Godscreation wrote:There's a big difference between that andnaw, just keep your hands on the steering wheel and disclose you are carrying a weapon by telling us or showing us or telling us where you have it.
Manipulating, adjusting or even reaching for your defensive weapon could very well be taken the wrong way by an officer approaching you. I've watched enough episodes of Cops to realize that many officers immediately go into takedown mode if you move even a twitch when they pull you over. It's how they stay alive. Or so they believe.What you could do is pull it out and have it visible as we are coming so we can see it right away.
The best thing to do (and yes, I realize this is just one officer's opinion noted) is to advise, but keep your hands clearly visible. Don't reach for anything until and unless instructed by the officer. It is as much for your safety as theirs.