Is it possible to legally have a firearm (handgun/rifle/shotgun) in a vehicle that a person is the driver of, and NOT tell the police in Arizona whether they have a firearm or not?
According Arizona Revised Statute 13-3102 ( https://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/03102.htm ) it says under A-1-b: "(b) When contacted by a law enforcement officer and failing to accurately answer the officer if the officer asks whether the person is carrying a concealed deadly weapon; or"
However, doesn't this violate the person's constitutional rights to NOT answer any questions, or self-incriminate? Would a "I prefer not to answer any questions I am not legally obligated to answer" suffice? Would saying "I don't know" suffice? Would saying "I may or may not have a firearm" suffice? What is the most vague answer you are legally allowed to give, especially when in possession of a firearm? What is the consequence of not answering this question?
Can someone under 21 that has a handgun in luggage in the trunk of a car legally NOT answer that question? Under ARS 13-3102 under A-1 it says: "1. Carrying a deadly weapon except a pocket knife concealed on his person or within his immediate control in or on a means of transportation:", so does that mean if it is in the trunk of a car, or in a lockbox on the dashboard, you don't have to answer that question?
Lastly, is it smarter/wiser to answer the question when confronted by police?