GUN Got pulled over last night. Had my firearm.

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  1. Cheeseburger

    Cheeseburger New Member

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    So I went to Cabelas yesterday with my brother and bestfriend. I CC all day and then came back home to my parents house and hung out for a bit. Went down to the local brew pub and left the gun in the glove box. Obviously, since I had to drive home and had my gun, I wasn't looking to get drunk or even buzzed. Had 1 beer, socialized with some buddies and pretty much left at last call, still only having 1 beer the whole night.

    So I left the bar stopped by my parents to get something really quick and then went on the road again to head back to my place. I see a cop car coming and it makes a U turn and I instantly slowed down and pulled over cuz I knew they were up to something. Plus I saw 2 more cops drive by as I got pulled over. I think they were looking for drunk drivers or maybe something was going on in the area cuz I never see them driving around all together. Plus I was the only car around. So the cop comes up to my window, handed her my license, insurance, registration, and CPL. She told me why she pulled me over, I guess I was going to fast, she said 45 in a 35 but I'm going up hill and I was probably going 40 or something, whatever. My bad on that. So after she tells me why I got pulled over, first thing I said was, I have a firearm in the glove box. She just paused and said ok thanks for telling her and showing the CPL. Then she asked where i was coming from and told her I was my parents, then went to the bar for a beer with friends then went back to my parents before hitting the road. Told her I had one beer and she just said thanks for being honest. And then went to her car, came back, and said just slow it down some and said thanks again for telling her about the firearm.

    I was a lil nervous about telling her I had the firearm in the car more than getting in trouble for saying I had 1 beer or was speeding. But all in all it went smooth. Been a long time since I've been pulled over and have a clean record.

    Sorry, I'm bad at story telling and thats a long read. :hs:

    Cliffs: Got pulled over, told her I had a firearm in the glove box, showed her CPL and what not, she said thanks for telling her, got warning for going to fast.
     
  2. mattsb2000

    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    Sounds like you were not the droid she was looking for.
     
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  4. Mikael

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    wow, you're terrible
     
  5. NEp8ntballer

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    was it a hot female cop? or did she seem like she has a lickher license
     
  6. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Glad your story was boring. It's always nice to see cops not treating you like scum for having a gun.
     
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    I'm always glad when these stories are boring. I especially like the stories where the CHL holder gets pulled over while not carrying and the cop makes a comment to the driver about how his gun won't do him any good at home :rofl:
     
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    isn't drinking and ccl a no no?
     
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    Don't state laws differ? :o
     
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    I wouldn't have told them I was coming from a bar, but it all turned out well, so whatever.
     
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    Not really if it is just a social beer. In Nevada, you can be in possession of a firearm legally with any BAC below a .10. To drive you have to be below a .08... In other words, if you are alright to drive, you are alright to carry a gun.
     
  12. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    True. Even if it doesn't make it any worse, I can't imagine that it ever makes it any better to admit to drinking even one drink, even if you're 350 lbs and Irish.
     
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    now why would tell the cops your life story when it was uneccessary?

    she didnt ask for your permit, dont show it
    she didnt ask if you had a gun, don't say
    she didnt ask if youve been drinking, don't spill
     
  14. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    :werd: My rule with the police is never give any more information than the minimum required of me.
     
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    I follow that same rule I'm regards to carrying firearms in public. :big grin:
     
  16. Michael Westen

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    This.

    As far as state laws being different. In Ohio, you must tell them you have a CCW and if you are carrying or not and what does the officer want to do about it. If you say nothing, it flags you as a CCW holder when they run your tags or license.
     
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    In Texas, you're required to tell them if you have a CHL (even though there's now no penalty for failing to notify, you're still required to). Otherwise yeah.
     
  18. Asses Maximus

    Asses Maximus Guns don't kill people. People kill people. Guns d

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    I follow this every time. I also wont tell them where I'm coming from or where I am going, but I am always polite and respectful.
     
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    Funny thing too in Ohio, the penalty for not notifying while carrying concealed is harsher if the officer doesn't know you have a CHL prior to speaking with you. If they ran your plates already and knew you had a CHL before speaking with you, the penalty is less....weird. Ohioans for Concealed Carry is trying to get the notification law changed. Their #1 priority right now, however, is to get the law changed to allow for carry inside a restaurant that serves alcohol.
     
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    I see your point, but his honesty and voluntary compliance likely offered him enough goodwill so that the cop didn't write him up for the speeding.
    By offering up that info, you're letting the cop know you're an okay guy.

    Because this is WMD there's going to be the typical cop hate, but traffic stops are unnerving. In this case, the driver used his head and was pleasant to the cop - the cop returned the favor and gave him a pass.
     
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    I don't think the cop was out to get me for speeding. Even though I may have been going over a lil bit. There were 2 other cop cars in the area and I feel like they were out looking for someone in particular or something.

    I just felt like I should be honest to the cop, its been years since I've been pulled over. I guess I just felt like being honest and had nothing to hide or whatever.
     
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    being too honest can get you in trouble
     
  23. Cheeseburger

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    Well I didn't get a ticket this time. Guess I'll say less next time and see what happens if I reserve the rules.
     
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    Story about a cop not having their head stuck up their ass.

    I like it.
     
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    In Kansas it's like a DUI. If you're under the limit you're fine.
     

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