Hock- the process is supposed to be a give someone transferring gun to you a copy, said copy being signed in ink- so that while the document is a copy, the signature is an original on each one. You are NOT supposed to sign the original, and that is not a ding during an inspection. However, now that we are allowed to fax or email outr licenses, the "original signature" requirement is unofficially loosened up a bit.
And yeah, I keep 2 or 3 unsigned copies in my wallet. Targets of opportunity- in another town, drop by a gun shop, find one for my collection, take copy out and sign it right there.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.