If you live in a State and County that requires handgun registration, such a Clark County Nevada, you may be issued a Blue Card for each handgun you own. If you do, it’s a good idea to always carry this Blue Card with you.
There are at least two reasons for this. One, if you are ever questioned by a law enforcement officer, your CCW will show you’re qualified to carry the firearm, but will not prove that you are the owner. There is no serial numbers of the CCW. The Blue Card proves firearm ownership.
Another reason, I discovered when I went to a Gun Show. I spent over two hours looking for a vender who would take my Ruger LCR in exchange, trying to decide between a Ruger LC9 or a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380, and negotiating a favorable deal.
I finally decided on the Bodyguard because I really felt a pocked pistol would come in handy for those times when a small lightweight handgun would be nice. Such as when wearing shorts in the 110 plus degree heat of Las Vegas, or when I want to through on some sweat pants to run to the market for something. Anyway, it turned out that even though I have a CCW, I could not take my new Bodyguard home because I did not have a Blue Card with me. I ended up making the 23 mile round trip again the next day to pick it up.
So, I will always be armed, unless the law forces me not to be, with a handgun, my CCW, and a blue card. Always ready to ward off any unnecessary hassle from the law or a firearms merchant. Even though a pocket 380 is not an ideal self-defense firearm, it is better than nothing, and will most probably get the job done if necessary.