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on that handgun carry permit holder who was firing his weapon on a bicycle path in Knoxville.* Police say he "did not seem to be mentally stable," there were children playing nearby, and he was carrying an official-looking badge identifying himself as a member in good standing of our courageous law-abiding force of licensed gunmen. Apparently, you can buy these badges at gun shows.
"We do not recommend or encourage civilian permit holders to do anything to bring any attention to the fact that they are either a permit holder or are at any time armed," said John Harris, general counsel for the Tennessee Sheriffs Association and executive director of the pro-gun group Tennessee Firearms Association. "With those permit badges, you could look and act too much like an officer and then end up getting charged with impersonating an officer."
Sounds like a violation of this guy's Second Amendment rights. If our handgun carry permit holders want badges, they should have them. And how about cool uniforms too?
* Another story you'll never read at Post Politics