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Old 03-05-2010, 6:06 PM
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Originally Posted by pottymouth310 View Post
what happens if you do say "No" if a policemen ask if they can search your car. wouldn't that cause more trouble?
It depends on what lead up to the "no".
If you admitted to having guns, then he has the right to verify that they are being transported unloaded. He may or may not actually check... a couple of Calgunners have reported that they've been asked, said "Sure, it's locked up in the back", and the cop said nothing more about it.
This would also apply if the guns, or strong evidence of guns (shot up targets, ammo boxes, and a case) are in plain view.
Also, an NRA sticker has been ruled as NOT reasonable suspicion, and at least in my experience, cops appear to be aware of it, as I've been flying an NRA sticker for over 4 years and have never been pulled over.

But assuming that none of the above applies... you haven't admitted (or been asked) about having guns in the car, the courts have ruled that declining to consent to a search under your 5A rights does not justify RS/PC for a search.
However, do keep in mind that when you refuse to consent, his radar will go into high-gain looking for RS/PC, and you are unlikely to get a warning if the stop was for a traffic violation.
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Originally Posted by dantodd View Post
A just gov't will not be overthrown by force or violence because the people have no incentive to overthrow a just gov't. If a small minority of people attempt such an insurrection to grab power and enslave the people the RKBA of the whole is our insurance against their success.
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