This occurred more than a dozen years ago, but was reminded of it reading JerryMac's discussion.
South Carolina stipulates pistol must be stored in glove box. Not merely concealed, but specifically "glove box".
I can only assume this law was enacted during the era of microwave oven size gloveboxes or the idea that people only travelled with derringers.
I was stopped by a game warden on an isolated, country road for suspicion of being a poacher, although I have never been a hunter, legal or otherwise.
I figure I was profiled on the basis of my appearance and the fact I was driving an older pickup truck out in the woods during hunting season with out of state tags. I can't argue with the rationale behind the stop.
The .44 with 6.5 inch barrel was laying on the seat between my friend and I, who owned the gun at the time.
He admitted the gun was his and was promptly ticketed for $160 on the spot. The other option being go to jail and post bond.
We had enough cash between us to pay the man, which we did.
Upon completing the transaction, the officer told us to secure the weapon in the glove box and we were free to go. He stood and watched as we twisted and turned the big revolver every which way, but it simply wouldn't fit. You can't pour ten gallons of water into a five gallon can.
Realizing it was a useless endeavor, the officer just shook his head and walked away. I was sitting there, wondering what was next when he just drove away.
One could surmise that he gave us a break, but I see it differently. He was fully aware that even with the best of intentions we could not comply with the law, yet he had no problem taking the money without fully resolving the situation or suggesting an alternative.