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carlos8725:
While searching for a CWP wallet I found several with a CWP badge included. What are the pros and cons and what do the police think of them. As long as I don't use it, flash it, or misrepresent it such as impersonating a police officer, or intimidate with it is it advisable to have?   

Neighbor:
There is a topic titled "CHL badge" in the Ask the Lawyers section that might shed some light on this.
In my opinion they are useless. If you use it there is always the chance of the "impersonating an officer" claim and if you don't, why carry it?

jaeroo43:
Bad idea as u can be mistaken for a police officer and get targeted due to the BLM movement and other anti-police groups these days. If u want to buy one, keep it at home for sh*ts and giggles but never wear or carry it on ur own person.

CongoHarry:

--- Quote from: carlos8725 on May 17, 2016, 10:22:54 PM ---While searching for a CWP wallet I found several with a CWP badge included. What are the pros and cons and what do the police think of them. As long as I don't use it, flash it, or misrepresent it such as impersonating a police officer, or intimidate with it is it advisable to have?   

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Bad idea.  The badge is a universally recognized symbol of authority.  A CWP does not confer authority.  It grants permission to carry a weapon concealed. Nothing more.  It doesn't matter wether or not you flash it or misrepresent it.  If it should merely cause someone to believe you're a law enforcement officer, it could get you in a lot of trouble. 

shorthairptr:
Explain more about what the badge looks like.

I've seen them at gun shows & online. Its a TOY. The one I saw said "Concealed Carry" (maybe concealed carry badge). If it does not have your name and or CCW id# then its nothing more then a toy.

example: you get pulled over while driving. You pull out this badge do you think the cop is going to say thanks or still ask for your CCW id? Its not state administrated. Therefore, what good is it?

What worries me is the shape of it. As another user posted it resembles a LEO badgle (no clue why) and people might use it as false identity. Do you WANT someone to think you are LEO? By showing it and not saying you are LEO do you think you still are not falsely / illegally identifying yourself as a LEO?

I personally think its a BAD idea. It can ONLY get you in trouble.  Keep your CCW hidden unless a cop asks you for your identification. No reason to wave your id around. Just my 2 cents!!!

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