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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Twice the count left the ranks to see whether the object of his interest had any concealed weapon beneath his clothes.
With ready revolver to compel obedience, she let them up one by one, searching them carefully for concealed weapons as they stood with hands elevated above their heads.
The bill started out addressing only the courthouse issue, but Steube amended several others onto the bill: Allowing concealed weapon permits holders to bring guns on private school campuses if there is also a church at the facility; requiring the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to notify a local law enforcement agency when someone tries to buy a firearm but fails the background check; easing punishment for concealed weapon permit holders who inadvertently show their firearms; and sending a resolution to the federal government asking for a reevaluation of the policy that allows the selling of "bump stocks," which were used by the perpetrator in the recent Las Vegas mass shooting.
"I'm proud that we have expedited so many concealed weapon license applications for our active military members and veterans."
In 2009, Edward Peruta, a part-time San Diego resident who owns a company that sends freelance video photographers to shoot dramatic crime scene footage, applied for a concealed weapon permit and was denied.
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Nineteen states have gone the opposite direction and have banned concealed weapons on college campuses, and in the other 23 states, the decision is left up to the college or university.
"Not surprisingly, most Utahns think concealed weapons in classrooms has a positive effect on school safety," Schoot wrote.
A shopper carrying a concealed weapon may have ended the shooting spree by aiming his own gun at the killer and making eye contact.
Mike Beebe for the signature that he says he will execute, so churches and other places of worship in Arkansas will in the future be free to allow persons licensed to carry concealed weapons to pack heat in the pews.
A bill before the Arkansas Legislature would close to public view that state's list of concealed weapon license holders.