Really! So if you're caught with an unlicensed (illegal) handgun<quoted text>
Here is where your laws are completely screwed up (from your link):
Anything designed, adapted, intended or modified to cause injury to another.(AV: complete B.S. anything can be modified to use as a weapon. Even a rolled up magazine can be used as a baton, a screwdriver makes a good shank...so does an ink pen.)
It is an offence to have an offensive weapon away from your abode with no lawful excuse.(AV: Offensive or defensive is in the mind of the user. Weapons have no intent. they are merely tools. Intent is strictly in the mind of the user. I carry a sidearm routinely. Is it an offensive weapon? No. It is strictly for my defense and the defense of those around me.)
The onus lies on you to prove your innocence.(AV: COMPLETE NONSENSE!!!! You are innocent until proven guilty.)
An armed individual is a citizen. An idividual disarmed by his govt is a subject.
in your glove-compartment, or concealed on your person, does that mean that the policeman considers you to be innocent, but he's going to arrest you anyway.
Doesn't make much sense to me, as an officer of the law, I think that he's already proved you guilty, and your only recourse is to prove mitigating circumstances to the court.