You've obviously learned your lesson about keeping concealed carry a secret. The original discovery of your pistol in the purse is an illustration of the danger of off-body carry. I realize that carrying concealed on the person can be more difficult for females than for males, but you should consider it. If the pistol had been on you when your purse was searched elsewhere, none of this would have occurred. Plus, of course, if you ever really need to use it, the pistol must be within reach.