I tend to look at things in black and white, its a flaw of mine.
How many people do we hear about who get caught carrying a loaded pistol under their seat, or down the back of their pants illegally? Or during the high speed chase the loaded gun flies out the window.
Happens all of the time, doesn't it? What was their reason to illegally carry? To bust a cap on someone, or rob a store? Surely nothing legal since they are knowingly breaking the law right off of the bat in the way they are transporting the weapon in the first place.
No grey area there, sorry.
I do not have a CC permit, if I am carrying, they should bust my butt and put me in jail and take my gun, because I know I am carrying illegally and if I turn my nose up to that law, what other laws am I willing to break?
The whole idea of having a permit should be to weed out the people who are habitual criminals, wife beaters and the such from having a legal weapon on their possesion.
Give me a ticket and let me keep my gun? I will probably go to the liquor store that I was on the way to rob before being inconvenienced by the police stop.
If a person is worried about crime and feel they need to carry, they need to do it legally IMO.
There is no excuse for anything else. Just my opinion.
To me, passing that law would have sent the wrong message to the wrong people. Stick a .25 auto in your back pocket, whats the worse thats gonna happen, get a ticket?
There are many more instances of the above than their are of people forgetting to take the pistol out of the car after going to the range.
That happened to my wife and she got spanked hard for it. She should have remembered to take it out. No excuse.