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Ever carry concealed and realize you left your license/permit?!

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DigMe, Apr 5, 2005.

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  1. DigMe

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    man...that's a terrible feeling. Yesterday I was meeting a couple of guys at a coffee shop. I got to the shop and was going to buy something to drink and realized I had left my wallet in the other pants I'd been wearing that day. I was packing. I made sure to drive very carefully and obey the speed limit on the way home! Something as simple as me forgetting my wallet caused me to go from law-abiding citizen to law-breaking citizen.

    This ever happen to you? Or even worse, has this ever happened and then you got pulled over or something?

    I don't know what they would do. I wonder if I could get out of it by just appearing in court and showing my license and CHL? I've heard of incidents where someone was covered under insurance but just didn't have proof on them and was able to get out of it by showing up in court and presenting proof of insurance. Carrying a gun with no ID though...that could be a whole different world and it would really suck.

    brad cook
     
  2. george_co

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    Just last week I flew to N. Carolina. Got there, got my rental car, started driving to where I was going and went oh "shoot", or something like that. I had been on vacation in Cancun the week before, so no gun, I decided to take out my CCW permit and leave it at home. I couldn't remember for the life of me picking up my permit and putting it in my wallet when I left for N. Carolina.

    So for a few brief minutes as I am trying to negotiate traffic and get on the right road I worried about what would happen if I got pulled over for a bad taillight. Out of state and no proof of permit. As soon as I could safely I removed my wallet and lo and behold there was my permit. I could breath again.

    It is a sad state of affairs when we have to worry about whether or not we have piece of paper to excersize one of the Bill of Rights rights. :(
     
  3. Parallax

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    I carry without a permit. I don't need permission to exercise my rights.
     
  4. SJG26

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    Good for you Paralax..............

    Please forward the P.O. Box # for your cell block so we can send you a post card some day.........................
     
  5. TallPine

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    What a novel idea! :cool:

    Maybe if everyone would carry concealed without a permit while driving, the traffic accident rate would be cut to almost zero :p
     
  6. Too Many Choices!?

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    Yes, and it sucked

    I also on one time(don't know why I rushed) went out and all day had an unchambered Glock on my hip without knowing!!!! :cuss: !! I would of peed myself if I got into a situation and hear*click!*....Especially since I just knew the gun was loaded and chambered. Just goes to show always double check....
     
  7. Dave P

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    I never carry a wallet with me, so I never have my permit. I am quite sure in FLA it is either a $20 fine or simple misdemeanor.

    Dave

    And don't forget what concealed means! :)
     
  8. det.pat

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    i was on a search for a tossed weapon on a dark hillside when i noticed that anonther officer was wearing an empty holster. he had apparently been without his sidearm for 6 hours of a 8 hour shift and hadn't noticed. i laughed at him and covered so he could go home and get it.
    pat
     
  9. spacemanspiff

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    up here the law states you must have it with you (and yes, once or twice i have forgotten it), but now that alaska went to vermont style, technically its only necessary for an armed citizen to inform the peace officer that they are carrying concealed.
    however, since the new 'vermont style' law doesnt address it specifically, a permit holder could be fined if found without it while carrying. i've asked the department that issues the permits, and they dont quite know so they suggested to err on the side of caution.
     
  10. TallPine

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    Spiff, so what you are saying is that in Alaska:

    1) if you don't have a permit then you don't need a permit

    2) if you have a permit then you must have a permit

    ??

    :confused:
     
  11. spacemanspiff

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    i'm saying they didnt write in the law that permitholders no longer are required to have it on them when they are carrying.

    non-permit holders are the only ones addressed by the law.
     
  12. fjolnirsson

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    It's called civil disobedience. Similar to what Rosa Parks did.

    I don't know about Florida, but in CA, it's only a misdemeanor. Sometimes in CA, the only way to stay safe is to break the law....
    I'm not in a financial position to do the same, but I applaud Parallax for his choice. I only hope he gives a good account of himself if he ever faces court over this.
     
  13. Sistema1927

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    Yep, I "forgot" to carry my permit for about 15 years.

    (Of course, we didn't have such a thing in those days.)
     
