It seems that a lasting misconception out there is that partially concealed is a huge no-no. It seems people think it has to be completely hidden from sight or, if they know OC is legal, has to be completely visible (in a holster), even with a CPL.
While I don't agree with this interpretation I think I can see why they come to it. I'll try to lay out where I think they are coming from ...be patient.
If, because "concealed" isn't defined in the law (at least if it is I couldn't find it) we use the dictionary definitions,I think this is one of the reasons for confusionsince the dictionary defines it as:
to prevent disclosure or recognition of
to place out of sight
1. to hide; withdraw or remove from observation; cover or keep from sight
Couple that with this excerpt from AG Opinion 7101:
a handgun in a holster in plain view, is not waving or displaying the firearm in a threatening manner.
So, I think the concern is that being partially concealed, even with a CPL,places them in a legal grey area. Where they are not protected by their CPL (because they are not concealing) and they don't fall under the decision by the AG (because the gun and holster are not in plain view). Or, I may be reading waaay too much into it which is probably likely.
This would all be a lot easier ifArticle I, Section 6 was the totality of the law in regards to possession