SMMAssociates wrote:Just me, guys, but my read on "Felony Touching" is that it only applies when an LEO is approaching or present at your vehicle....
It's otherwise unenforceable....
Whether common sense would apply in OH, though, I can't say.
OTOH, waving the gun around, pointing it at another vehicle, etc., likely would get some attention.
IMHO, the law was set up to prevent you from uncovering during the "Plain Sight" era if you'd neglected to do so. It's really only an "Officer Safety" thing now, as well as a way to jack you up if somebody's really in a bad mood. (Our safety is irrelevant....)
So, during a traffic stop or other LE interaction, don't touch the thing unless so ordered.... Otherwise, ignore it....
FormerNavy wrote:And a violation of (E)(2) is a 5th degree felony. Personally, I think this is a stupid law the way it is currently written. If I carry IWB, and need to adjust the cant or something because it's uncomfortable, I'm committing a felony. This should be removed altogether or in the least, changed to removal of the handgun instead of merely touching it.
gllewellyn wrote:I have always been told that as long as the keys are not in the ignition, you are not operating the vehicle. Keys in your pocket do not count. They have to be in the ignition.
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