concealed carry

noun

Definition of concealed carry 

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: the act or practice of carrying a concealed firearm in public or the legal right to do so Hayes attributed the popularity of concealed carry in suburbia to perceptions of safety …— Tara Kadioglu Gun rights advocates predict more complaints about restrictions on firearms in public places, now that a bill to allow concealed carry without a permit has failed in the Legislature.The Daily Home (Talladega, Alabama) … certain areas were excluded for concealed carry, and bars are one of them for obvious reasons.— Greg Stumbo Who decided that Illinois should have concealed carry?— David Frum often used before another noun concealed carry laws/legislation — compare open carry

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Several years ago, when Ohio adopted legislation permitting concealed carry, there was a debate as to whether the permits should be public record. Jack Greiner, Cincinnati.com, "Concealed carry: Why keeping Ohio's concealed carry permit records secret could be dangerous," 11 July 2018 Just off top of my head: most environmental votes, multiple CRs, conceal carry reprocity. Alex Daugherty And David Smiley, miamiherald, "One year ago Carlos Curbelo tried to repeal Obamacare. Democrats aren't forgetting | Miami Herald," 4 May 2018 Miguez said about 125,000 people in Louisiana are conceal carry permit holders. Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com, "Harahan police seek robbery, burglary suspect," 2 May 2018 The responding officer advised the owner on concealed carry laws and posting signs. Joan Rusek, cleveland.com, "Man pushes stolen cart from Bainbridge to Solon," 15 Apr. 2018 Gun control advocates say the portion that presumes negligence against school districts is highly unusual and seems to match closely with concealed carry laws typically applied to businesses in some states, and not schools. Washington Post, "Kansas considers making schools liable for not arming staff," 28 Mar. 2018 Gun control advocates say the portion that presumes negligence against school districts is highly unusual and seems to match closely with concealed carry laws typically applied to businesses in some states, and not schools. Mitchell Willetts, chicagotribune.com, "Kansas considers making schools liable for not arming teachers," 27 Mar. 2018 Gun control advocates say the portion that presumes negligence against school districts is highly unusual and seems to match closely with concealed carry laws typically applied to businesses in some states, and not schools. Fox News, "Kansas considers making schools liable for not arming staff," 27 Mar. 2018 Lott went on to publish a book in 1998 called More Guns, Less Crime, which tracked concealed carry laws and crime in more than 3,000 counties and reported similar findings. Melinda Wenner Moyer, Scientific American, "More Guns Do Not Stop More Crimes, Evidence Shows," 1 Oct. 2017

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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