Handbags showing gun outline designed to deter robbers


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Greg L
January 7, 2003, 10:51 AM
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_736658.html?menu=news.weirdworld.strangecrime

Handbags showing gun outline designed to deter robbers

Handbags showing the outline of a gun or a knife are being sold to women to protect them from robbers.

Two Dutch designers are behind the handbags which make it look as if they contain a weapon.

Hein van Dam, 28, and his colleague Carolien Vlieger, 27, are behind the designs which also include a handbag featuring the outline of a crucifix.

Mr van Dam told Het Laatste Nieuws: "People like our handbags. Most of our clients understand there is no real pistol or knife hiding in this handbag.

"Only to older people we have to explain what the meaning is of the handbag and that we don¹t want to send everyone armed into the streets."

He says they have developed the designs in response to media reports of growing fear of crime in their home city of Rotterdam.

The handbags can be bought online for £60 each at the Studiostraks website.


Story filed: 11:26 Monday 6th January 2003


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Kind of leaves me scratching my head.

Pictures of the purses at the website.

Greg

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Tamara
January 7, 2003, 10:57 AM
I'd get the one with the knife outline...

...and put a gun in it. :D

sm
January 7, 2003, 10:59 AM
<scratches head>
Methinks concealed is concealed.
More of a target IMO.
Snatch and grab-or
BG stereotype one as definite sheeple-prey.

shoes to match gonna be tough
can't wear semi with wheelie?

Hkmp5sd
January 7, 2003, 11:02 AM
Sounds like an invitation for a purse snatching by some BG that needs a new gun.

Don Gwinn
January 7, 2003, 11:08 AM
Must . . . wrap . . . duct . . . tape . . . around. . . . urggh . . . . head!

Some people are so stupid it makes baby ducks cry.

Betty
January 7, 2003, 11:09 AM
:scrutiny:
I cannot picture Tamara with a salmon pink purse.

Tamara
January 7, 2003, 11:11 AM
Jeez, people, I was kidding! :o

KMKeller
January 7, 2003, 11:12 AM
I cannot picture Tamara with a salmon pink purse.

Yeah, but tactical black with a lead lining for that added velocity prior to cranial impact is pretty kicking...

sensop
January 7, 2003, 11:13 AM
With stupidity like a campaign against toy guns on the loose, how long before this will be considered "brandishing"?

Coronach
January 7, 2003, 11:15 AM
Hein van Dam, 28, and his colleague Carolien Vlieger, 27, are behind the designs which also include a handbag featuring the outline of a crucifix.I presume this is for vampire-protection?

This is an example of soul-searing primoridial stupid, if ever I saw it. I mean, against a stupid so mind-bogglingly powerful, so awe-inspiringly dumb, what force could dare contend? Fly, you fools!

Mike :rolleyes:

cuchulainn
January 7, 2003, 12:44 PM
Vampires,

Coronach, you might not be that far off. It seems that these people are indeed applying magical talismanic power to images. They acknowledge that there are not any weapons, just images, but still suggest they are good for self defense.

PATH
January 7, 2003, 12:52 PM
Why not just carry the real thing?:confused:

Raistlin
January 7, 2003, 01:00 PM
I can see the scenario: a woman buys one of those gun-outline purses, then flies over here for whatever. One of the local pond-scum on <drug-of-choice> thinks "Hey, I can score a gun!" He snatches the purse, discovers there's no gun, then beats/kicks/stabs the woman for putting him through so much effort for nothing...:rolleyes:

TheeBadOne
January 7, 2003, 01:01 PM
I suspect the tag on these high quality items contains the seal; As seen on TV!

dinosaur
January 7, 2003, 01:02 PM
I think I hear an Oreo Cookie calling my name. I`ll be back.....real soon.:rolleyes:

sm
January 7, 2003, 01:06 PM
Something above gave me a thought. Preacher not around...check six...OK

Boy could Preacher really fool the BG's with a salmon pink purse with a crucifix!!!

ya'll didn't know I could run that fast...huh? :D

Mastrogiacomo
January 7, 2003, 01:14 PM
Boy, what a stupid idea. If it wasn't hard enough already to convince women NOT to use their pursue to conceal a gun in a handbag already. Gee, don't think this would encourage a violent confrontation with a theif that thinks you're carrying, do you? Right up there with carrying visable and unloaded. :banghead:

Mike Irwin
January 7, 2003, 01:36 PM
Stupidest damned thing I've ever heard.

Instead of being robbed, they'll have their bag snatched to get the gun or knife that's supposedly inside.

:rolleyes:

treeprof
January 7, 2003, 01:36 PM
Most of our clients understand there is no real pistol or knife hiding in this handbag.
Ahh, as opposed to the criminals, who will doubtless be too stupid to quickly figure this out .
we don¹t want to send everyone armed into the streets
No, of course not. Faux guns are much superior to the real thing.

Greg L
January 7, 2003, 01:37 PM
It would be fun though to stand back and watch someone try to go through airport "security" with one of those bags. :D Probably wind up arrested for inducing panic or something.

Greg

sm
January 7, 2003, 01:44 PM
Didn't think of that! Need a undercover TSA employee to try that, I'd be interesed on results, actions, arrests...

