You don't have to tell them if you don't want. If you do want to, just handing the the Officer your CWP with your DL, Registration, Proof of Insruance is appropriate. "I have a gun" is probably not going to be a good way....1. If I am stopped, what is the "right" way to tell the officer I have a concealed weapon? Does he already know when he runs my tag?
Is the bulge identifiable as a Gun? If so, that is Printing. Many a flame war has been started on this topic.2. What exactly does concealed mean in terms of the law? I am worried that if I make certain movements, people will be able to see a "bulge" if I carry it on my waist. Although, this is the perfect excuse to go shopping.
Accidental Exposure and Printing seem to go by what Cops is notified/Sees it, and what area of FL you are in.
I've read reports that it is 'no big deal.'
I've personally witnessed a Judge call it brandishing when a Bogus Terry Stop pat down revealed the weapon and there was no visible 'Printing' at all.
It's a toss-up. Depends on the politics of the MWAG caller, Dispatch, Cops, Prosecutor, Judge... If you get a Democrat every step of the way, you're screwed.
Statutorily, it's not a crime to Print. Case law will show you some Judges consider Printing to be unconcealed, and that is a Crime. It depends on their mood and political pre-disposition towards guns and gun owners. It SHOULD be cut and dry, but it's not.
Are you parking in a School Parking Lot? Most Schools own their parking lots and the parking lot is considered no less 'the Campus' than inside the building.3. I go to school 3 days a s week, finishing up my BA this semester so can I legally leave the gun in my car when I go to class since I know I can't bring it on campus but can't I store it?
Florida is a mess. Sometimes a straight answer just isn't available.
I'll go so far as to say, if it's concealed..........