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Old 01-13-2013, 01:04 PM   #21
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My state doesn't require me to inform the Officer. The only time I would tell him is if I were asked to get out of the car, or if he or she was about to frisk me. Two things that have not happened to me yet. It is no more their business to know I carry then it is my business to ask them if they carry a bug.

If they asked, I would answer, but, Don't ask, don't tell.....

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Old 01-13-2013, 08:38 PM   #22
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Actually you may not have any obligation to tell a police officer anything,much less that your carrying. It depends on your local and state laws where you live.

We don't have an obligation to tell an officer were carrying where I live,and I wouldn't do so if he wasn't talking to me on official business. Usually an officer will ask for your ID or drivers license if he's stopped you for serious police business. That's the point that I would hand him my HCP with my DL just out of respect.
I live in Alabama and your ccw is supposed to be prominently displayed just like your drivers license.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:41 PM   #23
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The law here (NC) says you are obligated to inform when approached by an officer (paraphrasing).

It makes no differentiation whether that interaction is of a social or business nature.

A few years ago, in line at a store a uniformed officer struck up a 'small talk' type of conversation with me...(weather, sports type of stuff). I showed him my CCW card just to err on the side of caution. He didn't seem to care much in that particular situation, kind of just brushed it off.

I think, for me, even if it is just a social interaction, I'll still err on the side of caution in public.
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I always inform LEOs that I'm packing even though i don't have to. I'm in GA

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... immediately turnaround and walk away.

Unless being pulled over, then say as little possible and whatever it takes to get the interaction over with as quickly as possible.

Unless your state requires you to inform them you're carrying, then as previously stated with this included.

Yup.

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well, if in NEW YORK, the verbiage should go something like:

"I was threatened, he charged me and I shot him. With all fif.....te.......seven rounds, Officer. I'm not really sure where the other 8 came from, but if I need to pay a $50 misdemeanor fine, OK, I'll do it"

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well, if in NEW YORK, the verbiage should go something like:

"I was threatened, he charged me and I shot him. With all fif.....te.......seven rounds, Officer. I'm not really sure where the other 8 came from, but if I need to pay a $50 misdemeanor fine, OK, I'll do it"
Geez, that's crazy.
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I have several friends that are LEO. They all know that I carry anyway. But I have informed 3 times that I was armed. Once when I was pulled over for doing 52 in a 35. I admitted that I was speeding. I appologized, showed my CCW and talked nice and polite. He let me go. Another time I was in an accident. And once my wife was. All three times the officer was polite and professional. They thanked me for telling them. We are not required in Colorado.

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We have been over this many times and for me its don't ask don't tell why look for trouble?

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We have been over this many times and for me its don't ask don't tell why look for trouble?
in the states that you are not required to inform them, that would be IMO a personal choice. but some states, it's a requirement of holding a CC permit to inform any LEO in his performance of his duty to inform them you're carrying.
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