As CCW is a hot topic anymore it got me thinking. After years of CC I finally had to notify law enforcement of my firearm. My husband was in a car accident a few months ago and the CHP officer that was showing up meant that I needed to notify him. Our CCW permits require any official contact we are required to notify the officer. I waited until he arrived with my wallet/permit out. I walked to his car Un-confrontationally so the others in the accident didn't hear I was carrying. Thanked him for coming to the scene so quickly. Shook his hand and handed it to him and calmly kept my hands higher and just pointed down to it telling him it's at my 3:00. He said "ok thanks. Now what do we have going on here." Lol! As simple as that! I was kind of shocked at how he took it. I've heard horror stories and honestly wasn't excited about finally having to tell an officer. My husband took his off and stored it away in my truck so he didn't have to deal with it if there was a problem at the accident scene. Smart of him in my opinion. I was there so no big deal. One thing we learned long ago, that has always stuck with us, is no matter what the situation and how long it actually takes (over an hour in this case) thanking the officer with a good attitude for how quickly he/she arrived makes for a MUCH better experience. They ALWAYS hear about how long it took. When you start off with a simple thank you it goes a LONG way most of the time. It truly does work and an officer (in this case) who had been dealing with a freak storm and hours of nasty people in lots of accidents got out of his car looking gruff and in an instant he was smiling and joking with us. Are you required by your permits laws to notify an officer and if so under what circumstances? What's your first and how did you handle it/feel?