obvious gun bulge/ violation?

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    Opinions or interpretations of this definition by state LE or AG vary from state to state.
    In Texas, the DPS says this:
    "Concealed means the weapon cannot be visible and that its presence cannot be discernible through ordinary observation"

    I take that to be if you see a bulge and it looks like a firearm, then its not concealed

    Its best to dig into your state laws and research for interpretation from state officials.
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    Don't recollect, it has been discussed here many times

    Quote Originally Posted by DMan View Post
    Which states prohibit printing, and can you provide references to the laws?

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    I don't recollect with specificity which states prohibit printing. You need to check the handgunlaws site. This has been discussed here many times.

    I seem to recall that Florida has an anti-printing rule, but could be mistaken.

    Texas does not prohibit printing, but prohibits intentional display, and there is often a fine line between the two. In my book, since we are NOT an open carry state, concealed means concealed and it means concealed 100% of the time, 100% of the way.

    A bulge which is not discernible as a gun is NOT printing, and should be legal about anywhere. As I wrote earlier, it could be a cat in there.

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    thats why Mae West always ask.you can't tell by looking,you could have a pork chop stuffed in your belt. jwr

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    Depends on the state. Okay in Michigan.
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    Alright. There's a bulge under somebody's shirt/coat. What is it?
    Colostomy bag? Some sort of medical apparatus? Cell phone? Pager? Leatherman? Fanny pack full of Viagra?
    People are used to seeing bulges. Unless it's clearly a gun, it's not likely to be an issue.

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    In the State of Washington, open-carry is legal, so it's not an issue.

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    if my smartcarry bulges I'm not worried about it

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    I really had to laugh when I read this.......

    because numerous times.... people have pointed to my cell phone on my belt, under my shirt on the left side.... as a gun. Some to "out" someone carrying a concealed gun, and other times .... as a (smile)"I know what that is".

    It shows that people are looking, some for different reasons than others, but that even "gun people" mis-identify it and don't know. I have felt at times like wearing a t-shirt... "it's my cell phone stupid".

    No one has picked out if there was a bulge on my right side.... that it was a gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    A bulge is a bulge and only reveals that it is a bulge. A visible gun is a visible gun. A concealed weapon is a concealed weapon. Concealed is "hidden from plain sight".
    +1 !!! I don't care; a bulge could be anything and nobody will notice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMan View Post
    Which states prohibit printing, and can you provide references to the laws?

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    “Oklahoma Self-Defense Act”.
    TITLE 21 § 1290.2. Definitions
    DEFINITIONS
    As used in Sections 1 through 26 of this act:
    1. Concealed handgun means a loaded or unloaded pistol carried hidden from the detection and view of another person
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMan View Post
    Which states prohibit printing, and can you provide references to the laws?

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    If one's bulge can be discerned as a gun through normal observation, then that would be a gun considered not concealed by Texas law.
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    In Virginia, it shouldn't matter. Open carry is allowed anyhow, even without a permit.

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    In TN it is a carry permit, open or concealed. so not a isue. BUT that is why pocket carry has spoiled me so. Drop it your pocket, and your ready to go. No worries. Always there, always concealed......


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    A couple of you said it "depends" on the state.... Do you know which states prohibit "printing". My wife and I travel through lots of states.... and I've never of a printing law.

    Also, I would think these states would prohibit fanny packs..... Fanny packs IMHO are a form of printing.

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    Nah... fanny packs aren't going to make the test.... because no one can tell whether there is or isn't a gun in the pack. I know CIA & DEA guys with fanny packs, now we know what's in there.... but, the common person doesn't.

    Besides, lots of bike riders, etc. also wear fanny packs.... I do, to keep things like wallet, cell phone, etc. in while riding. My gun is in my vest pocket or on my hip, or both.

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