This is a discussion on Why is "Printing" bad? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by SigMan22 In addition to all of the great reasons listed above, sometimes I feel it to be more respectful in an effort ...
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The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)
Why is "Printing" bad?
Open carry and concealed carry are two distinctly different things. Both can be good but, they are two individual and separate modes of carry.
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It would seem to me that if you lived in a State where printing is illegal it would be in your best interest to make sure there were no bulges showing anywhere that could be mistaken for a weapon. Lets say you are in such a State and someone notices a bulge caused by your cellphone, walkman or whatever and thinking its a weapon calls police. Then the police show up and find out that you are indeed in possession of a weapon. What then?
Fortunately I don't live in such a state. I've apparently not attracted any attention or concern. Nobody has been rude enough to concern themselves with whatever bulges they see around my midsection. I've never been stopped or questioned and I've been carrying for almost two years.
It's up to each individual to know his state, his community, and the applicable laws.
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1. element of surprise
2. if BG see it you MAY be his first target (free gun come and get it)