Originally Posted by castelle
Wouldn't having me set down my case, unlock, open and provide for inspection constitute as search? If I'm not free to leave until I comply and I so detained until I do so??
Different rules apply to a check...so it would be an exception to the search and seizure rules, in that no crime must have occurred to justify the check.
Technically, you're not detained. You can leave, you just can't take the gun being subjected to examination. However, your leaving the gun might be PC for a detention