I am in a bit of a unique situation. I live in a county in CA where it is literally impossible to obtain a CCW unless you are a close personal friend of the Sheriff (I don't associate with kuntz, so that is out), and
donate $20K to her favorite charity (which is sometimes her re-election campaign fund- something I have donemy best to counter-balance within my means), and
be politically connected. Anyhow, not gonna happen for me while this biotch Sheriff is in office.
I do own several small businesses ,some of which deal mainly in cash, so some of the local law enforcement officers who know me seem to think I carry. I am not going to tell them I do or am, and they do not ask. There was one situation a couple of years ago when some dickhead fired off a magazine full out in the woods bordering one of my leased areas. The rangers who have jurisdiction but are unarmed were the first to show up, and they stayed close by me and my buddy until the deputies arrived. Nothing was said, just an understanding that some of them have and some of them don't.
I did have one jerk State Park Ranger ask if I had a gun in my truck once. I never gave him a straight answer (it was not in a traffic stop or anything, we were just shooting the breeze.)
Had a deputy pull me over for rolling a stop sign late at night one night in a very, very rural area where there was no traffic, and the deputy was hidden and blacked out down a side road. Had a loaded shotty on the seat next to me. I told him it was there as he approached. He advised me to cover it up and not say anything in the future. Also let me go for rolling the stop
Now, I also know a guy who was once pulled over after lighting up the tires on his GTO as he was leaving a small boonie town watering hole. The cop asked "You got any drugs or guns in the car?"
Idiot replies "Why? Are you out?"
He spent the next three hours sitting on the side of the road in handcuffs. He did have his G20 loaded in his briefcase on the seat. He is also "connected" with a local federal judge, but it took those three hours before his influence was made available.
For whatever that's worth.