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 noun concealed carry laws/legislation — compare open carry

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The 24-year-old who shot him had a valid concealed carry license, according to Ald. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "CCW holder acted in self-defense when shooting would-be carjacker in Milwaukee, prosecutors say," 20 Mar. 2018 Jessie Balmert State Representative John Becker just introduced a bill that would eliminate public gun-free zones and allow concealed carry in schools, libraries, and most other government buildings. Marilyn Icsman,, "Bill in Ohio House aims to allow concealed carry in K-12 schools," 12 June 2018 Teachers are not trained or prepared to handle the adrenaline rush while being fired upon—nor are concealed carry permit holders. Staff Reports, charlotteobserver, "NC Senate candidates: Where they stand on key issues | Charlotte Observer," 17 Apr. 2018 Governors in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas and Texas, signed bills that would allow people with concealed carry licenses to bring guns onto college campuses, joining seven other states with similar laws. Matt Vasilogambros, USA TODAY, "There are hundreds of new state gun laws since Newtown. Most have expanded access to guns," 2 Mar. 2018 This indicates a growing demand for guns with increasing lethality and a design focused specifically on self-defense and concealed carry. Michael Siegel, Houston Chronicle, "6 infographics to explain how the firearms industry impacts gun culture in America," 27 Feb. 2018 One bill on the agenda, CS/SB 1048, would allow concealed carry in churches and other religious institutions at the institutions' discretion. Ashley Belanger, Teen Vogue, "100 Florida Students Meet With Lawmakers After Parkland Shooting," 21 Feb. 2018 Overall, the audit found that none of the departments could consistently follow their own policies when issuing concealed carry weapon permits. Nashelly Chavez, sacbee, "State watchdog urges prosecutor to charge Sacramento sheriff over early information release," 9 Jan. 2018 The discussion covered a wide range of topics from concealed carry laws to racial disparities with gun violence, but a particular focus was given to registering to vote. Bryan Lowry, kansascity, "Parkland shooting survivors draw large crowd at Kansas event meant to spur youth vote," 18 June 2018

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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