venator and i were having a private discussion about whether RAS could be established by simply OCing in an area that is illegal for some to OC in.Â* the specific example is OC (with a CPL) in a Meijer which is subject to the liqour control act.Â* only those with a valid CPL can posses a firearm, whether OC or CC in that store.
so, the question is, can an officer prove RAS simply based on the fact that you are observed with a firearm in that store?
venator and i were arguing the point with a car/driver's license analogy.Â* i think we both have good points, but maybe others can add some light, or their opinion, to the situation.
if an officer sees someone who appears to young to have a DL driving a car, he would have RAS to pull them over and ask for a DL
if we compare someone without a CPL to someone WITH a driver's license.Â* and someone with a CDL to someone with a CPL (bear with me, sorry for all the abbreviations).Â* if it's illegal for me to drive a big rig without a CDL (open carry in a store with liqour with no CPL) is it reasonable to pull everyone over in a big rig to see if they have a CDL?
BTW, i used the term argument, but we were having a friendly, civil discussion...