Friendliest State

Discussion in 'The Constitutional & RKBA Forum' started by Radioman909, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. stitch1870

    stitch1870 New Member

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    I understand what you're saying and how you feel about "unlawful search and seizure" but you have to think for a second that it may be for the safety of the LEO involved. Saying completely hypothetically, a law abiding CHL holder is having a bad day and the 2 start getting in a pissing match over something minor, and you see where I'm going with this. Law abiding citizens (for 99.9999999-%) are just that, but there are exceptions to every rule. I was stopped by a Tx State Trooper in El Paso for speeding (I was) and by my rule of thumb, as long as the officer feels safe, I feel safe. I handed him my CHL and informed him I was carrying and had my hands up so he could plainly see my 1911 next to my handbrake. All in all he only gave me a warning, but "seized" my pistol while he was back at his squad car writing the warning, which I have no problem with. As I said, if I can ensure the officer of his safety, then it puts me at ease and IMO its just better for everyone. I understand where you're coming from, but think about it from an LEO point of view, would you feel better if the person declared their firearm and willingly handed it over for the duration of the stop or find out during the process and fear they are hiding something. Just food for thought and my .02
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  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    totally agree stitch. I exercise the same when pulled over by county around here. Its just a common courtesy IMO.

    I know most by name and they all know I carry. in fact they have jokingly stated that if they were ever in a shoot out with some baddies and they see my vehicle they were gonna come and commandere my weapons to fend off the bad guys and serve justice ;)
  3. stitch1870

    stitch1870 New Member

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    Haha, must be nice. I was drivin from Houston, Tx to Camp Pendleton, Ca so I was a bit ways away from home, but since I was gonna be cruisin the US/Mex border about the same time the whole ordeal about mexican assassins and what not. So it kinda helped me justify shellin out for a Kimber Desert Warrior II, had 3 spare mags loaded with 230g HP loaded and ready to go. Concealing wasn't fun as the last inch of the slide kept wanting to poke out from under sweatshirt.
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    have not traveled much but when i was in florida everyone was so nice
  5. JLA

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    yessir a full size 1911 isnt concealments best friend, but for a down right manstopper you just cant find a classier way to deliver 230 gr HPs to a badguys sternum...;)
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