Concealed Weapon

Definition - What does Concealed Weapon mean?

Concealed weapon refers to the possession of a hidden weapon (usually a handgun) by a person. It can be hidden under clothing or kept under a car seat. Possession of a concealed weapon is a crime under most state laws unless the person either a permit or is a member of a law enforcing agency.

Justipedia explains Concealed Weapon

Ordinary citizens can be issued a permit to keep a concealed weapon provided they have a proper reason and have met all the legal requirements. In most cases, people with no criminal record can be issued this permit if they have a need to carry a weapon with them.

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