CCW Badges???

This is a discussion on CCW Badges??? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Prospector Not for me. Kinda defeats the whole notion of "Concealed Carry Weapon" concept. Nobody is supposed to know, right? They'd have ...

View Poll Results: So use a "Concealed Carry Badge"?

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  • Yes. Keeps people from freaking out if my gun is exposed. I know I'm not a cop.

    14 2.64%
  • Maybe. I'll have to think about it some.

    25 4.71%
  • Not for me. I won't harrass you for having one though.

    70 13.18%
  • Uh no.

    205 38.61%
  • No. People who carry these are wanna be cops.

    76 14.31%
  • No. People who carry these are such posers and I regard them with contempt.

    133 25.05%
  • It's illegal in my state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prospector
    Not for me. Kinda defeats the whole notion of "Concealed Carry Weapon" concept. Nobody is supposed to know, right? They'd have to re-issue all of us new permits that are CCWM....Concealed Carry Weapon, Maybe! Ole Bumper can relate to the "misidentification"...we were once private investigators with...get this "American Bureau of Investigation"....I'll let you guess who we got mistaken for while out on a "Domestic" case.....ah yes, we did have our moments!
    I also seem to remember they got us into Mexico when we would otherwise not have not been allowed to go. But that's another story...

    I voted that they were posers that I hold with contempt. That being said I also added another option to the poll, "They are illegal in my state". In Arizona, they are illegal to wear, period. They will yank your permit and put your little arse in jail. At least they will after the police officer stops laughing. They are novelty and if you want one, that's okay. Just don't ever try to "use" it. Leave it at home....
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    In the place of a badge which I am in no way for, a CCW Standardization between states would help so maybe in the background you see clearly CCW or whatever the proper term is. If I am traveling in Texas and get stopped at least there is an ID the officer may recognize and say I am a good guy.
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    People who opt to carry a CCW badge are generally the same people who obtained a CCW permit for use as a status symbol. I hold them in contempt.

    These are the same people who believe that since they've been authorized by the state to carry a concealed firearm, they've suddenly become an armed civilian version of law enforcement who is now obligated to place themselves and others at risk by watching over and protecting the sheep. Thats why they feel the badge is necessary, to impersonate law enforcement. I hold them in contempt.

    Concealed means concealed, you don't need no stinkin' badge. And if you want to play cop, join the academy.
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    I doubt it

    Until I physically see a CCW badge, I am putting it in the same class as UFOs, square circles, and military intelligence.

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    What's the point. When a cop wants to see my CCW License he doesn't want to see some stupid badge that I bought in the mail.

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    If you want to--do it without me. Had a friend who bought one and showed it to me. My response, was simple, if you ever show that thing while you are with me, I will pretend I have never met you.
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    lt8tmgya ~ Here Is One For You

    Quote Originally Posted by lt8tmgya
    Until I physically see a CCW badge, I am putting it in the same class as UFOs, square circles, and military intelligence.
    Your Wish Is My Command!
    Here is a photo of one off the web.
    They used to sell them on Ebay.

    HERE IS ONE MORE...Western Style!
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    I have to disagree with the idea of carrying these "badges".
    Having been in Special Forces for several years I know all about 'Wannabes."
    There are always problems with people who have this mentality.
    I can appreciate the comment by Prospector, I used to work as a PI for the "Western Bureau of Investigation" in Los Angeles. I'm sure I experienced the same confusion as he and Bumper did.
    I just think badges are a bad idea for CCW holders. I agree with the consensus being voiced by most of you.
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    Hey QK I'd love one of the Internet Detective Badges for a wall plaque. But never a CCW badge.

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    Red face

    Quote Originally Posted by nighthawk
    Hey QK I'd love one of the Internet Detective Badges for a wall plaque. But never a CCW badge.
    Hey ! Yeah! A wall plaque! Darn, I think you're on to something here!

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    I can't believe no one has said it yet...

    Badges?

    We don't need no steenkin' Badges.

    I just thought of it when I saw them in the local gun shop yesterday.

    I did have one guy tell me he thought it would have saved him several hours of his life. He was in the bank making a deposit and when he moved his jacket to get a pen the woman in front of him was in just the right location to spot his gun. She started screaming "He's got a gun it's a robbery". He was detained for some time while the whole thing was sorted out. He figured that if he had a badge clipped on his belt next to his gun she would have assumed he was law and not have made the huge scene.

    Of course better knowledge of the drawbacks to his concealed carry rig would have the same result. I know from which angles I might expose my gun and take care to ensure no one is in those areas. That and I adjust what items go in which pockets based on how I'm carrying to avoid any potential exposure.

    As for me and mine, we don't need no steenkin' badges.

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    Ok! Scott Said It ~ Scott Said It!

    "We don't need no steenkin' Badges."
    I knew it was coming...I just knew it!

    Oh...So you guys want INTERNET DETECTIVE badges now?
    As a wall hanger? That's cool.
    Lots of people collect Police Badges & Shoulder Patches & that would be an interesting hobby.
    They don't carry them around though ~ they make some pretty neat looking displays with them.

    I don't think they have "OFFICIAL BADGE COLLECTOR" badges though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    [I][BLots of people collect Police Badges & Shoulder Patches & that would be an interesting hobby. They don't carry them around though ~ they make some pretty neat looking displays with them.
    That would be me. I have collected patches for about 15 years, not actively anymore, but I have a few. I have a couple of badges. They never leave my home office/study.
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    Here's what the Ohio Attorney General has to say about CCW badges:

    http://www.ag.state.oh.us/press_rele...ge20041028.pdf

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    That was an interesting official statement type letter from Ohio.
    I'm not sure what the Pennsylvania official view/law is concerning CCW badges.
    I'm best guessing that our "Boys On The Street" AKA ~ Local LEO, State LEO, & County Sheriff
    would either:
    (1) ~ Have a very hearty & soulful laugh at the bearers expense. or...
    (2) ~ Get miffed, suspicious, & possibly POed
    neither option would be something that I would desire as an LTC citizen.
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