I have a question on LEO's reasonable search of your car because you have a ccw but don't have your gun on you. My wife just took her CCW class Friday and one thing the guy told about was that by the time your tag is run and you pull over a "C " is by your name meaning you have a CCW. He told of how when asked if he had his gun on him and he said no. The cop didn't believe him and said he was lying and that was probable cause to search his car. This is third hand info and I wasn't at the class so I don't know how accurate this is but it is the nuts and bolts of the idea. This always has been a question I've had: What would stop them from just saying whatever the want to fit the situation in order to search your car?
On a personal note: the only problem I would have if an LEO asked to search my vehicle would be if they "tore the vehicle apart." I'm too decrepit to put it back together.
There is no connection between Charles Bronson's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Florida Department of Transportation. I would suspect if this idea would be slipped into the administrative work of the State, Marion Hammer, the midwife of concealed carry and Stand Your Ground would be all over the issue.My wife just took her CCW class Friday and one thing the guy told about was that by the time your tag is run and you pull over a "C " is by your name meaning you have a CCW.
The renewals are different, the timing of renewal is different, and the tag on the car is for the owner, not the driver or occupant.
That scenario doesn't make sense. No law was broken. There is no probable cause to search a vehicle for a firearm just because someone doesn't have one with them. If that happened to me it would tick me off and I'd demand a search warrant!
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To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them... -- Richard Henry Lee, 1787
No, it is absolutely NOT grounds for probable cause for a search because you have a CCW license but say you have no gun. The license is not a REQUIREMENT to carry a gun, it is a permission slip. That would be no different than a non-CCW holder saying they have no weapons. The answer to the OP scenario is to lock the doors, roll the window up nearly all the way, state, "Sir/Officer, I do not consent to a search of my vehicle, I would like a supervisor to be called to this scene, please."
I doubt that the CCW in Florida is tied at all to the driver's license and certainly not to vehicle registration.
OK maybe it was when he ran his drivers license. I wasn't at the class, but it happened to one of the instructors giving the class. I may have also gotten the abbreviated version of the story. I may have the opportunity to sit through his class soon, if so I will provide more info.
In Florida the fact that you hold a CCW does not show up when they run your plate or your driver's license although I think perhaps your wife may want to re-take the course from someone who actually knows any of the information.