Final vote - Pro RKBA Magnet Ribbon


September 22, 2004, 04:26 PM
Here are the three choices for the Pro 2nd Amendment ribbon magnet (created by GOT). Please vote on your favorite and post how many you want to order. We can order only ONE design unless there is enough demand (at least 250 orders) for more than one. Please let us know if you want "X" amount no matter what or "X" amount only if your favorite design is picked because the quantity will determine the price. Price at 250 ordered is $2.40 each, 500 @ $1.90, 750 @ $1.70 and 1000 @ $1.50. Add $2 per order for padded envelope and shipping. Approximately 5-6 weeks from order to delivery.

Design #1

Design #2

Design #3

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September 22, 2004, 04:51 PM

September 22, 2004, 04:58 PM
I'll take 3 of any of them though I prefer #1.

September 22, 2004, 05:12 PM
I'll take 4 as long as its #1 or #2

September 22, 2004, 05:15 PM
I will be ordering at least five of the winning design. As the price falls, I'll order more.


September 22, 2004, 05:52 PM
I'll be ordering several myself...

September 22, 2004, 05:54 PM
I will take a few of #2

September 22, 2004, 06:07 PM

September 22, 2004, 06:09 PM
Put me down for three of #2.
I will buy either #1 or #2. I don't like #3.
I don't think enough people even know what RKBA means to be putting it on my vehicle. What's the point if nobody knows what it means ?

September 22, 2004, 06:18 PM
where do I send the money?


September 22, 2004, 06:56 PM
Prefer #2

I'll take 10 when they're ready :)

September 22, 2004, 06:59 PM
I like #1. It's clean, simple, and doesn't use anacronyms only a few know.

September 22, 2004, 07:08 PM
Like 1 or 2.

I'll take two.

Henry Bowman
September 22, 2004, 07:38 PM
Well . . . I still prefer #3 over the others (although even on that I would delete the RKBA part). But I see that, so far, I am alone.

I still think that it should be a "human rights" or "civil rights" statement that is unifying rather than an "in your face" statement. Even those who think all pornography should be illegal support the First Amendment right to free speech. Who can disagree with "supporting our troops" or supporting "___ Amendment Rights"? The red or pink ribbons have a generally positive connotation even though underneith the meaning may be "take money away from others under threat of force or imprisonment(taxes) and give it to _____ for research."

Generally, the "ribbons" have been used not as a rallying cry but as show of support for others. Make your rallying cry with your "Molon Labe" bumper sticker.

In any event, we now know what a "silver ribbon" means. Watch for them on lapels and gowns at the next Academy Awards.

September 22, 2004, 07:45 PM
I will buy two of #2

September 22, 2004, 10:15 PM
i'll take 2 of which ever one we decide. but i voted for number 1

September 22, 2004, 11:33 PM
I like #1 the best. But I will take 10 of any of them.

On design #3 though, I agree with Henry Bowman, that it would be better if the "RKBA" at the top were removed.

September 22, 2004, 11:34 PM
2 then 1 then 3. I like 2 best.

September 22, 2004, 11:37 PM
EDIT: double post :rolleyes:

September 22, 2004, 11:40 PM
EDIT: double post (having problems posting here this evening).

September 22, 2004, 11:48 PM
i would like to get either option 2 or 1 i would like 2 better. when will we find out when we can order?

September 22, 2004, 11:49 PM
i would like to get either option 2 or 1 i would like 2 better. when will we find out when we can order?

September 22, 2004, 11:50 PM
i would like to get either option 2 or 1 i would like 2 better. when will we find out when we can order?

September 22, 2004, 11:50 PM
i would like to get either option 2 or 1 i would like 2 better. when will we find out when we can order?

2nd Amendment
September 23, 2004, 12:19 AM

It's simple and clear BUT the RKBA might cause someone to get curious and ask questions. Any time they do that it's an opportunity. :)

September 23, 2004, 01:14 AM
I'd want 4 if we can get style #1.

September 23, 2004, 06:55 AM
Stealth, I'm sure we'll have enough demand, but by the looks of things we may have two different designs that will win. We have to have all those type of details when we order because once the order is placed, it's final.

September 23, 2004, 07:13 AM
I like #1, could use two or three. How big are they?

September 23, 2004, 07:40 AM
At least 5 of # 1, having to explain RKBA all the time will drive me nuts.

September 23, 2004, 07:40 AM
2 of either #1 or 2.


September 23, 2004, 08:05 AM

Would like to have 2 or 3 of whichever is chosen. Does anyone on here own a gun shop that would be willing to order a couple hundred to sell? That would help with the price a little.

September 23, 2004, 08:07 AM

Would order a couple. Does anyone own a store that would be willing to order a couple hundred to sell? That would help with the price.

