He got out, which I agree is not smart. He seemed to be having a very normal conversation with the cop. He was getting the information the cop wanted and did not appear to have suspicious body language to me.I think that the officer over reacted a little bit. But at the same time the guy jumped out of his vehicle and was fumbling around in the area where his weapon was. Just watching his body movement even made me suspicious.
That is an opinion and many do it and many do not.I was told by my CHL instructor that out of professional courtesy you should stay seated in your vehicle and keep your hands at 10 and 2 on the steering wheel. And when they approach your window tell them that you have a CHL and tell them if you are carrying or not. I understand that you do not legally need to tell them that,
Why are you getting drug out of your car? Also you might look up the term "brandishing" as simply exposing your firearm is NOT brandishing. What if you were open carrying in the first place?but it beats getting drug out of your car in front of your family when you accidentally brandish your weapon.
I FULLY agreePlus whenever you get pulled over its all about attitude,
Well you have to have a reason to receive a ticket or "back seat". They do not have an attitude ticket.if you are being rude to the officer I guarantee you that you will be driving away with a ticket if not in the back seat of their squad car.
I do get pulled over many times a year. I have a lead foot and do a lot of driving. I have a clean record. I NEVER volunteer that I am carrying or that I have a permit because I am not going to be the one to bring a gun into a situation that does not involve one. If the cop asks I am more then happy to talk about it. The other time I will state I have a gun is if it is in a place I need to reach into. One time I had my insurance card in my bag which also had a gun. I told the cop and he asked me not to get it and we went on about our business with no problem.That's just my opinion and what I would do if I were to get pulled over while carrying. You may choose to do otherwise and let me know how it goes.
Depends on the LEO you encounter. Sometimes what should be a simple traffic stop ends up being more because now you brought a gun into the situation. We were out of state so were not able to CC so we were OC. Got pulled over for not "displaying my license plate properly". Of course he came up and said why he was pulling us over, and asked where we were heading. I answered him and since the guns were visible I said "obviously we are carrying". He said yeah and simply asked us to keep our hands off them. Then he decided he wanted to "run" the guns so we passed them out to him. All was very professional, we had a chat about riding the motorcycles I had in the back. Again no problems with the stop but we were there a long time, longer then any of the other times I have been pulled over even when I have gotten a ticket.Another thing about telling them that you have a CHL is that they know that you aren't a criminal or have any misdemeanors due to the extensive background check that you have to go through. It just gives them a little peace of mind.
Not screaming obscenities and threatening to shoot someone in the back goes a long way too.I have to disagree with a lot of people, first the guy should have stayed in the van, if the cop asked him to step out he should have then informed the cop that he had a cc license and was carrying giving the officer a warning there was a gun involved (common courtesy which goes a long way.)