Frankie - B wrote:
Which political jurisdiction requires you to carry your concealed carry license when you are not carrying a (concealed) gun?
does it matter? As a European i'm reading these things in awe, haven't the times of "the wild west" past? carrying a gun has more to do with an arms race then self protection. Please pinch my arm and remember what century we live in
Suprise! I live in Texas. If you are stopped by a police officer (like a traffic stop) you must produce both forms of ID for the officer. I carry my CH license because it is in my wallet at all times. When I take my drivers license out, I take both forms of ID with me.
Also, please keep in mind that I live in deep South Texas. I frequently ride my road bike to one of the many international bridges that cross the Rio Grande. When I ride my mountain bike on trails (public parks) I have encountered materials left by smugglers, or people who entered the US illegally (clothes, water jugs, food wrappers, etc), and even on my road bikes, I pass Border Patrol all the time.
Also, to answer your post about an "arms race", I'm sorry, but you are dead wrong on that. I'm not carrying a Dirty Harry Edition .357 Magnum. When I carry, I carry a small 9mm which I have for personal protection (made by a European company, BTW), and I never "show it off". If it comes out, it's because it needs to come out, and I only point it at something I intend on shooting. Guns aren't toys, unlike the way they're portrayed on TV or in the movies. I take gun ownership very seriously, because the effects of a gun are serious.