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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Phillyfan, Dec 16, 2009.
What is the difference?
In the United States, carrying a concealed weapon (CCW, also known as concealed carry) is the legal authorization for private citizens to carry a handgun or other weapons in public in a concealed manner
Various states give different terms for licenses or permits to carry a concealed firearm, such as a Concealed Handgun License/Permit (CHL/CHP), Concealed (Defensive/Deadly) Weapon Permit/License (CDWL/CWP/CWL), Concealed Carry Permit/License (CCP/CCL), License To Carry (Firearms) (LTC/LTCF), Carry of Concealed Deadly Weapon license (CCDW), and similar. Many states that issue licenses to carry a concealed handgun also allow the practice of open carry by the license holder, and another 31 states allow open carry without any license.
So CHL is the same as CCW?
Yup, CCW is sorta of generic........
Oregon only issues a Concealed Handgun License. That means that you have the right to carry a HANDGUN - Not a knife, nightstick, bat, shotgun, etc. If you do get caught carrying one of these you might face a misdemeanor charge in the second degree. Be careful and read the law. Now on a side note Oregon does not have a brandishing law which says that you can carry the weapon on your persons in the open. But what is the point of this if your are trying to be obscure and blend into the general public.
Washington state issues a CPL - Concealed pistol license.