Concealed guns legal only when hidden

Concealed guns legal only when hidden

There are 13 comments on the Daily Herald story from Sep 13, 2013, titled Concealed guns legal only when hidden. In it, Daily Herald reports that:

To all of the law-abiding citizens, especially those who cite the Second Amendment to the Constitution as justification for having concealed carry, remember that by definition concealed means hidden.

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Punching for Justice

Houston, TX

#1 Sep 13, 2013
Lol, bearing arms just means carrying them on you. It didn't say you couldn't have them displayed. This article is ridiculous.
Punching for Justice

Houston, TX

#2 Sep 13, 2013
After having read the article it seems they consider a horribly written post with no citations whatsoever to be an article.

“Pompous pontificator”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#3 Sep 13, 2013
David Lackowski, There's a lot you don't know abut firearms law. Showing a weapon when you are being accosted by "bad guys" would not be a violation. You won't know this, but merely showing a firearm when faced with imminent threat, stops numerous crimes, injuries/death every day. Sadly, these statistics are never broadcast or more non gun owners would be more sympathetic the firearms ownership. And your statement below is also clearly false.

"...or to defend themselves"

When you draw a weapon to defend yourself, you need it at that moment. Otherwise we'd just be carrying a paper weight.
Halftone175

Laconia, NH

#4 Sep 13, 2013
Some states allow open carry so no law is broke in any case.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#5 Sep 14, 2013
They're always searching for a way to deny us our gun rights.

David, how about I draw my gun while keeping it wrapped ? Or what if I keep it in my pocket while aimed at my attacker ?

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#6 Sep 14, 2013
Bubbletoes wrote:
David Lackowski, There's a lot you don't know abut firearms law. Showing a weapon when you are being accosted by "bad guys" would not be a violation. You won't know this, but merely showing a firearm when faced with imminent threat, stops numerous crimes, injuries/death every day. Sadly, these statistics are never broadcast or more non gun owners would be more sympathetic the firearms ownership. And your statement below is also clearly false.

"...or to defend themselves"

When you draw a weapon to defend yourself, you need it at that moment. Otherwise we'd just be carrying a paper weight.
As a more than 20 year holder of a CCWP and have been thru every class at GunSite Az I can tell you that showing a gun is considered brandishing a firearm

People have list their CCWP just for allowing someone to see that they have a gun
Even if it is by accident

You can LEGALY pull a gun in time of need and not shoot.....

But lift your shirt and show a gun and you can go to jail

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#7 Sep 14, 2013
Halftone175 wrote:
Some states allow open carry so no law is broke in any case.
Correct
But that is not a CCWP

“Pompous pontificator”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#8 Sep 15, 2013
ac·cost verb... to confront boldly:

im·mi·nent [threat] adjective...likely to occur at any moment; impending:

When you are accosted boldly with an imminent threat, a reasonable man/woman shows (draws) their weapon. A reasonable person knows when drawing a weapon is the right action. I never said anything about lifting a shirt tail; THAT would be a juvenile action.

Nobody will see my weapon unless it will be a necessity. I don't think anyone would disagree that showing a weapon in a dangerous situation with out shooting is a bad outcome. Stopping a crime w/o violence is surely better than killing/wounding someone. However, at that moment it could go either way. THAT is the acid test as to when one should show a weapon.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#9 Sep 15, 2013
Bubbletoes wrote:
ac·cost verb... to confront boldly:

im·mi·nent [threat] adjective...likely to occur at any moment; impending:

When you are accosted boldly with an imminent threat, a reasonable man/woman shows (draws) their weapon. A reasonable person knows when drawing a weapon is the right action. I never said anything about lifting a shirt tail; THAT would be a juvenile action.

Nobody will see my weapon unless it will be a necessity. I don't think anyone would disagree that showing a weapon in a dangerous situation with out shooting is a bad outcome. Stopping a crime w/o violence is surely better than killing/wounding someone. However, at that moment it could go either way. THAT is the acid test as to when one should show a weapon.
It is illegal to SHOW a weapon
riven

Terre Haute, IN

#10 Sep 15, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>
It is illegal to SHOW a weapon
only when you illegally limit our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. in indiana open carry with a permit is legal but you can still be arrested for intimidation which by letter of law only applies when you actively threaten someone with the weapon. cops dont care how peaceful you are. or how much what you do is legal. hell one i had to deal with thinks citizens have too much freedom and should have every move tracked and controlled. i told him the russian secret police has openings.

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#11 Sep 16, 2013
riven wrote:
<quoted text>only when you illegally limit our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. in indiana open carry with a permit is legal but you can still be arrested for intimidation which by letter of law only applies when you actively threaten someone with the weapon. cops dont care how peaceful you are. or how much what you do is legal. hell one i had to deal with thinks citizens have too much freedom and should have every move tracked and controlled. i told him the russian secret police has openings.
I agree that showing a weapon should not be illegal

But in many states it is

If I am correct in Indiana it could be a crime to grab your open carry weapon like you are about to draw it
riven

Terre Haute, IN

#12 Sep 16, 2013
Here Is One wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree that showing a weapon should not be illegal
But in many states it is
If I am correct in Indiana it could be a crime to grab your open carry weapon like you are about to draw it
on the grabbing of the weapon: i never said or implied otherwise.
i simply stated it was legal to open carry, and that cops here tend to arrest even if no drawing of gun occured

“Facts”

Since: May 08

Location hidden

#13 Sep 16, 2013
riven wrote:
<quoted text>on the grabbing of the weapon: i never said or implied otherwise.
i simply stated it was legal to open carry, and that cops here tend to arrest even if no drawing of gun occured
Agree 100 percent

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