Does the Presence of a Licensed Firearm Create A Threat to Officer Safety Justifying a Search?

No, says the Indiana Court of Appeals in Washington v. State. Correct, I think: The Supreme Court has repeatedly said that the standard for a Terry frisk is whether the officer reasonably suspects the person is “armed and dangerous.” “Armed” alone shouldn’t be enough, although of course in many cases the two will go together.

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