Read all that I'd stated,in my subsequent posting.
My very first sentence;
"Instructors teaching CCW courses (whihc always are specific to a given state and it's laws) could and should be doing a better job of explaining what this means to students. "
Source - http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...098-post9.html
Of course legal definitions vary from state to state....And it is paramount that people understand and know this as well as the facts of life & living toward possession and carry within a given state and even locality.
Beyond knowing a given states legal view as definition, knowing the word use definition (i.e. Merriam-Webster) is equally important as used by JD to help folk understand the functional concept of the act to 'brandish'...As within that of a given states statute/law as practiced.