Louisiana Concealed Carry Permit holders have reason to celebrate as the state police recently announced that the permit will now be part of the LA Wallet app. This app is the official digital identification holder for the state of Louisiana, and it allows users to store a digital copy of their driver’s license, state ID, and various licenses, including the Concealed Carry permit. The Louisiana State Police have stated that they will accept the digital version of the permit as proof of having a valid Concealed Carry permit.
However, it’s important to note that physical cards will still be issued, and holders are not required to use the app. It’s also recommended that the physical card be kept nearby when carrying, as there may be situations where it’s necessary to produce the physical card, such as when showing it as proof of a background check when buying guns through an FFL dealer. While the LA Wallet app is free and available on both iPhones and Androids, it’s always a good idea to have a physical copy as a backup.
Overall, this change is a positive one for Louisiana Concealed Carry Permit holders. The ability to store a digital copy of the permit on the LA Wallet app provides a convenient and accessible option for carrying proof of the permit. However, it’s important to remember that the existing Concealed Carry permit laws still apply, and holders must adhere to these laws regardless of whether they are using the physical card or digital version. As always, it’s important to stay up to date on any changes and regulations related to Concealed Carry permits in Louisiana.