ArmedAviator wrote:What is the difference between completely getting rid of notification or just when asked? If an officer asks if you have a weapon, are you not required (or atleast it be rather smart to prevent suddenly being on the news as a dead guy/gal) to admit such?
It's just a means to an end. I was asked if this was acceptable in committee and answered NO, that it was a crime to answer that question falsely, and that remaining silent was a right that should never be a crime in a free country.
Upon reflection, I think this was a fatal mistake on my part. The BFA/NRA "compromise" didn't come about until after this, when we were labeled "hard core" and "uncompromising".
In reality, what was the harm in letting them have "if asked" a separately listed crime as long as it had the same penalty or less than your typical lying to the cops charge?
My thoughts were to remove the law totally from the books and I think tunnel vision got me.
I was thinking on my feet then and reflecting on how I might have done differently now.
DontTreadOnMe wrote:Just when asked = When asked for other identification. From my reviews of state laws this is how the majority of states work.
Can you provide counts on those states?
I was told otherwise
I also disagree.
IMO, most people will give a cop their CHL when he asks for it, and their Drivers License when he asks for that.
Giving the cop EXACTLY what he asks for should NEVER be a crime, NEVER.
That is my strongly considered opinion; change my mind