Justin had police encounter while armed. Traffic accident. Pennsylvania does not require you to inform the police if you’re armed. I was in a similar situation here, and didn’t inform the State Trooper I was armed. As far as I know he never knew I had a Glock 19 concealed at 4:00. I figured it would just complicate the situation if I told him, and I’m not a criminal or cop killer. One time I did get stopped by the police in Texas while armed, I was fortunate that he asked before I had the opportunity to interject. But I’ve always wondered about that requirement. I mean, do you have to interrupt the cop if he’s in the middle of asking you a bunch of questions to tell him you’re armed? I think the answer is yes, which goes against polite human nature to play along with the conversation flow.
I prefer the Pennsylvania law, which is no requirement to inform. I can accept that it ought to be done as a courtesey, but I don’t think it should be the law.