Originally Posted by Rick1967
In Colorado we are not required to inform either. But a good friend of mine is a Sheriffs Deputy. He told me that he wishes people would tell him. He finds out anyway when he runs their license. Then he just wonders why they didnt say anything. Then he feels a little uneasy. Cops have enough to be uneasy about without us making it worse. I always inform when pulled over or when they are helping me. My wife and I have both been in accidents and needed help. I sat in the front of a police car to keep warm while waiting for a tow truck. No way I am getting in a police car without telling them.
Georgia is not a "must inform" state, either. Nor is our GWCL (Georgia Weapons Carry License) in any way linked through the Department of Motor Vehicles to our car tags. Sort of a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" situation - if they don't ask, you don't have to tell. I'm inclined to make my status known in a clear, respectful way anyhow.
It's interesting the differences among the states. It certainly pays to be familiar with all the laws of the states through which ones travels may take them.
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