If state or local law imposes a duty to inform, you are required to disclose the presence of your firearm upon making contact with law enforcement. There are 12 states, along with the District of Columbia, that require you to inform immediately upon contact with law enforcement. There are also an additional 12 states with laws that stipulate you must notify only when asked by law enforcement. Some states have no duty to inform laws at all.
*Maine — Yes, if carrying without a permit. No, if you are concealed carrying with a permit.
*North Dakota — Yes, if a North Dakota resident constitutionally carrying without a permit. No, with a concealed carry permit.
*Ohio — When SB 215 goes into effect beginning on June 12, 2022, you will no longer be required to inform a law enforcement officer that you’re carrying unless he or she asks.
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