Saw an Idiot with a CCW Permit Badge at the mall

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    Saw an Idiot with a CCW Permit Badge at the mall

    I got dragged to the mall again this weekend. I'm not sure how this keeps happening to me....but, while we were there, sitting in a common area waiting for the 6 year olds to finish their ice cream cones, I saw a man, about 30 years old or so, with a badge on his belt walking our way. As he got closer I saw that the badge was the star in the circle type, like the US Marshals wear. This got my attention and as he started to pass by us, I looked very close at it and was stunned to read "Concealed Permit Holder" on the badge. Then I looked and saw his openly carried EMPTY holster on his right hip just behind the "I'm an idiot wanna-be badge".

    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.

    This was the first time I have actually seen someone with one of those idiot things and I was kind of shocked.

    By the way, I was armed with my Glock 23, on my right hip, 2 spare magazines on my left and a snub nosed .357 revolver in my right front pocket. I was concealed, wearing my Glock in an IWB kydex concealment holster with my untucked T-shirt covering everything. The "Mall Vice-Ninjas" never gave me a second look...
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    Mike, I applaud your restraint in not slapping some sense into that moron.
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    Although I have argued that badges have a legitimate, but very limited use, this does not come even close. Makes one wonder if he even qualified for a CC permit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCohodas View Post
    Although I have argued that badges have a legitimate, but very limited use, this does not come even close. Makes one wonder if he even qualified for a CC permit.
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    Idiots like that give us good guys a bad name.....

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    Isn't wearing a CCW badge like brandishing without actually brandishing?
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    Its only brandishing his stupidity! Shame stupidity isnt illegal.
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    I work security and on parkinlot patrol a saw a truck and the LP is as follows "IAMCCW" I wanted to scream.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TN_Mike View Post
    "Concealed Permit Holder" on the badge. Then I looked and saw his openly carried EMPTY holster on his right hip just behind the "I'm an idiot wanna-be badge".
    That's priceless. "Concealed Permit Holder", but no gun. Maybe his mommy took it away from him.
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    Are those badges for real (for CCW holders), or can anyone buy them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCohodas View Post
    Although I have argued that badges have a legitimate, but very limited use, this does not come even close. Makes one wonder if he even qualified for a CC permit.

    I'm not sure I can figure out what the legitimate use might be. What is your thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miggy View Post
    Mike, I applaud your restraint in not slapping some sense into that moron.
    Ditto...

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    Thought that I would weigh in here as a new carrier. I too thought this would be a good idea...until I found this site. I thought that if I was caught printing that this would alleviate some of the fears that a LEO would have. It may not be his stupidity that was front and center, but maybe he is just uninformed. Maybe approaching the guy and pointing him to this site could have made him a better carrier.

    But, I have to admit wearing a badge and not carrying screams keystone cop!
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    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?
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