#1. Be polite.
#2. Answer identity questions.
#3. Be polite.
We can spot jerks a mile away. Giving an attitude will often initiate the same response in anyone, and being rude to a police officer may result in further questioning. Just because a police officer approaches you, does not mean you have a right to be rude. Our job is to protect the public, of which you are a part. We are also a part of that public, and we must protect ourselves. We are also open carrying firearms, exercising that very same right YOU are. Most of us are pro-gun, and belong to associations like the NRA and so on. I'm not recommending allowing a right to be trampled. What I am recommending is being polite, as opposed to rude. Rudeness breeds rudeness. Why be rude? To elicit some sort of response from the officer? Just because you are approached and questioned does not permit you to be a jerk. As long as you are polite, professional, and not breaking the law, you are in the right, so, once again... Why be rude? Is it today's society?
Cops are people too. How would you react to someone that approached you like this:
or even :celebrate?? Just a thought, but how about acting like a normal human being, just one that exercizes a right? Simple thought... You will get treated normally how you treat others. If someone is a jerk to me... Oh well. They'll get a similar treatment. If someone is friendly, and polite... Same-same.