A new case has come down from the Court of Appeals of Georgia, saying that whenever a cop pulls over a motorist, if anyone in that vehicle has a gun or if a gun is somewhere in that car and this is made known to the cop, the cop is within his rights to detain all the occupants of the car and then search the vehicle to seize any weapons. This is allowed for "officer safety," even if the pull-over was for a minor traffic violation like speeding, and even if there is no suggestion that the weapon is an illegal one or being unlawfully carried or transported contrary to any law. This is actually more 4th Amendment related than Second Amendment, but everybody who packs a gun regularly needs to know their rights, or lack thereof, when encountering law enforcement on the roads. The case I'm referring to is MEGESI v. STATE, Court of Appeals docket # A05A1915, decided 2/15/2006. The motorist, Megesi, had a marijuana joint in his car that the cop found while searching for the firearm that Megesi said he had, in response to the cop's question about possible weapons in the vehicle (the cop didn't have any reason to think there was a weapon in the vehicle-- some officers just make a habit of asking that question). The Court of Appeals ruled that since the officer was properly searching for a gun, and that the motorist did not have any 4th Amendment right not to have his car searched for weapons at that point, any drug evidence found "in plain view" was admissible and not subject to being suppressed.