Originally Posted by CitaDeL
So, am I the only one who wonders why would they require you to roll over to bare your belly in submission to the alpha dog, if it is already known when they run your information, that you have a LTC? Is this the same sort of thinking that makes them feel safer when officers command you not to reload your firearm until after they leave?
So you would prefer to increase the risk for everyone involved, for no reason other than a crappy attitude? T-stops are at the top of the list of officer injuries/deaths. Purposely risking an escalation to what is already a potentially tense situation is simply asking for trouble.
Handing over the LTC with your ID indicates to the LEO that you take the responsibility of carrying a weapon seriously. No promises, but from my experience on both sides of a badge LTC holders that 'pass the attitude test' are considered one of the good guys & treated accordingly. Stupidity in public results in an abrupt reversal.