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9/23/2020 3:47:02 PM
Posted: 6/4/2010 12:00:48 PM EDT
I have a few ideas on "why", but I'd lke to get input from what the rest of you know and have been taught.  Or if you think it's not really that big of a deal if you do "print".  Or are found carrying.

Link Posted: 6/4/2010 12:03:05 PM EDT
In Florida, we have no open carry.  If you have a permit, the handgun must be concealed.



I for one do not want a cop to see that I'm carrying, because that could be a violation of the conditions of my permit.
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 12:08:49 PM EDT
I believe that printing does not violate the 'concealed' part of the florida license.  As long as it is covered and not super obvious I think you will be fine.
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 12:14:16 PM EDT
99.9% of people will never notice a print

A few might, but they're usually the ones you don't have to worry about, fellow gun guys.  



That said, i check before i walk out of the house/get out of the car, because i don't like printing in the off chance someone notices and wants to make a fuss about a "man with a gun"...
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 12:17:12 PM EDT
I look at it as if I were carrying a big wad of cash. Nobody needs to know that I have it and there isn't a good reason to draw unwanted attention to it. In reality, very few will ever notice a subtle print as it could be one of many other benign objects. (cell phone, pager, ipod etc.) The ability to blend in and go unnoticed is a big plus when carrying a weapon.
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 12:40:26 PM EDT




Originally Posted By ScadXldud:

I believe that printing does not violate the 'concealed' part of the florida license. As long as it is covered and not super obvious I think you will be fine.




Maybe we're talking about a difference of degree.  I'm not talking about a bulge, I'm talking about an obvious outline of a handgun.  I interpreted the OP's question as referring to that kind of 'printing.'





Link Posted: 6/4/2010 1:04:25 PM EDT
A few reasons.  1) A lot of people are affraid of guns.  Is it justified..no.  But it is what it is and if you don't want to have to justify the second amendment every time you fill your vehicle up with gas then just conceal the damn thing.  2) in the unfortunate event that you are targeted by a bad guy because you have something he wants then you may have a real problem if they spot the gun before it is sending hot lead in their direction.  3) If a cop spots the gun you may find yourself face down on the pavement explaining to them that you are a concealed carry permit holder and you would likely have a gun pointed at you.  Since a lot of cops are a little jumpy that could be more than a little uncomfortable and dangerous.

My thoughts anyway.  You can disagree.  It is ok to be wrong.
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 1:29:54 PM EDT
Well, in your state, printing can get the cops called, and you can get a free trip to jail.
Link Posted: 6/4/2010 1:53:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MisterPX:
Well, in your state, printing can get the cops called, and you can get a free trip to jail.


Yeah, there's always that problem.   But I was more less wondering about the other states that have legislation for CCW.  Or some call it EDC, I guess.


Link Posted: 6/4/2010 1:55:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By kchustle:
A few reasons.  1) A lot of people are affraid of guns.  Is it justified..no.  But it is what it is and if you don't want to have to justify the second amendment every time you fill your vehicle up with gas then just conceal the damn thing.  2) in the unfortunate event that you are targeted by a bad guy because you have something he wants then you may have a real problem if they spot the gun before it is sending hot lead in their direction.  3) If a cop spots the gun you may find yourself face down on the pavement explaining to them that you are a concealed carry permit holder and you would likely have a gun pointed at you.  Since a lot of cops are a little jumpy that could be more than a little uncomfortable and dangerous.

My thoughts anyway.  You can disagree.  It is ok to be wrong.


These are good thoughts and I thank you for your input!!!
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