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.
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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.