Not required to notify in Michigan if you are not carrying. Check here: Handgunlaw.us for the state you are concerned about.
To tell them when you are not carrying? Why does that seem silly to me?In Ohio LEO say its just a common courtesy to tell them when your not carrying
Because it is.
You are correct. It is silly. There is absolutely no need to notify if you're not carrying in the State of Ohio, courtesy or otherwise. Sorta like telling the LEO; Officer I drink but I'm not drinking and driving.
Why, ???licence holders here in Tx are the most law abiding demographic in the state. 6x less crimes than LEO according to DPSs own records. Pulling that up should be a comfort IMO. Not that they should let down their guard. Certainly not a cause for heightened alarm.If an officer runs your DL, and it comes back that you are licensed to carry, it may make him nervous that you didn't say anything. I see no reason why you would not want to tell him up front.
In North Carolina, it states right on the official NC Department of Justice website that one should NOT present their permit unless requested to do so by an officer. It doesn't matter if you do or do not have a gun with you. Other states may vary.I do not know why one would not voluntarily present it with your drivers license - even if you are not carrying.
That's how I feel about it too. I'm not telling anyone all the licenses I have ... when I'm not participating in whatever it applies to. Should I show them my pilots license too ? I was asked for a DL once by an officer, told him didn't have it on me ... and he asked why .... told him because I don't need it and I'm not driving a car.
Because there's an equal chance that telling an officer you're armed could make them just as nervous. Not all departments have that ability anyway, likely far less than most think.If an officer runs your DL, and it comes back that you are licensed to carry, it may make him nervous that you didn't say anything. I see no reason why you would not want to tell him up front.