I have a question about the “Bootlegger’s Draw.”
For those unfamiliar with the term, it is when you draw your firearm or otherwise retrieve it from where it was safely stored, and hold it in your hand but behind your thigh or the small of your back so as to be hidden from sight. You may do this without knowing the terminology whenever you answer the door either not knowing the person knocking or at least suspicious of their intent. You keep the firearm in your hand, behind the door or behind your back, while you determine if there is any threat. Maybe it’s just someone with a survey or maybe it’s a would-be home invader.
My question is specifically, is this concealing the firearm in the sense that you need a CCW? What happens if I step outside my home with my firearm in hand, but behind my back? Is it now more or less legal? What about those who live in an apartment complex, both inside their apartment and stepping outside of it?
Basically, I’m wondering if this protects you from breaking brandishing laws or just puts you firmly in the hot seat by concealing a firearm (which would be illegal without a CCW).
I’m sure this seems like semantics, but as a legal gun owner, I am borderline fanatical about making sure I don’t break any gun laws, intentionally or otherwise. I don’t operate under “It’s only illegal if you get caught.” I want to be in compliance at all times.