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    I wanted to share some experiences that I have had just so that everyone reading these forums doesn't think that all LEOs are on a power trip.

    1. I got stopped during a routine traffic stop some weeks ago and was asked for my license. I think that it's good practice to present my CHP along with my license whenever I'm carrying, (which is always). I know that I don't have to, but an LEOs job is hard enough without me making it harder. When I presented, the deputy asked me if I was carrying and I responded "yes". He said, "can I see your firearm", and I thought that I was going to have one of those times with him. I showed him my firearm on my side and he said, "wow, that's a nice piece of equipment. I've been thinking about getting one of those myself." The firearm in question, BTW, is a Taurus THE JUDGE .410/45LC revolver. We must have talked for 10 minutes about the benefits and drawbacks before a line formed behind me. He was a super nice guy and very personable.

    2. I live around Hiltons, VA and if you have watched the local news lately you probably know of this perv from Pennsylvania that they busted in Hiltons a week or two ago. The guy that was on America's Most Wanted. I live 2 houses down from where they picked the guy up. I actually back in Feb had to display my firearm on my own property because he was on my postedproperty fishing and drinking with some friends without my permission. The guy got irate and started throwing around idle threats until THE JUDGE made an appearance and then, regardless of how drunk he was, he felt that he shouldn't curse me anymore and moved on. Anyway, the day that they arrested this guy, I got stopped a few miles from my house by a state policeman. He asked for ID and I gave him a license and CHP. He asked if he could look in my car because the perp had run and he needed to make sure that I wasn't harboring a fugitive or something like that. I complied and he showed me a picture of the guy that they were looking for. I immediately recognized the guy because I had seen him since our episode and relayed the story that I just told you all. He said, "just think, if you would have shot him, you could have claimed the reward money. I guess hind-sight is 20/20." He then told me that he had been on the job for 27 years and had never asked to see someone's CHP as long as they were forthcoming when he asked if they were armed. He said that if a person could legally own a gun, he figures that they should be able to carry concealled or open. He said that he thought that it was a "crock" for the state should be able to regulate how you carry and then charge you for the right to carry concealled. We actually had a very pleasant conversation.

    I know that LEOs sometimes can be jerks, just like people at you local fast food restaraunt can be jerks. But there are alot of good ones out there too.

    just my $.02

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    Great story, too badyou don't watch America's Most Wanted (I don't either and have wondered how many $$$ I've walked past day to day).
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    Anyone can be a jerk... There are a few on this board that are jerks. Including me! :Kidding: Maybe not...

    Most cops are cool. There are a few.. very few... that like and truly enjoy being a jerk. Just like some of your neighbors or co-workers.There is always that one out there that is "different"

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    Here come da Judge! Here come da judge!

    Very cool encounter....sounds like a nice guy.

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    There are many things that can make a cop a, not a good cop, harrassing someone for carrying is only one of them. Granted there are only a few that just flat out like being ******** but there are plenty that will be an ******* when they feel like it. Like if you don't bend over for them or actually assert your rights or some other crazyness. The basic, Do as I say and do not question my authority.

    The premise that the LEO agreed citizens should have the right to carry so he is a good guy means squat. I don't give a F about what 'they' think, just enforce the law, keep your opinions to yourself. Since the Starbucks incident it seems like Fairfax County PD is the only department that understands the law and individual officer's don't harrass people about it.
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    Most of us doexactly that... wegive our opinions only when asked. We have a desire to "help" others. The whole idea behind public service. There are some that like to push people around.

    Since I do not get to do it often...I love to post my opinions here...:P

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    I have no problem 'if asked' But I have a problem with incidents like the recent one in Alexandria. The OC'er was told he shouldn't do it, people would call 911 with "black man with a gun" calls, etc.

    The problem with LEO's are that they are people and well, people can be..............
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    VAopencarry wrote:
    I have no problem 'if asked' But I have a problem with incidents like the recent one in Alexandria. The OC'er was told he shouldn't do it, people would call 911 with "black man with a gun" calls, etc.

    The problem with LEO's are that they are people and well, people can be..............
    Absolutely.....

    From what he said.. They called him over so they could talk down to him and admonish him for doing something legal.

    That would seriously tick me off....

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    LEO 229 wrote:
    Most of us doexactly that... wegive our opinions only when asked. We have a desire to "help" others. The whole idea behind public service. There are some that like to push people around.

    Since I do not get to do it often...I love to post my opinions here...:P
    I enjoy your posts...even when we don't agree. It's nice to get a LEO's perspective.

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