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Handgun was secured in backpack, concealed weapon conviction reversed

Where police searched a vehicle occupied by appellant and found a handgun in a backpack pouch that was zipped shut, the handgun was secured within the meaning of the concealed weapon statute. As a result, appellant’s conviction for carrying a concealed weapon is reversed. Background Appellant Myers was in the driver’s seat of an SUV with two ...