  14. 50 Freak

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    hey I did the same thing for almost a decade. Only the last couple of years did I finally get my CCW.

    Where were the cops when I was driving home and someone decided to use me on the motorcycle as a "skeet target" with his shotgun. Or the time some drunk "homie" decided to get in the passenger side of my car to teach me some "respect" because my girlfriend told him to ???? off when he tried to hit on her. That one ended with "homie" and I sitting in my car with guns pointed at eachother (I would have won... :evil: My gun was bigger 45 vs his .22 :evil: plus he was drunk out of his head and in my car univited...can you say CARJACKER).

    I'm a true believer in "better to be trialed by 12 than carried by 6". And with something like only 10 CCW holders in San Francisco or a less than 15 in LA, you know your chances of getting one are nil to none. So you have to break the law or do it the way I got mine. Move out of both cities.
     
  15. secamp32

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    I did that once although I noticed as soon as I got out of the car at Hq. Turned around and went home and got it. I've seen guys go out with unloaded guns, no guns, guns with the mags hanging out. :banghead:
    Last month I went out to pickup a pizza. I put the glock in the fobus holster, which for me doesn't conceal well, threw my winter jacket over it and when I got here I realized I didn't have my shield or ID. First time in 20 years. Must be early onset ...
     
  16. Doug Add

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    Twice. Got to the office a week or two ago only to discover I had left my wallet in the breast pocket of the jacket I wore the day before. As was said earlier, I drove cautiously on the way home for lunch.

    The first time led to a bit more heart pounding, it happened about a year and a half ago. During the winter months I go over to our church early on Sunday mornings to set the heat at the right temperature. We had been burgled twice, so I always carried on my pre-dawn trips.

    This particular time I forgot my wallet, so driver's license and CHP were at home. After setting the heat throughout the building I stepped out the back door of the kitchen to put something in the trash bin, and was met with bright lights from a Sheriff's Department car. I was startled by the presence of someone else out so early in the morning.

    When I realized who it was I waved to him and quickly stepped back inside to place my Browning HP in a kitchen drawer. I then went back out and carried on a conversation with the deputy, thanking him for patrolling our property. Fortunately, it was the deputy who lives in a neighborhood across the road from us, so he knew me and I did not have to produce identification.
     
  17. ZeroX

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    No, but I have forgotten my lunch card when I needed it the most (ie lunchtime).
     
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    Why doesn't someone make a holster with a window for the paperwork?
     
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    Well there you go! Another case solved.
     
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    Actually, I think I have heard you don't have to have your permit on you at all times. I am sure it is helpful, but not necessary. Anyone in the PRK know if you have to have your permit on your person or not. I have gone about town a few times with my Glock but not my wallet. I don't worry about it too much, but I am sure an officer probably wouldn't look at it so casually if I had a Glock but no ID.
     
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    Last friday, yep April Fools day, I was working security at a party in WA state.

    About half way through I realized my wallet wasn't in my pocket. No DL, WA or OR permits with me.

    When I left I put the weapon in the trunk.

    Then on the opening day of duck season last year, I went to the bathroom before leaving home. As this required the dropping of pants I removed my CCW from the holster and went to put it on the shelf in front of the mirror, where I always put it, where I see it when I wash my hands. Problem was we had a friend stay over and she had her stuff all over the shelf.

    Put it on the back of the toilet, on top of the reading material. Later, when I was putting on my waders, I found an empty holster. PANIC.

    A quick call home and my wife said, "you forgot something this morning." Whew!

    DM
     
  23. Evil_Ed

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    I have never left my CC permit behind, it is in the same little card wallet that holds my DL and credit cards. I HAVE, however, left my gun at home on 2 occasions and had a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach when I realized I didn't have it with me. It's a nasty feeling when you suddenly realize that you don't have your "fire extinguisher" handy in case of emergency.
     
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    Don't know about CA, but in Florida, it is only a second degree misdemeanor carrying a fine of $500 and 60 days in jail.
     
  25. Oleg Volk

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    Might be a good idea to make a photocoy of the card and have that as backup (similar to what people do with NFA paperwork)
     
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