HCP used for ID, not smart I think

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    HCP used for ID, not smart I think

    I had to stop at the local Schnucks Last night (supermarket) and the lady in front of me in the checkout used her carry permit to buy smokes. The cashier had a few comments about it, had never seen one before. There were several people in line and in the lines on both sides. Some pretty shady looking dudes, me included I suppose.
    I just thought it wasn't very smart on her part, after dark on the way out to the parking lot with hands full and letting bad guys know what to expect.

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    Not sure if TN. has the endorsement on the DL or if you can get it on a non-DL like in MO. If it was just the permit itself, then it wasn't too smart. If she was getting in her car to drive home, then she hopefully had a DL and she could have just used that.
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    It would be better in most cases not to advertise by using it as your ID. In MN ours doesn't have our picture as it is not meant to be an ID card.
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    If I have my wallet - as I should and do at all times then DL is there, above my carry permits - so that is the ID maker and nothing else.

    It does seem far from sensible to advertize the carry status ... tho some folks it seems are so ''gung ho'' about being armed they try to let others know at every opportunity!!
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    I've used my CCW as ID on a few occasions.
    It can be so much fun.
    "don't you have a Drivers License?"
    Why. this is a lot more fun.

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    No one ever asks me for an ID.
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    I keep my permit hidden in my wallet. I have a driver's license that shows who I am... no need to advertise!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    My permit stays in my wallet unless I am stopped by law enforcement. I have two other forms of ID to show who I am.
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    I sometimes use mine as ID just to see people's reaction. I don't carry here so I don't see it as advertising.

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    Is the concern that someone will figure out you are armed and then decide it would be a good idea to still try to rob you????

    If you are a good target when you're armed then you are a great target unarmed I would think.

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    My state issues an ID card. I try to use that at checkout lines or other places where ID is required instead of my drivers license. It is less hastle if the ID card is lost or the info. stolen and shared. I don't think it is a good idea to use the handun license for ID except in exceptional circumstances.

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    While on my cell phone at the airport I mistakenly handed TSA my GFL (which I keep in my wallet behind my DL). The TSA guy asked if I was going to shoot him!

    At least he had some fun with it.

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    I always use my DL myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    Is the concern that someone will figure out you are armed and then decide it would be a good idea to still try to rob you????

    If you are a good target when you're armed then you are a great target unarmed I would think.
    Letting everyone know you carry a gun is tactically foolish. Why give up your advantage?

    Perhaps if a person feels disposed to unnecessarily show their permit, he or she should ask themselves "why do I feel a need to tell people I carry a gun"? HUMMM?

    Tipping off a BG that your armed only let's him prepair an attack on you that keeps you from being able to use your weapon on him! (...and maybe score a new handgun in the process!)
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    Tipping off a BG that your armed only let's him prepair an attack on you that keeps you from being able to use your weapon on him! (...and maybe score a new handgun in the process!)
    While this is true, (and agree that using your CHL as an id all the time is a bad idea) I'd bet the typical skell would rather move on to a "softer" target then risk going after one that they know is prepared to fight back.

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