Black Snowman
September 23, 2004, 10:23 AM
I'd be in for a few. Check with the vendors at like Denny's Guns, et al. They might be in for a bulk order.

September 23, 2004, 10:26 AM
Come on, number 2 - about to catch up with #1...
When explaining "RKBA" you'll be educating another potential member of the pro-gun group... think of it that way.

September 23, 2004, 10:29 AM
Come on, number 2 - about to catch up with #1...
When explaining "RKBA" you'll be educating another potential member of the pro-gun group... think of it that way.

September 23, 2004, 10:32 AM
Come on, number 2 - about to catch up with #1...
When explaining "RKBA" you'll be educating another potential member of the pro-gun group... think of it that way.

September 23, 2004, 10:33 AM
Come on, number 2 - about to catch up with #1...
When explaining "RKBA" you'll be educating another potential member of the pro-gun group... think of it that way.

September 23, 2004, 10:50 AM
I will order at least 3 of #1

#2 is not bad but I agree with most that the RKBA is a confusion factor even tho it may make someone ask what it means.
IMHO....These days folks are inundated with all the alphabet soup stuff.


September 23, 2004, 12:05 PM
I'll take 4 of either #1 or #2.

September 23, 2004, 01:04 PM
Oops! - triple post, how did that happened?:uhoh:

September 23, 2004, 01:09 PM
Oops! - triple post, how did that happened?:uhoh:

September 23, 2004, 01:13 PM

September 23, 2004, 01:16 PM
I'll take four of whatever design is chosen. ;)

September 23, 2004, 01:16 PM

September 23, 2004, 03:04 PM
I voted for #2 but I'll take 10 of whichever one ends up winning the vote.

September 23, 2004, 05:38 PM
I posted about this on SIGForum, S&W Forum and Glocktalk but there didn't seem to be much interest. If anyone would like to post a link to this thread or email a link to known internet vendors that's awesome. If someone wants to buy a ton of these for a gun shop or for gun shows, that's awesome too. I emailed "dav" (I think that's who it was) about handling the logistics of this but have yet to receive a reply. Would anyone else be able to handle or at least assist in getting all these shipped out to everyone after we order them? Thanks!

September 23, 2004, 05:38 PM
I agree with 2nd Amendment that choice #2 can lead to an opportunity to educate someone unfamiliar with RKBA.

September 23, 2004, 07:48 PM
What kind of help do you need?

If it's just recieving the magnets and sending out magnets to the appropriate houses, I could do that.

September 23, 2004, 09:26 PM
Dav (I think it was dav) said he was set up for receiving payments and everything, which sounded good. Magnet America has free shipping... to one address, which leaves a lot of distribution. I don't have a printer for address labels, and I REALLY don't have time to address them by hand, so that would be a start. First we have to decide on a design though! :)

September 23, 2004, 10:00 PM
I posted a link to this thread on the G&A BB.

September 23, 2004, 11:22 PM
I prefer Number 3, however I will take 5 of what ever wins.

September 24, 2004, 09:43 AM
I'll take ten (10) of #2 - it says what needs to be said; and I'll be glad to explain "RKBA" to any one who asks.... :D

Pete (The Oldfella)

September 24, 2004, 10:19 AM
I picked #1, but I'll take 1 of whatever wins.

September 24, 2004, 11:10 AM
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September 24, 2004, 11:33 AM
I like #2 the best. It has a simple message - 2nd amendment, shall not be infringed, and a cryptic part, that might cause a interested party to ask questions. I also think It balances better than #1, #1's design looks like its missing something, since most of the ribbon is covered with writing. i will definitly be buying between 5 and 15 of the final design depending on costs.

Andrew Rothman
September 24, 2004, 11:56 AM
Here's what I'm thinking:

AIDS and breast cancer and support-our-troops and the like NEVER had words on them.

The ribbon shape is now well known as an "I support _____" statement.

They became very popular because wearing one was a relatively simple grass-roots action -- at most it took a safety pin and a trip to the fabric store for 50 feet of ribbon for five bucks.

While these special ribbons are fine, imagine the impact if we EACH made it our job to go get a big roll of silver ribbon and a box of mini-safety pins, and made up a hundred, and GAVE THEM AWAY, explaining what they meant, at the next gun show, trip to the range, etc.

THIS is how movements get started -- not by selling trinkets that, frankly, you have to ALREAD be pretty committed to bother ordering and spending money on.

BONUS: With no writing, MANY more people will ask what you are supporting, expecting an answer like "diabetes" or "colon cancer" or something.

I'm not discouraging the ribbons above -- they certainly won't hurt the effort, but they'll frankly be a pretty small part of helping it.

In the classic words of Randy Newman, "I could be wrong now... But I don't think so!"

Henry Bowman
September 24, 2004, 01:15 PM
Matt, my thoughts (and feelings) exactly. That is what I had in mind. That is why I suggested a single color, not a brown/gray or black/silver stripe.

