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Does any state require a "badge" for concealed carry?

bigdaddy1

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Wisconsin just got a CCL passed, and I have seen some ads for concealed carry badges recently. I know that it it NOT a good idea for obvious reasons, but it got me to thinking why do they offer them?
Anyone hear of an impersonating an officer case because of one of these?
 

dmatting

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Wisconsin just got a CCL passed, and I have seen some ads for concealed carry badges recently. I know that it it NOT a good idea for obvious reasons, but it got me to thinking why do they offer them?
Anyone hear of an impersonating an officer case because of one of these?
Someone will make and sell them because they know that someone will buy them. They are absolutely unnecessary nor are they needed at all.
 

Sheldon

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Personally I think they are a real bad idea, too many cowboys would be tempted to flash the badge and a very inappropriate time which could lead to a medial feeding frenzy.

 

PavePusher

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Wisconsin just got a CCL passed, and I have seen some ads for concealed carry badges recently. I know that it it NOT a good idea for obvious reasons, but it got me to thinking why do they offer them?
Anyone hear of an impersonating an officer case because of one of these?
I recommend you get the whole set of Constitutional Rights Badges. I particularly like wearing the First, Fourth and Thirteenth Amendment badges when I leave my house.
 

Outdoorsman1

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I think I still have my OLD crossing guard badge from when I was in school... does that count...???

Serioulsy, a badge for CC is like a firearms related bumper sticker or widow decal for your vehicle.. kinda cool looking but... draws unnessesary and unwanted attention.... Bad idea....

Just Sayin.....

Outdoorsman1

Edited to add... WOW... now that is sorta funny... As soon as I posted I saw my avitar with MY FIREARM TATTOO.... and realized... being hypicritical is not somethng I am very often .... :banghead: ... I suppose I can always cover the tattoo....lol
 
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MilProGuy

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No state requires this badge

No state requires this badge.

Stop and think about it: what's the point of carrying concealed if one is going to wear a flashy badge on his / her belt to tell the world that they are carrying a concealed weapon?
 

MAC702

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... what's the point of carrying concealed if one is going to wear a flashy badge on his / her belt to tell the world that they are carrying a concealed weapon?
While I still agree they are a bad idea and agree with my state's laws against them, I did hear one POSSIBLE good reason for their existence. If you carry concealed, you can conceal the badge next to the gun. If the wind blows your coat up and someone sees a flash image of the gun, they also see a flash image of a badge, and it might cause less hassles. However, this would be because people are idiots. I maintain they are STILL a very bad idea even if legal in your area.

Badges are for hall monitors. In general, why would a citizen want to do ANYTHING to act like a hall monitor? We are proud of the fact the we have the same rights to be armed as the hall monitors are.
 

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While I still agree they are a bad idea and agree with my state's laws against them, I did hear one POSSIBLE good reason for their existence. If you carry concealed, you can conceal the badge next to the gun. If the wind blows your coat up and someone sees a flash image of the gun, they also see a flash image of a badge, and it might cause less hassles. However, this would be because people are idiots. I maintain they are STILL a very bad idea even if legal in your area.

Badges are for hall monitors. In general, why would a citizen want to do ANYTHING to act like a hall monitor? We are proud of the fact the we have the same rights to be armed as the hall monitors are.

Comes very close to impersonating, IMO.
 

MAC702

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Comes very close to impersonating, IMO.
Depends on what state laws are for badges. What about the toy sheriff's badge sold at K-Mart next to the squirt guns? IMHO, cop badges should not be viewed with any authority, either, as they are too easy to fake. Too many women (especially) have fallen victim to such tactics.
 
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skidmark

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Why wear a badge? There's a chance someone will not be able to see it.

Fix that problem with one of these - ccwprod.jpg . You can get it here http://www.dsmsafety.com/home.html but I'm not sure why you would want to.*

For one of the best rants on the whole subject, go here http://tacticaltupperware.com/?p=865 . Be sure to follow the link to his rant on badges.

stay safe.

ETA - just checked the website - it seems the CCW & ARMED sashes were laughed off their product list. How sad.
 
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