Good question.Beiruty wrote:In Unlic carrry, can a LEO stop and ask for ID and check if the OCer is not a felon? Or do you allow the violent felons to OC?
The closest I can approach to answering this is that if unlicensed OC is the law, why would an LEO randomlly stop you to check for an ID if you are not breaking the law? If unlicensed OC is not breaking the law, would not asking for ID because you are OCing be a violation of the fourth amendment?
I used totravel in West Virginia quite often, Since WV did not honor any of my carry licenses, I had to OC. The first time I traveled to WV, I was in the Caharleston airport. I picked up my luggage which contained my handguns. I was traveling to Kentucky, which did homor my carry license. I asked the LEO to verify that it was OK to OC. He confirmed that it was legal.
I carried my bags to the rental car, unpacked my handgun, loaded it, put my OWB holster on and put my handgun in the holster, all in plain view. As I was entering my car the LEO walked by wished me well and bade me a nice visit.
I am certain that some LEO somewhere will do as you describe, but since I am not a felon, I will not worry about it. I will deal with the situation if it ever happens.
What would you do??