He was me. (That was I?)
Of course, I told myself I had excuses – I was still unpacking from the move; I moved because I lost my home (an emotional/distracting time to be sure) and didn’t have a functioning printer to update my address information with DPS. (They’re still in the Dark Ages – one cannot update information on-line. Print out a form, fill it out and send it in.)
My roommate recently loaned me a printer because I’m more apt to print stuff than she. I was getting it set up and remembered I needed to inform DPS. I pulled out my trusty permit and WHOOPS!
Thank the good folks in the Arizona Legislature who passed Constitutional Carry a couple years back. It’s a little different from having a permit, and if I ever have enough spare funds to actually buy a gun, I’ll have to go through the ‘dreaded’ NICS (Brady) check system. The permit acted as a check, previously.
Of course, there’s no way I can afford to purchase any firearm, so I’m safe.
PS – I called AZ DPS CCW Unit yesterday morning and it turns out while the permit is currently invalid, renewal may be accomplished within 60 days! Just print out the form, fill it out, send it in with a $43.00 money order and you’re golden for another five years!
Geez, in five years I’ll be 65 ! I’ll probably forget then, too!
The point is, IF you are a licensed or permitted person, check to make certain your documents are in order (e.g. current) and in your possession as needed. It wouldn’t do to have a defensive confrontation and reach for one’s permit to show the PD and not have it, or have it previously expired.