Utah pin - carry?

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    Utah pin - carry?

    Fox News story:

    An oval pin with a six-point star in the middle has been seen adorning lawmaker's blazers around the halls of the Utah state capitol building. But if you see one, don't make any fast moves: It probably means they're carrying a pistol.

    The Salt Lake (Utah) Tribune reports that about one in 10 Utah state lawmakers has a concealed weapons permit and they have been known to exercise their permitted rights on occasion.

    Lately, several have been seen wearing the pin. They're a bit cagey about discussing the meaning of the adornment, however.

    When asked about his pin, state Rep. Curtis Oda deadpans: "I could tell you, but I'd have to kill you."

    The Tribune reports that during a recent legislative field trip, four lawmakers including Oda had to check their guns before entering an oil refinery.

    Oda said one reason he supports gun ownership rights is because lawmakers can be targets themselves.

    "You don't know. ... It's just the fact that I'd rather be prepared. The officers here are great, but they can't be right there next to you," Oda said.

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    Interesting idea, though it would tend to let others know I might be carrying...

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    badges,we don't need no stinkin badges.(blazing saddles)
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    Just a thought, but when you carry concealed the element of surprise is on your side when SHTF but if you have a badge then that kind of goes out the window.
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    Yeah, but if they are only wearing them while at the capitol, then it is more of a quiet pro-2A statement of support. CCW badges for everyday folks is pretty silly, but I can't think it's a bad idea for a politician to show his support for concealed carry.
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    Kinda like a secret handshake or gang sign.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glock27mark View Post
    badges,we don't need no stinkin badges.(blazing saddles)
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    Quote Originally Posted by glock27mark View Post
    badges,we don't need no stinkin badges.(blazing saddles)
    Uhh......how about "Treasure of the Sierra Madre"?

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    Thumbs up for the lawmakers... By wearing the badge they are IN YOUR FACE to every naysayer in their ranks... I say KUDOs to them...
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    Badgers? We don't need no stinking badgers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergeant Mac View Post
    Uhh......how about "Treasure of the Sierra Madre"?
    Beat me to it.
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    Be interesting to find out more on the representation behind this oval badge with a six point star. Any Utah sleuths amongst us? Anyway, the more support on any state level for concealed carry the better off we all are. Lets hope they didn't buy the badges with taxpayer money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergeant Mac View Post
    Uhh......how about "Treasure of the Sierra Madre"?
    +1, Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergeant Mac View Post
    Uhh......how about "Treasure of the Sierra Madre"?
    or ....... the three amigos

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    When we put over 400 pro-gun folk in the State General Assembly Building for "Lobby Day" they wore "Gun Save Lives" pins.

    It seemed to make an impression on the legislators. Unfortunately not the Governor.

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    I don't know what the security set up is at the capitol building but the pins might be to let the security staff know who they are.
    As far as the " Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!" line goes. That exact quote is from Blazing Saddles. The line in Treasure of the Sierra Madre is slightly different. Mel Brooks was having a little fun with it.
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