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    Question CWP badge

    This is one of those questions that I was just wondering about, it literally makes no differance at all. Does anyone have or actually carry the CWP badges or do you just put the permit in your wallet along with your other stuff?
    Jeff
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    I saw a CCW badge in a gun store a while back, and it made me chuckle.

    I suppose some could try to justify such a purchase or use of a badge in case someone else were to see your CC rig, and see the nice, official looking badge next to the rig, that person may not get as weirded out thinking you're an off-duty/undercover LEO. But I am just guessing.

    My hunch would be that such an unnecessary item would more likely appeal to the permit holder who more or less fancies himself the "next best thing" to LEO... and then have the "badge" to prove it. But that also IMHO.

    I see it not only as unnecessary, but more to conceal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZSATT View Post
    I saw a CCW badge in a gun store a while back, and it made me chuckle.

    I suppose some could try to justify such a purchase or use of a badge in case someone else were to see your CC rig, and see the nice, official looking badge next to the rig, that person may not get as weirded out thinking you're an off-duty/undercover LEO. But I am just guessing.

    My hunch would be that such an unnecessary item would more likely appeal to the permit holder who more or less fancies himself the "next best thing" to LEO... and then have the "badge" to prove it. But that also IMHO.

    I see it not only as unnecessary, but more to conceal.
    +1. No reason to carry one and it makes you look like a cop wanna be.
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    We had a long discussion on this subject a while back. http://www.usacarry.com/forums/gener...ry-badges.html Bottom line is the badge is not a good idea. It's not recognized by any LE agency and may get you arrested for impersonating an officer.
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    In some states, the "badge" could be viewed as inpersonating a police officer. As a former cop, my recommendation is keep your permit in your pocket and display it as required.

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    Carrying a badge in the state of Utah is illegal. Under Utah Criminal Code Section 76-8-512(3) A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor who: displays or possesses without authority any badge....or a reasonable facsimile...with the intent to induce another to submit or rely on his pretend official authority.

    Some may argue that having the Utah Concealed Firearms Permit authorizes the permit holder to carry a badge. The topic was discussed with officials from the Bureau of Criminal Identification (issuing agency for the UT CFP) during my instructor course. We were told that badges are not authorized. If they were authorized, you would either get one with your CFP or instructions and design specifications to order one from an authorized vendor.

    I strongly advise my students against using any type of badge. You're already dealing with a LEO who may or may not be in a good mood. Having to explain why you have an unauthorized badge may aggravate the situation and cause you more grief from the LEO.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock Fan View Post
    The topic was discussed with officials from the Bureau of Criminal Identification (issuing agency for the UT CFP) during my instructor course. We were told that badges are not authorized.

    +1 We were told the same thing in my instructor class.

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    I agree 100%, I was just wondering what other folks thought. I used to be a bouncer/doorman at a bar in Georgia and you'd be suprised how many people tried to pull one of those fake badges out to get in the door. I always figured that if the State wanted you to have one they would give it to you when you got the permit.
    Jeff
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZSATT View Post
    I see it not only as unnecessary, but more to conceal.
    Amen.
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    I've never heard of a CCW badge. Wouldn't carry one anyway for all the reasons listed above.

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