What is brandishing?

According to Merriam-Webster, brandishing is to shake or wave (something, such as a weapon) menacingly or exhibit in an ostentatious or aggressive manner. However, when it comes to concealed carry, many states have their own definitions and may refer to brandishing as “Defensive Display”, “Improper Exhibition of a Weapon” or “Unlawful Display”.  Actions from resting your hand on the grip of your pistol or knife or sweeping your cover garment aside to expose your conceal carry weapon may be considered brandishing.

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