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How Did The Maryland Transportation Police Know A Man From Florida Was A Concealed Carry Gun Owner Before They Pulled Him Over?

http://tbo.com/storyimage/TB/20140112/ARTICLE/140119804/AR/0/?maxH=337?/AR-140119804.jpg John Filippidis, showing the pistol he sometimes carries in his pocket, recounted a story of being stopped by a Maryland police officer recently.
A Florida man was traveling South with his family on the way home from a wedding in New Jersey when the Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MTAP) began tailing his Ford Expedition. After about 10 minutes, the police pulled him over and told him they knew he owned a gun. They demanded he produce it for them on the spot — even though the firearm was locked away in a safe 1,000 miles away.

John Filippidis of Hudson, Fla., told The Tampa Tribune he wasn’t speeding or doing anything illegal when the cops took an interest in his car. In fact, he’d intentionally left his Kel-Tec .38 pistol locked up at home precisely because he understood the potential legal headaches that can arise when traveling through multiple State jurisdictions with a firearm.

“I know the laws and I know the rules,” he said. “But I just think it’s a better idea to leave it home.”

So when the Maryland police pulled him over, they took his license and registration back to the patrol cruiser, then returned to the car and ordered him to get out. Here’s the Tribune’s narrative:

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Yet another reminder for why

Yet another reminder for why gun registration is a bad bad bad idea.

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His wife needs a good schooling in what to say to cops:

as little as possible!

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

he needs to sue the cop personally.

and make an example of him. What authority did the police have to stop his travels? what crime was he suspected of? "I know you own a gun" isn't a crime nor probable cause to arrest someone's movements.

"...with the officer writing out a warning."

uh... a warning for what?? seriously, what?

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.

Dragging a slug cop through

the legal system is a great way to destroy everything he loves in life.
Family, finances, job prospects and health usually vanish as the system grinds you down.

Our best bet is to crowd fund a lawsuit against these Brownshirt cops.

Now this is a good idea

There are several entities out there that help out with lawsuits protecting against bad patents and what not. Why not have a crowd funded set of lawyers who tear these cops and ruin their lives like they try to ruin ours? Money from wins against the cops get split between the victim and and the fund. Drive the cops who act like thugs into the gutters where they belong and the rest will start to take notice.

It becomes part of DMV Records

If you are a Florida resident and obtain a concealed carry permit, the state of Florida advises the Florida DMV, who then attaches that fact to your drivers license number and vehicle registration; so when a cop (any cop, anywhere) checks you drivers license or license plate, it automatically tells them that you have a concealed carry permit. The same way they can tell if your license is suspended, registration is expired or if you have a warrant for your arrest.


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THE YEAR THEY GOT YOU BUY THE BALLS. Freedom is given away willingly by the naïve. Hitler took the guns . The naïve in America are next. Boo Who.

Money talks and dogs bark

There's no real recource.

Once your data is out there, it can only be used against you. After they scrapped the registry here in Canada, and supposedly had the data destroyed, police still were able to go door to door confiscating people's fire arms.


We're fools for giving even an inch, when the inch given is to criminals.


We're fools for giving even an inch, when the inch given is to criminals.

How? How?

Naive question. Current ANPR systems automatically scan for the numbers of the passing by cars. It automatically shows, if you have expired registration. Or if potential driver's license has expired or there are any other restrictions. Or the potential driver or a family member has a gun ownership record. Or if there is a warrant on the potential driver or a family member. Or if the car is driven by the formerly convicted prisoner or a parolee. Or if the individual is breaching any restraining orders.

All this data is linked to electronic profile of "YOU" managed by the "fusion center". It is admitted in public.

In addition to that, ANPR systems are connected to one system so that it automatically tells if the car has been speeding.

This is a publicly available information, there should be no surprises of what the detaining officer knows and does not know.

The only reason you don't hear too much about such stops, because the cops are instructed to use paralell construction in order to find other excuse to pull you over.

Also, such automatic scanners are relatively rare. Some PD's install equipment in some cars as the equipment purchase is not yet fully funded by the federal money distributors.

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"Mobile ANPR use is widespread among US law enforcement

agencies at the city, county, state and Federal level. According to a 2012 report by the Police Executive Research Forum, approximately 71% of all US police departments utilize some form of ANPR." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ANPR


Indeed,many use ANPR, but currently only a fraction of the fleet use the technology.

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That's how.

A concealed carry permit

requires an FBI background check. It may be that now the background check is linked to NCIC. If they run his license, it could show a permit issued in the state of Florida. Doing a little research, it doesn't look as though Maryland honors any carry permits from other states. If he had been carrying his weapon in the car, my guess is the police in Maryland would have nailed him.

He was smart in one way leaving it home. Of course, if he ever needed to protect himself or his family he's SOOL.


I am curious...

...what the warning ticket was for. Would be nice if people reported the whole story.

I guess I'm not alone

I am going to take a wild guess

that their ability to know this information is related to the Real Id act. If you are a concealed carry permit holder, your permit is synched with your drivers license information in the database police use. The Real ID Act links all State drivers license databases into one, creating a large database to be used by the Feds or it appears other state policeman as well. Possibly Homeland Security could be involved here as well. Remember the Missouri State Police Colonel, who turned over the concealed carry list of the people of Missouri to Homeland Security after they requested it. Could be a link here. It's all about the DATABASE, DATABASE, DATABASE.

Yea either that

or through the NSA database which was just found to be sharing all sorts of information with state and local law enforcement in pursuit of such things as drug and tax crimes. This Pandora's box is not going to be able to be closed again and things like this are going to be more and more common.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

And the press keeps the

focus on terrorism and 'metadata'. It's so dishonest, and such a betrayal of a free press. William Binney is right. We now live in a police state.