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Good info here.


AlabamaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
AlaskaYes (Always)
ArizonaIf Asked (If Asked – Yes)
ArkansasYes – When Asked For Identification
CaliforniaYes For Some CountiesIf Asked Otherwise (No known duty)
ColoradoIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
ConnecticutIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
DelawareIf Asked (See *NOTES)
District of ColumbiaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement; in flux!)
FloridaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
GeorgiaNo (Police Cannot Detain You To Verify)
HawaiiUnknown At This Time (Essentially No-Permit State)
IdahoIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
IllinoisIf Asked (See Notes* — Thank you, Illinois concealed carriers!)
IndianaIf Asked
IowaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
KansasIf Asked (Non-Resident, Residents have constitutional carry)
KentuckyIf Asked (LEOs Really Appreciate It If You DO)
LouisianaIf Under The Influence (See Notes)
MaineNo (Permitless Carriers – Yes; See Notes…)
MarylandIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
MassachusettsIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
MichiganYes (Always)
MinnesotaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
MississippiIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
MissouriIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
MontanaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
NebraskaYes
NevadaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
New HampshireIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
New JerseyIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
New MexicoIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
New YorkIf Asked (see *Notes)
North CarolinaYes (see *Notes)
North DakotaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
OhioYes (Always)
OklahomaYes (Must also inform private property owner)
OregonIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
PennsylvaniaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
Rhode IslandPlease Do! If Asked…
South CarolinaYes
South DakotaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
TennesseeIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
TexasYes – When Asked For Identification
UtahIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
VermontConstitutional Carry
VirginiaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
WashingtonIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
West VirginiaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
WisconsinIf Asked
WyomingIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
 

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The same goes for Florida. That said, I'd most likely volunteer the information if I was ever stopped. While that hasn't ever happened to me, I did voluntarily provide my CCW to law enforcement a few years ago when I was t-boned at an intersection. The officer asked me where my firearm was, and thanked me for informing him.
 

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In Texas, one is instructed to report if they have a concealed handgun when stopped by the police for whatever reason.
Here's the Texas statute as of this month.

(a) If a license holder is carrying a handgun on or about the license holder’s person when a magistrate or a peace officer demands that the license holder display identification, the license holder shall display both the license holder’s driver’s license or identification certificate issued by the department and the license holder’s handgun license. A person who fails or refuses to display the license and identification as required by this subsection is subject to suspension of the person’s license as provided by Section 411.187.

If you have a different law, update us ?
 

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I see no reason to offer the information ( if NOT required by law ) for a simple traffic stop...

I understand you may have nothing to hide...

But, why introduce a whole new dynamic to an already stressful situation for the cop and you...

He's already nervous...and you are already hyped about what you did wrong and what it's gonna cost.
 

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Many law enforcement officers are actually more at ease when someone is that straight forward with them to inform the officer that they have a permit to carry and also inform them if they have a weapon in the vehicle and if so, where it is. In many states, not all but most, when an officer runs your information through their system it will inform them that you have a permit to carry, and many will also inform the officer if you have any weapons in your name. So they would usually rather you tell them before they find out while they're back in their squad car and then are even more on edge when approaching your vehicle again.

like I said, not all states work like that, and much of it comes down to the officer, but I know several state troopers in Maine and even though it is required, they prefer to be told when they first approach the vehicle
 
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