Leaving for AZ tonight

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Blarelli, Oct 31, 2010.

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  1. Blarelli

    Blarelli Member

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    Last week I asked for some legalese on a utah ccw holder traveling in AZ, and tonight I am leaving for that trip and I have a couple of questions before hitting the road.
    -How do I handle interactions with the police? A couple of weeks ago when I was at Ohio State I got pulled over and I just treated it like it was a Utah stop. I told him I had a Utah CCW and I didn't have a gun on me. His response was he didn't need to know that. So what are the rules with the cops in AZ?

    -On Tuesday I will be in a school interview all day so I will be forced to leave the pistol in the car. Do I need to bring a locking case for it, or can I just lock it in the trunk or something?
     
  2. THe Dove

    THe Dove BOOMER SOONER!!!

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    Blare

    If you do not have a weapon on your person or in your vehicle then you do not have to even bring the subject up to a LEO working a traffic stop. I think this is nation wide....

    If I'm wrong, please forgive me.

    The Dove
     
  3. pyth0n

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    I hope you got your answer from some where before you left. If not here's some info for you. You do not have to volunteerily tell the officer anything about your firearms. If he asks about firearms, you must answer truthfully. If you are going on school property, you have to unload and lock the gun in a trunck or other out of sight compartment. Putting it in a glove compartment and locking your car doors would be as secure as a trunk, if you don't have one. If you unload and lock it up while on school property instead of before, just don't let anyone see you. Go to the AZDPS site below, and open the "Legal Issues Relating to the Use of Deadly Force". On or about pages 62 to 73 should answer your question. http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Concealed_Weapons/Instructors/Resources/
     
  4. WardenWolf

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    In case you're able to get this at some point:

    There's no duty to inform. If the officer asks you to step out of the car, it is a very good idea to inform him just in case he's going to do a Terry frisk. You must answer truthfully any questions, as it is technically a felony to lie to a law enforcement officer (though this, to my knowledge, is never enforced because it is on VERY poor legal ground). If you're going on school property, the gun just has to be unloaded and in a locked vehicle.

    As for vehicle travel, specifically, if you have a permit the gun can be on your hip the entire time, or anywhere else in the vehicle. Literally, you could have it on the seat next to you. I never said this was a good idea, but it's legal.
     
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