This just in. Pulled over last night on Howell Rd between 52 and Meridian. Heres how it went:
Ingham Co. Deputy, after my telling him I was armed,
Dep: Ok,please hand it to me, slowly, through the window
Me:Iwill not hand it to you, but if you want totake it, I will step out of the vehicle and you can take it yourself. However, I think we would both feel safer if all weapons here stayed where they are, dont you?
Dep: (he seemed to ponder the previous statement for about 10 seconds as he looked at my DL, CPL) Agreed, just dont shoot me!
Me: Same goes for you.
It was quite the pleasant encounter. After he handed me back my paperwork, no ticket for not using my turn signal, he said: "Thanks for being upfront and honest with me. I usually disarm people at night, but turing your overhead light on and the fact that you kept your hands where I could see them, made a big difference, and I appreciate that. Have a good night."