If a license holder was always carrying under the authority of their LTC, then that phrase would not be needed in the statute. It would also make a criminal out of any cop who has an LTC and goes into a 30.07 posted location on a duty call.....
Good point. Any volunteers for the test case
I have actually done this exact thing on multiple occasions. I have not been cited with any crime, though. But if I ever am cited, I will demand a jury trial for my $200 max fine infraction and will argue the case all the way to the state supreme court, although I'm doubtful that the DA would be willing to go that far with it to try and get their $200.
Since I am only in a 30.06 location very rarely, and someone would have to discover my concealed gun in my car or hotel room, and discover the fact that I have my LTC, and call the police instead of just asking me to leave / take the gun out of my room and to my car, and the police officer would have to issue me a citation for something that is legal per the plain writing of the law, and I would have to not have another non-LTC adult with me, and the DA would need to agree to press charges after I pointed out that I am covered under the MPA, let's just say that it is a tad bit unlikely. I'd estimate that there is approximately a one in 5,000 chance that you will hear the results of my "test case" in my lifetime.