- to openly carry a gun or other weapon in public: He open-carried a pistol to his daughter’s school.
Origin of open-carry
[oh-puh n kar-ee]
- the practice of publicly carrying a gun or other weapon that is fully or partially visible.
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Examples from the Web for open-carry
Open-carry activists are known for baiting cops into on-camera arguments about the Second Amendment and state laws.Texas Gun Slingers Police the Police—With a Black Panthers Tactic
January 2, 2015
Then there are the others who take the NRA official line to heart, the open-carry movement.From Las Vegas to Georgia, the NRA Has Created a Monster
June 9, 2014
As she was anxiously awaiting her open-carry permit, she began shopping for a purse that would fit her weapon.Concealed Carry Handbags: An Evening Bag for Your Gun?
October 15, 2013