Ok so I have noticed there are several LEOs on here and a lot of people that carry pistols. I am not claiming to know all the state laws or anything, but I would like everyones personal opinion. As I was getting home from work at 9pm, there was a state trooper in my front yard at the scene of an accident. He told me that the driver was probably drunk and fled the scene. He told me to check around my property. So I went up got my 9mm from the house ( I usually conceal my .380 but didn't want to go around the house with a compact pistol). As I went around my house and my in-laws house I saw the trooper shine his light up at me so I decided to walk down and tell him that I hadn't seen anything (again I have a 9mm on my side). So I shined my flashlight down on my pistol as I announced who I was and that I was armed. This is where my question come from.... The trooper said that I didn't have to announce that I was armed since I was on my private property. IMO I would rather announce that I am armed than him see it and get suspicious or worse draw his weapon. What is your opinion on this?