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according to the state of Utah, I earned the right to carry a concealed handgun on a Saturday morning in a suburban shopping center outside Baltimore. Toward the back, next to a pawnshop and White Trash Matt's tattoo parlor, is the global headquarters of Dukes Defense World, a mom-and-pop firearms instruction shop certified by the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification to teach nonresidents firearm safety as a prerequisite for obtaining a concealed-carry permit.

My achievement doesn't make sense for a number of reasons. One, I don't live in Utah. I'm a resident of Washington, DC, a city that holds concealed handguns in roughly the same esteem as working escalators. I've never shot a gun. And in distinctly un-Utahn fashion, I'm nursing a hangover. Fortunately, none of that matters here. After four hours at Dukes Defense, I have a completed application and a snazzy graduation certificate for my wall. Sixty days after my application is processed, I'll be able to carry a concealed weapon in no fewer than 32 states. It's great for road trips.


  1. take (the work or an idea of someone else) and pass it off as one's own.

    synonyms:copy, infringe the copyright of, pirate, steal, poach, appropriate; More

    • copy from (someone) and pass it off as one's own.


  • pi·ra·cy



    1. the practice of attacking and robbing ships at sea.

      synonyms:freebooting, robbery at sea;


      "piracy on the high seas"

      • a practice similar to piracy but in other contexts, especially hijacking.

        "air piracy"

      • the unauthorized use or reproduction of another's work.

        plural noun: piracies

        "software piracy"

        synonyms:illegal copying, plagiarism, copyright infringement, bootlegging

        "software piracy"

public domain

  1. Works in the public domain are those whose intellectual property rights have expired, have been forfeited, or are inapplicable. Examples include the works of Shakespeare and Beethoven, most of the early silent films, the formulae of Newtonian physics, Serpent encryption algorithm and powered flight.

Fair Use

  1. (in US copyright law) the doctrine that brief excerpts of copyright material may, under certain circumstances, be quoted verbatim for purposes such as criticism, news reporting, teaching, and research, without the need for permission from or payment to the copyright holder.