concealed weapon


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concealed weapon

n. a weapon, particularly a handgun, which is kept hidden on one's person, or under one's control (in a glove compartment or under a car seat). Carrying a concealed weapon is a crime unless the party with the weapon is a law enforcement officer or has a permit to carry a concealed weapon (usually issued by local law enforcement under guidelines of need--such as being a carrier of large amounts of cash in business--and having a record free of convictions, arrests or improper activity).

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House Bill 2727, which has broad support in the Legislature among both Democrats and Republicans, would prohibit concealed weapons license information from being publicly disclosed.
A Gallup poll this month found 56 percent of Americans said the nation would be safer if more people carried concealed weapons.
A majority of Americans, 56%, believe that if more Americans carried concealed weapons after passing a criminal background check and training course, the country would be safer.
The Kansas legislation prohibits colleges and universities from banning concealed weapons unless buildings have "adequate security measures.
The nation's largest gun-rights group, which officially opens its meeting of about 70,000 people Friday in Indianapolis, wants Congress to require that concealed weapons permits issued in one state be recognized everywhere, even when the local requirements differ.
The FOI is used regularly by the news media, and this bill seems to be aimed at keeping concealed weapons carriers' names out of the newspaper.
Someone who intends murder, rape, or robbery, isn't going to let a concealed weapon permit stop him.
So severe has been the national guilt over Virginia Tech since April 16, 2007, that at least 17 state legislatures have reacted by either introducing or arguing in favor of bills that would make it legal for students, staff and faculty to carry concealed weapons on campus.
Mike Pitts supports a proposal that would eliminate the requirement for a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
As of the end of January, lawmakers have introduced bills to allow guns in the statehouse (Montana), to eliminate the need for a permit to carry a concealed weapon (Utah and Wyoming), to allow teachers and administrators to carry concealed guns to school (Nebraska), to allow guns on college campuses (Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas), to allow concealed weapons in cars parked on company property (Texas), or to roll back many of the restrictions on where concealed pistol permit holders can lawfully carry (Mississippi).
Like Miller, I have been properly trained to carry a concealed weapon for personal/family protection.
In cases where instructors have scenarios set up where officers must subdue a role-player wearing some type of protective suit, they can have a second role-player nearby wearing regular street clothes and a concealed weapon.