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Old December 19th, 2011, 15:51   #11
Brian McIlmoyle
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Originally Posted by RUSTSPOT View Post
No. I don't think you have to say anything about what u have. And air rifle is not a weapon. They are pretty clear on what u can or can't have. Weapons is a big no no. Since a bat could be a weapon. A hammer could be a weapon. If u admit you got "weapons" means u are carrying prohibit devices. And unless they have a search warrant. Don't let them look inside your car. Nor do u have to tell them what's in the trunk. If they ensist a search. Walk out of the car and lock the car then call a lawyer.

This has been frequently brought up on gun forum. Even real guns are not weapon. If you admit your firearms or air gun ( or your tactical spork) are weapons. They might hold you in for trouble.

it is a simple inquiry .. and warrants a simple response.

Anyone who holds to the belief that a firearm is not a weapon from the perception of police is fooling themselves.

Obfuscating with lawful questions of police will do nothing but provide probable cause for a legal search while you sit on the curb handcuffed.

The Correct answer is I have no firearms in the vehicle.

When the officer asks whats in the case?

Again a direct answer. An airsoft gun.

When the inevitable "Can I see it?" gets asked .. The answer is again Direct.

Of course.

And you will find yourself on your way in minutes, after having educated a police officer about airsoft guns.. No call to a lawyer is required..or necessary

Of course you can tell them to "stuff it" and to get a warrant.. and you can wait on the roadside for 3 hours while they do that.. it is your right.
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