About 2 years ago I was traveling home from my parents' house in Florida and I was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol for speeding. I had my Glock 45 unloaded in the holster inside the pocket of the drivers side door and the ammo was in a bag laying on the back seat. At the time, I had applied for my CCW, but the state could not process my fingerprints so I had a letter on my person stating that and I had already been fingerprinted again so I was expecting to get my actual license in 2-3 weeks. So, as the LEO approaches my door he tells me that I was speeding and asks me what my rush is. I'm very polite to him, and tell him that I realize I was speeding and honestly have no reason, I just have a heavy foot, lol. So, he asks for my DL and insurance, I pull out my wallet and get them out and I tell him that I have an unloaded handgun in the pocket of the drivers door, when I tell him both of my hands are getting my DL out of my wallet, I was not reaching for it...I'm not stupid, and if I'm gonna shoot you, I damn sure wouldn't be telling you I have a gun! But, Mr. LEO freaks the hell out on me, pushes me with his right hand on my shoulder and tells me not to move as he draws his weapon(didn't point it at me, but pulled it out). He tells me not to move, he puts his weapon back into the holster and opens the door to retrieve my gun. He secures the Glock and finds just as I told him, that it is not loaded, and then asks me what the hell I'm thinking. I tell him the story about my permit and give the letter to him. Now I'm still being very respectful to this cop but he is a complete ass at this point, he tells me that I'm in violation of the law for having a concealed weapon in my vehicle. I apologized to him and told him it was my fault, I thought that it was legal to conceal it unloaded and have the ammo seperate from the gun but I was wrong, I should have been 100% sure before I did what I did. So, he asks me if I have any other guns, rocket launchers, grenades or explosive devices in the vehicle and I kind of chuckle as I tell him the only other thing I have are the .45 rounds in the bag in back that I had already told him about...he didn't think it was so funny.....prick..... He takes the gun, tells me to stay put, and goes back to his patrol car, where he spends the next 20 minutes or so checking out the gun and on the radio....When he comes back its like a totally different LEO, I mean he looks the same, talks the same, but a totally different attitude. Granted, I still got a speeding ticket for driving 72 in a 55 I think, but he gives me my gun back and says that I should put it in my glove compartment, won't fit which I already knew, but I tried just to satisfy him, then we agree that I can lay it on the back seat in the holster. He then tells me that he could give me a citation for the concealed weapon, but seeing how I have applied for a firearms permit and the state had a mix up, he was going to let me off with only a verbal warning. I was relieved about that, he gave me my ticket and told me to have a nice day. I know thats a long and drawn out story, sorry, but what gets me is the way he reacted to me telling him upfront that I had an unloaded pistol in the door, unloaded....maybe he didn't hear the un part of that, I dunno....What is your take on this, and has anyone ever been in a similar situation. I love having a permit though, and love being able to just hand them that and not tell them anything else! Also, I've also been very respectful to law enforcment, I've actually considered trying to get into it, my brother-in-law is a Sgt. now in Cobb. I guess maybe the respect I showed this guy got me out of a concealed weapon citation.