New member here. Georgia resident. I have been reading court cases linked on this site and still have a question or two. I am considering carrying in my vehicle more regularly, but have a question or two should I be pulled over for a traffic violation or such I know that if not asked there is no requirement to simply volunteer you are carrying or have a weapon in the car. But, it seems that US Supreme court decisions have held that it is reasonable and allowed at any traffic stop for an officer to ask you to leave a vehicle at their discretion, and when so doing to also pat you down for his/her safety in case you might have a weapon. By extension, if you tell them you have one on you (you might as well if they ask you to leave the vehicle, because they will pat you down and find it) and/or they find one on you, even if you are carrying legally on your person or within your vehicle, then are they allowed to presume you are some potential danger and thus they can retain your weapon and search your vehicle, for weapons only of course, at that point? I find all of this a bit confusing, because it seems to presume that legal carry, in the context of a traffic stop at least, somehow presents an undue danger to officers that warrants temporary seizure of weapons. The courts have held this to be the case it seems. I don't understand why legal possession of a weapon, in the context of a traffic stop, is presumed to be particular hazard, but carrying/possession during other non-traffic stop related non-detention realted encounters with police (standing in line at the fast food restaurant, walking down the street and passing a cop, sitting at the doughnut shop sipping coffee...) are not deemed (to my knowledge) as authorizing police to seize your weapon "for their safety". What am I "missing" in this rationale?