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...in Indiana. I was speeding...75 in a 65. State policeman (solo) and I hit the off ramp.

I am armed.

Officer comes up to the door...asks me to open it (it's a semi... this is common).

He tells me what he pulled me over for...I tell him I have a legal firearm in the truck.

Officer (O) "I'm all for law abiding citizens carrying legal firearms. Do you have a permit?"

Me: "Yes."

O: "Are you planning on shooting me?"

Me: "Absolutely not."

O: "Licence, registration and permit please"

Me: [paperwork, logs, bills, yada, yada]

O: "where is the firearm?"

Me: "it is [redacted]"

O: "ok...please slowly place it on the dashboard" [officer places his hand on his holstered service firearm]

Me: [three finger pinch hold...keep the barrel pointing away from the officer...slowly on the dash]

Officer: "perfect."

More yada yada...the boring business of being pulled over in a commercial vehicle.

Officer: "Is that a (type of gun...honestly can't remember what but it wasn't what I have)?"

Me: "No, it's a [redacted]. Would you like to see it?"

O: "I would...but I better not...people would see and get all freaked out. Wait here... I'll be back in a few minutes."

<A few moments later>

O: "ok...I issued you a warning. Keep it under 65 and be safe."

Me: "Thank you Sir... Have a good day."
Interesting stuff,a shame the majority of America is not like that
 

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It’s very interesting how you mentioned these cops are interested in the drug money but not the drugs per se. This alone reveals unchecked cops and video evidence should lead to them being fired along with all in approval.

Good cops have a bad enough time maintaining their reputation. They certainly don’t need these characters freely acting out without concern for the laws pertaining to lawful search and seizure.

Added thought: too bad we don’t have true investigative journalists as we had in the past. These crooks should go down.
These are the good cops....that's the whole problem...they aren't keeping any of the money, they are doing exactly as they have been told to do by the state's attorney general. The state gets the money to do with as they see fit.
80% of all problems and failures are due to management. But the boots on the ground get the blame usually.
 

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...in Indiana. I was speeding...75 in a 65. State policeman (solo) and I hit the off ramp.
Last time I was pulled over, I had to force the deputy to acknowledge the fact I told him I was armed.
He was obviously unconcerned.
 

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I'd be embarrassed to admit I'd carry a gun just for the heck.
Sounds to me like he's an interstate truck driver
If so, there's no 'what the heck' involved.
If you weren't such a anti-gun bigot, you'd realize that.
 

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I'd be embarrassed to admit I'd carry a gun just for the heck.

Its not “for the heck,” it is in case you might need it…. Just like the smoke detectors in the house.
 

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Now that we don't have carry licenses in Texas anymore, I'm not obligated to inform LEOs that I have a piece.
 

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...in Indiana. I was speeding...75 in a 65. State policeman (solo) and I hit the off ramp.

I am armed.

Officer comes up to the door...asks me to open it (it's a semi... this is common).

He tells me what he pulled me over for...I tell him I have a legal firearm in the truck.

Officer (O) "I'm all for law abiding citizens carrying legal firearms. Do you have a permit?"

Me: "Yes."

O: "Are you planning on shooting me?"

Me: "Absolutely not."

O: "Licence, registration and permit please"

Me: [paperwork, logs, bills, yada, yada]

O: "where is the firearm?"

Me: "it is [redacted]"

O: "ok...please slowly place it on the dashboard" [officer places his hand on his holstered service firearm]

Me: [three finger pinch hold...keep the barrel pointing away from the officer...slowly on the dash]

Officer: "perfect."

More yada yada...the boring business of being pulled over in a commercial vehicle.

Officer: "Is that a (type of gun...honestly can't remember what but it wasn't what I have)?"

Me: "No, it's a [redacted]. Would you like to see it?"

O: "I would...but I better not...people would see and get all freaked out. Wait here... I'll be back in a few minutes."

<A few moments later>

O: "ok...I issued you a warning. Keep it under 65 and be safe."

