Would you show ID to an LEO?

Would you show ID to an LEO?

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    Would you show ID to an LEO?

    Some of the issues we discuss come down to cooperating with law enforcement. Disregarding the current law in your juridisction, would you show your ID to an LEO (police, BP, FBI...) if asked?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfDefense View Post
    Would you show your ID to an LEO if asked?
    If there was even the slightest possibility that the LEO had a valid reason for asking, and could explain why, then yes.

    If there was no reason for asking, then probably not.

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    Entirely depends on the circumstances.

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    Got to go with 'it depends.'
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    absolutely yes.
    I am one of the good guys. and if an LEO asks, I have no problem producing.
    I can't think of a circumstance that I would deny an LEO a reasonable request.
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    Circumstances

    If under the conditions of a "Terry" stop, yes -- without hesitation.

    If while exercising any "privilege" that carries with it the need to ID oneself to have that "privilege", yes -- without hesitation.

    In most emergency situations (assuming I understand -- w/ or w/o an explanation for the LEO), yes.

    In a "Papers Please!!!" or other internal passport situation, No!
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    show i.d.

    even though mich. laws require telling leo while carrying,
    i would probily inform leo if it was"t a law just out courtesy
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    Of course I would. LEOS are out doing their job, doing stuff that we would rather not do. I could care less about being sure about whether I had to do this or not or unsure etc etc. Just show him or her the license to carry and it shows that he or she has one less thug to worry about.
    They are not our enemies but a lot of law abiding citizens think they are, or don't like them etc but they are the very very first to call 911-----It is BS to be anti-police in general for no good reason other than you do not like authority much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcb188 View Post
    Of course I would. LEOS are out doing their job, doing stuff that we would rather not do. I could care less about being sure about whether I had to do this or not or unsure etc etc. Just show him or her the license to carry and it shows that he or she has one less thug to worry about.
    They are not our enemies but a lot of law abiding citizens think they are, or don't like them etc but they are the very very first to call 911-----It is BS to be anti-police in general for no good reason other than you do not like authority much.
    I'm pretty sure the poll is not talking about showing license to carry vs not, but showing any ID vs not.

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    Any ID, then, if they wanted it as it does me no harm to show it.
    I misunderstood the question, thought it was ID related to carrying.
    I may well be in my rights to refuse but if the officer had some reason, and I would assume a valid one, then why would I refuse or balk?

    It asked would you show your ID, and I figured it was the concealed carry permit/license ID.
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    It all depends on the situation. If there is a seemingly valid reason, no problem. If there isn't, no way. If he's just curious about who I am, he can introduce himself and I'll reply with my name in kind. If that's all it is then he/she doesn't really have any business knowing anything more about me than anyone else and I don't know why they would want to other than fishing for something or trying to intimidate. I don't consider that uncooperative at all.

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    Of course.

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    Speaking only for myself and no matter the state i am in i hand my ccw to any LE with my id . I dont make a production of stating i am armed , but my permit is handed over with my id on contact . I for one want the officer to know that there is another gun on the contact and dont want it to be any kind of supprise for either of us .
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    Depends upon the situation...I'm always going to be respectful...but I will not allow myself to be 'legally abused' either!
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    Very prudent question, SD. If it wasn't as valid a question as it is, I'd say you were baiting.


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