concealed carry

noun

Definition of concealed carry

US
: 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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And Walmart, for one, will still allow concealed carry. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "Five US retail chains are now banning the open carry of guns in their stores," 5 Sep. 2019 Customers who have concealed carry permits may continue to bring firearms into Walmart stores, as long as they are concealed. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Walmart to stop selling certain ammunition, ban open carry in its stores," 3 Sep. 2019 The board hears appeals of Maryland State Police decisions to either deny or restrict concealed carry permits for handgun owners. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland handgun board may have violated open meetings law," 9 Aug. 2019 Each had guns, legally, as each had concealed carry permits. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Path to Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner's death started with a 'shots fired' call six weeks earlier," 11 July 2019 The center issued its findings after analyzing concealed carry permit data collected primarily by states and county agencies. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "New study finds growing demand for concealed handgun permits," 18 Aug. 2018 Bloomington police filled out a clear and present danger form and seized Witt’s concealed carry license. chicagotribune.com, "Almost nothing is known about dozens of concealed carry shootings in Illinois. Why?," 15 June 2018 Utah County Sheriff Mike Smith said the popularity of concealed carry permits in Utah makes such trainings even more important. Washington Post, "Armed Utah teachers practice responding to school shootings," 6 July 2019 Utah County Sheriff Mike Smith said the popularity of concealed carry permits in Utah makes such trainings even more important. Morgan Smith, Anchorage Daily News, "Armed Utah teachers practice responding to school shootings," 6 July 2019

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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