Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Not a Bad Idea / or not...



"Originally designed for law enforcement officers, the designers of the DSM Safety Banner thought, that the American citizens also deserved a way to immediately identify themselves if they became involved in a critical situation where uniformed officers response was imminent. No one had ever considered a safe way for legally armed citizens to identify themselves with 360 degree efficiency to responding law enforcement officers. " From DSM website, link above



Although I think it's a bit pricey, it would be perhaps an aid in not getting shot, but it is one more thing to carry around, (I have thought of a "drop down" panel that might say "Armed Citizen", but I don't always wear the same outer garment)
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7 comments:

Josh said...

That idea is about as good as the CCW Badges that I've seen on gunbroker.....

The Duck said...

Well it is more visible after the fact, for responding officers, the company also makes one for plain clothes/off duty police. We use to put gold badges on targets in our tactical matches, Telling competitors there was an undercover in the house, they usually shot him focusing on the gun, not looking for the badge, this is certainly more visiable.

Roy said...

Could be very handy if you were to help the first officer on scene of a school shooting etc.

The Duck said...

Yes this was discussed at Trexpo East, and all involved agreed that this was a great idea for plain clothes, and off duty officers responding to an active shooter

Weer'd Beard said...

http://weerdbeard.livejournal.com/565973.html

bad idea IMHO

Nylarthotep said...

OK, that is about as stupid an idea as I've seen today.

Let's hash this one a bit.

Will you need a concealed carry permit to buy one? If no, what would keep criminals from buying them and using them during a crime? Anything to get an edge or confuse the police would aid them. (Should we discuss the theft or counterfeit versions of the vests?)

Once they are in use will LEO personnel know which are valid? Once one is used against an LEO will they be illegitimate in the "protection" they will provide? Of course NOT.

What happens when you delay action to put that little gem on? And now that you have a screaming green warning sign on you, you've made yourself the perfect clear target to the criminal. Clever tactics there.

The lack of thinking around this product is astounding.

The Duck said...

Well it's early yet, you may find more stupid ideas as the day progresses........