I thought of these things more as a novelty, but makers of these also do legit LE badges too. All about money, not character.
Ok.....really.....who was it?
I could see myself doing the empty holster thing if I were in a place where I was prohibited from carrying as a sort of protest...
I think the badge is going a little overboard, but if I was a college student, I could perhaps understand it.
It would be one way of making the statement that I am licensed and yet prohibited from defending myself.
I ordered a badge. The company charged my credit card but never delivered. The credit card company returned my money but I never ordered another one from a different vendor. I am appalled at the virulent attacks on those who even suggest it might be an idea worth discussing.
A CCW badge "SCREAMS" (are you ready for this?)
LOOK AT ME! I COULDN'T POSSIBLY EVER BE A REAL COP... I'M A LOSER WANNA BE!
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Just plain idiotic, IMHO. Why in the world would you advertise that you are hiding something?
Couldn't that be seen as impersonating a LEO... flashing a badge. I know it would depend on the situation, but you don't actually have to say Im a cop, you just have to allow them to think it.Quote:
It was his suggestion a badge might be helpful in the aftermath of a SD shooting to cause even a momentary pause in LEO reaction while trying to sort out the good guys from the bad guys.
Where the heck was his gun? Please don't tell me it fell out of his holster somewhere and there's a loose gun out there.
I can't figure out why he has his; badge (check) Holster (check) Gun? (uh oh)... maybe he left in on the back of the stool in the men's room.
I don't need a badge... I'm doing my best to have my gun holstered and out of sight or my gun laying on the ground when LEO's show up.
If I am still having to hold the BG at gunpoint when LEO's arrive, I will follow their commands and follow all their instructions to the letter until they feel safe, have the situation in control and the time comes to identify myself and show my permit. They are not going to shoot me outright unless I do something stupid, make a furtive move, or point my gun at them.
If I am involved in a shooting in my county, every LEO knows me on sight and most know me as one of the medics on the tactical team, so probably no issues on home turf... but in all other jurisdictions, the above protocol applies. (our tactical medics are armed members and do have a sheriff's commission, just no powers of arrest so we are not certified LEO's)