§ 14‑415.11. Permit to carry concealed handgun; scope of permit.
(a) Any person who has a concealed handgun permit may carry a concealed handgun unless otherwise specifically prohibited by law. The person shall carry the permit together with valid identification whenever the person is carrying a concealed handgun, shall disclose to any law enforcement officer that the person holds a valid permit and is carrying a concealed handgun when approached or addressed by the officer, and shall display both the permit and the proper identification upon the request of a law enforcement officer.
Ok, thats the law right there. Now we're all aware that our identity is our own business, and no one can legally just demand to see identification out of the blue. The practice of carrying sterile
, aka w/o any ID while open carrying has been discussed in another thread. What I'm wondering is, could I get nabbed for NOT having my CHP on me even though I'm not carrying concealed.
During the CHP class, we were told (as the law states) that if we're carrying, we have to immediately inform an officer about our permit and handgun when approached. It was then stated that we need to inform the officer WHETHER OR NOT we're carrying. The reason for this was the following scenerio:
Cop pulls you over. You have no weapons on you. He takes your license and runs it through the system. Well, the system tells him that you have a CHP, but since you didn't tell him that, he now doesn't know if you've got a weapon on you or not, so he comes back to the car, his weapon out, and asks you to step out of the vehicle (for his own safety). Now you have to explain that yes, you DO have a permit, but you're not carrying.
Supposedly, the class givers said, that at that point you could get nabbed for not informing the officer of your permit. That never made sense to me, though, since that's like being nabbed for not having a driver's license while you're rollerblading...
So I'm thinking it would be legally safe for me to leave the permit and the ID in the car if I go for a stroll while openly carrying. I'm just looking for a second opinion, here. What do you guys think?