So apparently, according to this video, if you have one of these, it gives you the right to aim the muzzle of your gun at a police officer and get away with it.
You'll notice that the comments have been disabled.
I wonder why?
"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
"I like people who stand on the Constitution... unless they're using it to wipe their feet." - Jon E Hutcherson
We had that happen once at a range... remember when you're out shooting with newbies to make sure that they keep pointed down range....
It takes a village to raise an idiot.
A year or so ago, when I was at a range, there was some guy outside twirling his .357's around like he was Dirty Harry.
Last edited by Sonora Rebel; 11-22-2010 at 02:49 PM.
From Sportsmans Guide a while ago (Im on their emailer list).. I seen a sale on a "CCW Wallet" that came with a badge inside.. At first, the feeling is. Hey, thats kinda official looking.. Kinda cool.
Then you realize.. Wait.. That may not be the greatest idea.. "Impersonating a police officer" comes to mind.. Even if you aren't or don't intend too, just having a silly badge might be enough for them to pick on you even further..
Then I see these silly videos. /facepalm indeed.
Here's how it would actually go down:
Victim: "Honey, call 911. Tell them I am armed and am detaining the suspect of an attempted knife attack. Describe what I look like."
LEO to Victim: "Put your weapon down and step back towards my voice." (Victin complies)
LEO's partner to knife attacker: "Lay down on the ground, hands on top of your head."
After both are cuffed, they'll sort things out then. Whatever you do, never take your firearm off the perp except to lay it on the ground under the direction of the law enforcement officer. If he's super cool, he may tell you to holster it, but don't count on it - even if you're his next-door neighbor.
What I want to know is at WHAT point would this badge thingie work? Was there another half to the commercial (that they couldn't afford to include) that the assault victim whips it out at the attacker for when the police arrive? Or while he was swinging his gun toward the officer, he also reaches for his pocket for a "badge"? Oh, yeah. Because that makes it so much less likely you'll get shot.
What I WOULD buy is a flip ID/Permit wallet so you could show your DL and CHP easily. I'd keep my Insurance card in there as well!
It is almost as bad as those who buy miss America style banners that is neon green with ccw on it.
Last edited by zack991; 11-24-2010 at 09:26 AM.
Why not have both and be doubly safe....It is almost as bad as those who buy miss America style banners that is neon green with ccw on it.
Last edited by Bill Starks; 11-24-2010 at 09:46 AM.
I like how he holds the 1911 finger-on-trigger, thumb-under-safety, safety-up and takes his eyes off the attacker.