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CCW - Traffic Stop - How to respond

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Firearms Information geared toward women

If you're pulled over when carrying legally in that state, of course, here are some tips from a police officer.

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Archangle_Michael
Archangle_Michael 2 months ago

As a retired officer, i can say without a doubt, a traffic stop is one where officers alertness is high. Especially on initial contact. I and fellow officers in my precinct respected law abiding citizens that did this method everytime. It allowed us to ease our anxiety as law abiding citizens that provides their ccw was not hiding anything. The advice that she gave is spot on.

Hiding a gun in a traffic stop can be a sign your trying to hide more and causes a heart rate to increase when an officer spots it without being informed.

I have personally informed officers in LA, TX, AZ, MS, GA, FL, SC, WI, CO, NV, TN, MI, IL, MN, HI, and CA

Only place that was a little inconvenience was in San Diego, CA. C.H.P. pulled me over and i did the same as in the video. The officer had me exit the vehicle, and he took the gun, for officer safety. (Here i informed him of where i came from, my 22 hour drive, badge number, etc as he asked me to exit the vehicle, really wasnt warranted, also i was in uniform as i drove straight 22 hours from New Orleans to San Diego) I had to follow him to the station where they did a serial check on the gun and contacted my police department at New Orleans to confirm I was an officer. (Yes they have no professional courtesy whatsoever) but the LT came in and apologized after 20min. I was going to see my family 3 months after hurricane Katrina, so i was not very happy at this specific officer (rookie). BTW I hate California, so don't plan to return as my family all moved out of it, thank the lord.

But i was able to leave unscathed and that is the point.

No other state has ever given me an issue, ever. Many commended me on the notification and let me go with a warning except texas, but i deserved that speeding ticket.

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Thor Kill
Thor Kill 3 months ago

Anyone with abgun who obeys police should not have one. They clearly do not understand what weapons are for. They are for getting rid of little devils and there police

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ahr6912
ahr6912 10 months ago

So true. SC laws are show and tell. Or maybe the other way around. Lol but two people in a unknown situation YOU need to pull up your grownup pants and learn to listen. And live. Great video. The cops answer to allowing the driver to handle the firearm (Unloading) is not bright. Gun on the seat, exit the vehicle, on to the sidewalk or away from traffic. On person, call and wait for backup.Period.

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Denali2008
Denali2008 10 months ago

My family and I will be traveling by car. Good to know. Thank you!

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xdsman
xdsman 1 year ago

Good information

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Frank4548
Frank4548 1 year ago

I would do the same where I live (Visalia CA, Tulare County). I would not inform the officer if I was in, say, San Francisco.

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Laserant
Laserant 1 year ago

Very good information

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J Tgunnergurl85
J Tgunnergurl85 1 year ago

Great way to do that!

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Conceal_Carry_Training

I live in PA and have a CCW license. If I get pulled over I will tell the officer while hand over my documents. Everyone goes home safe that way. You can buy a new gun but not a new life.

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Skibum4106
Skibum4106 2 years ago

My gosh this is buffering so badly .. Is it very high quality or what ?

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Grayghost8179
Grayghost8179 2 years ago

Only volunteer that information if your state requires it.

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Babbalou1956
Babbalou1956 2 years ago

A guy was pulled over & he told the cop he had a CCL & was carrying. When he reached for his wallet the cop shot him because he thought he was reaching for his gun. Dead. I believe this was last year & his girlfriend was a witness. When you tell a cop "I have a gun" how will they interpret that? "Back off or I'll shoot?" I'm not required to mention my CCL in my state & my instructor said don't mention it unless you're asked. It's no more relevant than saying "Officer I think you should know that I just ate a Big Mac & I shop at Sears." Has nothing to do with why you're pulled over.

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Skibum4106
Skibum4106 2 years ago

Yes that Cop was an idiot as many Cops are .

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Glimtech Arms
Glimtech Arms 2 years ago

@Skibum4106: And with that attitude, 1 you are a child mentality, and 2, if you are of age to have a firearm, you won't have it long. You are surely part of the problem and not the solution so I would take heed of this video as if not you will be a prime example of what NOT to do...

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rmlowhorn
rmlowhorn 2 years ago

A traffic stop is a very dangerous interaction , listen and respond accordingly to make a happy ending a Harm's Way interaction is a life-and-death situation that can go south but sheer suspicion

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GunsBeUs
GunsBeUs 2 years ago

Unless being pulled over for a gun-related violation (e.g. you just shot up your ex'es house), WHY would you even mention you were carrying? If you're in a state that requires notification, turn it over...otherwise STFU!

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nheltzel
nheltzel 2 years ago

Don’t try that shit in the Democratic People’s Republic of New Jersey. They love to make headline examples out of Law abiding citizens

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ChipM
ChipM 2 years ago

Was at the beach leaving a club one night, was not carrying, was pulled, didn't give any info. She came back with a warning ticket and asked if l was carrying. Of course l responded 'no'... and that was the end of it.. This was in Atlantic beach, NC, notorious for cops pulling you and giving tickets for everything under the sun.. l believe me having a ccw prompted her to just give me a warning.. that and she was digging my beard.. lol..

