This thread, Open Carry LE Encounter
illustrates how an initial story may not provide enough information to form an intelligent opinion on the event, and how when all the facts are revealed, people find their original impressions are wrong.
Originally Posted by KiloLee
I was pulled over on the way to a service call (Roadside assistance), 4 seperate violations:
-Speeding (5 over)
-No seatbelt (Automatic shoulder-belt with seperate lap-belt)
-Improper exhaust (Not my car)
-Altered suspension (Not my car)
Luckily, I was released from all 4 citations, due to it being someone else's vehicle, and because of the helpful nature and reputation of my company.
Also, my first time ever being pulled while carrying a firearm.
The only thing that made me nervous is when the Officer started removing all twenty rounds from my Glock 17.
I believe that there are situations where there is an extra penalty per bullet.
Got asked when/where/why I bought it, but no issues with it at all.
The officer also advised that I obtain my CHP, to "avoid this stuff later" (the thorough weapon-check?). Good man.
Moderator Note: This was moved from the Open Carry Stories sticky for discussion.