So what happens when you get stopped by the cops and your carrying a weapon?
Lethal Force Institute’s Massad Ayoob gives Guns & Ammo Host Tom Gresham, both respected professionals in the field give some essential tips for “safely interacting” with police when carrying a firearm while driving your vehicle.
Disclaimer: This is just blanket advice that we thought we should pass on, this will not work for everyone.
1) Don’t say the “G” word. Don’t say “gun” around young rookie cops or veteran officers initially. We don’t want to freak them out. When asked for your license and registration pass on the concealed carry license as well.
2) Respect that officer and ask permission before you make any kind of movement so you are in total compliance with the officers commands.
3) If the officer orders you out of the vehicle know that everything has changed and do so immediately, being careful to make no sudden moves. Keep you hands visible at all times
4) Do exactly as the officer says.
5) Allow yourself to be disarmed. Some officers may allow you to remain armed with the weapon or side arm, others may wish to take control over that firearm during your interaction together, depending on the circumstances involved. You must comply with that officer instructions at all times.
See video: Tips When Stopped By Police and Carrying a Firearm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT-nePQuT-s
When planning a trip, to another state, Google the state with topic, Ie: Alabama Gun Laws, this should help you out.
See related stop scenario where a weapon is involved. In this case a weapon is in the center console of the car being pulled over https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1MF94CCBCQ
See video: How to announce yourself when legally carry a weapon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ns3Cqsp0Qe8