Must show DL while carrying?

Discussion in 'General GWL Questions' started by gsusnake, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. gsusnake

    gsusnake Token Liberal Hippie

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    If I'm stopped while OC and the officer requests my license, do I have to show him my DL along with my GFL?
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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  3. ahlongslide

    ahlongslide New Member

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    I had read that one too, but it doesn't make much sense... there is no photo ID on my GFL so someone could steal it who could be described similarly (ie girly wrists and the like) and would never have to prove that they are the same person that is on the license... That means I could get replacement licenses for friends who are ineligible and they could carry unabated until there was a situation where they actually had to use their gun...

    That sounds stupid.
     
  4. Wiley

    Wiley New Member

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    Not to go too far afield, when asked for identification by the poll worker I present my GFL and nothing else. Has always been accepted. (Only once with a "Gooleee, I ain't never seed one a-them afore!")
     
  5. legacy38

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    Unless you are driving a vehicle for which a license is required and upon a roadway you aren't required to have a driver's license.

    I would personally advise that you have some form of picture ID to expedite things though.
     
  6. AV8R

    AV8R Banned

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    Expedite what?
     
  7. merlock

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    Things :?
     
  8. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Me, too. :wink:

    One time I had to show them the statute, though. Only once.
     
  9. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    I am not sure how it would expedite things for me to hand over MORE of my stuff to one of "you guys."

    :lol:

    You have my name, address, DOB, height, weight, and eye color right there. Heck, you even have the signature of my probate judge.

    May I have your driver's license?

    "Sir, you have everything you need. I am not answering any questions. Charge me or release me."

    :wink:
     
  10. legacy38

    legacy38 Active Member

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    Picture ID would more help assure the officer that the person standing or whatever before them is the person issued the GFL.
     
  11. ahlongslide

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    I'll probably show my DL but as for my felonious friends that look similar to me that are RGFL holders...
     
  12. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    I thought GFLs didn't count as ID for something. Maybe I'm thinking of the TX CHL?
     
  13. legacy38

    legacy38 Active Member

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    Did the photo ID thing ever pass and survive court challenges for voting ID?
     
  14. Thorsen

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    I've got no problem showing my driver's license when asked. It may not be a requirement, but it is the best tool possible to use when clearly identifying yourself. If you were hardnosed about giving an officer your drivers license when they were trying to determine if the GFL you handed them was yours or not, I can see them detaining you to ensure you were not breaking the law by carrying a firearm. And I don't see that detainment being considered unreasonable by a court either.

    I don't see this as being any different than when I responded to alarm calls to the businesses I have ran. Almost always the police were there when I arrived on site and unless an officer on site recognized me as the manager (from a previous alarm call - damn things go off all the time) then they would ask me for some identification. I obviously had done nothing wrong and I was most definitely my employers agent so I had every right to be there, but giving them my identification along with my company ID ensured the officers knew who they were dealing with.
     
  15. Rammstein

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    Just say no to "papers please."
     
  16. ber950

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    Then the State should specify that the GFL has a picture on it. Not a fingerprint. However the State calls it identification and doesn't require a photo. If its good enough to vote then it should be good enough to walk around.
     
  17. legacy38

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    Walk around all you want, but I'm just telling you that your far more likely to stand still for while with an officer than if you show a photo ID along with the GFL.
     
  18. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    The GFL is specifically listed as acceptable ID for voting purposes.
     
  19. Thorsen

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    Considering that a utility bill is a good enough document to allow you to vote in Georgia, I wouldn't be holding that standard up as the benchmark. Personally, I completely disagree with courts on that one and think that a state issued picture ID, passport, or military ID should be the only documents acceptable, but that is an arguement for another time.

    I do agree with you that the GFL should be a picture ID. With the correct software installed, the DMV could be used to issue a professional grade license with picture. Unfortunately, that makes too much sense.