PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- In Arizona, guns are a normal way of life and so are traffic stops, however, when the two meet up in the same place it can create tension, even if it’s not a real gun. 

Stanley Roberts shows two examples of drivers who had what appeared to be weapons in their vehicles. One driver in Chandler and another in Phoenix.

[VIDEO: Caught Misbehaving with a gun in the car]

The driver in Phoenix, who was driving over 70 mph in a residential neighborhood, said no when asked if he had any weapons. He wasn't being honest because when he leaned forward, he had what appeared to be a handgun in this waistband. That driver ended up being taken out the car in handcuffs.

The driver in Chandler, who was stopped for an illegal U-turn, told the officer he had a pellet gun in the glove compartment of his vehicle where his vehicle paperwork is kept. The officer immediately placed the gun on the car and continued to deal with the driver.

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In the case of the Phoenix driver, it was an air soft gun painted to look like a real gun. In Arizona, it is not illegal to have a loaded gun in your car and you are also not required to tell the officer you have one, however, if you're asked you are required to answer honestly even if it's a fake gun.  

Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.

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Stanley exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences.

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(10) comments


The title of this article is wrong as well.
"Don't get Caught Misbehaving with a gun in the car "
Having the gun in the car has no bearing on how you were "misbehaving"
So I get caught speeding, and have my legally purchased .40 on my hip. According to the title I shouldn't be doing this?


tr - I figured you for a .45 and .357 guy. But a .40 is definitely good, one of my favorites.


[thumbup] haha .40 was caliber of duty carry at former employer. Just kinda got used to it :)


The police and Arizona drivers would certainly be much safer if Arizona would prohibit carrying loaded weapons (except CCW holders) in vehicles just like about every other state in the country.


No one would be any safer. In fact many more people would be in danger of being shot. Why? Because only law abiding citizens would pay any attention to the law. Anyone intending to do harm with a gun in the vehicle would totally ignore your law.


I have sure many of the people in "every other " states would welcome you with open arms.


Is this your rebuttal for my statement? Instead of presenting any type of coherent counter argument, because you don't agree with my statement you just tell me to leave the state. I was born in this state and have lived here for 62 years, if you can't respect someone else's point of view enough to have a civil discussion, then why don't you go back to whatever state you originally came from.


Why do people carry fake guns (air soft, pellet, toys, etc.) as if they were real guns?? That seems to be the epitome of ignorance that will only increase the chances of you getting killed and yet serve no use in defending yourself. Idiotic. If you're not smart enough to get your hands on a real gun in this country, you're not smart enough to live...


It is actually a good idea to tell the officer that you have a gun even if he does not ask, especially if you have it on your person. That way he will not shoot you if he sees it in the holster.



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