Originally Posted by mimartin
It sounds as though you've never had a gun pointed at you. If the officer is requesting you comply to a command with his weapon pointed at you may I suggest you save your questions until after he has lowered that weapon. Even then, if it is a traffic stop and you would like a chance of getting out of the ticket, I’d suggest a very polite attitude and friendly demeanor.
That's a completely different scenario than what I was stating. I meant just when an officer asks your name and such, not if he has his gun pointed at you and ready to fire.
And obviously it should always be done politely, I never said you had to be rude.