Eden Prairie, Minnesota –-(Ammoland.com)- Often times the term Permit to Carry and Conceal and Carry are used interchangeably as a phrase to describe legally carrying a handgun conceal, or in plain view of everyone, also known as “open carry“.
The difference between the two terms is actually based on the laws of the specific state that you are in.
For example, Minnesota is a Permit to Carry state which means, I can choose to either have my gun fully concealed, or exposed in plain view of everyone.
It is up to the desecration of the individual permit holder. A state like Utah for example requires conceal and carry. If you have ever read gun articles, and have seen the term “CCW,” it stands for “Carrying a Concealed Weapon” or for “Concealed Carry Weapons Permit.”
The definition of what is considered “concealed” can vary per se, for example some states simply say the “weapon must by covered,” while others specify the weapon must be covered completely, and also must not reflect an imprint. An example of this is when an outline of the gun is visible through a shirt.
All of this is important especially when traveling, if you do not carry in the correct manner you are liable for knowing the laws of where you are traveling to.
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