In MI, the MCRGO site is an excellent source of info. The MSP site - Proper Conduct During Encounters with Police is another (official) source of good cc info.
This is a discussion on What exactly does "must inform officer" mean? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; In MI, the MCRGO site is an excellent source of info. The MSP site - Proper Conduct During Encounters with Police is another (official) source ...
if you're being detained
outside of them speaking with you in the official capacity i wouldnt worry about it
Two times that I have been involved with Police after gaining a Concealed Pistol/Revolver License from WV. I have not informed the Officer even though I had a concealed handgun in my possession at the time.
First one was in Floyd Co. Indiana, where you are not required to reveal you have a permit and or firearm. Got a $125 dollar speeding ticket. Probably would not have made any difference because the Trooper was pulling over just about anyone who was passing his "point" over 55mph.
Second one recently passing through a DUI Checkpoint with Huntington, WV's finest manning the post. I was coming home late from playing some music (drummer, singer) and went through their thing. Officer came up to my truck window. I had my hands on the steering wheel but he did not ask for ID. I had my .25 acp pop gun in my map pocket but declined to offer the LEO my permit or tell him I had it and a pistol in my vehicle. West Virginia does not require it and unless I felt that it would be necessary, I'm not telling.
Is this dishonest? Am I hiding the fact that I am legally carrying and if I do not have to inform by law and I don't, am I considered wrong? Don't think so. The law is the law and I abide by whatever the law will be in that state.
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