Michigander wrote:Unless you can find a MI statute or court ruling saying otherwise, I think you have no obligation to carry ID or show it to officers on demand if you happen to have an ID.Tell me please, if I understand the law correctly. As I understand it, as someone who doesn't have a CPL, I have no obligation to show a police officer my ID for merely walking down the street while openly armed. I also believe it's pretty obvious that if I was terry stopped and searched merely for carrying that it would be a blatantly illegal act by the officers involved because there would be no probable cause, and that even if they found anything (which they wouldn't) it wouldn't be admissable in court. Am I right so far?
2 other things I am simply unaware of. First, if stopped for carrying, amI obligted to tell the police even my name when asked like in the video in New Hampshire? I've never heard of such a thing, so I doubt it. Lastly, on the MSP webpage it says an officer might temporarily take possession of a firearm during a stop for "safety" reasons, and give it back at the end of the stop. Is there even a law that allows that?
Thanks in advance.
As for this temporary seizure stuff, unless their is a statute allowing this, this police conduct would appear to be unlawful except under some excception circumstance, such as a legitemate Terry stop including an officers' finding of your "dangerousness." A traffic stop for reasonable suspicion of some offense is a Terry stop.