Is a baby stroller pouch still considered "carrying"?

Is a baby stroller pouch still considered "carrying"?

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    Is a baby stroller pouch still considered "carrying"?

    Is there a universal definition for what constitutes "carrying" a handgun?

    A woman can carry in a purse, and there have been occasions (when what I'm wearing won't accommodate my gun/holster) where I put my gun in the wife's purse at the grocery store - then keep the purse in the seat of the shopping cart I'm pushing.

    But what about in the back pouch of a jogging stroller? Is that still close enough to be considered carrying in my control? Does it vary by the state's definition of "concealed carry"?


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    I would say it counts. You have it concealed and in a place that is readily accessible to you outside of your home.
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    if it is loaded and not cased i would say yes.

    if it is unloaded and in a locked case i would consider that transporting and not carrying.

    by loaded i mean bullets in the gun. OH used to consider loaded magazines loaded firearms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post
    Is there a universal definition for what constitutes "carrying" a handgun?
    Thoughts ...

    Not stored, and not just lying about in your home or car. IOW, carrying it along with you ... on your person, in a pocket, in a bag or purse, in the stroller you're pushing, in the briefcase, whatever. Something absolutely other than merely inside a firearms carrying case for heading to/from a range or hunting, for example.

    It's not as though a stroller's "pouch" areas could be construed to be anything like a car's trunk, for comparison. Hence, it's being "carried," as fairly directly accessible to you.

    Can't imagine a jury seeing it much different than that: bringing it along with you.
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    I think if you have to ask, it is carrying.

    If you can get a license, get one.

    If you are ineligible to get a license or been forbidden to possess weapons, do not do anything which could possibly be construed as you having possession of the gun. Even locked inside something such as a Nano Vault, you could risk being accused of unlawful possession; and your wife could be in trouble for allowing it.

    Exercise good judgment and extreme caution with this one.
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    Yes, its within reach and in your control. No brainer.
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    OK, that's kind of what I was thinking, but wanted to make sure. Used to carry my PPS on my running shorts, but not crazy about sweating all over it. In the stroller, I can carry any size/capacity gun I want.

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    It's off-person, but yep it's carrying.
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    Check your State statutes. Sixto is most likely correct. In Virginia, my state*, the definition is "hidden from common observation and readily accessible."


    * technically, my Commonwealth.

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    Check with your state . Even state is different I know in MO that is not carrying concled if it is a fanny pack on your person ( from my reading )

    But commen sense say yeah if it ready to go and not locked up it is being carry in what ever lettering the law said . If locked in a case no mag no ammo in it you should be ok.

    You tried Reomra holster they were made for running and get sweat guard and you should be fine . Or on of the those holster shirts .

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post
    Is there a universal definition for what constitutes "carrying" a handgun?

    A woman can carry in a purse, and there have been occasions (when what I'm wearing won't accommodate my gun/holster) where I put my gun in the wife's purse at the grocery store - then keep the purse in the seat of the shopping cart I'm pushing.

    But what about in the back pouch of a jogging stroller? Is that still close enough to be considered carrying in my control? Does it vary by the state's definition of "concealed carry"?
    Unless your wife has achl you may want to rethink HER purse carry,if she is carrying the purse with your gun in it at any time she is constructively in possession of that gun
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Yes, its within reach and in your control. No brainer.
    Exactly. I've heard it described as "on or about your person".
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Unless your wife has achl you may want to rethink HER purse carry,if she is carrying the purse with your gun in it at any time she is constructively in possession of that gun
    After reading your post it seems I may have misunderstood the situation. Either way, whichever spouse doesn't have a license
    needs to get one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post
    Is there a universal definition for what constitutes "carrying" a handgun?

    A woman can carry in a purse, and there have been occasions (when what I'm wearing won't accommodate my gun/holster) where I put my gun in the wife's purse at the grocery store - then keep the purse in the seat of the shopping cart I'm pushing.

    But what about in the back pouch of a jogging stroller? Is that still close enough to be considered carrying in my control? Does it vary by the state's definition of "concealed carry"?
    Well may depend on local laws and precise definitions of Carrying you could find in them. I'd think generally having a gun in your possession away from your own home or shooting club would be considered "Carrying". Check with local laws, your States Laws etc.

    I also don't think you can have a gun in public that's "out of your control". e.g., I bet most areas would find it illegal to leave your gun on a park bench while you went around the park on a 5 mile walk - (if anyone would ever be nutty enough to do that). Far fetched example but you get the point.

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