I'd like to know where you found that not putting down a gun when an LEO tells you to was legal?
Legal or not, just plain dumb not to. It's not a big deal and if it moves things along quicker and keeps me from getting tossed I'm all for it. I'm not giving up rights or causing any civil harm to myself. Are you saying that if a cop asked you to set your gun on the hood while you chatted you'd refuse? If so, why? Heck, I've done it before being asked to do so and I wasn't the one being checked out. Actually it wasn't a hood, I leaned it against a tree. Just figured the Deputy would feel better about it. I was right and he thanked me. Zero, none, nada reason not to. Ya afraid the LEO is gonna mug ya?