Should LEOs disarm you during a non-violent misdemeanor or a "civil penalty" stop?

Should LEOs disarm you during a non-violent misdemeanor or a "civil penalty" stop?

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  • LEOs should disarm me immediately upon knowing I am legally carrying arms openly, but they should not disarm me when I am legally carrying concealed.

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  • LEOs should disarm me immediately upon knowing I am legally carrying arms concealed, but they should not disarm me when I am legally carrying openly.

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  • LEOs should disarm me immediately upon knowing I am legally carrying arms, either openly or concealed.

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  • LEOs should not disarm me immediately upon knowing I am legally carrying arms, either openly or concealed.

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    Should LEOs disarm you during a non-violent misdemeanor or a "civil penalty" stop?

    Some members have been posting their interactions with Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) and sometimes they get disarmed, while other times they are left armed during the stop. I searched around and saw no poll on the matter, even though opinions vary, so here goes the question…

    Should LEOs disarm you when you are stopped for questioning in relation to a non-violent misdemeanor, a civil penalty/fine, etc? Examples of this type of stop would be you were littering, you were openly carrying arms on public, you happen to walk up to your vehicle as a parking ticket was being placed in your windshield wiper while you were not around, you called the LEOs to file an incident report/file a complaint against someone else, etc. Bottom line is you are legally armed and the LEO becomes aware of the matter because you presented your carry permit, the LEO saw you openly carrying a firearm legally, he ran your ID/plate and your “armed legally status” came up on screen, etc. Please read the options before answering. Limit your answers to being approached by LEOs while being in public and you are on foot/not in a vehicle, as I will post a separate poll for being in a traffic stop.
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    I voted "LEO should not disarm me." I don't see the benefit for disarmament of a licensed individual under these circumstances.
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    In the State of Louisiana, a CCW holder is required to advise the officer that they are carrying if the conversation goes beyond anything more than an tip of the hat or a "weather sure is nice out." It is up to the officer after that how they handle it. I have had one disarm me at a traffic stop, and 2 or 3 on other occasions nod, shrug, and thank me for letting them know. It's usually all about circumstance (context) and attitude. Older, more experienced officers actually seem far less concerned than some of the younger new officers. I believe that once the wave of CCW / open carry reform becomes a daily occurrence for them, it won't be such an issue.

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    Not now-a-days...it's guilty until proven innocent. I also voted no for this type of scenario.

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    I couldn't vote "depends". For me it depends on the LEO's comfort level. It wouldn't bother me to be temporarily disarmed to make that person more comfortable, they have a stressful enough job as it is. I'd have to draw the line on getting handcuffed for the duration of the stop, however

    Of course, seeing that the last time I was pulled over was 22 years ago (I am a boring, lawful driver) I don't see this happening any time soon.

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    There is NO let me repeat myself NO reason should a LEO disarm a LEGALLY carried firearm by an American citizen, OC or CC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OngngFreedom View Post
    I couldn't vote "depends". For me it depends on the LEO's comfort level. It wouldn't bother me to be temporarily disarmed to make that person more comfortable, they have a stressful enough job as it is. I'd have to draw the line on getting handcuffed for the duration of the stop, however

    Of course, seeing that the last time I was pulled over was 22 years ago (I am a boring, lawful driver) I don't see this happening any time soon.
    Heres a response on the other poll as to why I left the "depends"part out.
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