Concealed carry, or CCW (carrying a concealed weapon), refers to the practice of carrying a handgun or other weapon in public in a concealed manner, either on one’s person or in close proximity. Not all weapons that fall under CCW controls are lethal. For example, pepper spray having more than a specified volume of volatile material requires a CCW permit in Florida, whereas anyone can carry a smaller volume pepper spray device hidden on their person without a CCW permit in Florida.