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5 years 14 weeks ago, 7:09 PM

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CHL Badges

So there I was.... Wait, wrong story. I was at my local gunstore yesterday picking up a new AK, when the conversation turned to CHL badges. My first thought was " Holy crap, what a wanna be". But the guy brought up a good point. If you hear gunshots and see a guy standing over a man on the ground with a gun, what's your first thought? What if your a cop and see the same thing? Now I love cops, have alot of respect for them, but self preservation might make them shoot first and ask later. If a person sees a badge, there gonna stop and ask first. I'm not saying pose as anything other then a citizen, but people associate badges with good guys. What are your thoughts?

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 7:15 PM

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reaper says

no badges... keep everything concealed.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 7:18 PM

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reaper

I'm talking after the shooting, or carry on belt next to rig in case gun flashes. I would call anyone who wears a badge exposed that's not on duty a poser.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 9:49 PM

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ronin, cc badges

I have thought the same thing. It may at least give you the opportunity to identify yourself as a good guy in a high stress environment. After the shooting, when you've called the police (be the one to call the police, you are then initially listed as the complainant or victim), have the badge out and up for the responding cops to see. Some of the larger departments have "color of the day" in which plainclothes officers wear articles of clothing of a certain color, but I pretty well doubt you're going to get that info each day on the local news. The cc badge has its merits. It's really only for "wannabes" if you flash it before shooting.

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5 years 14 weeks ago, 10:01 PM

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I have friends who work for police departments in the area, and their opinion is that as long as you don't use the badge to try and control a situation (act like a off duty or plain clothes), or make claims of being an LE agent, then no harm. It's the wannabe's that cause the issues.

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5 years 13 weeks ago, 7:39 AM

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good info

I was wondering about that also so i think this was a good topic to bring up. I was at a gun show recently and the guy selling the badges said something like 75% or 80% of the police approved of it. I find that hard to believe and most i talked to about this also said the same thing about the only people buying them are posers that would most likely abuse the badge.
I agree it may have its merits if used properly but the last thing i want to do is piss off the man by showing him a fake badge.

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