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Old 12-21-2007, 12:59 AM   #11
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Just had this convo with an older-lookin officer in GA. He said the state allowed you to keep the gun in the g-box, trunk or in plain-view on the seat.

He said he always leaves his on the seat, but then contradicted this recommendation, pointing out you'll be out of the car and on the ground just because...

He eventually decided he'd rather it be in the box/trunk where he doesn't know about it.

Also made a POINT of saying you have to tell the officer if he asks, but not to volunteer if he doesn't. I was a little confused by this, but whatever..
The glove box, trunk, or plain view thing only applies if you don't have a CCW. I finally got mine this week after I applied in July.
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I believe in NM, both the DL & CHP are tied by their computers..If I'm stopped, whether I have a pistol with me or not; I'll hand over both permits to relieve any anxiety on his or my part...

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In Michigan, we have to tell the officer at the earliest opportunity. Generally, if I get pulled over, I have my DL, CPL, registration(for the car) and proof of insurance handy. As I hand this over, I inform the officer that I have a permit, and that I have a pistol on me. (I NEVER say gun).

So far, this has resulted in my NEVER getting a ticket for whatever caused the officer to pull me over. So far. (Knock on wood)
Gotta ask, why would you never say gun?
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Gotta ask, why would you never say gun?
"Gun" is like an alarm word. And it's especially important if you're dealing with a rookie. They tend to react to "gun" like a fireman reacts to a fire alarm.

And I got that advice from a working cop.
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In Texas, you are required by law to present your CHL along with your DL whenever you are asked for ID by a peace officer. Failing to do so will get your CHL suspended or revoked.
This is indeed the case!
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"Gun" is like an alarm word. And it's especially important if you're dealing with a rookie. They tend to react to "gun" like a fireman reacts to a fire alarm.

And I got that advice from a working cop.
I see.

I guess the curiosity arose because in my town, saying 'gun' would make no difference. I guess it would also depend on the situation also, in a routine traffic stop if I handed my CCW over and told him that my gun was strapped to my leg, he would probably tell me no problem.

Then again, I don't know if I would even volunteer any info, most of the time they want to right the ticket and move on to the next speeder!!

Does anyone know the requirments for FL?
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Do you think having a CHL makes you more likely to get pulled over in states (like Ohio) where your DMV record is flagged with it? I just completed my concealed carry class this week, but haven't applied for the license yet--it seems like there are a lot of restrictions/hassles, at least here in Ohio.
Tell you what, here in Arizona if you have a CCW or CHL, and you are pulled over, the officer often approaches you with his weapon Drawn! Not too cool!
I like to pull my concealed weapon out of my hiding place before I pull over, I leave it in the holster and toss it on the dash, my regular carry piece stays in the holster on my side, hands on the wheel. I don't have a CHL/CCW!
When the Cop walks up to me I don't say a word- sometimes they notice the gun on the dash& if so I explain I have one more in a holster on my side. If the guy doesn't notice, then I no longer volunteer the info. I have been pulled over many, many times& I'm tired of the drama,not to mention getting my gun back dissasembled, or my magazines emptied.
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There's at least one website that defines the laws for each state. Try http://handgunlaw.us/. You would probably be best served by contacting your state police and speaking with a trooper about the laws and what officers expect. Sometimes training doesn't always keep up with the laws, and speaking with an officer can clear up the little things that can help you out in a CC situation where you are dealing an officer.

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Start by keeping both hands on the steering wheel, in plain sight. Be polite, and inform the officer that you have a carry permit, and that you are armed. From that point, the officer will tell you what he wants you to do.

In most cases when I was in uniform ( last in uniform in 1994 ) the traffic stop would evolve into a discussion about guns, ammo, etc. The only exception I can think of right off hand, was a guy who was carrying while DWI. Since he was going to jail, his pistol was booked as "prisoner's property," which he got back a day or so later.

That is exactly what I have done in the past. I usually say "Hello officer, before we continue I will like to inform you that I have a concealed pistol on my person but I have a permit to do so. Tell me how we can proceed."

Both of my hands in the stering wheel, I even place my car keys on the dash. 99% they are cool about it and actually grateful that u inform them before hand. I am a lawbiding citizen and I have nothing to hide. I respect the work of law enforcement. I only had one incident when a undersheriff pulled me over and I informed him about me carrying and he response was "don't worry I draw faster than you". I was perplex to hear that.
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I've had my CC license since August and haven't carried once yet. Guess I should remedy that.

Question: If I have my pistol in my range bag on the passenger side floor in my truck and I am pulled over do I volunteer that there is a gun in there and hand my CC license along with DL to the officer or do I wait and see if he/she even cares that I might have a bag down on the floor?

ETA: I live in Oregon if that makes a difference to anyone.
You are not required (Oregon) to inform the officer.

http://www.handgunlaw.us/states/oregon.pdf

You are a CCW licensee and you don't know that?? Well I guess it has been 6 months????

Just curious, why did you go through the trouble? With the exception of my four year contract with the US Navy (and I had weapons even then but it was OC!) I can't ever remember going six months without carrying!

You should brush up on your carry laws before rushing into concealed carry!
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