I posted: "Am I the only one to think if one is discovered by a LE officer (unlikely, but certainly not impossible) with a sub2K (or something similar) in a 30.06 posted location one might be taking "The Ride"?"
"Unlikely, but certainly not impossible" is of course what I hoped would also be noticed.
Murphy's law has a way of making events that seem impossible or close to it, possible...
That being said, I'm interested in knowing the opinions/possible outcome of what is likely to transpire "if" one is discovered by LE to be concealed carrying a Sub2k or similar rifle in a 30.06 posted location?
Have the Sub2K seized with a giant hassle getting it returned?
Be escorted out of the building with no further ramification.
Take the ride?
Why do I ask?
Because I'm considering doing what you and some others are doing if I buy a Sub2k i.e., taking it with me in a computer bag/briefcase into 30.06 locations - but only if I know in advance what will happen (chances are remote, but again, not impossible) if I'm discovered with a firearm in a 30.06 posted location. (yes, a Sukb2000 is not a handgun, but is a firearm)
The ill informed or overzealous LE officer may not take my possession of a concealed firearm in a 30.06 location very kindly or act within the law. He doesn't know me. I could be a lone nut case out to do harm...
With a lawyer, much expense and time, I'll probably be exonerated, but is that something I want to face if things go south?
You think the chance of being discovered concealed carrying a rifle in a 30.06 location is very close to nil, but I have to think you aren't 100% certain absolutely nothing negative would happen to you if the long arm of the law were to discover Mr. Harmless Grandpa is packing heat...yes, it's a rifle, not a handgun, but it may also create major hassle if discovered.
Just as 30.06 locations are being posted with signs at inappropriate governmental locations while these governmental employees simultaneously thumb their nose at our AG, so too can there be overzealous LE officers taking inappropriate measures.
One of the major considerations I see with you and TAM is the thinking that says no LE officer would have reason to check your bag. OK, why would it be a concern if they did? Why bother considering if it's of no consequence?
Because the trouble you can't get in, you're concealed carrying a rifle, not a handgun, may just occur...
You are correct Abraham, there are no 100% guarantees in life. My responses are based, mainly, on my experiences as a LEO. I realize, because I had the misfortune to work with a few, that not all LEO, are fully versed on all of the laws, and have at times attempted to misapply laws when it was not applicable. I also recognize that there are those in uniform who believe that they have the ultimate power when it comes to search and seizure statutes, but, those are a possibility anywhere. Just like the story posted by a member regarding a LEO disarming him at a liquor store because he "thought" it was against the law.
My point is that the chances of being searched, having a false charge leveled against you, and being arrested, because of a concealed rifle, are no more likely than it would be if you were "discovered" carrying a handgun in a non-prohibited location, and facing the same plight.JMHO