Duty To Inform

    ConcealedNation.org posted an article that covers every state and whether you have a duty to inform law enforcement if you are carrying a firearm. This article comes after the plight of Brian Fletcher. A NC Tower Climber who was arrested in NJ for possessing a firearm.

    Here is a quick summary provided by Concealed Nation. The states are hyperlinked so you can click on them and go to the actual wording of the law and the interpretation by Concealed Nation.

    AlabamaIf Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    AlaskaYes (Always)
    Arizona – If Asked (If Asked – Yes)
    Arkansas – If Asked (Must inform occupant of private home)
    California – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    Colorado – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    Connecticut – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    Delaware – If Asked (See *NOTES)
    District of Columbia – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement; in flux!)
    Florida – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    Georgia – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    HawaiiUnknown At This Time (Essentially No-Permit State)
    Idaho – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    IllinoisIf Asked (See Notes* — Thank you, Illinois concealed carriers!)
    IndianaIf Asked
    Iowa – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    Kansas – If Asked (Non-Resident, Residents have constitutional carry)
    Kentucky – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    LouisianaIf Under The Influence (See Notes)
    MaineNo (Permitless Carriers – Yes; See Notes…)
    Maryland – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    Massachusetts – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    MichiganYes (Always)
    Minnesota – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    Mississippi – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    Missouri – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    Montana – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    NebraskaYes
    Nevada – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    New Hampshire – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    New Jersey – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    New Mexico – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    New York – If Asked (see *Notes)
    North CarolinaNot Explicitly But Yes (see *Notes)
    North Dakota – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    OhioYes (Always)
    OklahomaYes (Must also inform private property owner)
    Oregon – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    Pennsylvania – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    Rhode IslandPlease Do!  If Asked…
    South CarolinaYes
    South Dakota – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    Tennessee – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    TexasYes (If asked for ID)
    Utah – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    VermontConstitutional Carry
    Virginia – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    Washington – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    West Virginia – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)
    WisconsinIf Asked
    Wyoming – If Asked (No known duty to inform law enforcement)

    Nicholas C

    Steadicam Gun Operator
    Night Vision & Thermal Aficionado
    Flashlight/Laser Enthusiast
    USPSA competitor

    Any questions please email him at [email protected]


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