Should you tell the cops you have a gun?

Author:Sullum, Jacob
Position:DATA - Brief article
 
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THE FATAL SHOOTING of Philando Castile last year by a Minnesota police officer reinvigorated an old debate about how people who are licensed to carry a concealed weapon (CCW) should handle interactions with the cops. The officer, who was acquitted of manslaughter in June, panicked during a traffic stop after Castile, a CCW licensee, told him he was armed.

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Some gun owners argue that disclosure is considerate and prudent...

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