Saturday, August 04, 2007
More Weapons Questions
Q: I have a couple of questions about concealed carry. I have an IN concealed carry permit. My handgun is always in my vehicle with me. First, am I allowed to leave it on the seat right next to me, or does it have to be concealed, even in the vehicle? Second, if I ever get stopped by an officer, how will the officer handle the situation? Is there a procedure within the department for this situation?

A: You are allowed to have your weapon inside your vehicle with a permit. As for being stopped it is in everyone's safety interest to inform an officer that you do have a weapon present that you have a permit for upfront and keep your hands visible at all times when stopped. We appreciate this and will result in safe interaction for you and the officer.

I can tell you that when I am aware weapons are in the vehicle or on your person the stop usually takes on a higher risk element. You should expect to have your weapon checked along with the permit and both will be returned to you assuming properly registered at the conclusion of your traffic stop.Check this link out also.

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