How to deal with a traffic stop when you’re carrying a gun

Getting stopped by police is nerve-racking. But it’s even more stressful when you’re carrying a firearm.

It’s important to understand that the officer doesn’t know you personally and must consider you a potential threat. So you must see the stop from his point of view and have a well-rehearsed plan to deal with the stop in a way that puts the officer at ease and avoids any misunderstanding.

Here’s a video featuring Tom Gresham, host of GunTalk, and Lethal Force Institute’s Massad Ayoob with some basic tips for safely interacting with police during a traffic stop when you’re carrying a gun.