Another “Achtung Juden!” bill. This time from South Carolina. – Gun Free Zone:
TO AMEND SECTION 56-3-1230 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO LICENSE PLATE SPECIFICATIONS, TO REQUIRE THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO ISSUE A STICKER TO EACH CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT HOLDER WHO IS A VEHICLE OWNER THAT MUST BE AFFIXED TO THE VEHICLE OWNER’S LICENSE PLATE TO INDICATE THE VEHICLE OWNER IS A CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT HOLDER.The point of this bill is moot, and serves no useful purpose (unless you think that everyone should know you have a CHL).
Police routinely call in for a check on the license plate when they pull you over, and the information that the registered owner is a CHL owner is available to them. You may notice a delay of a minute or two between the time you stop and the time the officer walks forward to talk to you.
The polite and prudent thing for the driver to do *while the cop is checking you out* is to use the time to gather your drivers license, your insurance card and your CHL and have them in your hand when he approaches your car.
Roll your window down, keep your hands where he can see them. It's not necessary for you to declare whether you have a weapon on your person; he may assume that is a 'belligerent' statement.
And remember the advice of Patrick Swaze in "Roadhouse": BE NICE!
(Hat Top: "The Gun Feed")