Training is always ongoing, but I reached a milestone this morning. On my usual residential neighborhood walking route that I have kept daily for two years, where everyone knows me, occurred my first OC police stop. I knew it was going to happen sooner or later, so in addition to taking the usual carry training class, I read up on all the do's and don'ts of police contact while OC. The police contact was textbook brief, to the point and friendly. They informed me that someone called in a man walking on the street with a pistol observable in his waistband, so they were doing just a quick check and see. So, I guess police contacts while OC in Prescott are report driven.
Congratulations, but you have gotten lied to by the nice LEs in their illegal ‘papers please’ ‘quick check’ stop.
Please remember OC is unconditionally legal, yes there are prohibited locations and the public byways are not those, and AZ citizens do not need a permit to OC.
Also, there is no duty to inform the nice LEs, CC’g or especially OC’g, since the firearm is already visible for all the world to see.
Therefore, a drive by maybe, nawlll, sorry richbuff, even that action is pretentious on their part, dispatch should have advised the caller “OC is legal” and to have a nice day.
Just mark the occasion as a lesson learned and enjoy your walks.
Enjoy the holiday