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 ...
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?
There are two types of people who carry concealed weapons...Responsible ones and Irresponsible ones...which are you...
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.
from Concealed Handguns Reciprocity
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
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.
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.
Yea,good point on the console Dan,i forgot about that.
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