CA9: Having handgun in open carry state not RS without more

Washington is an open carry state, and the allegation defendant had a weapon on him was insufficient for a stop without some showing he was a danger to others per state law. United States v. Willy, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 20549 (9th Cir. July 26, 2022).

Here, both the search incident doctrine and the automobile exception apply. There was probable cause for the vehicle search. United States v. Lloyd, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131210 (E.D. Pa. July 22, 2022).*

“[T]he credible evidence presented at the evidentiary hearing demonstrated that the officers observed Thomas handling a firearm with an extended magazine in a public location, which provided them with a reasonable suspicion to stop and detain Thomas.” United States v. Thomas, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131386 (N.D. Ill. July 25, 2022).*

The cumulation of numerous things, finally coupled with a trash pull, showed probable cause for the warrant. United States v. Steen, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131602 (D. Mont. July 22, 2022).*

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