Yesterday was quite the interesting day for me and my girlfriend. I'll explain a little and then get to the question. My girlfriend bought a piece of property with two houses on it, one for herself and one for her dad. The cost of the property was 10k more than she qualified for herself so she went ahead and added her dad to the loan (big mistake) A little over a year ago he stared doing meth and everything has gone downhill since. She's finally decided to let the house go and we moved out last weekend. The house will go back to the bank. We still had stuff to get out of the house and yesterday I went over to get some and her dad had broken in and changed the locks. I called the cops they came and told him he couldn't do that. I got a load of stuff and took it to the new house. Me and my girlfriend then went back to get more stuff and he wasn't home and the door was locked so I beat it down with my sledge hammer which is completely legal because you can damage your own property. While we were inside her dad came home and called the cops and told them we broke into his house and that we both had guns, which we did and we both have carry licenses. 6 cop cars showed up and we got the whole criminal treatment which I understand why they do it. I told the cops we both had carry permits. When they finally approached me to pat me down they asked if they could take my gun. I said yes but I'm wondering since we hadn't broken any laws and we where legally carrying could i have said no and would they have to let me keep it on me? They emptied them and put them in the car and waited around while we finished loading up our stuff. Kinda seems to me since we didn't do anything illegal that we could have kept our guns on us the entire time.