So I’ve a question here for all our LEO members in general but specifically to any in Calif.
I’ve been pulled over once while legally carrying. I do all the right things before the officer approaches. Ignition off, windows down, hands on the wheel. I inform the officer I have a weapon and CCW. He asked me where the weapon was and told me not to reach toward it. He asks and I show my CCW and DL, insurance and registration. Got my ticket and was on my way.
But let’s assume for the moment I had a greater than 10 round mag and the officer inspected my weapon and noticed that fact. I have no previous criminal record or even an arrest.
What latitude does the officer have? Understanding that I intentionally and knowingly carried an illegal magazine.
Or say for example I was legally transporting an unloaded AR15 in a separate and inaccessible part of the vehicle, but that AR was not CA compliant. In general what would your reactions be? I understand if I was being a jerk about it or non compliant in some way things wouldn’t go my way. But I don’t.
My reason for asking is that I do consider myself a “law abiding gun owner.” But if I abide every new law that gets pushed on me I will soon end up a “law abiding former gun owner.” It’s hard to keep up and I can go to bed one night a good guy and wake up a bad guy.
In general, do you LEOs have and use discretion or “by the book” enforcement types. I’m assuming (and I could be wrong here) that LEOs on this forum are generally pro gun and pro 2A. How many officers on your force feel the same vs “Citizens shouldn’t have guns” thinkers.
Just curious, Thanks,