Just want to get an idea of others and what they might have done! I was on my way home one afternoon from long gun requal, on a major interstate in Virginia. I was stopped by a Trooper for a traffic violation on my exit. I had put all my windows down since they are tinted and on my back seat was my ballistic vest and gun belt! Once he approached I had identified myself due to the fact of the materials on my back seat. Asked to see my Police Creds, showed them too him then he proceed to give me hell about what I had done! He states that I had cut struck off and I'm the reason 95 has so many accidents but that's a different story. He then asks for my DL and he goes back to his cruiser, comes back maybe 30 seconds later and asks me where is firearm. I tell him it's on my right him then he says to me, I need your weapon so take it out and hand it to me through the back window! Now I know many would say no but this dude was pissed and most likely would have pulled me out and cuffed me. Mind you I gave no attitude what so ever while stopped and was polite, why wouldn't I be, this is a fellow brother in blue! He takes my firearm back to his cruiser and returns 3 minutes later and hands it to me unloaded. Mag and extra round are out.
I guess my question is has anyone ever taken a fellow Officers firearm on a traffic stop? What Isthe reasoning? I have never and would never do that! He knew I was a federal Officer and still acted this way! I was pissed!