One exception: Almost all the magnetic "ribbons" on cars do include some words -- even the ubiquitous yellow ones.

September 24, 2004, 01:52 PM
SapperLeader has my attention... about #2; and he is not the only one with that sentiment.

September 24, 2004, 02:08 PM
I like 2, then 1, but will buy either.

I figure you are going to have to explain "infringe what?" anyway, might as well put the RKBA there, too.

But, my license plate is 'CA RKBA', so what do I know? ;)

Mostly Harmless
September 24, 2004, 02:59 PM
Silver/grey ribbon and brooch pins are easily available at craft stores or Walmart. It's a matter of a couple of minutes to cut a piece of ribbon, fold it, glue it to the pin.

I've got a domestic violence ribbon on my cube wall. The ribbon is 6" long (and 1/4" wide), longer than it looks because of the way it's folded. I'll drop by the craft store on the way home and price up ribbon and pins. If they've got the right stuff, I'll even make up a sample. I'll post the cost per ribbon and time it takes to make them as soon as I've got samples to show.

If they're as quick and easy as I think they'll be I'm more than willing to make up several hundred and send them to anyone who thinks they can give them away -- cover postage and they'll be yours.

September 24, 2004, 03:02 PM
Dav - You are so right! Also, sadly to say, I'm willing to bet that one out of four average Americans have no idea what the "2nd Amendment" is all about... want to bet?

My point is: The more questions it poses, the more opportunities I have to explain away our cause.

September 24, 2004, 03:15 PM
oldfella wrote:
one out of four average Americans have no idea what the "2nd Amendment" is all about... want to bet?No takers on that one here, oldfella.

But honestly, I don't know all of them either. Just the ones I consider important to me.

I think I need to go do some more studying. :uhoh:

Henry Bowman
September 24, 2004, 03:29 PM
dav -- Next I'll post a "What Color is the Third Amendment?" thread over on the website. Perhaps HoJo orange?

September 24, 2004, 03:35 PM
Here you go, Dav:

September 24, 2004, 05:16 PM
Thanks oldfella. Good to reread those documents every once in a while.

Sure makes me wish legislators would speak English, though, instead of bureaucratese.

September 24, 2004, 05:57 PM
I went to some school supply store and bought posters of the Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights and put them on my kitchen wall... for the children. They're good reading material :)

September 26, 2004, 07:55 AM
With #1 and#2 almost tied, we may have enough demand for both, but we'll have to recount the votes since a lot of people said they would take #1 OR #2.

Mr. Kook
September 26, 2004, 09:54 AM
I'll take four of any one of them, but I prefer 1 and 2. Voted for 2.

September 26, 2004, 11:14 AM
...My opinion: If you order 500 each of #1 & 2, they'll be gone in no time.
Put me down for 10 of #2. Thanks.

Pete (The Oldfella)

September 26, 2004, 11:53 AM
I'd personally love three #1 and three just blank silver.

September 26, 2004, 06:49 PM
oldfella, that would be a good idea for someone who has a lot of gun shows/shops in their area, but I don't. Not only that, but I don't want to lay that kind of money out unless I'm sure they are sold, my wife would kill me if I got stuck with 200 magnets! :)

September 26, 2004, 07:09 PM
Mattz - I hear what you're saying, and I don't have that kind of money either; I do believe, however, that repeat buys/sales will take place once these ribbons get around. Out of the ten I'm ordering, I'll be giving away at least five right away to gunsmiths/shops and pawnshops I frequent. They in turn will probably be inquiring "where can I buy more of these ribbons". I think many others will also have the same experience. Maybe some one here may want to volunteer to put up the money and reap the rewards.

September 26, 2004, 07:10 PM
Mattz357, you wouldn't get stuck with that many magnets. I could move a lot more than 10 of those. All anyone would have to do is drop several off at some sporting goods stores and gun shops. I'm sure they would sell. I mean those yellow and those red-white-blue ribbon magets are ALLOVER the place (and every single gas-n-shop store has stacks of them). So moving a couple of hundred of them would be no problem I'm sure.

September 28, 2004, 08:30 AM
Do we want to cut off the voting this weekend? If we want to get these before Christmas we need to make sure the order is placed within the next two weeks or so. Keep voting! Thanks!

September 28, 2004, 09:52 AM
Matt - I think one week of voting has done it; all interested has shown their interest.

September 28, 2004, 09:55 AM
If this is everyone, then every person who voted will have to buy an average of five of the design that they voted for and we can order both designs #1 and #2. If not, I'm not sure there is enough of a majority to declare a winner.

