Ideally, yes. We’d like to think it runs that way. Ever watch COPS? If you have gun and he finds it on a traffic stop, you’re going to lose it, end of story. It doesn’t matter if it’s in the trunk in a case unloaded, they’re taking it and you’ll have to litigate to get it back. They drive away from every traffic stop just about breaking their arm patting themselves on the back and going on about, “Got another gun off the street. That gun would’ve been used to kill somebody tonight, we did good...”
In what states do police automatically take guns they see during a traffic stop? They dont do it in Virginia, and I know that first hand.
Also, why is the cop looking in the trunk of someones car during a traffic stop?