Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
Law was written in such away they can make it mean anything they want. They like to do that so they can charge you for just about anything.
That may be the way it appears, however, I'll wager in every penal code in this country, there is a section where there are definitions to terms used in that penal code. In Texas, the primary list of definitions is located under Section 1.07, and there are more in some of the many statutes throughout the code.

One must find and, better, yet buy a copy of their state's penal code and read it. Laws are written so the average person not involved in the legal system can read the statutes and fully understand the contents. Definitions in penal codes alleviate the confusion, such as the word "concealed". It sounds obvious what the word means, but there are usually extra information the reader doesn't know involving the legal defintion of a term, i.e., :

Texas Government Code 411.171(3): "Concealed handgun" means a handgun, the presence of which is not openly discernible to the ordinary observation of a reasonable person."

There's a lot more information in that definition than just concealment....buy your state's penal code and bone-up....