Then the dumbass cop ARRESTED HIM for ‘exposing his weapon’
He apparently believes a CC permit means you are REQUIRED to keep it hidden.
I wonder what the resolution was- I hope that stupid cop is fired and the state SUED for hiring cops that stupid.
Does anyone know?
I have a CC permit in Colorado. It is a violation to allow the weapon to be seen unless you are in the act of using it. There are also restrictions on what constitutes proper use.
The incident you mentioned happened in Citrus County, Florida.
I don’t know what happened to the out-of-control cop, but if you go to the upper right hand corner of Free Republic’s home page and type Citrus County in the search box, the first two threads listed in the next window deal with recent discussions here on Free Republic about this incident.
If the gunowner took a safety course he would have been instructed to put both hands on his steering wheel in plain sight of the officer and then inform the cop he was carrying.
In some states, that's EXACTLY what it means! It's against the law to have it revealed in any way!
That was here in Florida, Citrus county, and the man had any charges dismissed. The cop was “reprimanded.”
Florida State Supreme Court stated several years ago that incidental exposure of a concealed weapon is NOT considered brandishing. That included printing.