Must inform question

Must inform question

This is a discussion on Must inform question within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'll be travelling through NC and SC in a few weeks. I realize that both of these states have "must inform" laws and that if ...

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    Must inform question

    I'll be travelling through NC and SC in a few weeks. I realize that both of these states have "must inform" laws and that if stopped I will need to do this when I'm driving. But my question is do I need to inform if I am a passenger and not driving?


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    Quote Originally Posted by flphotog View Post
    I'll be travelling through NC and SC in a few weeks. I realize that both of these states have "must inform" laws and that if stopped I will need to do this when I'm driving. But my question is do I need to inform if I am a passenger and not driving?
    I see nothing in the statue that mandates a passenger must inform, but to be on the safe side of the law I would offer my cc license anyway out of respect and avoiding a problem should the officer have reason to detain the driver for any reason and ask that you both step out of the vehicle.
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    To possess a concealed handgun in North Carolina, you must:
    •Carry your permit and a valid form of identification with you at all times.
    •Disclose the fact that you have a valid concealed handgun permit when you are approached or addressed by any law enforcement officer in North Carolina.
    •Inform the officer that you are in possession of a concealed handgun.
    •Present both the permit and valid identification at the request of an officer
    NOTE: You should not attempt to display either your weapon or your permit unless directed to by an officer.
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    the key words are " approached or addressed by any law enforcement officer " but out of respect for the officer I would since you have you CCP

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    In S.C.,the only time you are required to inform,is if you are asked for an ID by a LEO.
    This past xmas,i was a passenger,when my friend was pulled for speeding.She didn't have a ccp,and i have for a few years now.He never asked me for anything,so i didn't offer.
    I don't tell period,unless,i have to.I've had to show mine 3 x's in 10 years,and thankfully,no problems..You never know how someone may act these days,so i don't tell,if i don't have to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandpgrl View Post
    In S.C.,the only time you are required to inform,is if you are asked for an ID by a LEO.
    This past xmas,i was a passenger,when my friend was pulled for speeding.She didn't have a ccp,and i have for a few years now.He never asked me for anything,so i didn't offer.
    I don't tell period,unless,i have to.I've had to show mine 3 x's in 10 years,and thankfully,no problems..You never know how someone may act these days,so i don't tell,if i don't have to.
    I fully agree Mandpgrl, just wanted to be sure of the law before I found myself in trouble.

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    What mandpgrl said..I've had my CCP,for a while,and i've been pulled with mine in my console before,In that case,i'm not required to inform,so i don't.Most LEO'S,at least around here,are pretty good,but,you could run across one,that wants to act fool.
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    Yea,good point on the console Dan,i forgot about that.
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    In NC you must notify if a passenger. This is per the lawyers in the AGs office. In NC you must notify when you are approached by an officer and since everyone inside a vehicle is considered being approached during a traffic stop all must notify if carrying concealed.


    Also, in NC in the console is considered concealed so you still must notify.
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    Wow, NC sounds a bit strict...I find Mandpgrl's approach the most palatable to me

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