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kalifornia
10-16-2010, 09:07
Im getting a plain black shotgun, which needs some kind bedazzling on it somewhere. I've decided against rhinestones. So Im thinking of painting "POLICE" on the stock. Would this wind me up in the stockade?? I tried posting in the cop talk section but couldn't.

soflasmg
10-16-2010, 09:29
I made a stencil for mine that says "dork".

On the other side it says "CANWP" Which is my agency. It's in the trunk of my unit ('91 Corolla)

Citizens Auxiliary Neighborhood Watch Patrol

zigzagg321
10-16-2010, 09:56
whats the point of putting the word POLICE on your shotgun? Id say you'd be asking for trouble.

byf43
10-16-2010, 10:22
Unless you're an LEO, I suggest that you don't put "POLICE" on your shotgun.

If you MUST put something on the stock, why not put "BOOMSTICK" or "SHOTGUN", so that the 'bad guy's will know what's going to send them off to meet the coroner.

:supergrin:

Bill Lumberg
10-16-2010, 10:42
Silly. Don't do it.

joecoastie
10-16-2010, 10:47
Im getting a plain black shotgun, which needs some kind bedazzling on it somewhere. I've decided against rhinestones. So Im thinking of painting "POLICE" on the stock. Would this wind me up in the stockade?? I tried posting in the cop talk section but couldn't.

Do your parents know you're on the internet?

kalifornia
10-16-2010, 10:48
whats the point of putting the word POLICE on your shotgun? Id say you'd be asking for trouble.

I'm not adding anything "tactical" other than a sling. And would like to personalize it a little. Any Officers out there with an answer?

mixflip
10-16-2010, 11:09
Playing police with real guns is kinda stupid. Stupid games wins you stupid prizes. Dont be shocked when your prize is delivered. Its a tool not a toy. If it dont make you shoot it better it shouldnt go on your gun.

El_Ron1
10-16-2010, 12:02
POHLEECE might be cool.

Denied
10-16-2010, 12:03
From Ohio Revised Code, 2921.

(4)”Impersonate” means to act the part of, assume the identity of, wear the uniform or any part of the uniform of, or display the identification of a particular person or of a member of a class of persons with purpose to make another person believe that the actor is that particular person or is a member of that class of persons.
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By its self having the word "Police" on any object would IMHO not be enough for arrest, IF you did something like stop someone for some insignificant reason (like to talk), while having an object with "Police" or did something giving the impression that you were an official, then that would be enough. All depends on the situation and how the investigator sees it.
My advice as a retired LEO would be "don't".

kalifornia
10-16-2010, 14:25
Do your parents know you're on the internet? haha, thanks for the info. guess I'll have to think of something else.

LASTRESORT20
10-16-2010, 14:44
Not a good idea....

GAFinch
10-16-2010, 22:08
How about Five-O? Copyright infringement is better than impersonating law enforcement.

TxGun
10-17-2010, 01:11
I know some say there aren't any...but that truly is a ridiculous question. :upeyes: Was it on purpose?

DustyJacket
10-17-2010, 05:39
he answer to the question asked: no

The answer to the question unasked: no

kalifornia
10-17-2010, 08:34
I know some say there aren't any...but that truly is a ridiculous question. :upeyes: Was it on purpose?

alright bad idea, I think maybe one of those oval stickers in black & white that says USA. Can't wait to get me new SG

22highcaps
10-17-2010, 08:54
If you want a gun that says police on it just buy a 870 Police Magnum.

robinsok
10-18-2010, 16:05
Bedazzling a shotgun? I think I've heard it all now.

GAFinch
10-18-2010, 17:32
http://img4.rajce.idnes.cz/d0411/2/2633/2633553_615b6ba276c6b51fa8d899c2ba132f29/images/chips-tattoo.jpg

tdb
10-18-2010, 17:39
Im getting a plain black shotgun, which needs some kind bedazzling on it somewhere. I've decided against rhinestones. So Im thinking of painting "POLICE" on the stock. Would this wind me up in the stockade?? I tried posting in the cop talk section but couldn't.

Most airsofters are painting their crap Desert Tan or something similar.....just sayin'.

MrMurphy
10-18-2010, 23:08
Police don't paint police on their shotguns.

