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Thread: Closed top mazaine pouches

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    Whenever I UOC, I try to do everything as "safe" as possible, always attempting to err on the side of caution. Basically, I want to minimize the chances of becoming a test case. Thus far, I have always carried my magazines on my belt in open top magazine pouches.

    What is the legal status of carrying magazines on one's belt in a closed top magazine pouch (similar to the pouch in the attached image)? Is there a possibility of that being considered a concealed carry of the magazine? (I know some will argue that it is legal to carry magazines concealed, but I don't want to be a test case for something like that at this point.)



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    Wow, I really misspelled "Magazine" in the Subject heading. LOL.

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    I would argue that they are not concealed. They are readily identifiable as magazine pouches, you can see portions of the magazines in them, and cops carry their mags in those style pouches and I seriously doubt if any cop would say their mags are concealed. Also qualifies as a belt holster, so if loaded mags are firearms under 12025, they should be exempted under section (f).
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    I'm with Wewd - openly carried on the belt = not concealed per 12025

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    From Merriam-Webster online dictionary:

    Main Entry: con·ceal
    Pronunciation: kən-ˈsēl
    Function: transitive verb
    Etymology: Middle English concelen, from Anglo-French conceler, from Latin concelare, from com- + celare to hide — more at hell
    Date: 14th century

    1
    : to prevent disclosure or recognition of <conceal the truth>
    2 : to place out of sight <concealed himself behind the door>


    I'd say the pictured pouch neither places your magazines out of sight, nor prevents one from recognizing them as magazines. IANAL, and trial court judges may disagree with the authorities on word definition.
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