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Purple_rose_max50

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Posted 9 months ago

 

 I've had my CCW for a little over two years now and never had to deal with this particular situation. If this happens I don't want to scare the poor officer. As a police officer how would you like a person with a CCW let you know that they're licensed to carry consealed? Do I just hand over both of them or tell the officer that I'm carrying? I don't want to look like a target that people use at the range.


Amanda ;)

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If on a traffic stop Please inform the Officer that you do have a weapon and a CCW. DO NOT reach for the weapon under any circumstance. if the Officer wants he will ask you to exit the vehicle and retrieve the weapon him or herself after asking you where it is located in your vehicle.


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Texas02n_max600_max50

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Ive had people who have their CHL had me both  their CHL and drivers license. In Texas, where I work and live, its a criminal offense to not let an officer know you have a CHL.


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Schultz3_max50

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Rate This | Posted 9 months ago

 

The guns officers are worried most about are the ones they don't know about. Tell the officer you are carrying and give him your permit. When he checks your driver's license status, it will come up that you have a concealed permit. It's better to find out from you.

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Rate This | Posted 9 months ago

 

 Tell them right away. Like when the window is down and he is finished with why he is stopping you. What I tell people is when you get pulled over do not start moving around and trying to get your info. It looks like your actually trying to harm us. If you carry just keep your hands on the wheel and advise the officer of your permit and where your permit is located. At no time reach for it or at any time during the stop move around in the car. It looks bad for you. 


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White_shirt_max50

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Rate This | Posted 9 months ago

 

Inform the officer. Common sense. If you reach for it you may have a Glock stuck in your ear. Be a thinker.

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Rate This | Posted 9 months ago

 

Top notch question Amanda and some fine advice by my fellow leos.By all means,immediately advise he or she that you are carrying or have it somewhere in the car.Absolutely don't reach for it or make any furtive moves.The officer will instruct you as to what to do.Thanks for the question.Quite frankly I deem it wise ,in this era, to be armed.The old adage is indeed true.Better to have one and not need it than to need it and not have it.

White_shirt_max50

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To the OP. I am curious if this was covered in your CCW class?

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My preference in order is the same way I would inform the officer if said officer were to stop my vehicle.  If I were to stiop your vehicle for a traffic violation, I would say that I am officer (name) with the (name of department).  After having stated the reason for the stop and asking for your license, registration and insurance, you would tell me:


1) For my and your safety, I have a CCW permit


2) and I am carrying a concealed weapon.


3) The weapon is located (holstered left or right side, purse / handbag, center console, between seat and center console, glove box, etc.)


4) Hand me / the officer your license, registration, Insurance and CCW permit


5)  and as mentioned earlier...... DO NOT MAKE ANY MOVEMENTS TOWARDS THE WEAPON.


At that time, I will instruct you on what to do next which would likely include having you exit the vehicle and an inspection of said weapon.  If all is good to go, you will be on your way as soon as it is determined if a citation for the traffic offense should be issued...... or not.

Purple_rose_max50

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Rate This | Posted 8 months ago

 

SE851 says ...



Top notch question Amanda and some fine advice by my fellow leos.By all means,immediately advise he or she that you are carrying or have it somewhere in the car.Absolutely don't reach for it or make any furtive moves.The officer will instruct you as to what to do.Thanks for the question.Quite frankly I deem it wise ,in this era, to be armed.The old adage is indeed true.Better to have one and not need it than to need it and not have it.


It seems like every time I need it I either left it in my car or at home. If I'm going to a bank or somewhere else that has a lot of money around I just find it better to just leave it at home. Every single time that happens I have SOMETHING happen that makes me wish that I had my gun in my hand. I just feel safer when I have it with me.



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lillawangel14 says ...



SE851 says ...



Top notch question Amanda and some fine advice by my fellow leos.By all means,immediately advise he or she that you are carrying or have it somewhere in the car.Absolutely don't reach for it or make any furtive moves.The officer will instruct you as to what to do.Thanks for the question.Quite frankly I deem it wise ,in this era, to be armed.The old adage is indeed true.Better to have one and not need it than to need it and not have it.


It seems like every time I need it I either left it in my car or at home. If I'm going to a bank or somewhere else that has a lot of money around I just find it better to just leave it at home. Every single time that happens I have SOMETHING happen that makes me wish that I had my gun in my hand. I just feel safer when I have it with me.



Then where the law in concert with your CCW permit allows and where you are able to properly carry it concealed, ALWAYS have it with you. In time, you will get used to having it.