Want to be unique, go with the bright pink and silver Hello Kitty tigerstripe camo. You'll be the only one on the block with it.

danite
10-18-2010, 23:22
stick with the rhinestones,jeeez or maybe"hold this end"

danite
10-18-2010, 23:25
stick with the rhinestones,jeeez or maybe"hold this end"

if stupidity was rare,it would be worth something.

Critias
10-18-2010, 23:58
You might not be impersonating an officer in any sort of legal sense, but I still don't see what possible upside the idea has, compared to the possible downsides. I've gotta echo everyone else on this one, buddy.

DD26
10-19-2010, 08:58
You wouldn't be doing anything legally wrong by writing "Police" on your stock. Just like if you wore a shirt that just said "Police" on the front, you'd be fine. (You may look like a weirdo, but hey, there's no law against that) Hell, you could even walk around in a full replica uniform, and still not legally be impersonating a Police Officer (think Halloween).

It would be when you're telling people you're the police, and acting as such, that some trouble would come knocking.


All of that being said.........I still don't see why someone would want "Police" on their shotgun.:dunno:

Panzergrenadier1979
10-19-2010, 09:12
Im getting a plain black shotgun, which needs some kind bedazzling on it somewhere. I've decided against rhinestones. So Im thinking of painting "POLICE" on the stock. Would this wind me up in the stockade?? I tried posting in the cop talk section but couldn't.

I kind of suspect that you drive an old retired PD Crown Vic with the spot light still attached....you do, don't you? :whistling:

paul45
10-19-2010, 10:34
Did you forget to tell us you are stenciling the word "tactifool" on the other side of the stock?

ScrappyDoo
10-19-2010, 16:49
I think you'd be better off painting DO NOT ARREST THIS PERSON on the stock, just my humble opinion.

kalifornia
10-19-2010, 19:47
All of that being said.........I still don't see why someone would want "Police" on their shotgun.:dunno:[/QUOTE]

One does want a hint of color, p.s. this thread can die now, I'll talk to all you tactifools later :wavey:

byf43
10-19-2010, 20:30
One does want a hint of color, p.s. this thread can die now, I'll talk to all you tactifools later :wavey:


Why this type of post, when you ask our opinion, and because (collectively) the thought is not-so-good, you start the namecalling???

Your post (your 20th, btw) shows that you are either very young, or very young and spoiled.

Have a nice life. I'm done.

Critias
10-19-2010, 22:44
One does want a hint of color, p.s. this thread can die now, I'll talk to all you tactifools later :wavey:
Good luck with that shotgun thing.

bsg1
10-20-2010, 02:28
wouldn't advise it.

kalifornia
10-20-2010, 06:10
[QUOTE=byf43;16169168]Why this type of post, when you ask our opinion, and because (collectively) the thought is not-so-good, you start the namecalling???

didn't intend to offend, just having fun. Thats whats shooting is about for me. :supergrin:

tx787
10-20-2010, 09:49
Bad idea, especially in CA.

Grovenator
10-20-2010, 19:57
It's clear you're not going to do that now so no worries in regard to that. Might I suggest "PAINLESS" or "JUDGEMENT" or perhaps "GRIM REAPER". Makes for interesting chat at the range or when talkin smack about guns. BTW, it's all good, don't take any of these cyber-thugs seriously just laugh 'em off.

nastytrigger
10-21-2010, 15:19
Just cause my friends Luger has swastikas on it doesn't make him a nazi

Spiffums
10-22-2010, 16:37
From Ohio Revised Code, 2921.

(4)”Impersonate” means to act the part of, assume the identity of, wear the uniform or any part of the uniform of, or display the identification of a particular person or of a member of a class of persons with purpose to make another person believe that the actor is that particular person or is a member of that class of persons.
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By its self having the word "Police" on any object would IMHO not be enough for arrest, IF you did something like stop someone for some insignificant reason (like to talk), while having an object with "Police" or did something giving the impression that you were an official, then that would be enough. All depends on the situation and how the investigator sees it.
My advice as a retired LEO would be "don't".

So no dressing up as a "Cop" for halloween or in my gig as a male stripper :rofl:

Eyescream
10-22-2010, 18:51
Just cause my friends Luger has swastikas on it doesn't make him a nazi

But if he put them there it makes him a dumbass. Much like the OP.