Sorry if this same question appears a thousand times elsewhere. Its probably a common stupid question.
Years ago I had a PA permit to carry.
I got conflicting information, at the time, as to whether a permit was needed to carry in full view. In other words, not-concealed.
I was (AM) under the impression that "concealed" pretty much meant "to carry", for all intents and purposes.
One evening I saw a nut-job standing in front of the local mall with a huge semi-auto hanging from his hip in full view.
When an anxious merchant notified a police officer in the parking lot he said there was nothing he could do about it. The guy wasn't breaking any laws.
Could he have meant that he was withing his right to proclaim the weapon?