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Discussion in 'Legal' started by Karate, Sep 24, 2004.

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  1. Karate

    Karate Member

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    What is the general concensus on CCW Badges...I see them for sale quite often...are they a good thing...I would like to hear from some of you who are in law enforcement...I have never really seen the need for one myself...But if they are useful I may consider one
     
  2. Spot77

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    Just for kicks I'm gonna' say it first:


    CONCEALED MEANS CONCEALED!!!:D
     
  3. Karate

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    Amen...and again let me say Amen...then why do they make those badges
     
  4. jsalcedo

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    CCW badges are for wannabe types.

    They serve no purpose other than to make you look like a
    doofus or a target.
     
  5. XLMiguel

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    Bluntly, they make them for posseurs and hosers and immature dweebs. They have no legal standing or recognition AFAIK, and have good potential to get someone dumb enough to flash one arrested for impersonating an officer. Don't waste your money. Any questions?

    JMNSHO.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Standing Wolf

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    Well, okay. Fine. How about a concealed firearms tattoo, then?
     
  7. Karate

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    I felt the way you guys feel but I thougth that I was missing something
     
  8. gunsmith

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    no,really,cops love them!

    :neener:
     
  9. Moparmike

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    On one's forehead.



    I might buy one just to point to it and laugh, or to take some of those pics we all see here. We need a Mall Ninja badge...
     
  10. Edmond

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    Would the tattoo be concealed too?:D
     
  11. DMF

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    What's more likely to draw attention to your firearm:

    1- Subdued finish on a gun, in a nice dark holster, or

    2- That same rig with a highly polished piece of metal clipped right next to it.

    The answer seems obvious to me.

    I will wear my badge on a neckchain if I'm processing a crime scene and my gun might be exposed, ie take my jacket off for the dirty work. Seems like a some cops love to have the badge on the belt, I'm not a big fan of it for the reason I mentioned.

    So that's the practical reason for not having one of those badges. The other reason is you would look like a wanna be. Here's my theory on wanna bes, whether it's cop wanna bes or something else: do what it takes to actual become whatever it is you're imitating rather than living in a delusional fantasy world.

    OK, I think I'm going to have some nachos now.
     
  12. Edmond

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    You know that if you post something like that, you have to invite everyone over and have enough nachos for everyone?:D I love nachos.:D
     
  13. Greg L

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    The only people that I've seen with CCW/Mall Ninja badges are people who I would feel uncomfortable having them armed around me :uhoh: .

    Greg
     
  14. Mixlesplick

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    We don't need no stinkin' badges!:neener:

    Sorry, someone had to say it. No way I would want something that is going to draw attention to me or my firearm like that.
     
  15. BeLikeTrey

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    I see what you are saying

    just in case it is exposed in Wally World while you are getting your wallet or something it would keep the soccer moms happy and keep unwanted calls to the cops...

    It makes sense to a degree and I'm not knocking it, but people see what they wanna see. trust me, I have exposed my piece by accident and still had no one notice except the cashier (at wally world) and she saw my face (kinda sheepish uh-oh) and just smiled. No one else was the wiser. Carry a muted color gun and keep as much as possible hidden. Most are blissfully ignorant and unaware of it. You are always more paranoid of it showing. I've even walked into places with a full size 45 (springfield 1911) with just an untucked shirt (printing like hell) and bought ammo. no one knew then either. realistically, save your cash;)
     
  16. WT

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    CCW badges are used by those who want to impersonate a police office.
     
  17. sendec

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    The dropout at McDonald's who screws up your order wears a badge, peace officers wear shields, even if they are star-shaped.
     
  18. JPL

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    What's the point of these badges?

    If you're carrying concealed and someone tries to start something with you you whip it out and say "Concealed Weapon Carrier! Hit the dirt!"?

    I'm thinking that the best than can come out of of it is you look like a freak.

    The worst?

    Maybe Joe Donut takes umbrage that you have one of his toys and arrests you for impersonating a cop?

    Easy way to avoid that scenario, though, by staying out of donut shops.

    The only TRUE advantage I can see is for the people who make or sell them -- they get money.
     
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    A CCW badge pretty much defeats the purpose of CCW.

    Sendec, LEOs wear a badge and that's your problem if you don't like the terminology. We can play dictionary if you're still confused.
     
  20. George S.

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    Beat me to it!! :D Great line, great movie!

    What would the reason be to have such a badge? I don't want anyone to know that I carry concealed (isn't that the point anyway??).
     
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    CCW badge ? I can't believe there a enough people out there , that are stupid enougfh to pay money for a ccw badge , for the people who are selling them to make enougfh money to pay for thier ad in the back of a magazine . If I want a badge , I'll go to the toy department at Wally World and get one , that way I get the plastic handcuffs too ! BTW I have tinfoil hats for sale . They are only $50.00 each and are guaranteed to protect you from outer space aliens , black helicopters , the evil eye , and even the evil leprecuan that is hiding in your sock drawer . :D
     
  22. Chuck Dye

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    Truth in labeling? (Art's Grammaw, avert thine eyes!)


    This is my rifle,
    this is my gun...



    It depends on where the tatoo is!
     
  23. sendec

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    Mr. Crowley,

    Ouch, looks like I hit a nerve.

    No thanks, I do not want it supersized. If I did I'da asked for it.
     
  24. 4v50 Gary

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    I guess you figured out by now that it's a waste of money better spent on ammunition for practice.
     
  25. Zundfolge

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    Here in Colorado Impersonating a Police Officer has been elevated to a rather nasty felony (apparently some guy here in CO was raping or murdering women while disguised as a cop, so they increased the penalty in response).

    CCW badges are just a little close to that "Impersonating a Police Officer" line for me to be comfortable.

    If some soccermom at Walmart sees my piece then absolute worst case, I have to waste a few minutes talking to a CSPD officer and then I'm on my way ... rather risk that then being charged with a felony.
     
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