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    If you carry everyday it is bound to happen sooner or later. Texas doesn't allow for open carry? I find that really surprising, I figured they would have been one of the first ones to allow for open carry.


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    Not a crime in FL as long as you have a CWFL.
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    Florida doesn't allow for open carry either, but they recently passed a new law that an unintentional display or printing is not illegal. While this might not protect you from some crazy screaming "man with a gun", at least you won't be prosecuted for displaying. It was part of a bill to allow open carry, but the open carry part was defeated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrie View Post
    If you carry everyday it is bound to happen sooner or later. Texas doesn't allow for open carry? I find that really surprising, I figured they would have been one of the first ones to allow for open carry.
    Hi Carrie.

    It IS surprising isn't it! That's why it's important to know the laws of the states we travel to.

    I travel around the southeast a little and don't really remember which states are shall inform during a traffic stop and which are not. I do know all the states I travel to (and thru) recognize the TN permit. If I ever get stopped in another state I plan to inform the officer thus avoiding the issue. My main destination is FL so I did study up on their laws. I will review the specific laws of other states I might visit in the future (as opposed to just passing thru).

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    I had a similar exposure shopping in a store when my Remora holster IWB in sweat pants fell down my pants leg to my ankle. I quickly bent over like tying my shoe picked it up and stuck it inside my waistband at 1:00 and saw a few folks glaring back at me but no one said or did anything. I guess people in TN are getting used to CC in public places.
    I never had this happen when I wear a belt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Not a crime in FL as long as you have a CWFL.
    What the OP described would not be a crime in Texas either. The law says that it must be intentional exposure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3dfxMM View Post
    What the OP described would not be a crime in Texas either. The law says that it must be intentional exposure.
    This does not mean that you could not be charged with a crime. Have to miss work you go to Court and pleads your case before being told you have committed no crime and are free to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by true grit View Post
    I had a similar exposure shopping in a store when my Remora holster IWB in sweat pants fell down my pants leg to my ankle. I quickly bent over like tying my shoe picked it up and stuck it inside my waistband at 1:00 and saw a few folks glaring back at me but no one said or did anything. I guess people in TN are getting used to CC in public places.
    I never had this happen when I wear a belt.
    I bet it might be comfy, but hell, how do you IWB with sweats? and by belt do you mean shoelace? Cause I've never known sweats to go well with a 2inch leather belt... =p

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchsox View Post
    Next time you walk in Albertson's, there will be a large wanted poster of you hanging in the front of the store. J/K :)
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    Texas NEEDS to do what Governor Scott did in Fl. And, that was to support & sign a bill into law that states, “Law abiding citizens should not be subject to criminal arrest, prosecution or harassment because a firearm, that is being lawfully carried concealed, accidentally becomes briefly exposed.”
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    If mine was ever exposed in the same situation, I'd try to just play it cool and be sure to give a very polite "thank you and have a good day" with a smile before making my way off.
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    I, personally wouldn't sweat it. You weren't breaking the law. Like a previous poster, most people wouldn't expect someone who isn't acting like a criminal to be much of a threat to public safety.

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    Yawn......It has happened to me soo many times. Wind, putting daughter in the car, reaching up on a rack for an item, etc.etc. It happens and will happen. But like it was done....make it a nonevent, reconceal, move along.

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    It's a non issue in my opinion. It's not like you were brandishing. It happens, if it bothers you move your gun to an area that wont be exposed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    This is one of the main reasons I wish my State would allow open carry. It would end all worries about accidental exposure.

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