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Old 11-16-2012, 5:40 AM
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Originally Posted by socalblue View Post
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.
Attitude has absolutely no bearing on how one exercizes their rights.

The only time it should be necessary to present a LTC to a peace officer is if it is the cause of the stop/detention. In other words, it isnt a peace officer's business whether a law abiding gun owner is armed or not, if the purpose of the stop is anything other than the use of a concealled handgun.

A traffic infraction, for instance, is not a reason for a LTC holder to declare that they are armed or present their LTC.

If peace officers cannot mitigate risk or fear during a traffic stop without infringing upon an individual's civil rights, then I believe they have selected the wrong vocation.

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