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  1. #71
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    As a retired LEO I would strongly recomend against it. Everything already said holds true. Besides just being silly.

    Apparently I can legally carry one of two Badges from departments I actually retired from along with the new National Retired LEO Carry Permit. I don't carry any of that stuff. I carry my Idaho permit and because they don't have resaprocity, and I travel there a lo,t my Oregon and Nevada permits.

    If you've been in a shooting, holster your weapon and wait for the police. When they arrive keep your hands in plaain sight and expalin what happened calmy. That being said, the police are not your friends!! They are there to conduct an investigation. Don't volunteer too much and think about keeping your mouth shut until you talk to your attorney. An innocent utterance under stress could well determine whether the DA views your shooting as "justabiable".

    "The SOB got just what he deserved" might be heart fealt, but it also might get you charged with a crime.

    Above all don't do anything to frighten/provoke the police officer.

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  3. I have a badge but do not carry it. It stays in my safe. If you carry one you just might be setting yourself up for jail time for impersonating a police officer. A US Marshal told me years ago that they are aware those badges are out there. I only have mine as a collectible.
    Last edited by Glock27; 02-08-2009 at 10:48 AM.

  4. #73
    I agree. They look silly and serve no purpose. I just got my certification as bodyguard instructor, and they offer a badge, which I declined. The ID card serves just fine to identify yourself. JMO
    You can run... but you'll just die tired. 3%

  5. Carrying a badge sets you up for someone alleging that you identified yourself as a police offcer.

    I have seen PI's get accused of this becauase they wore their gun and their badge on their belt when they went to interview people and the people later tried to recant their statement claiming that the guy never told them he was a PI and they just assumed he was a Police Officer.

    The dumb ass never identified himself to the witness as to who he really was, never gave them a business card and was of the opinion that he couldn't help what or who they assumed he was.

    He got the interview, which was suppressed, and he also got charged with impersonating a police officer. He is no longer a PI but he is still a dumb ass.

  6. #75
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    If you happen to be a convicted felon then go to the gun show and buy the CCW badge that looks the most like the local police shield. Then always open carry your firearm with the badge hanging next to it, that way you can get around the fact that you can't own a gun because LEO will simply ignore you and say "hey he's got a badge, he must be OK".

    NO? Well that is about the most useful purpose for a CCW badge and it goes downhill from there.

  7. #76
    Poppycock.
    Reality, DEAL with IT!

  8. #77
    thought it important to mention that many states specifically state that NO BADGE MAY BE USED TO IDENTIFY ONESELF AS A PERMIT HOLDER...
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  9. someone a page or two back touched my point...

    the only reason I can see that one would carry a badge as well is if you are say holstering your piece in a back of the pants holster that might be visable when you bend over and reach for the lower shelf in a supermarket... or something like that .. if you have a badge next to it someone is less likely to freak out about seeing a gun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Man View Post
    someone a page or two back touched my point...

    the only reason I can see that one would carry a badge as well is if you are say holstering your piece in a back of the pants holster that might be visable when you bend over and reach for the lower shelf in a supermarket... or something like that .. if you have a badge next to it someone is less likely to freak out about seeing a gun...
    I am very careful about that type of scenario, I do not bend over but instead do a deep leg squat to access lower areas, as well I do a one knee drop to pick up dropped items, it's good exercise for a 57 year old to do just for grins anyway.... the only time I have ever had problems is during high winds and trying to pump gas, which requires one elbow as the side or a quick tuck into the pocket of my shirt tail....
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
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  11. #80
    I don't like SOB holsters because someone can approach you from behind and disarm you, especially if you're in a crowd. And the "badge" issue has already been poo-poo'ed by those who know - the LEOs themselves. I have asked several of them up here and locally about this issue, and I now know that it is NOT a good idea. And it will save you about $50, the cost of that badge.
    -= Piece Corps =-

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