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Saw an Idiot with a CCW Permit Badge at the mall

This is a discussion on Saw an Idiot with a CCW Permit Badge at the mall within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by TN_Mike I didn't say anything to him though I wanted to. I figured it wouldn't do any good because if he's dumb ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TN_Mike View Post
    I didn't say anything to him though I wanted to. I figured it wouldn't do any good because if he's dumb enough to buy one of those stupid badges, he isn't going to like me telling him he's dumb for wearing it.
    Naaa, you don't say anything........ Just point and laugh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubNine View Post
    A waste of metal that could be used to make more firearms, or shell casings for ammo. Who was the idiot that thought of CCW badges anyway?
    Somebody who wanted to make money off of newbies with a new CCW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight View Post
    That's priceless. "Concealed Permit Holder", but no gun. Maybe his mommy took it away from him.
    Maybe he hasn't got his one round yet, so why carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally XD View Post
    Its only brandishing his stupidity! Shame stupidity isnt illegal.

    Mike, I think we have been saying that for years and years...

    My lateste and greatest (that I can't help spurting out)...

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    I thought of these things more as a novelty, but makers of these also do legit LE badges too. All about money, not character.

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    Ok.....really.....who was it?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sig sauer View Post
    Are those badges for real (for CCW holders), or can anyone buy them?
    To answer your question, anyone can buy them out of a magazine or on the web.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevePVB View Post
    I'm not sure I can figure out what the legitimate use might be. What is your thinking?
    When I was about to take my CCP training I had a conversation with an LEO who is an acquaintance of mine. I had just seen one of my favorite movies, "LA Confidential" and I remarked how the bad cop held up his LEO badge as other LEOs began to arrive. The idea of a badge for a CCP holder had never occurred to me. 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. Obviously the badge would remain concealed unless needed in this situation.

    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.
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    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?
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    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.
    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.
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    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.
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    I have asked 4 different LEO in 2 cities about this.

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCohodas View Post
    When I was about to take my CCP training I had a conversation with an LEO who is an acquaintance of mine. I had just seen one of my favorite movies, "LA Confidential" and I remarked how the bad cop held up his LEO badge as other LEOs began to arrive. The idea of a badge for a CCP holder had never occurred to me. 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. Obviously the badge would remain concealed unless needed in this situation.

    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. I'm not talking about the comments on this thread which I consider pretty mild. On the other hand, the moderator on this forum has sometimes deleted comments I have made for no reason I can discern. Go figure.
    And they told me the same thing as the officer you talked to. They told me it would not be considered impersonating an officer in that situation and should not be on display for any other reason that they could think of. It may very well cause LE to not shoot you thinking you are a bad guy. I don't own one, and don't intend to, but as a result of those conversations I am less critical of someone who does if they use it properly and keep it hidden.
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    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)
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