ccw at a traffic stop
Hello again Mas,
I know that this particular question can range a whole gambit of answers so I'll ask your opinion in direct correspondents to my specific scenario that may apply .
I have been subjected to opposing views on the subject of if you are pulled over during a routine traffic stop should you give the officer your ccw permit. One school of thought is that you will " scare " the officer because he knows at that point he is dealing with an armed individual . The other school of thought is that the " Informed " officer will understand that if the subject he has performed a traffic stop on hands them a ccw permit then they will realize that they are dealing with a non felon and an individual that is basically an outstanding citizen .
I understand that this basically can boil down to the indavidual officer making the stop and can vary due to demograpic and geography ( ie : what part of town ) so I'll give you my particular most case scenario .
Me : White Male 32 years old. Tattoos and piercings driving a beater S.U.V. in a moderate to high crime suburb of a major metropolitan city.
1 : I always keep my hands on the steering wheel and greet the officer in a friendly manner.
2 : Always ask permission to reach for my wallet and insurance card .
3 : ALWAYS get searched by the officer ( And I've had LEO friends tell me they would do the same ) because I look like someone that may be into drugs.
4: Will giving them my ccw permit keep the from tearing apart my car looking for drugs that aren't there and saving me the hassle of demanding a search warrent ?
Again , I know that this question is rather dependent upon the officer performing the stop ; Just curious to how you would handle the situation if you were a scary looking tattooed citizen with nothing to hide ?
"When I held that gun in my hand, I felt a surge of power - like God must feel when he's holding a gun." Homer J. Simpson