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    What is your opinion of a CCW Badges? I already know most police officers don't like them,but with that being said I saw one recently, a guy I know had a badge custom made with his name,state seal,and permit number that looked real good .I myself have bad and mixed feelings about it :shock:

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    What is the point? Why advertise the fact that you are CC'ing? Doesn't that defeat the point of CC. Police badges represent authority given by the governent. CCW badges don't mean anything.


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    nathan wrote:
    What is the point? Why advertise the fact that you are CC'ing? Doesn't that defeat the point of CC. Police badges represent authority given by the governent. CCW badges don't mean anything.
    These badges are the same shape and design to those used byLEOs, and may appear to officers to be official identification. Please be aware that a badge is not required for carrying a concealed handgun and cannot be used as a substitute for the concealed handgun license . Displaying a badge may give the false, and illegal, impression that the holder is a LEO, and possibly leading to criminal prosecution for impersonating an officer. The badge may also attract attention from criminals who believe the holder is an officer.

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    "Badges? Wee don't neeed no steeenkin badges!!

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    If you want a badge then join a police force. Otherwise you are a wannabe that needs to stay home and watch Dirty Harry and Barney the Purple Dinosaur. Don't be exposing yourself tothe public.

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    I think Mike, Supermoderator said it best earlier. A badge undermines the OC mission of educating the public that ordinary citizens can OC.
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    Citizen wrote:
    I think Mike, Supermoderator said it best earlier. A badge undermines the OC mission of educating the public that ordinary citizens can OC.
    +1 My vote is that they do not serve a useful purpose and may get you charged with impersonating if they look to close to a real badge.

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    I have had friends tell me that the reason people OC is to look like a cop, which we all know is not true. But if you start wearing a badge people will really think we are trying to be cops. I am going to school to be LE and I'll wait tillI amdone with school and get onto a force before I start wearing a badge. Also I don't understand why you would want to wear something if you don't have too. It is also fun to leave people guessing sometimes.

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    I wouldn't carry a badge. No need

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    HMDGLOCK wrote:
    I have had friends tell me that the reason people OC is to look like a cop, which we all know is not true. But if you start wearing a badge people will really think we are trying to be cops. I am going to school to be LE and I'll wait tillI amdone with school and get onto a force before I start wearing a badge. Also I don't understand why you would want to wear something if you don't have too. It is also fun to leave people guessing sometimes.
    Ah, criminal justice, was my major as well, I am actually getting ready to drop out of the next stage of the state police process -- I took another job.

    However, there are quite a few people who at least seem like they join for the gun and the badge, which is sad.

    I can also certainly believe that some wear a gun to look like a cop, this isn't too much of a stretch, I have had people tell me that before. But, I'll take the heat, when I'm standing at the counter and someone comes in to hold up the place and they want my help.... hmmm.... what? -- Do I look like a cop? HAHA!

    Badge is only good for police and bounty hunters, gives the illusion of authority.

    You don't get why people wear something if they don't have to!?! You wear a gun don't you! :P

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    This what I wear.
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    I can tell you've been Rady8ed, you have a nice glow about you.

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    Look it's legal
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    I can tell you've been Rady8ed, you have a nice glow about you.

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    Just kidding, of course.


    I can tell you've been Rady8ed, you have a nice glow about you.

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    BobCav wrote:
    "Badges? Wee don't neeed no steeenkin badges!!
    +1



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    nathan wrote:
    What is the point? Why advertise the fact that you are CC'ing? Doesn't that defeat the point of CC. Police badges represent authority given by the governent. CCW badges don't mean anything.
    I've been caught offguard by Geek Squad guys in Best Buy who wear fairly realistic looking badges at first sight.

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    tarzan1888 wrote:
    BobCav wrote:
    "Badges? Wee don't neeed no steeenkin badges!!
    +1



    Tarzan
    Yeah, what you said.

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    Wynder wrote:
    nathan wrote:
    What is the point? Why advertise the fact that you are CC'ing? Doesn't that defeat the point of CC. Police badges represent authority given by the governent. CCW badges don't mean anything.
    I've been caught offguard by Geek Squad guys in Best Buy who wear fairly realistic looking badges at first sight.
    This is a perfect example of: "retarded"

    The Geek Squad wearing a "badge" or a carrier wearing a "badge", it's a tough call on which is worse.. at least a private carrier isn't going to crash your computer and charge you by the hour while doing so.

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    I am not ashamed to admit that once upon a midnight dreary I too carried a CCW badge. I had just received my permit and while primarily a CC person, I didn’t feel it was my job to educate the unwashed sheeple of the legality of carrying a firearm, nor did I want to be bothered, hence I stuck the badge next to my holster.

    That lasted all of 3 weeks.

    Nobody cared I had a firearm on. I’d get the occasional look, but more then not people couldn’t give 2 poops if I had the firearm on or otherwise. So I took the badge off and lo and behold, same response. Nobody seemed to notice nor care I was armed lawfully, which is the way I like it.



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    HMDGLOCK wrote:
    I have had friends tell me that the reason people OC is to look like a cop, which we all know is not true. But if you start wearing a badge people will really think we are trying to be cops. I am going to school to be LE and I'll wait tillI amdone with school and get onto a force before I start wearing a badge. Also I don't understand why you would want to wear something if you don't have too. It is also fun to leave people guessing sometimes.
    Ah, criminal justice, was my major as well, I am actually getting ready to drop out of the next stage of the state police process -- I took another job.

    However, there are quite a few people who at least seem like they join for the gun and the badge, which is sad.

    I can also certainly believe that some wear a gun to look like a cop, this isn't too much of a stretch, I have had people tell me that before. But, I'll take the heat, when I'm standing at the counter and someone comes in to hold up the place and they want my help.... hmmm.... what? -- Do I look like a cop? HAHA!

    Badge is only good for police and bounty hunters, gives the illusion of authority.

    You don't get why people wear something if they don't have to!?! You wear a gun don't you! :P
    I weara gun because I feel I have to. So aCCW badge is not a must for my safety, a gun is.

    Are you taking any classes now?

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    I've been racking my brain trying to come up with a legit reason for wearing a permit badge. I can't do it. I can't even believe these things exist. Could you imagine the outcry if a law was passed requiring all permit holders to carry a badge? So why anyone would want to wear one voluntarily is beyond me.
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    Title 18, Article 12

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    I think they're a great idea. In fact, why stop at CCW badges? I think we should wear CCW Uniforms! They can be just like real LEO uniforms, but we'll leave off the patches or insignia. Then everyone will know we're good guys!

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    I have heard some people say that they have heard that by wearing a CCW badge makes them a little more safer when the cops arrive to a scene because then the cops can see that while you are wearing a gun, they can see you aren't a perp but instead are a CCW holder. What do you think? I think that reason is silly myself.
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    I have heard some people say that they have heard that by wearing a CCW badge makes them a little more safer when the cops arrive to a scene because then the cops can see that while you are wearing a gun, they can see you aren't a perp but instead are a CCW holder. What do you think? I think that reason is silly myself.

    I am re-editing this now: Actually I recall now that the people I have heard make my previous point were the companies selling these police badges with CCW instead of Police on them
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    Because there is no way you can be a permit holder and commit a crime. The nifty badge says so.
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    Beau wrote:
    Because there is no way you can be a permit holder and commit a crime. The nifty badge says so.
    Yea!



    Now if we could only get all the bad guys to carry and wear those badges, then they wouldn't be bad guys any more.



    You solved our crime problem and didn't even know it.





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