I didn't see a stop sign today and stumbled at 12mph over a stop sign today. It was totally my fault, I tried to stop, then realized that it would be hopeless, and so I just let go the brake and coasted over it. Just then I turned my head and saw the copper look up and go, "Hey..." I pulled over. First thing he asked me was, "Are there any firearms in the car?" Apparently they read your lic and can tell if you own guns. At first he was kind of rude, but when he asked me if I knew what I did I told him, "Well, I thought I stopped long enough"... "Hah! Not even close!"... "Well, sir, like I said, I -thought- I stopped long enough. I admit it... sorry." Then three other cops pulled up, boxed me in on the sidewalk. The primary cop asked me if I had a pocket knife on me (I did) and I was told to put it on the seat and get out. I was casually searched and then made to sit on a low wall with my ankles crossed and my hands behind my back. They didn't cuff me. I was asked if they could search the inside of my car - they were very careful say tell me that it was just the interior - and I said, "Go ahead..." mainly because by that time they were asking me what I shoot, and where, and I told them that I had seen them before at my range.... Things got pretty nice from that point on, one of the cops suggested I try his range, and I told him that I already had a membership there but didn't like the overabundance of rules. That earned me a few knowing nods. The ticket that was given to me was that I was going at about 12mph over a stop sign, and I was made to sign the notice to appear. The cops wished me a good day at the range, I thanked them for coming out, and I dejectedly got back into my car... It was very nice of them to be friendly, and not treat me like a criminal just because I owned guns. They were also understanding enough not to ask me to open the trunk, as (even though everything I had in there was in legal shape) it is very easy to break the law regarding firearms in CA and they knew that if they saw anything "wrong" they would have to report it. examples are magazines in mag wells, loaded magazines, AP ammo, tracers, hi caps, AWs, night vision scopes, etc. all in all I am quite sad that all the overtime money I earned this month is gone and that I will have to go to traffic school, but at least the cops didn't leave me feeling like I'd been punked. pardon the lack of literary finesse, i'm quite tired right now and just wanted to get this experience off my chest while the memory is still fresh. if they asked to search my trunk I probably would not have let them. sometimes a guy has to stand his ground and that would have been it. i had a para sks, m39, 10/22, mosquito, and cal-fal in the trunk.