You should go and read the whole article. While positive in tone, it does show cops how to spot someone legally carrying concealed, and could be used to invoke probable cause if a citizen is on the edge with regard to a violation. Like if they are carrying concealed with a permit, but in a non-permitted area. (e.g. Arizona permits carrying in bars without warning signage if one is not consuming alcohol. Sometimes permitees cross this line. Some other States do allow consumption.)
Philosophically, I support the right to carry for anyone who can exercise the responsibility for proper care and awareness. I have found, by and large, that citizens who do carry concealed are very pro-law enforcement and would be very willing to come to your aid if you were in the middle of a fire fight. This can be good and bad but I try never to forget that they are supporters of law enforcement, not felons. This is a BIG difference.
• People who have gone through the process of getting a concealed carry permit are, in general, law abiding citizens, not felons.
• Do not expect them to know the letter of the law or the interpretations of the law in various districts—they will have a general idea what the law states
• IF THERE IS PROBABLE CAUSE to treat someone who may be carrying a concealed weapon as an armed criminal, by all means do so — however, when you make a contact with a CCW, proning them out wouldn’t be my first option without digging a little deeper
This is followed by a whole litany of fashion ideas civilian CCW’ers seem to cultivate, as opposed to the average felon or gang-banger.
Very educational, both for cops and for civilians who carry with discretion. I suspect ganstas won’t see the article – or can’t even read.