CC Badges?

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  1. chevydeerhunter

    chevydeerhunter Well-Known

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    An acquaintance of mine is wanting to get his CCL. While talking the other day, he mentioned the fact that he wanted a concealed carry badge. I was stunned that they were available and told him that I would never carry one of those. The key word in concealed carry is "concealed". I convinced him that it wouldn't be wise to advertise the fact that he could be packing. That would be like having a target on your back. I also told him that if he wanted to wear a badge, there are plenty of professions that would accomodate him. Some kids these days!:rolleyes: Anyway, he's a good guy and I didn't want to steer him wrong.
     


  2. Texas1911

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    Yeah I don't know about advertising the fact you have a gun. I would veto the badge idea.
     
  3. zembonez

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    If it were an ID of sort to be carried in your wallet, I could see where it ight be a good idea. Otherwise, I am with you all on the idea of "outing" my concealed carry.
     
  4. Texas1911

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    You already get a photo ID from the state?
     
  5. ReVrEnD_0341

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    Carrying a CC badge is like carrying around a security guard badge when you're not at work. Not only gay, but a really bad idea. If someone were to see it, something happened, and people think you are a cop even though you haven't talked to them. Things could get very ugly for a time. Plus if a cop saw it, they would make fun of you until you cried. Then they would give you a huge lecture on how bad that idea is. Just my opinion though.
     
  6. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    The problem with those badges is they do not carry any kind of legal weight with them and really don't stand for anything except adding some "bling" to your actual CHL license card. The CHL card itself is all you need, and by Texas state law are required to carry when you carry. The badge is sort of a novelty IMO and doesn't serve much of a purpose except to look "cool". I would tell your friend to spend the money on a box or two (whatever the equivalent cost amounts to) of ammo to get in some more training (you can never have enough IMO) at the range. Also, the whole point of concealed carry is keeping your carry of a weapon...well....concealed! Wearing a badge on your person stating that you are carrying is counterproductive, tacky, and IMO could be dangerous under some circumstances. I have seen some people attach these badges to the inside of their wallet in a similar manner to some law enforcement agencie's shields, but IMO this really just doesn't serve any purpose whatsoever for civilians.
     
  7. Hobie Dog

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    Actually, I don't know that it is legal.(??) To be properly concealed the gun must be "indiscernible". In other words, no one is supposed to know you have it. What is the purpose of the badge? You may get arrested for impersonating. Charges my not stick but the court costs could be expensive.

    My first instructor told us not to tell anyone we had a license to carry. Why have people either fear you (gun haters) or depend on you to take care of them when if you aren't in law enforcement.
     
  8. JoeyZ

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    I want my concealed carry gun to be just that, concealed. No one should know I have it unless I pull it out. Having a badge that announces that "I HAVE A GUN ON ME RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!" seems pretty pointless. ....and a little gay.
     
  9. phatcyclist

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    I'm agreeing with others in here, there is no use advertising that you have a concealed carry permit, it's supposed to be concealed after all.
     
  10. zembonez

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    Yeah... I meant it could be part of that ID to confirm your CCL. (if at all) I sure as hell don't think there should be any external BS announcing your carry.

    Since nobody else seized the opportunity.

    "Badges?... We don't need no stinkin' badges"
     


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