posted on Nov, 25 2019 @ 07:56 AM
a reply to: Fallingdown
So let's go with your line of thinking for a moment, and walk through the scenario...
You get pulled over. Cop walks up to your window and the first thing you tell him/her is you are armed. Now, every move you make is going to be eyed
with suspicion as you might be going for your gun. The minute you utter these words the LEO is going to put his hand on his own firearm, and likely
unclasp his holster.
Why? Because, regardless of what you think, you just told him...you have a gun, and you're just letting him know in case he happens to get shot by
it. There's probably a 50% chance he's going to want to see said gun, and then what are you going to do? Are you going to produce said weapon? And,
how can you even suggest this doesn't escalate the situation almost exponentially within a matter of seconds??? The LEO doesn't know you from Adam,
he has zero experience with you, he has no idea about your demeanor or your reasons for telling him this. All he knows is the very first interaction
he had with you was you telling him you have a gun, that's it.
Please explain, how is this reducing the risk of the encounter???? Furthermore, much like the LEO doesn't know anything about you, equally you don't
know anything about the LEO. For all you know he might have just gotten done with dealing with an armed robbery suspect fleeing in a vehicle, and
before that his wife told him she was leaving him and taking the kids that morning. He might be looking for an armed suspect who's car matches your
car's description. He might be fed up with his job, hungover and looking for a fight. He might be a million things, but you don't know, yet the
first thing you're going to tell him is...you've got a gun.
As I've noted earlier, just because you are armed doesn't mean you should act any differently than you would otherwise. Would you normally walk
around and tell everyone you encountered that you were armed? Of course not; then why do you feel compelled to do so when you encounter an LEO?
Unless he pulled you over with the specific intent of determining if you are armed, then why mention it? If he pulled you over for a broken
headlight, would you start talking about your muffler needing to be replaced, or your engine needing a tune up?
edit on 11/25/2019 by
Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)