Course Outline

If you are carrying a handgun and are approached by a law enforcement officer, make sure you know and follow the correct procedure. Here is a suggested way to respond if you are in a vehicle.

  • Do not make any fast moves.
  • Turn on the lights inside your vehicle if it is dark outside. If you are wearing sunglasses, remove them.
  • Open your window.
  • Keep your hands where the officer can see them.
  • Cooperate with the officer. For example:
    • Tell the officer that you have a gun and where it is, even if you are in an area where you are not required to do so.
    • Do not reach for the gun unless you are told do so.
    • Show the officer both your driver’s license and your permit to carry a concealed handgun.
  • Do not get out of your vehicle unless you are told to do so.
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