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Old 08-14-2014, 02:19   #1
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First LEO contact while carrying

So I had my first LEO contact today. I live on a fairly busy street one house off a very busy intersection(busy for my town of 8200) that sees a few bad wrecks every year. I happened to be on the front porch with my 9 month old daughter when one car didn't even try to slow down for the four way and plowed another car nearly head on that was turning left.

The cops showed up and during the course of events found out speeding jackass driver had a warrant(go figure). While arresting him they discovered he had a concealed handgun and no permit(found out a few hours later it was stolen a few nights earlier).

As I witnessed the accident the officer asked me to sit in his car with him and explain it and write a short statement as they were going to charge dirtbag with everything they could including reckless driving.

The topic of the idiots concealed gun came up and we got to talking about concealed carry. The cop was 100% in support and asked if I had a permit. I took my wallet out and showed it to him. He was ecstatic. It was the first one he saw in person since our law was just enacted this year. He asked if I was carrying and I told him yes, a full size 1911.

He complimented me on my concealment. He told me he would have never guessed that I was carrying concealed, much less a gun that big and OWB.

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Old 08-14-2014, 02:52   #2
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Glad to hear in a state that went from no carry to shall issue you had a positive experience. From what I've found the majority of cops are pro carry.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:43   #3
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All police are pro carry. Most are pro permitee carry. Thanks for sharing your experience. Glad you and yours weren't injured by one of the vehicles.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:12   #4
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All police are pro carry. Most are pro permitee carry. Thanks for sharing your experience. Glad you and yours weren't injured by one of the vehicles.
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Old 08-14-2014, 10:27   #5
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Yep. For all that I've worked with, it was a requirement of the job.
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:45   #6
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All police are pro carry. Most are pro permitee carry. Thanks for sharing your experience. Glad you and yours weren't injured by one of the vehicles.
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Yep. For all that I've worked with, it was a requirement of the job.
Bill made two statements:
  1. All police are pro carry.

  2. Most are pro permitee carry.
I disagree with #1. All police may carry, but not all who carry are "pro" carry in the sense that they are gun enthusiasts. You must put some weight to his comment, "...it was a requirement of the job." The extent of their "pro" in pro carry was "They make them carry it."

I've known several that carried pistols only when on the clock. At end of shift, duty belt came off not to be thought of again until next shift.
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So I had my first LEO contact today. ...
Glad it was a good one!
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Old 08-14-2014, 13:14   #8
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Good story.

Glad no hurt feelings over not telling him first, or that he didn't case you more accurately

Went as it should
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Old 08-14-2014, 15:00   #9
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Good story.

Glad no hurt feelings over not telling him first, or that he didn't case you more accurately

Went as it should

I thought about telling him I had a concealed pistol before I hit in the car, as I'm not one of the people that insist it's not the cops business. It isn't his business but I'm an honest citizen, I have nothing to gain from hiding the fact from a good peace officer. In IL we have no duty to inform(unless explicitly asked) and I decided it wasn't important to the situation.

If the topic of speeding jackass's illegally carried gun hadn't come up I wouldn't have even said a thing. In the end though the LEO really got a kick out of seeing a CCL in person. There are only about 220 of us in my county right now. The numbers are going up though.


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Old 08-14-2014, 17:36   #10
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Cop 1 to cop 2, "you gonna carry tonight?"

Cop 2, "naw, I'm not expecting any trouble tonight on the beat".

I'm sure it happens all the time.
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Old 08-14-2014, 17:46   #11
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Most front- line working police (i.e., patrol officers and detectives) are pro- permit and pro- carry in general. It's the political hacks at the top of the chain- of- command, particularly in your big cities, that trend more anti. In public, anyway, because that's the line their elected political masters want them spout.

That's my experience.
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Old 08-14-2014, 19:07   #12
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Glad everything went as well as it did. From what i've seen about the same number of cops support CC as the number that are against it. MOST cops seem to fall in the "as long as you aren't breaking the law I don't care" category. I am astonished though, cause all of the youtube experts say to never talk to police and constantly ask if you are being detained.
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Good to hear your contact was positive.

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They have a name for the ones that are not pro carry. Firefighters.
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I'm glad to hear that your first CCW contact (in IL, no less!) went well. Can we safely assume that there's no "blood running in the streets" as a result of all of you newly-minted CCWers?
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:52   #16
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They have a name for the ones that are not pro carry. Firefighters.
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I'm glad to hear that your first CCW contact (in IL, no less!) went well. Can we safely assume that there's no "blood running in the streets" as a result of all of you newly-minted CCWers?
I think all the bangers have had that one covered for quite some time now....

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I'm glad to hear that your first CCW contact (in IL, no less!) went well. Can we safely assume that there's no "blood running in the streets" as a result of all of you newly-minted CCWers?

That's one of my favorite things to point out to the anti-gun people. They all jumped up and down and cried that it would be the Wild West( it's not like other states had carry and that didn't happen) and blood would run in the streets. Every time I ask one if they feel like a fool for saying that they tell you to STFU and call you names like "ammosexual." I kinda like that one.


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Old 08-15-2014, 20:26   #19
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I know a female LEO who is married to another LEO. She is "pro CCW" and also carries off-duty. She told me her LEO husband refuses to carry off-duty. She can't convince him otherwise. I thought that was interesting / odd.
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I have had limited contact with LEO's over my CCW, but all have been positive and professional in their conduct. Good people.
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