Oh bloody hell... I've disarmed myself...


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Mike Irwin
March 4, 2003, 04:36 PM
I appear to have lost my CCW.

I am NOT happy...

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spacemanspiff
March 4, 2003, 04:41 PM
one day i went to walmart to buy a winchester 1300, and was filling out the 4473 when i went to pull out my drivers license and ccw, and lo and behold, they werent in my pocket!
i had to leadfoot it home and retrieve them.

under what other circumstances would the ccw need to be reissued? say, perhaps, i shaved my head. do i need to get a new pic taken for the permit?

Mike Irwin
March 4, 2003, 04:45 PM
Beats me. I don't think you'd have to reapply just because you've cut your hair.

I'm up for renewal, which is one reason why I'm looking for it.

But, to get the renewal, it says I have to provide a copy of my existing permit.

Crap. This is going to be complicated. Fairfax County, Virginia, government is NOT touchy feely.

Mike Irwin
March 4, 2003, 04:55 PM
OK, they say God watches over fools and the stupid.

He's got a death grip on me right now.

Found my permit.

I stopped to get a hamburger and soda at the MickeyD's drive through last night, and was faintly conscious of something hitting my pants leg as I was paying...

My permit and another document from my wallet were on the floorboards of my car.

Mal H
March 4, 2003, 04:55 PM
Well damn Mike!

I know you had it about a month ago; remember we were comparing the different look of the card for the various VA counties? If you're like 95% of carriers, it was behind your DL, so when was the last time you removed your DL for cashing a check, etc.?

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Nevermind!

Mike Irwin
March 4, 2003, 05:13 PM
Yep, I certainly do remember that, Mal.

I also remember that I had it a week ago.

I used to keep my CCW behind by DL, but I don't anymore.

I'd rather not have officer friendly see the CCW when I pull the DL out of my wallet.

Poodleshooter
March 4, 2003, 05:18 PM
I laminated mine to avoid any damages, and buried it deep in my wallet. Ideally, I never have to present it to anyone, because they never have cause to suspect.
Since you guys were comparing different permits.....
Here's a question for you other VA permit holders-what numbering system is used on your permits? Do the numbers indicate a high number of permits in your region? My number consists of 2 digits, though the numerical system allows for 100,000 holders. Carry's apparently not that popular here. Another interesting thing is that it is labeled "CWP", yet the permit itself is listed as a Concealed Handgun Permit.

Mike Irwin
March 4, 2003, 05:28 PM
Poodle,

The numbers on the ones in Fairfax County are the "court registry number" that is assigned to each legal proceeding, from lawsuits to divorces, etc.

Essentially, it is a serial number, and also a file number.

sm
March 4, 2003, 05:29 PM
Glad you found it. Don't know which is worse, the 'lost' feeling, or the 'hassle feeling' to obtain replacement.

I laminated mine and kept it behind DL, ours are 'flagged' on DL's.
Had ratholed a twenty behind the CCW, little lady at the college bookstore noticed the emblem of our State Police...told me about her nephew being a LEO...

I moved it , keep the resident CCW more handy than the non -res FL, which is NOT flagged.

Mal H
March 4, 2003, 05:40 PM
In Fauquier (pronounce that carefully, if you please), the card has a month/year followed by a 2 digit number (most likely the nth card released for that particular month and would probably be 1 or more digits). So the number is unique without needing a long serialized numbering scheme.

Monkeyleg
March 4, 2003, 05:41 PM
Mike, next time you go looking for a permit, get one for me as well.

BTW, you eat at McDonald's? :eek:

Zander
March 4, 2003, 05:48 PM
I find it a very convenient backup to run color copies of my driver's license and my handgun-carry-permit...:rolleyes:...on the same page and carry them in my briefcase. The DL and HCP are nearly identical [they use the same digital image] except for positioning of certain data on the credit-card-style "permits". In fact, I've pulled the HCP out of my wallet for ID instead of the DL. That leads to a certain amount of confusion and strange reactions. :)

In all the time that I've had my HCP, I've had only two instances of leaving home without it. It's very comforting to know that I have a copy in my briefcase. It may not meet the letter of the law in some states, but it's certainly better than nothing.

At any rate, glad you found your "permission", Mike...

BigG
March 4, 2003, 06:05 PM
Heck, Mike, a senior moment. Your first? :o

XLMiguel
March 4, 2003, 06:09 PM
Well, at least your dog didn't eat it:D

Glad things worked out OK

benEzra
March 4, 2003, 09:24 PM
But, to get the renewal, it says I have to provide a copy of my existing permit.
Might be a good idea to go ahead and make a copy now, and file it away somewhere.

Drjones
March 4, 2003, 09:40 PM
If you lost your CCW permit, would you carry while waiting for reissue of the next?

Mind you, since you don't actually possess your permit, you're technically not "legal", right?

publius
March 4, 2003, 10:25 PM
:what:

I thought for a second you lost your Concealed Carry Weapon, as in, your GUN! Yikes!

Losing your nanny state permission slip is much less alarming. Glad you found it, I guess. I know where mine is, and where it ought to be. :uhoh:

Blackhawk
March 4, 2003, 10:31 PM
I thought for a second you lost your Concealed Carry Weapon, as in, your GUN! Yikes!I thought that for a lot longer than a second, especially combined with "I've disarmed myself...."

Lots of difference between a CCW and a CCW permit, license, etc.

JohnBT
March 4, 2003, 11:03 PM
See, McDonalds is bad for ya, just like they said.

Poodleshooter -

Two digits huh? I have at least that many relatives with guns in Albemarle County :)

My Richmond City Permit to Carry a Concealed Handgun says CM00CW0XX-00 (two digits x'ed out). Maybe it's written in Roman Numerals, because they're lots of permit holders here judging from the ones I've met.

John

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