: 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
Recent Examples on the WebLujan Grisham temporarily suspended open and concealed carry laws in Bernalillo County, where Albuquerque is located, for at least 30 days in a public health order announced Friday.—Emma Colton, Fox News, 14 Sep. 2023 New Mexico is an open carry state, so the governor’s order suspending the open and concealed carry of firearms affected anyone in Bernalillo County who can legally own a gun, with some exceptions.—Susan Montoya Bryan, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Sep. 2023 The temporary restraining order issued by U.S. District Judge David Urias pressed pause on the policy, which had suspended open and concealed carry laws in Albuquerque and surrounding Bernalillo County.—Marisa Iati, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2023 The Democratic governor issued last Friday a 30-day suspension of open and concealed carry laws in Bernalillo County, where Albuquerque, the state's most populous city, is seated.—Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 13 Sep. 2023 Lujan Grisham imposed an emergency public health order Friday that suspended the right to open or concealed carry of guns in public places based on a statistical threshold for violent crime that is only encountered in Albuquerque and its outskirts.—CBS News, 13 Sep. 2023 Read full article The firearms suspension, classified as an emergency public health order, applies to open and concealed carry in most public places, from city sidewalks to urban recreational parks.—Morgan Lee, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Sep. 2023 The suspension of open and concealed carry was classified as an emergency public health order.—Adam Sabes, Fox News, 10 Sep. 2023 Lujan Grisham issued on Friday a 30-day suspension of open and concealed carry laws in Bernalillo County, where Albuquerque, the state's most populous city, is seated.—Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 9 Sep. 2023 See More
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