chris in va wrote:Case law has been very specific in this. If it is recognizable as a handgun, it is not concealed. The glove box carry is not a recent addition. It has been in place long before CCDW was approved in 1996. I will research case law and post here as soon as I can.I thought it would be best to just start another thread on this subject so future OC'ers could just click and read.
I contacted the KY State Police office, CCDW permit issuing authority. The gentleman's name is Willie, and was very helpful. I will give the phone number upon request, or he said the site is Kentuckystatepolice.org.
Bottom line, the deadly weapon has to be fully visible. It can be on the passenger or rear seat provided nothing is partially covering it up, or on the dash or back window in case of a rifle or shotgun.
The gun cannot be stuffed between the seat and center console, even if the grip is visible. To me this goes against the OC with IWB holster, but I digress. It can also be placed in a glove box without permit.
Now the LEO pulling you over may have differing opinions on the matter and arrest you, but it won't hold up in court. Willie said this has been in place for many years with the recent addition of the glove box allowance.
Hope this helps.