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Discussion in 'Self Defense and Handgun Carry' started by Catt57, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. HFS

    HFS Sharpshooter

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    Sir, step away from the toolbox!
    Oh there wasn't a problem for me either.
    I felt very safe when an officer was sitting there and pulled out as I drove by, riding my bumper clear through town. Both ways.
     
  2. RickN

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    Maybe you just look shady. :pms2::pms2::pms2:
     
  3. HFS

    HFS Sharpshooter

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    Back in high school they took us on a field trip to the county courthouse. We got a tour of the jail and went into the courtroom to watch.
    The bailiff called the court to order and we all stood up. The old judge looked kind of puzzled as he shuffled out and sat down at the bench.
    Then he announced "I just got handed a note that we have a high school class here to observe the proceedings.
    I have to admit, I came out here and said to myself, that's got to be the CLEANEST looking bunch of criminal defendants I ever saw."

    ^^^ No lie.
     
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    Back when I was a kid in school they had an assembly where a cop was invited to come in to talk to us kids (PR I guess).
    During his talk, he brought up the use of the word 'cop', which wasn't good back then, and he said he didn't mind being called a COP, because it stood for Chief of Police.
    Don't know why I remember that.
     
  5. p238shooter

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    You can look it up, but I think the term "Cop" originally came from England where the police were called "Coppers", can't remember the whole story but it was not originally disrespectful. Seems we have many words like that today that were just everyday descriptions that have been twisted into something negative.
     
  6. xseler

    xseler These are not the firearms you're looking for.

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    Seems like their badges were made of copper. May just be me, but I've never considered "cop" as a disrespectful term. It also has the 'quality' of being gender neutral, a plus in this butt-hurt era we currently live in.


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  7. MacFromOK

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    When I was a teenager (early '70s), my older Bro-in-law was a Sergeant on the Denison (TX) police force, and "Cop" was considered very disrespectful then.

    Times change, and so does the language.
    :drunk2:
     
  8. HFS

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    I read somewhere that back in ye olde days the coppers in England signed reports with their name and COP, which stood for Constable on Patrol.
     
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    Before CC you were required to inform the officer if you were carrying. Now it is not required. If I get pulled over, unless they ask I will just be quiet and attend to the matter at hand.
     
  10. TedKennedy

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    Their helmets were made of copper, I believe.
     

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