i got pulled over and had my pistol under my left leg while driving.why was it under your leg?
is this legal carry? my buddy said that its illegal and that the CHP is only good if the firearm is on your person. Your buddy is incorrect
. i always thought it was good for your possession (on person in glove box, under seat, etc.)? Correct, anywhere within your wingspan in the passenger area.
-also, i told the officer i had my concealed carry permit
before i could tell him that i had it and where it was he asked
i told him that it was under my left leg, he opened my door and reached for my firearm,
i told him i did not want him to take it and he said it was for safety.
he took the firearm, unloaded it and handed me my mag + 1 and commented on it being a nice choice in firearms...(he also brought the firearm back after the traffic stop) Many officers would do the same thing for safety reasons so that it becomes less of a concern to them during the stop,although I'm sure someone in the next 5 minutes will chime in with some "agent of the state disarming you" mantra. Most judges that I have ever run into would have no issue with an officer temporarily taking control of the firearm during the course of the stop, assuming that he gave it back in a timely manner when the stop was over.