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This is a discussion on Would you impersonate a police officer if.. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Uh, no. And no twice on Sunday. Gun goes to ground and I am complying with every command. LEO will see who needs his attention ...

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    Uh, no. And no twice on Sunday. Gun goes to ground and I am complying with every command. LEO will see who needs his attention quickly enough.
    "Life's tough......It's even tougher if you're stupid." -John Wayne


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    I can't believe this thread has not been closed yet.
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    Grasseater // Grass~eat~er noun, often attributive \ˈgras-ē-tər\
    A person who is incapable of independent thought; a person who is herd animal-like in behavior; one who cannot distinguish between right and wrong; a foolish person.
    See also Sheep

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    In my home I'm the law until the law shows up, then I'm the home owner and turn the duty over to the pros.

    Would I claim to be a LEO at anytime and under any condition? Nope.
    "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36

    "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." – Thomas Jefferson

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    If the LEO arrives while I still have a gun in my hand, I don't see how pretending I am police is any better than shouting “I’m not the shooter” or something to that affect.

    The reality is, you are in a messed up situation that you chose to involve yourself in and you are totally dependent on the arriving officer’s perception of things. So don’t act hostile, show him/her compliance (if you are afforded the opportunity). Being shot by the arriving LEO should always be a consideration if you are going to insert yourself into a hostile situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AtlantaSW40 View Post
    Agreed...if a cop is firing at me and trying and take me down because of his ignorance to the current situation..he's getting put down with the BG.
    I hope other conceal carry individuals in your city don't think like you. What a stupid remark.
    May we never forget those in uniform who protect us night and day in lands far away. And those in all wars who paid the supreme sacrifice in defense of our country. May God Bless our Troops and First Responders.

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    Option 1: Call 911 and describe yourself. Doesn't guarantee you are not the shooter though.

    Option 2: When you see the LEOs approaching, look VERY HAPPY to see them. Smaile, shout, wave, whatever.

    Option 3: In your actions, try to look like a professional shooter. LEOs may assume you could be an LEO if you look like one.

    Add all this together and it may make a difference. Or not.
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    There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIXIETWISTER View Post
    Sorry i had left off the part about on duty police arriving and not knowing who the bad guy is..
    If you LIE and say you are a cop, that felony now makes you the bad guy.

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    Bad guy beats...Dead guy Every time.
    You may not like guns. You may choose not to own one. That is your right.
    You might not believe in God. That is your choice.
    However, if someone breaks into your home at 3AM the first two things you are going to do are:
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    2)Pray they get there in time." - A wise man

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIXIETWISTER View Post
    Bad guy beats...Dead guy Every time.
    Sure, if those were your only choices (and ignoring the ethical concerns). But that's a false dichotomy: those are NOT your only choices. You could put on your CCW tiara for instance... or do lots of other things suggested above.
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    I think the OP has a legitimate concern. Impersonating a cop can be a major offense but may save the legally armed good guy if the situation involves a good buy and a bad guy in a hostile situation when the police arrive.

    I would do the following:
    1. Tell the dispatcher you are legally armed if you get that chance.
    2. Keep the gun on the bad guy until police get there.
    3. Lay down your weapon and comply with all the police commands.

    I know there are CPL badges being sold online but they look close to police badges and may amount to impersonation.

    You have to pray that the cops arriving on the scene don't have itchy trigger fingers and take down everyone on the scene who has a gun.
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    Never.

    I agree with some things others have said.

    Calling 911 and describing yourself and that you have a CWP is a good idea and might be helpful.

    One thing that we can all learn from watching police videos is that it never works out so well for the people that don't follow police orders.

    I would personally only use my weapon if I had to: to protect my life or others. If the shooter has already been shooting and the building is now empty (or emptying out), GET OUT. Let the LEOs handle it. You're border-lining self-defense with vigilantism.

    My .02 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NIS350ZTT View Post
    Never.

    I agree with some things others have said.

    Calling 911 and describing yourself and that you have a CWP is a good idea and might be helpful.

    One thing that we can all learn from watching police videos is that it never works out so well for the people that don't follow police orders.

    I would personally only use my weapon if I had to: to protect my life or others. If the shooter has already been shooting and the building is now empty (or emptying out), GET OUT. Let the LEOs handle it. You're border-lining self-defense with vigilantism.

    My .02 cents.
    If my pistol is in my hand, then there is something in my IMMEDIATE vicinity that needs my absolute and undivided attention. I am not going to try to call 911 and attempt to describe myself and to tell them I am a "good guy".

    Just do what the LEO tells you.
    "Life's tough......It's even tougher if you're stupid." -John Wayne

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    No. Just no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    I would think in most self defense scenarios, the shooting will be long done when five-o gets there on the scene
    I believe in most cases, that statement is 99% true.
    "He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." – Luke 22:36

    "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." – Thomas Jefferson

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