Discussion: What do you do when stopped by police?
After a recent traffic stop, I've been re-examining courses of action when stopped while carrying, and was wondering what you all generally do. Outside of states where you are required to inform police, there seem to be two courses of thought: either inform the officer anyway as a courtesy, or don't volunteer information that may cause a jumpy or hostile-to-CCDW officer to cause you additional hassle by searching your person or your vehicle.
Here's a couple videos that might be relevant. First, Massad Ayoob with general tips on how to inform officers if you're required or have to step out of the vehicle (doesn't quite answer whether to inform or not if not required to):
And the oft-cited "don't talk to police" video by Dr. James Duane of Regent University School of Law [only one video allowed, so not embedded, sorry]:
Don't Talk to Cops, Part 1 - YouTube
In my case, I hadn't been stopped before, was not asked for my CCDW license, and am not required to notify in my state, so I didn't bring it up. Weapon was off-body in the glove box (which is legal without a CCDW license in KY), and well away from my registration, so at no time was I near it, either. However, I've been wondering whether it would have been worth the potential search troubles to be courteous to the officer and inform him anyway.
What do you do in a traffic stop? Inform, or not inform? And if so, how do you inform? If you've never had a traffic stop, do you have a plan?