Back in the early 1980s, a friend of mine found a nice .32 Colt pistol at a garage sale.
When he asked the woman what she wanted for it, she said that her husband paid $15 dollars for it back in the 1930s and she wanted what he paid for it, $15.00.
A local widow woman sold her husband’s guns to the local police when he died. They got bargans on M1-Garands and M1 carbines, and his other military rifles from WWII.
The locals were very upset that the cops took advantage of her ignorance to fleece her of the rifles.
The badge is a dividing line. Some thugs stand behind it, others in front of it.