What should you do when you are carrying a firearm and you get pulled over for a traffic stop ? Doesn’t this seem pretty simple ? Just use your commonsence as you would with any other traffic stop. At this point the cop probably already knows that you have a permit to conceal and carry a firearm. When he ran the plates on your car the dispatcher informed him that the owner had a CCW. After you have safely pulled over and turned off your vehicle. Roll the windows down and put your hands on the wheel at 10 and 2 and keep them there until instructed to move them. Take a breath. Take another. Go to your quiet place. You are going to be asked for your liscense, registration and proof of insurance. Just keep your mouth shut. Don’t ask stupid questions like,” what did I do ? ” If the officer does not ask about your gun then at this point inform him or her that you have a CCW and that you have a firearm on your person. He may then ask for your CCW permit. Inform him if the permit is near the firearm and ask if it is ok if you reach for it. The officer might ask you to slowly get out of the car and that he is going to take your firearm and secure it for everyone’s sake. Or, she might just say yes you can get it. It doesn’t matter what you think about police officers or why you are being pulled over, now is not the time to get nervous and mouthy. Save it for later if you must. For some stupid reason many people think that argueing with a cop will end well for them. Like the officer is ever going to say, “Well I see your point and I’m real sorry. You can go now.” Chances are that you are only going to get uncomfortably cuffed and put in the back of the cop car. It is common enough now in most states that a driver might be carrying a legal firearm and in most cases the officer is used to this. It’s part of thier job as a police officer today. If you are a law abiding citizen you have the right to carry a firearm. However not everyone that can legally carry a firearm has enough commonsense to do so. Please know your local laws and use your head.