September 28, 2004, 03:55 PM
It looks like the average amount everyone wants is 5. I was just going through and counting the people that posted which design they liked versus voted, and only 6 people had definite anwers for #1. Most people wanted #2, or said #1 or #2 but I prefer 2. Since it is such a even split, maybe you could take the orders for both #1 and #2, on the understanding that if there isnt enough for both, it will be only quanities of one type.

September 28, 2004, 05:05 PM
Sounds good to me... I'm betting you'll not get stuck with any, Matt... more likely you'll have to order another batch!

Pete ()The Oldfella)

September 28, 2004, 07:37 PM
I refined design entries #1 & 2:

Design #1

Design #2

How do they look?

And here is a link for the READY-FOR-CLIENT-COPY ( (in case anybody is interested). I'm sure that has their own graphic artist who would do all the text layout over their own ribbon template design. This "READY-FOR-CLIENT-COPY" version would help them NOT mess up this refined layout and placement of the text, or at least it'll give them a solid start so they're not guessing what we want.

September 28, 2004, 08:06 PM
Look great, Got... I still like #2

I'm ordering 10, and may be back for more!

September 29, 2004, 12:03 AM
Oldfella, we'er only ordering as many as people send money for. Where this will be a problem is if we have a non-multiple of 250 orders. In this case I will ask that those who think they can move them buy extra because I can NOT afford to pay for the extra to move us up to the next price level. I haven't actually counted the responses, how many total orders do we have? Thanks!

September 29, 2004, 12:23 AM
Ill take 2 of either #1 or #2, where/whom do i order from?

September 29, 2004, 09:43 AM
Matt - You let me know how much and where to send the money - I'll take 10 of the #2.

Pete (The Oldfella)

September 29, 2004, 10:40 AM
Put me down for 5 of #1. Great looking!

September 29, 2004, 03:14 PM
GOT, there is one problem with your designs.

They are much better than what we will receive.

They have 'shadowing' which the printers will not give us (a guess on my part)

I wouldn't want anyone disappointed in what they receive just because they will not turn out quite that nice.

September 29, 2004, 07:22 PM
"shadowing" ? You mean the gradient in the silver coloring behind the text? If thats what you're referring to, it'll be there. If we still use Magnet America ( then they will have that gradient on their ribbons because its on all their ribbons (which tells me they have a template design where all they do is change the color and the text for all their magnet ribbons).
Below is one of their ribbons. I copied their design exactly because thats who Mattz357 said we would be using. So ours should looks just like I graphiced, at least it should according to all the ribbons they advertise on their site.

Dose that help?
Thanks for you vote of confidence and the implied compliment :)

September 29, 2004, 08:17 PM
Lets get these puppies we need another thread floated for a group buy?

September 29, 2004, 08:29 PM
I'm calling dav tonight to discuss some details. I asked the mods if we could float this and they didn't reply.

September 29, 2004, 08:43 PM
Hey Mattz357 what do you think about a BLUE TEXT color? Could that still be consider a 2 color job or would it be a 3 color (the gray, white??? and the blue).


September 29, 2004, 08:54 PM
GOT, I'm more partial to black, but it's up to everyone. When I spoke to Liz at Magnet America, she said that she "thought" two colors for the ribbon and one color for text would still be considered two colors. We probably won't know for sure until the final design is submitted to them, but even if it is three colors it's only an extra 10 cents a piece. Even I can afford that! :) I'll email Liz and see what she can find out for me.

September 29, 2004, 09:25 PM
I think blue stands out better... one opinon.

September 29, 2004, 10:29 PM
Same here. I think it also softens the hard edges of the text. And to me, it makes the grayish color looks more silver.

On the first thread started about "what color is the 2nd amendment" some were thinking that the "blued" finish would be good. So the blue text could reference that. I originally started off with the black text working at making this as inexpensive as possible.

September 29, 2004, 11:59 PM
GOT, gradient is indeed what I meant, and you are right it is their on all there samples.

I'm putting together an ordering thread, which I should post later tonight.

One thing, it is already too late to get these before the election. Too bad.

More very soon...

September 30, 2004, 12:42 AM
Okay, we are starting the order process.

Please visit this thread: taking orders ( Thank you.

October 1, 2004, 11:15 AM
I like design #2........ I would take 10 of them!

Tony Mig
October 1, 2004, 08:33 PM
I'll commit to 5 of design #1. (blue lettering)

Just let me know when and where to send the money order, or if C.C.'s are good, I can ever pay with PayPal.

October 1, 2004, 10:37 PM
I voted for #1.

Every time I see RKBA I think, what radio station's call letters are those?

October 1, 2004, 10:56 PM
Hey guys, please go to this thread now: 2nd Amendment Magnet Ribbons, Pre-Order Now ( to put in your request for these ribbons.

You may still keep voting, HOWEVER I think it might get confusing to try and figure out who wants what if there are 2 threads.

Just my 2ยข...

October 2, 2004, 01:02 AM
moved to correct forum

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