This has not happened to me but I read about it in this forum. Is it legal? I ask this question seriously. Suppose you are completely legal and are in a traffic check. You inform (if required) and the officer asks if he may take your weapon. You have done nothing wrong, you are not charged with any crime and you are not under arrest. I know almost everyone on this forum would comply with the request, as would I. But my question is does the officer have legal authority to disarm an innocent citizen that is not involved in or charged with any crime?
Chiefjason, can you hear me now?