First Time for a traffic stop while carrying

First Time for a traffic stop while carrying

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    First Time for a traffic stop while carrying

    Well, today I got stopped for speeding. I was going to grand-daughter's soccer game and was running late and didn't see the squad near the soccer field.

    As I pulled in the parking lot he came behind me and lit me up. Pulled in a parking space and got out of the car (first mistake). He told me to get back in the car, as I was doing that I told him I had a concealed carry permit and had a gun. He asked me where it was and I told him on my left hip.

    He had me get in the car and checked my license and permit, then asked for registration and proof of insurance. As we waited for information to come back he asked me if he could ask me a question and I didn't have to answer if I chose not to.

    He asked me if the instructors of my permit class were the ones that told me to tell an officer right away that I had a permit and that I had a gun. I told him yes and that some police officers I knew also told me the same thing. He also inquired what kind of gun I was carrying. (I think he was just curious about that, think I was his first concealed stop).

    The info came back stating that there was nothing outstanding.

    He thanked me for telling him up front that I had the concealed permit and that I had a gun, told me to drive a little slower and to have a nice day and he left.

    I had been told by some cops I know that a lot of times if you are up front with telling them about the gun right away they might not give you a ticket and that's exactly what happened.

    I lock up my gun in gun safe under seat when I'm at these games but I didn't get a chance to do that because he had pulled me over pulling into the lot.

    So all in all it wasn't a bad experience.
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    You can't bank on a free ride for being up front about the CCW and the weapon, but it's nice when it works out that way. Other than exiting the car when you parked it, you handled the rest well. Good show.
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    Yeah I try my hardest not to commit any driving infractions while cc'ing cause I just don't want to deal with any of it. Glad it all worked out.
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    Good deal. Better to be vocal right away than have any issues.
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    All in all a good experience. Glad it worked out.
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    Sounds as if you happened chanced upon one of the nice officers in the Milwaukee area.... Lucky you.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowman View Post
    Sounds as if you happened chanced upon one of the nice officers in the Milwaukee area.... Lucky you.......
    Actually, it was one of our communities to the north, not so sure how our Milwaukee officers would have handled it.

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    Sounds like a good outcome. Of course it would have been a non-issue if you'd of kept your speed donw.
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    There's so much difference of opinion of whether informing of a firearm (or even to inform where not required) gets one out of ticket, but I think the driver's attitude probably have more to do with it.

    Glad it worked out to your benefit. Next time, leave a little earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    There's so much difference of opinion of whether informing of a firearm (or even to inform where not required) gets one out of ticket, but I think the driver's attitude probably have more to do with it.

    Glad it worked out to your benefit. Next time, leave a little earlier.
    You're right, I think it has a lot to do with attitude, it's funny, I'm usually always way early for everything. This time things were going on and I lost track of time and forgot about the construction going on in that area. Won't forget next time. Yes I know there are a lot of opinions going both ways on this subject but the cop seemed to have a good attitude also so I didn't push things, don't like making a bad situation more painful than it is.

    These officers are out there every day putting their lifes on the line, a lot of them get killed doing "routine traffic stops" so I think they really appreciate a "heads up" about the gun right away, just my opinion and I know a lot of people don't agree but that's the way I deal with it.

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    curly666 - That didn't happen to be in Cedarburg, did it? I passed through that town yesterday & saw a squad light someone up & I was pretty sure it was a soccer field.

    I've found that Cedarburg POs are nice as a rule. When I was doing armed security in Grafton & was way early I'd stop at a park there to drink my coffee. Many times there'd be an officer there, usually on Saturdays & we'd chat & talk guns. Same as Grafton. I often stopped at the park on highway 60 & the river & chat up officers. Many of them had responded to my calls for assistance in the past & coincidentally one of them, a SGT, was an old Army acquaintance of mine.

    How did the soccer game go?
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    In Ohio, one will be charged if they do not immediately inform the officer they are carrying. I shudder to think what might very well happen to an armed motorist getting out of the vehicle when stopped.
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    Sounds OK.....and as long as your legal..........it's legal.

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    For my safety and theirs, I do not disclose.

    You may have gotten a good cop, watch youtube, there are those that freak out.
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    I got pulled over this summer while carrying. I do not have to inform in PA, so I kept my mouth shut about my gun and took my ticket (I deserved it).

    Glad it worked out for you. For me, it was worth the paying the fine and disclosing, since I might have still gotten the ticket anyway.
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