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I live in Indiana so, this might be a question for a Indiana LEO.

Say I leave home and I forget my wallet, which I did just Friday. I'm driving and carrying a firearm.

If I was to get pulled over, for any reason, would a picture of my drivers license and gun permit on my phone be acceptable?

I realize it's supposed to be in my possession but, would it be acceptable?

I took pictures of my registration and have my insurance cards on my phone and it made me wonder.
 

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Probably a whole lot better than the "Hi, officer, I'm your daily idiot who left his wallet home!" response.

I memorized my DL #, because I would occasionally forget my wallet while I was driving.
Some of the cops were impressed I knew the number offhand, and I never got a ticket,
when I provided the license information. So it may not help to have pictures, but it sure won't hurt to take a few seconds to put the pictures in your phone.
 

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Seems to me your now leaving it up to that individual and their goodwill instead of actually having the correct documents in hand as you are supposed to in the first place. Better than nothing but still not what your supposed to have.
 

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If you’re with it enough to remember your gun......remember your wallet.

Technically speaking, no, this isn’t a boarding pass at the airport, you could easily be cited for not having them.

Technically, in some states, you could end up losing that particular weapon if things weren’t going well.
 

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I'm sure it all depends on the arresting officer's attitude and your attitude. If the officer just came from a "5hit" call you could be toast.

By running your license and registration the officer will know who they are dealing with and may make their determination based on the totality of the stop.

All the best in 2020,
 

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The ONLY way to ascertain the correct answer to your question is to look up your States Firearms statutes online and or call the SAs office and find out the actual requirements.

If you want to travel light, you could just take a pic of your gun and show that to a BG/ threat...
 

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Pics of your driver's license & carry permit in your cell phone isn't a good idea. If your phone is lost or stolen, Your name and date of birth is available to the finder/thief - and in some jurisdictions, your SSN is also on the DL, providing a Bad Guy with a complete DIY kit for identity theft.

I think most of us remember our SSN, and that, with your name, may enable the Officer to check you out sufficiently. I'd like to see a comment on this from a LEO.
 

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Retired after 34 years, so as I said in #4 here, the law is pretty plain.

You are required to have your DL in your possession while driving. There may be a state or three that can overlook that, depending on why you were stopped, but why bother?

Personally, if you’re paying attention enough to arm yourself, and turn the ignition key.....how difficult is it to add you license and permit to your ‘stuff’?
 

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Retired after 34 years, so as I said in #4 here, the law is pretty plain.

You are required to have your DL in your obsession while driving.
Yes, a little OCD can be a good thing! :biglaugh: (No offense intended.)
 

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If you’re with it enough to remember your gun......remember your wallet.
Consider yourself fortunate, apparently it hasn't happened to you.

You've just showered and are getting dressed.... almost done, the gun goes on and as you are donning your spare mage the phone rings. There's been an accident and you rush out the door... wallet still on your dresser because you were seconds from grabbing it when something more important distracted you.

$h!t happens sometimes, even to the perfect people that "never forget."
 

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If you’re with it enough to remember your gun......remember your wallet.
Consider yourself fortunate, apparently it hasn't happened to you.

You've just showered and are getting dressed.... almost done, the gun goes on and as you are donning your spare mage the phone rings. There's been an accident and you rush out the door... wallet still on your dresser because you were seconds from grabbing it when something more important distracted you.

$h!t happens sometimes, even to the perfect people that "never forget."
Wow, that’s quite a reach. I’m about as far from perfect as it gets......but in almost 50 years of carrying a gun, I’ve not made that move.

Nope, my ID is next to whatever gun I’m carrying, next to the keys. Too many years with a system I found works for me.

Keys get touched last in the scenario you’re describing. Sorry, ain’t that hard.
 

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Wow, that’s quite a reach. I’m about as far from perfect as it gets......but in almost 50 years of carrying a gun, I’ve not made that move.

Nope, my ID is next to whatever gun I’m carrying, next to the keys. Too many years with a system I found works for me.

Keys get touched last in the scenario you’re describing. Sorry, ain’t that hard.
Yeah, but your forgetting that the nobody is perfect excuse is now becoming the perfect excuse for not getting it right. LOL
 

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As I pocket carry in the home and of course go to the mail box I photo copied drivers license and CCW back to back, laminated - then stuck it in my 'Sticky' holster with my new S/A Hellcat. It just happens thats also my EDC out of the house.

Grant
 
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