Legally Armed Name ID Pouch
Estimates place the number of Legally Armed Citizens around 8,750,000. Some of these individuals had training in self-defense, gun safety, shooting techniques, their state laws, and issues on the use of Lethal Force. Other individuals who received a license or permit to carry a Lethal Weapon, have received no training. This is determined by the license or permit scheme in the state that issued their carry authorization.
Some states that require mandatory training before a Carry License or Permit is isssued, cover the subject about identifying themselves and encounters with Law Enforcement Officers, in their state mandated training course. We address this issue for the citizens who have been exposed to this issue in their formal training, and those who have had no training. This critical issue involves both law enforcement personnal and Legally Armed Citizens when shots have been fired, or a gun has been drawn in self-defense, and law enforcement personnel has been called to the scene.
How can Legally Armed Citizens identify themselves to responding officers as a Legally Armed Citizen?
The Use & Misuse of Badges
There have been many discussions and comments regarding the use of badges by those who have been issued a Carry License or Permit. The bulk of these comments are negative in the Law Enforcement Community, and also in the civilian sector. The primary reason is that only Commissioned Law Enforcement Officers and individuals in specialty industries like fire fighters, EMS, and the security industry, should be wearing a badge. The CCW badges that are sold on the Internet, at gun shows, and in gun stores, are sold for the benefit of badge manufactures, and the promoters who offer them for sale, with no regard for the citizen or the Law Enforcement Community. So how can a Legally Armed Citizen be identified, without the use of a badge, as being a person who has been authorized to carry a pistol?
We have developed an ID Pouch we believe meets the needs of both the
Civilian Sector and the Law Enforcement Community.
Concealed or Open Carry
Lets look at how civilians carry their firearm. Some states only allow concealed carry, while other states allow both open carry and concealed carry. In states that are concealed carry states, the handgun must be concealed from view. In states that allow both open carry and concealed carry, the choice of carry is left to the individual. In the states that allow both open carry and concealed carry, if a Law Enforcement Officer sees a person carrying a pistol in the open, they will usually ask the individual if they have a Carry License or Permit. This happens when the civilian is not wearing anything by their sidearm that shows their authorization to legally carry the weapon. Even in states that allow open carry without any license or permit (I.e. Constitutional Carry), the officer will usually question the individual about the firearm. If this individual keeps their Carry License or Permit in their wallet or purse, they have to dig into their back pocket or purse to retreive their wallet, then dig into the wallet to get their license or permit to show to the Law Enforcement Officer. This requires too much movement when the officer already knows the person has a gun. Our identification sytem takes into account the main aspects of carrying and identification. You can also keep your drivers license, or additional forms of ID in the 2nd pocket behind your Carry License or Permit. Everything is in this I.D. Pouch.
Example With Name
Name & License / Permit #
The # 1 purpose of the ID Pouch is to keep your hands out of your pockets when your armed.
With the ID Pouch, your hands never have to go into your pants or
purse for your license or permit. Your hands are always visible to a
Law Enforcement Officer.
These careds come with the I.D. Pouch.
Fill them out, then keep them in your Reflector I.D. Pouch ™.
These cards will help you if your are:
Immediate Identification That Shouts Out:
I Am Legal To Carry This Weapon.
After the incident and before any Law Enforcement Officers arrive on the scene, your gun should be holstered (if it is safe to holster it), or lay it on the ground and step away from it. The I.D. Pouch has been manufactured so it can be used on your belt, on your purse, or in your hand. Whatever commands are shouted at you do as ordered.
If you call 911, make sure you tell the operator what you are wearing and you have a ID Pouch holding your Carry License or Permit.
Your Name Over Carry License or Permit
Your name appears over your Carry License or Permit. If you do not want this, just click on 'No Name' when ordering.
Take advantage of this product. You won't be disapointed.
NOTE: There have been some bad comments about this product on the Internet. We have traced the URL to a company sells a different product (badge) that is not like our ID Pouch. Our product is made in the USA, can be kept on a belt, and can be hidden when a person does not want it seen. It does not look like a badge, and it can also be removed and clipped to a visor in a car. We took it off the market until we could get a better source for the leather. We have taken steps to make sure this product works. Just needed to vent to those negative comments.
Name + License / Permit #