one, you are prob not a person of color or you wouldn't so boldly make the statements, especially in light of the recent MN traffic stop.
three, follow number two and do not engage with the "IAW this amendment or that" KYBMS
True. I'm not a "person of color" if that is what the political correct way to say it is now. I don't keep up on that, nor do I care about Political Correctness, but I digress.
I mostly included that for the sake of the reader, I would likely just say something much simpler like, "i don't consent to searches, and at this time I'm going to invoke my right to silence" and then do so.
I understand the point of not talking to cops, I didn't watch that video just now, but I think I've seen it. If not, I assure you I have watched a massive amount of videos, and I have been in contact with my attorneys.
Further, in North Dakota if they ask you if you have a weapon you are required to answer honestly, and further still, if you are asked to produce an ID while you are carrying a weapon you are required to produce one. So in my State, I would argue, I am correct. Though, what the law is in Wyo, I don't know. A different law could bring about a different response.
As to the unfortunate event in Minneapolis, you had a trigger happy cop who thought this guy could be the guy who carried out an armed robbery in the area 4 days earlier. No, he wasn't wanted or "suspected" but it was mentioned in the radio traffic just prior to the incident. He was already nervous, and he allegedly told the man to provide his ID, and then when he was informed of the firearm he told the man not to move and the guy still moved. (All of this is hearsay and we don't know the particulars.
However, I GUARANTEE you that if this guy hadn't mentioned the firearm and the cop saw it, he still would be dead today. His answer yes had nothing to do with his death, and by all logic it should have prevented it. The cop, as far as I can tell, was simply trigger happy and dead wrong.
Lastly, I completely understand the idea of not telling a cop anything. If that is what your attorney advises, by all means go for it. Mine advises otherwise, and no offense, I'll let him do the guiding since he is the one who will be defending me should anything happen.
I just know that the probability of getting home to my wife and kids is higher when I tell the cop, "yes sir, I do have a firearm." vs. "I don't consent to searches". I don't carry as a political statement, or as a police educator or anything like that. I carry so that I deter any potential threats, and so that I have the easiest method of defense at my fingertips should the deterrent fail.
I want to get home, not school a cop on how to properly handle a stop. If you guys want to do that, more power to you.