concealed carry


Definition of concealed carry

: 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 nounconcealed carry laws/legislation — compare open carry

Examples of concealed carry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only about a dozen states — including California, Arizona, Florida and Georgia — explicitly ban open or concealed carry at voting sites. Los Angeles Times, "How embattled police plan to guard polls on election day," 31 Oct. 2020 The Gun Gear store in Texas has been selling its own concealed carry fanny pack for 20 years, and it’s one of my favorites. Mike Dickerson, Outdoor Life, "8 Top Concealed Carry Options for Hikers, Runners, and Cyclists," 23 Oct. 2020 He was ordered Friday to surrender to Wilmette police his Firearm Owners Identification card, concealed carry license and any firearms that remain in his home. Karen Ann Cullotta,, "Judge denies request to revoke bond for retired Cook County sheriff’s sergeant facing sexual abuse, child pornography charges," 28 Aug. 2020 Nik Clark, president and CEO of Wisconsin Carry, a gun rights advocacy group, who instructs classes for those obtaining concealed carry permits, thinks Rittenhouse followed the principles of such courses. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "17-year-old suspect in Kenosha shootings was too young to open carry in Wisconsin, might still raise self-defense," 26 Aug. 2020 More than 2 million Floridians have concealed carry permits – the most in the nation. John Haughey, Washington Examiner, "Firearms background checks in Florida nearly double compared with last year," 14 Aug. 2020 The woman has a valid concealed carry license, police said. Javonte Anderson,, "Concealed carry holder shoots man helping locked out 'acquaintance' get into home, cops say," 3 June 2019 The proposal was floated by a freshman Councilman Joe Shafer, a landscaping contractor and concealed carry permit holder. Cameron Knight,, "Lebanon leaders to explore letting guns into council meetings," 3 Feb. 2020 The last time was when Wisconsin approved legislation for concealed carry permits in 2011. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Boosting sales through the roof': In wake of the coronavirus pandemic, gun sales reach near Black Friday levels," 18 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of concealed carry

1982, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of concealed carry was in 1982

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11 Nov 2020

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“Concealed carry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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