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Old 02-14-2012, 06:44 AM   #1
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Question Question for concealed carry folks.

Alright, i live in IL where there is no concealed carry for any civilians, only off duty law enforcement. Because a bunch of misled folks in cook county (by far the biggest population county in the state) beleive that guns are the cause for all of the gang violence in the chicago area, so they think more guns = more violence. Anyhow, the question is if you are carrying a concealed weapon, what, if any legal issues are there if your gun accidently becomes unconceal. Ex: you reach up for something at wally world and your shirt lifts up enough to see your gun.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:56 AM   #2
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Here in Maine nothing happens because we are an open carry state, in states where its 'Non-permissive' to open carry then im sure its ok as long as its only for a few seconds. In 'license to open carry' states I would think that you are allowed to open carry and conceal carry if you have a conceal carry license.

If im wrong someone please correct me though...
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:24 AM   #3
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In Arkansas it is considered brandishing a firearm and you could be arrested/detained. That is depending on who sees it and if they care or not.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:33 AM   #4
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In Texas most cops will just leave you alone if you can show that you're a reasonable person and meant no malice. At worst you can be charged with "terroristic threat", which can be any manner of misdemeanor of felony - depending on the circumstances.
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In TN we have a carry permit not a concealed carry permit. Plus we are allowed to open carry. So nothing happens when a gun becomes visible.
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Florida use to nail you but they just changed the law and a inadvertent peek is no problem.They have been trying to get open carry for years but it keeps getting shot down.
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Hey guys, thanks for the information... i figured every state would be different, but at least your state gives you the opportunity to defend yourself and your family away from your homes.
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Here in GA we are open/concealed. Cops can't do a thing unless you point it at someone. But I always make sure I am not printing, for courtesy's sake.
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Part of the challenge of concealed carry is finding a carry method that allows quick acquisition of the firearm that is comfortable, with no printing and no possibility of a peek-a-boo scenario.
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none, az had open carry well before ccw in '85.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:48 PM   #11
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In PA, open carry is legal (with no license required, in most cases), so accidental display shouldn't be a problem. However, some LEOs take it upon themselves to discourage OC, and some wrongly claim that OC is no longer allowed once you have a license to carry.
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Here in Texas printing is NOT illegal as long as you have made a "reasonable" effort to conceal it. The officer I talked to said as long as it is in the holster and you are not using it to threaten or intimidate someone they would just tell you to try to be more careful.
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In PA, open carry is legal (with no license required, in most cases), so accidental display shouldn't be a problem. However, some LEOs take it upon themselves to discourage OC, and some wrongly claim that OC is no longer allowed once you have a license to carry.
I have never heard that. I do not open carry but conceal all the time. Generally I just try to make sure I am dressed appropriately and don't worry about it after that.
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In Virginia open carry is permitted without a permit. But concealed still makes a lot of sense to avoid needless alarm by observing citizens that call the police claiming gunmen are running around their neighborhood, and to avoid false accusations by angry people saying you pointed the gun at them. But I am not too concerned
in my state about an inadvertent and limited exposure of a concealed weapon.
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Yeah, let's be reasonable here. I hear this concern a lot from people new to carrying. Unless you are showing it to someone, it falls out of your holster or you are not making a reasonable effort to conceal it, I really doubt you will have a problem with the law. Reaching up for something and showing...most people who would possibly notice would likely assume you were law enforcement or would not want to make a stink. More likely, they would not be sure what they saw unless they were LE or a fellow gun person. Just take care to cover your gun, get a good retention holster and belt, and more likely than not, you will never have a problem. Even if you do get stopped by LE because you're printing, they would likely be sympathetic since they are also gun people. Again, as long as you were not being threatening, obnoxious or irresponsible.
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