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phpmer
phpmer 2 years ago

Looks like many who are here hate rights. So willing to give them up for nothing but trouble in return.

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LonRush
LonRush 2 years ago

Even a right has a responsibility that comes with.

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ErSwnn
ErSwnn 2 years ago

I have let cops know, using the same method...just hand them the license...several times. I was not ticketed and was thanked for my honesty. Unlike another commentor here, I'm not paranoid the cops are going to steal from me or cause other problems because I carry. I have notified cops in PA, FL and WI....without a single problem.

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Austin Roberts
Austin Roberts 2 years ago

Good feedback!

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phpmer
phpmer 2 years ago

Fucking cops don't even know how to operate their firearms. Give them a different model and they'll likely shoot you in the head with it. Remember...smart people cannot be cops.

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ErSwnn
ErSwnn 2 years ago

Ironically it always seems to be the criminals doing stupid things.

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phpmer
phpmer 2 years ago

@ErSwnn: Like cops ! Always committing crimes. Read the news lately? Zero good can come out of you telling a cop that you're armed. Zero good.

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phpmer
phpmer 2 years ago

How does she know that she is not a prohibited person? She doesn't. Perhaps you were convicted of a felony w/o your knowing. Girl is an idiot. See my firearm? Right. If they could just ask and steal your gun that would be a hoot. Follow this instruction: only give a government official/employee bullets.

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ErSwnn
ErSwnn 2 years ago

Well....speaking of stupid...you're top notch there! She's know because...duh...she has her PA LTCF. That would be her first indication to herself of her non-prohibited status. Didn't know she was convicted of a felony??? Wow, you really are stupid. I can only guess you have this notion from personal experience. And if she were convicted of a felony without her awareness to this felony then she made it real easy for the cops to nab her before she does something else stupid. Again, I have a feeling you're well aware of how that goes.

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phpmer
phpmer 2 years ago

@ErSwnn: I'm smarter than you. Got a ticket, did not say shit. Court time? Could not prove shit because I gave them no evidence to convict me. You probably just confess. Confession, good for soul you think.

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phpmer
phpmer 2 years ago

@ErSwnn: Why not just deliver your guns to the police now....quit wasting time. You are not useful to America with that attitude.

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lonewolffirearms
lonewolffirearms 2 years ago

@phpmer: ErSwnn in your words is 'not useful to America with that attitude', but YOU are DANGEROUS to America with yours, and do NOT represent legal, law abiding gun owners in a postive light at all. If you are a gun owner, I'm not sure you should be, in all honesty. You don't have a good temperament at all. Good day

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Glimtech Arms
Glimtech Arms 2 years ago

@phpmer: WOW!!!!! You are a troubled little man and I hope that you have grown up some since this post. If not. never own a firearm as you are another that is part of the problem and no the solution...

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borgranta
borgranta 2 years ago

Perhaps if stopped someone could use the sneaky pete holster since it would not appear be threatening to hand over the handgun that fully enclosed in the sneaky pete like it would to unholster a pistol from a regular holster.

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ErSwnn
ErSwnn 2 years ago

Except that many of us don't want to use a Sneaky Pete.

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borgranta
borgranta 2 years ago

Someone may fear for the officer's safety if they see someone unholstering and they may not know that the citizen is complying with the orders of the officer which is why it may be safer for the officer to disarm preferably holstered the entire time to guard against an negligent discharge (ND). Also unloading the firearm as suggested increases the risk of ND exponentially which threatens everyones safety due to risk injury to self or others including from a ricochet. If the person has an ND while unloading for the officer he or she could potentially be mistakenly shot for simply complying with order.

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ErSwnn
ErSwnn 2 years ago

Agreed. A gun left alone will not have any potential to fire. It's best left right were it is. I have heard of traffic stops in which police have emptied the gun "for safety". This isn't done anymore because it's less safe than leaving the gun in a holster.

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Tchort66
Tchort66 2 years ago

Nice job and good advice. I was given very similar advice by a couple of officers I know. Keep up the good work!

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chadswanson377
chadswanson377 2 years ago

I understand the advice, but what about addressing a violation of the 4th amendment if an officer takes possession of your property w/o probable cause.

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ArmedAndFeminine
ArmedAndFeminine 2 years ago

Good topic. May be a video.

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lonewolffirearms
lonewolffirearms 2 years ago

4th Amendment is unreasonable searches and siezures. If the officer requests you hand him your firearm for his saftey and others during the interaction, he is NOT seizing, he is SECURING. Difference being, after the interaction, if you are not a prohibited person, you will get your gun back. He also takes your ID, Registration, and insurance back to his car. Are those NOT 'your property' as well?? LE can secure any item you have on your person. He can use the "..a 40sw was used in a robbery last week, therefore I have 'probable cause' to secure your firearm"... take to his car, run the serial number, then return it to ya. My opinion, it's those that get an attitutde with a cop when they are carrying WILL lose, and bigley!.

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safetyguy60
safetyguy60 2 years ago

Just great common sense. Thank you.

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ArmedAndFeminine
ArmedAndFeminine 2 years ago

Thank you!

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