I was pulled over by a Pierce County Sheriff's Officer today on my way home from Starbucks in Spanaway, WA. As I was pulling out onto Pacific Ave he pulled up behind me and lit me up. As he approached my vehicle, I turned off the engine and placed my hands at 10 and 2. As he got to the window he asked if I knew why he had stopped me. I did not and replied so. He informed me that I had illegally used the turning lane to enter traffic and requested my license, insurance and registration. Before reaching for my paperwork, I informed I was carrying. He asked where and I motioned towards my G23 on my hip at 11 o'clock. I informed him that it was loaded and he replied "as it should be." He reached through the window and disarmed me. He place my firearm inside his jacket. At this point I handed him my license and CPL. He told me that I had used the lane improperly and that we would use this as a "learning experience." He placed my firearm on the hood of my vehicle and said I could retrieve it once he pulled away. Overall, I feel it was a good experience and my CPL may have gotten me out of a ticket. Sent from my iPhone.