah, I looked it up afterwards just in case we ever cross paths. :D
Quite so, but I think it would be less amicably received by a citizen, coming from an officer.
Now I got LEO callin me a ass... I am really, really dissatisfied now! I'm tellin'!
I thought it was only moles and gophers what dug holes alot... mebbe them otheruns do too.
I'd hand him the gun like I'd offer a carrot to a horse... laying on my open palm, muzzle away from both of us.
No, that wouldn't be difficult at all. Just hand it over, the way he says, with the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Safety on, if it has one. No big deal.Quote:
I don't think it would be difficult to hand over the gun butt first with the barrel pointed in a safe direction.
Make eye contact, smile politely, shut up, and do as you're told without letting the muzzle cross anything important.
Although trained to separate the gun from the person being interviewed, when a gun is worn on a body seated in a car, it might make sense to have the driver keep his hands on the wheel while LEO returns to the squad to check out the ID's. Said to a student by LEO at a stop, "Well, if you don't reach for yours, I won't pull out mine."
In Georgia, we are not required to inform, and I wouldn't, unless asked directly. If asked, I would respond truthfully, and do whatever the officer asked.
As others have posted, I would be careful not to cover either of us while complying. Of course, being a lefty, I could open the door and the officer could remove it from my holster himself with no problem.
My thinking is along the lines of gunthorp, so to ask a potentially stupid question: under most circumstances, wouldn't the safest approach, even from the LEO perspective, be for them to leave their gun the hell alone and not touch it? The things don't go off by themselves and if it is in a safe location, it seems logical to me that the safest approach is for it to stay there.
The concern is not the weapon going off by itself. Under most circumstances, you would be correct.