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open carry

Syllabification: o·pen car·ry

Definition of open carry in English:

noun

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.
More example sentences
  • I come from another state where open carry is legal but no one does it.
  • I'm all for open carry, but I think there's an appropriate time and place to do so.
  • Phoenix police said the men carrying guns at Monday's event did not need permits, as the state of Arizona has an "open carry" law.

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