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WA CPL - It's almost to big to carry

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by dallen1x, May 14, 2013.

  1. dallen1x

    dallen1x Wil_Val, OR Active Member

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    How do you guys carry the WA CPL.
    It's so big. It's not business card or credit card size.
    I'm tempted to fold it in half and laminate it but the bend would go through some of the info on this plank of wood.
    I might have to get a new holster just to carry this thing or one of those press ID lanyards that go around the neck. :laugh:
    On a side note, it was pleasant dealing with the nice people at the Clark County office.
     
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  2. bigdadytid

    bigdadytid Vancouver, WA Member

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    fold in half, laminate, put in wallet, pack the heat...
     
  3. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I fold mine, have never laminated it. Yes it's too big, but still required to carry it.
     
  4. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    This.
     
  5. Netspirit

    Netspirit Bellevue, WA Active Member

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    I have trimmed mine.

    If you take a closer look, you will see that there is no information on the borders. Laminate it at Staples, then take your scissors and cut the top, bottom, left and right borders off until it is exactly the size of a credit card.
     
  6. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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  7. Jerry

    Jerry Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    My WA State CPL fits just fine in my wallet(s) after I folded it in half and laminated it at Kinkos.
     
  8. Botte Hork

    Botte Hork Camas WA Well-Known Member

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    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I thought WA also didn't recognize out of state licenses for residents.
     
  10. Solomon

    Solomon Vancouver Active Member

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    Trimmed, folded and laminated.
     
  11. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like the job for a murse? ;-)

    20090804-murse.jpg
     
  12. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    Fixed it for you...

    Size does matter.
     
  13. Will_Power

    Will_Power OR via OK Active Member

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    So, does that mean you only have to have your WA CPL on file, or have it physically on your person, as well?
     
  14. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    Has to be on you. You absolutely do not want to be caught carrying concealed without having your license on your person.
     
  15. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    If you are carrying concelled you must have the CPL on your preson or if your in your car youe immediate posssision since as your wallet in the dash or console.
    my CPL fits fine in my wallet.
     
  16. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Fold, laminate, trim.

    C'mon guys, it really isn't that hard.
     
  17. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    yup, just tad bit bigger than driver license. no big deal.

    never mind, I just checked mine and it's not tad bit bigger. :bluelaugh:
     
  18. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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  19. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    True, if a WA resident you must have a WA CPL but WA recognizes:
    Arkansas
    Louisiana
    Michigan
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Tennessee
    Utah
     
  20. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    I have carried one for many years, and OC'd without a license even more. The size of the license is wrong for most wallets, but who cares? Fold it and put it in your wallet. Just remember when you need to renew it.

    In 43 years I have never been asked for a CPL, OC or CC, in vehicle, or out of vehicle. Don't commit a crime and it is irrelevant. If you haven't committed a crime they have no reason to ask for it, or your weapon. If they are that curious they can look it up. If you are not suspected of committing a crime, you do NOT have to prove to them you have a CPL, and you do NOT have to allow them to seize your person or your weapon.

    Don't physically fight them if they insist, just sue them if they do...but like I said, in my experience since July 1970, I have never even been asked for a CPL the very few times I have been stopped or had any conversation with LE about my carry.