you are in a vehicle and stopped by a law enforcement officer, you should
put both hands on the steering wheel, announce you are in possession of a
concealed handgun and state where you have it concealed, and that you are in
possession of a permit. Do not remove your hands from the wheel until
instructed to do so by the officer.
Obtaining Concealed Carry
Weapon (CCW) Permits
NOTE: On August 11th, 2004, the Governor signed into law
that citizens with a CCW (Concealed Carry Weapons Permit) can purchase
handguns through dealers, using their CCW. It is no longer necessary for
these citizens, who have already been approved to carry a concealed weapon
and have been fingerprinted, to come to the Sheriff's Office to obtain a
Pistol Purchase Permit.
THE DOíS AND DONíTS OF
CARRYING A CONCEALED HANDGUN:
Your permit to carry a concealed handgun must be carried
along with valid identification whenever the handgun is being carried
concealed about your person or vehicle.
When approached or addressed by any officer, you must
disclose the fact that you have a valid concealed handgun permit and
inform the officer that you are in possession of a concealed handgun.
You should not attempt to draw or display either your weapon or your
permit to the officer unless and until the officer directs you to do so.
Your hands are to be kept in plain view and you should not make any
Upon the request of any law enforcement officer, you
must display both the permit and valid identification.
You may not, with or without a permit, carry a concealed
weapon while consuming alcohol or while alcohol or any controlled
substances are in your blood unless the controlled substance was
obtained legally and taken in therapeutically appropriate amounts.
You must notify the Sheriff who issued the permit of any
address change within thirty days of the change of address.
If the permit is lost or destroyed, you must notify
the Sheriff who issued the permit and apply for a duplicate permit by
submitting a notarized statement to that effect along with the
required fee. Do not carry a handgun without it.
Even with a permit, you may not carry a concealed
handgun in the following areas:
Any law enforcement or correctional facility;
Any space occupied by state or federal employees;
A financial institution;
Any premises where the carrying of a concealed
handgun is prohibited by the posting of a statement by the
controller of the premises;
Areas of assemblies, parades, funerals, or
Places where alcoholic beverages are sold and
State occupied property;
Any state or federal courthouse;
In any area prohibited by federal law;
- Any local government building if the local
government has adopted an ordinance and posted signs prohibiting
the carrying of concealed weapons.