How many of you keep a firearm in the truck or on you?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by MooseMan89, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I do. On me and one in the truck.
  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i'm gonna get an automatic aiming gatlin gun put on the rops of my mower. if anyone come into the yard while i'm working they are gonna get blown to pieces.
  3. zackvbra

    zackvbra LawnSite Senior Member
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    That literally made me LOL. LOL!:laugh:
  4. JR's Lawn Service

    JR's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    The comment was made that when a cop pulls you over just pull your gun out and have it laying somewhere when he comes up to the vehicle....WRONG. DO NOT DO THIS. When you are pulled over, an officer is watching your movements at all times, it is part of the training. If you are moving around, reaching, etc. and then he notices it is a gun, you will have a gun pointing at you, I promise you. Correct procedure: You have a gun concealed and are pulled over, put both hands on the steering wheel and tell the officer you have a gun in the vehicle. where it is located and that you have a concealed carry permit (hopefully you do, or you may go to jail). The officer will most likely ask you to step out of the vehicle and should pat you down. He could make you stay in the vehicle and obtain the gun and run it to make sure you are legit. The worst thing you can do is to pull it out before the officer gets to your vehicle because if he is doing what he should be, he will notice and you may not like what happens.
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  5. GrassGuerilla

    GrassGuerilla LawnSite Bronze Member
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    +1 except that in Missouri at least you can conceal a gun in your vehicle with or without a permit. You can even conceal it on your person in the car. You can't legally step out of the car with the weapon concealed though. Unless of course you have a CCW.

    Yeah, fishing around and pulling out a gun as a cop approaches your vehicle is a good way to get dead.
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  6. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    One of my best friends is a cop and I asked him what I should do. He said there is no use making a cop nervous. Dont say anything and keep your weapon concealed. Only when asked if you have a weapon on you or in the vehicle would you first say I have a permit then whether the weapon is on you or in the vehicle.
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  7. JR's Lawn Service

    JR's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    GMLC..that could be one way to handle it, but don't agree with it myself. When an officer checks a drivers license, it will show whether that individual has a ccdw permit. I would always ask them afterwards, if they had a weapon in the vehicle just so I knew, in case things got silly because they received a ticket or whatever. Also, if someone has a gun that becomes apparent later in the stop (in the glove box when the individual is getting paperwork, etc.), can make things interesting. But, it depends on how you look at the situation.
  8. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Good points, especially the glove box. I was told, at least here in NH, there is no way for the officer to know we have a ccw permit by our license?
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  9. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
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    Do not need one. If you can carry yourself with a swagger that say's COME GET SOME *********, you don't need one either.

    I stay in the rich neighborHOODZ anyway and make my $$$$$....haha
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  10. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i carry my wallet in my front left pocket. i'm always afraid while i'm digging to get it out, since my license and insurance card is in there, that a cop is gonna think i'm reaching around for a gun or something. :laugh:

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