I am a medic and converse with many cops while working and I have about as many different responses to where a gun should be in a car. I have had some say that well if he has a ccw he is a good guy I let them keep it on them to I have them step out and remove it.
What I am trying to get at is that every cop has a different interpretation of the law. I would say consult the Maricopa attorneys office on the exact law and their interpretation.
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