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If you had your CCW on you but forgot your license would you still carry?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Cannonball888, Aug 5, 2007.

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If you had your CCW on you but forgot your license would you still carry?

  1. No, I would leave it in the car and hope to not be pulled over going home.

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  2. I would carry as usual

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  3. other (explain)

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  1. Cannonball888

    Cannonball888 Member

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    I commute 45 minutes to work. When I got there I realized that I left my wallet at home. Not only was I driving without a license but I was also packing without a permit on me. What would you have done? Keep in mind I could not go back home and have the store open 1.5 hours late.
     
  2. springmom

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    Nope. I can have it in the car legally without my CHL, but not on my person without it. Now, mind you, I may or may not have, upon occasion, realized once I was back home that I may or may not have actually left not only my CHL but my driver's license on my bedside table.... :eek:

    But not intentionally, no.

    Springmom
     
  3. Bazooka Joe71

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    When are you ever going to have one without the other?
     
  4. aguyindallas

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    I am a creature of habit. If I break my habit...I usually forget something. One night when I got home, I didnt take my wallet out of my pants and leave it in my usual spot. Well...next day, I was almost to work (30 miles drive) when I realized I didnt have my wallet. That means no DL and no CHL. I was sort of in a panic and actually thought I lost it. For the day, I just put my gun in my trunk and hoped to not get pulled over.

    This was before the newer laws we have in Texas where you can have it in your car, loaded.
     
  5. average_shooter

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    If you were simply driving and realized you forgot your wallet/DL at home, would you pull over and call a friend for a ride home to get it before continuing to drive without the DL?

    I've done the "forgot the wallet" thing before. I was just extra careful to not do anything that might get me pulled over.
     
  6. billybob44

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    That depends on several things. 1-do you need to carry during your job? 2-when do the rest of the employees get there? 3-would want to waste 1.5hr of your lunch hr. to go back home to get wallet? If I did not need my firearm as part of my daily work, I'd just work the day, and not forget tomarrow. Heck I have did the reverse-left my 3032 Tomcat in my tool box, when I went home=remembered 1/2 way home-oh well box locked, more guns at home HA!!!
     
  7. Scanr

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    It is legal in Nevada to have it in the car, so that is were it will stay till I get home. I can't carry at work anyway so it would be no different.
     
  8. AlaskaErik

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    I would carry as usual, but that's no big deal. Permits are not required in Alaska.
     
  9. hso

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    I had 2 spare permits issued when I renewed mine last time. One is in each vehicle and the third is in my wallet.
     
  10. Autolycus

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    HSO what state are you in if you do not mind sharing?

    Is that legal to do assuming I move to a gun friendly state? Like Florida for example. Having multiples of one license?

    I believe that in Illinois it is illegal to have multiples of a drivers license.
     
  11. springmom

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    Here in Texas, you have to have your CHL with your driver's license on your person. If I go out to walk the dogs at night, I take my DL and CHL and put 'em in my pocket so I can carry my handgun. Frequently end up dropping the licenses on my bedside table at night. That's how I can have the gun without the license.

    Don't think Texas gives out duplicates, and with the DL requirement, it wouldn't matter much.

    Springmom
     
  12. MT GUNNY

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    I would switch to open carry
     
  13. gezzer

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    Carried concealed for over 34 years on and off duty and have never been made. What would change if I forgot it at home even though I cannot figure how it would not be with me as it is in my wallet with the rest of my crap?
     
  14. koja48

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    No; wouldn't want to incur any kind of firearms violation. However, since WA state is a presumptive open-carry state, I would remove the mag while in the vehicle & open-carry when out of the rig.
     
  15. AK103K

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    I agree.

    Your permit is really just a "learners permit" anyway, so your ready for when they take the "privilege" away. ;)
     
  16. DMK

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    In NC an LEO can run my DL and see that I have a legal CCL. I'd carry anyway, but I would turn around and get my wallet unless I was like an hour away or something.
     
  17. B. Adams

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    In South Dakota you have to be in possession of the permit while you're carrying, if you don't it's a petty offense. However, if you're able to produce a permit that was valid at the time of the charge within 24 hours, the charges are dismissed.

    So I carry as usual.

    I left my wallet a home once a few months ago, but I didn't worry too much about it.
     
  18. armoredman

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    AZ just changed the law for a CCW permit holder found without permit, is now a petty offense.

     
  19. Geno
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    I would adhere to Michigan law. I would unload it, store it and go get my MCPL. When we had the attack in our Jeep, one of the first questions the dispatcher asked me was, "Do you have your MCPL with you also?" She meant the license, not the pistol. When I answered, "Yes, of course" rather shocked, she laughed and said, "Oh, you'd be surpirized how many people forget it."

    Therefore, I say, this is a great thread! Thanks.

    Doc2005
     
  20. Guitargod1985

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    I don't know how it works in other states, but in Florida you can carry your firearm without your CWL and it isn't a criminal violation as long as you have one issued to you. It's probably not a good idea, but the only legal trouble you face is a fine - $25 I believe. It's a civil violation, sort of like getting a speeding ticket. In almost a year of carrying, I've never forgotten my wallet. Should it ever happen, I probably would not carry until I got my wallet back. Perhaps if I were in a shady part of town I would. IT all depends.
     
  21. qwik

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    beentheredonethat i just open carry for a few :p
     
  22. USMC6177

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    Turn my rear around and go get it all the while obeying the posted speed limit. I live in New York they would burn me like a witch.
     
  23. shadowalker

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    If I were in my home state yes I would, although the license says you may be "arrested without this license" they are overstating things a bit, state law does not require the person to have the license on their person while in the state as it can be verified through their database.
     
  24. larry_minn

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    In MN as well its minor. Max $25 if you don't have it with you. I do have spare (expired) DL and spare (current) permit on me.
     
  25. Glockman17366

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    The main thing is to not act like an ass.
    If you act like an ass...well, getting busted is your own fault!
     
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