Definition of open carry in English:

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open carry


North American
The practice of openly carrying a firearm on one’s person in public: gun enthusiasts and supporters of open carry flocked to the meeting [as modifier]: open carry laws Compare with concealed carry.
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  • It neither encourages nor discourages the "open carry" laws of the state of Arizona.
  • The latter point may require amendment, however, as Arizona law permits open carry throughout the state, including on shooting ranges.
  • Is the requirement of open carry an impermissible burden on people's privacy?
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