Me: "Thank you Sir... Have a good day."

I wouldn't tell a cop I have a gun in the car. Some of them will overreact.
 

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I get to interact with law enforcement on a pretty regular basis...usually routine...but occasionally when I am in the wrong. This was a good interaction. Wasn't really expecting a warning.

Each officer reacts differently to the declaration of a legal firearm. In Texas I had my firearm in my pocket and the Trooper couldn't have cared less. Never asked what it was, or to see it or see my permit. Then he invited me to sit in the passenger seat of his air conditioned patrol car while we went over paperwork (pre covid)

Today I was expecting a ticket...or a federal code stipulated speeding warning...which counts against your CSA safety score. The officer really cut me a break.

Well I know where you're coming from.. I was a long-haired post-modern hippie driving a family station wagon with 18 boxed match rifles and over 400 rounds of ammo in the tailgate when my Dad and I took 2 cars to a rifle match across state lines.. I was in the car with 4 other teenaged rifle club members when we got stopped at the Fla-Georgia line..

One of the guys freaked out and we had to calm his ass down -- but the officer was impressed with all the medals on our shooting jackets and wished us luck..

THIS is what should be the norm.. :auiqs.jpg: They've seen it all.. They just want to see some civility and care about THEIR safety...

"CSA safety score" ??? I had to look that up.. Because I KNOW -- it's not that you're not still a member of the Confederate States of America... LOL....
 

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I wouldn't tell a cop I have a gun in the car. Some of them will overreact.

They WILL over-react if you dont and they find it.. Best to just declare it.. And unless you got a carry permit for a handgun -- keep it UNLOADED in the vehicle..
 

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Us Brits heard, the bigger the gun, the greater the American is "compensating" !!

Us Americans understand that since Brits allowed their govt to DISARM THEM and THEIR POLICE -- that Brits have nothing left to "compensate for".. :hyper:

Here's some good American firearm compensating demonstrated for ya.. Whatcha think she is lacking?


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Us Americans understand that since Brits allowed their govt to DISARM THEM and THEIR POLICE -- that Brits have nothing left to "compensate for".. :hyper:

Here's some good American firearm compensating demonstrated for ya.. Whatcha think she is lacking?
This video is only 5 minutes long, you will benefit greatly by watching it, you may be surprised.

 

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Long time ago I got pulled over just after dark for running a yellow light. Had a handgun in the car with me in North Carolina. I put it on the seat and then told the cop I had a firearm in the car.. He ask where got me out patted me down then ask why I told him I had it. I explained it was good manners and I didnt want him to see it with out being informed and getting nervous. He thanked me gave me a verbal warning not to run the light and I was on my way.
 

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This video is only 5 minutes long, you will benefit greatly by watching it, you may be surprised.


You're really easy to fall prey to nonsense like this.. UZis not illegal in the US either and it's THAT level of firearm that is subject to rules and licensing similar to the UK.. Not much diff.. The DIFF really is 6.5 guns per 100 Brits versus 101 guns per American..

That is because you cannot POSSESS a rifle that cannot be STORED at a gun club in the UK unless you are extremely RURAL and Agricultural and need to fend off whatever predators lurk in the UK.

I have COYOTES and bobcats in my suburban estate and MANY Americans face WORSE threats from unruly mountain lions, bear and nasty elk that get an urge to kill you when you're in the way..

There's no comparison because America's violence problem is NOT rifles and shotguns, it's cheap handguns used largely by inner city gangs for drive-bys and retribution.. SO -- the occurrence of violent crime with ANY kind of long gun is LESS than the occurrence of violence with KNIVES.. iNCLUDING murder.

Whereas now in Jolly Olde OLD world - They now PROTECT criminals from homeowners whom which they prey -- those 101 guns per 100 Americans deters 100s of thousand of crimes per year.

I belong to Skeet/SPortiung clays club.. I CHOSE to use the same semi-auto 5 shot magazine shotgun that I use for home defense.. That option does NOT EXIST in Jolly Olde...
 

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