It seems to me that there is a need for gun etiquette, with some degree of formality.
That is, say you have CC or open carry, and you *want* to let one or more police know that you are armed, and that, based on the situation you want to temporarily disarm, but without frightening or agitating them.
Even under the old rules, it was both difficult and ritualized to take your gun from its holster, insure that it was safe, and hand it to someone else for inspection.
But such etiquette rules need a formal reintroduction, just so that everybody, citizens and LEOs, are on the “same sheet of music” again.
“and you *want* to let one or more police know that you are armed, and that, based on the situation you want to temporarily disarm, but without frightening or agitating them”
Simple, politely inform them that you are carrying, and ask them what they would like you do with it. If they ask you to remove it, do it however they ask. And in some areas of the country, sometimes, they just thank you and tell you not to pull it out while he is with you.
If they have any modern training, and want to separate you from it, they will ask you where it is and inform you that they will remove it.
If you doubt someone enough to disarm them, it makes little sense to tell them to do anything that puts the gun in their hand.
But deciding how you’re going do it, and just informing them is a bad idea. There’s no reason it should be a power and control game. It should just be a way that tension can be reduced, so it matters little how it’s done.
Theres no reason for drama with a good decent cop who sees you as a person most likely to come to his assistance in a scrape, a fellow shooter he might encounter at the gun shop, etc.
And if the cop is rude or unprofessional, or seems poorly trained in the law, it even makes more sense not to agitate someone like that. You should just ensure you don’t get hurt by a guy like that, and then pursue legal remedies. That worked for that kid arrested for carrying his M-1 rifle openly a few months ago.
he did it just how they said, and won in court later.