1. The consensus in this
thread is correct -- stay away from New Orleans, stay away from crowds full of drunks, and refrain from pulling a weapon in a situation like this. Be a good witness. The same would//should appply to 4th of July Fireworks displays in BR.
2. The reported "consensus" in the "other thread" isn't correct. You can carry legally at a parade. Despite the various posts in that other thread, "at" and "in" have two different meanings.
3. The opinion posted in this thread about NOPD confiscating your weapon has been, and probably still is, factual. And in N.O. you may well go to jail for carrying concealed at a parade (even though it's legal)-- because N.O. is N.O. There's sometimes little difference between the thugs who belong to gangs and the thugs who wear NOPD uniforms.
4. As was posted, concealed does mean concealed. But in a crowd like you see in that video, a bump-frisk (intentional or unintentional) is very likely. At that point "concealed" doesn't mean "undetected."
ETA: Just because something is legal doesn't mean you can do it wth impunity. New Orleans is great place to learn this. "You may beat the rap," but you won't beat the ride"
if you're arrested for concealed carry in a place where the cops think it's illegal.
This post was edited on 2/11 at 2:07 pm