So, on various websites I've seen different advice. Being from Massachusetts, I'd like a little insight into how police actually feel here, considering the political climate is somewhat anti-gun. Here are the two most popular answers I've found online. First, do all the normal traffic stop procedures to make sure the officer is comfortable. Turn of the car, dome light on if it's night, window all the way down, hands on the steering wheel. When the officer asks for your license, tell him clearly, "I have a valid and legal license to carry, and I want to inform you that I currently have my weapon on me." Second most popular answer....do all the safety stuff mentioned above, but don't immediately inform verbally. Instead, when asked for your license and registration just get the out (while first telling the officer where you are going to reach), and then hand him your registration, driver's license, and LTC. Immediately put your hands back on the wheel and wait for him to see your LTC. The reasoning I've seen for the second way is that the officer is immediately going see you have an actual LTC, instead of just hearing your verbalize it. So....which is preferred by actual law enforcement? And sort of a third question.....I know by law in the state that I do not have a duty to inform. If I didn't, and at some point in the stop the officer found out, is that more likely to give him a negative attitude towards me? Now, I haven't been pulled over in years, so if I ever were it's going to be something very minor. I know that lawfully you can ask me to step out of my car for any or no reason, but I can't be patted down unless there is reasonable suspicion that I have a weapon on me. So as far as I can tell, there's a 99% chance that during any traffic stop an officer would have no idea I was carrying. But for the sake of argument, let's say I have been asked to step out and I've been told I'm going to be frisked. At that point I say I Have a LTC and have my weapon on me. Is that going to cause a majority of officers to be annoyed I didn't inform earlier? Thank in advance for your replies.