While most cops are good guys who put their pants on one leg at a time like the rest of us, there’s always some (maybe 3%?) who demand that extra measure of “respect my authoritay!” An ISU coed on her way to Chicago found one of those this past weekend.
Pulled over for a minor traffic infraction on I-55, this 5’5″, 95-pound soaking wet young woman with a CCW license did all the usual CCW safety stuff as she pulled over.
Things began to go sideways when Trooper Nosy noted that he saw she had a valid CCW license.
Do you have it?
Pretty soon, he demanded to inspect the magazine to ensure it contained 15 or fewer rounds.
Now, I know this young woman. She’s sweet, courteous and very pro-gun. But given her petite frame, she’s not going to conceal (or carry) any happy sticks… unless she’s maybe wearing a chest rig.
But that didn’t stop Trooper “I gotta know how many rounds your mag holds” from pushing the inquiry.
This Trooper conducted this fishing expedition even though the IL CCW law doesn’t require the CCW holder to divulge the make, model, serial number or magazine capacity of the carry gun(s).
And if all that wasn’t bad enough, the restrictions on magazines aren’t due to kick in until April 10th by my public school math – 90 days after Pritzker signed the bill into law. (See the magazine section starting on page 95).
What’s up with this rogue ISP Trooper? Or is this a new directive from on high… as in the Governor’s office? But surely the governor’s aides can’t be as dumb as a sack of hammers, can they?
On second thought, please don’t answer that.