“What if the officer doesn't ask about a weapon in the car, my state doesn't require that I tell him?”
I live in Missouri, and here –like in most states- you do NOT have to tell the officer that you have a weapon in the car unless he asks. That being said if I find out you have a CCW from dispatch or some other way I will not be very happy when I do ask you and find out that you are carrying a weapon. It is ALWAYS best to be straight forward about having a weapon.
Yeah, that guy can go to hell. If I do not have a duty to inform AND have not been asked then an officer has ZERO reason to get pissy about it.
My interactions with the PoPo have been uniformly pleasant, glad I have not run into this kind of jackass.