Justin
January 7, 2003, 01:53 PM
Some people are just trying to be all Euro-hip.
What do you want to bet that Metallic Kitty bought one...

Blackhawk
January 7, 2003, 01:56 PM
Methinks concealed is concealed.
More of a target IMO.
Snatch and grab-or
BG stereotype one as definite sheeple-prey.
Agree.

gun-fucious
January 7, 2003, 02:09 PM
has Tamara been shopping?

sm
January 7, 2003, 02:14 PM
Ok, so your in trouble too--with Tamara--good luck, Gots my own problem with Preacher, see ya' :D

Notice the graffitti in the pic? I have no problem with Divine help, but I think I'm also to do my part--I'd rather have a gun...

gun-fucious
January 7, 2003, 02:18 PM
Ya think its a bad idea to taunt Vikings?
;)

gee, look what else they sell that is so chic:

Unisaw
January 7, 2003, 02:25 PM
This has to be the most stupid idea since the CCW badge.

pax
January 7, 2003, 02:33 PM
...that we don¹t want to send everyone armed into the streets."
Note, though, that this sort of thing only works as long as there are a certain number of people who are armed, for real.

After all, if there are no guns "on the streets," as they say, what kind of a deterrent statement would a talisman of one be?

pax

redneck
January 7, 2003, 02:38 PM
They admit that they think if you APPEAR to have a gun you will be better off. But they don't really want you to have a gun.
:scrutiny:

Someone should sell blow up policeman dolls to carry around.....

GhostShooter
January 7, 2003, 03:39 PM
Does anybody else think this is a really bad idea?:scrutiny: Picture this, if a BG wanted a gun and sees an elderly person with this purse. What do you think is going to happen next!http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/stick.gif

http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/2M16.gif

Triad
January 7, 2003, 03:59 PM
SuperMarket One (http://www.supermarket-one.com/index.html)
These have to be some of the stupidest folks I've ever heard of. They even beat the fools selling the Tactical BBQ brush.:rolleyes:

Skunkabilly
January 7, 2003, 04:10 PM
This has got to be the stupidest thing since Gray Davis.

Airwolf
January 8, 2003, 01:18 AM
First victim of this galactic level stupidity in 5, 4, 3….

I’m sorry, but the human race is doomed to extinction if ANYBODY thinks that this is a good idea.

:banghead: :cuss:

trapshooter
January 8, 2003, 01:29 AM
Without reading anyone elses posts, I don't think this is a good idea.

What if someone calls your 'bluff', (if it is a bluff)?

Might get you some unwanted, unwarranted attention from LEO's.
In many states, no doubt, obvious printing might be interpreted as 'brandishing'.

asdaf
January 8, 2003, 06:33 AM
Wow! Fashion designers failing to be practical, tactical, condition red badasses. I'm shocked. I think we may be wasting a little to much thought, time and effort on this one.

JPM70535
January 8, 2003, 08:35 AM
Lets pool our resources and send one to Sarah Brady for her evaluation. My guess is that she tries to get it banned since it might panic the SHEEPLE

Kahr carrier
January 8, 2003, 08:45 AM
Stupid Idea -Purse snatcher here I come.:neener:

WeThree
January 8, 2003, 09:35 AM
And what the hell is that, a kitchen knife?

They both looked vacuum packed, brings new meaning to the term printing.

Drjones
January 8, 2003, 01:51 PM
Says on there:

"Armed with a gun, a knife, or faith,
nobody will harm you..."

Until they realize you AREN'T REALLY carrying ANYTHING!!!!!!

Hey, do you believe me when I tell you that I heard about this on the Michael Moore forums first??? :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

JHill
January 8, 2003, 03:08 PM
Why an outline of a Walther????!!!!

Correia
January 8, 2003, 06:12 PM
I would use that to carry my 911 Jack. :D

Dr.Rob
January 8, 2003, 07:52 PM
Hey McFly!

It's a FASHION STATEMENT. Don't take it too seriously.

Half the crap on the runways of Milan and Paris isn't meant to be worn either.

But the stuffed gun "rattle"... that's just weird.:scrutiny:

And yeah, that would get you strip-searched at airport security over here.

grumblesnickermumblesomthingrrrrrr

Bainx
January 8, 2003, 09:19 PM
Absolutely insane.

BamBam-31
January 8, 2003, 10:02 PM
No worries. Those purses aren't on the approved list here in Kali.

Did anyone else notice the 18+ for the stuffed gun? :confused:

Mastrogiacomo
January 8, 2003, 10:15 PM
People must have just too much time on their hands. They spend, how much time and money on this? I would have loved to have sat in on that brain storming session. :neener:

Trisha
January 8, 2003, 10:15 PM
:scrutiny:

Incredibly dumb - and proof that Clintonization spread to neurological functions north of the waist...

Here I thought Galco's handbags with their signature logo was bad!

Trisha

(p.s. I think Tamara's bag is fuschia, guys...)

roscoe
January 9, 2003, 01:42 AM
Bad Idea Jeans

WilderBill
January 9, 2003, 02:42 AM
OK, it IS pretty stupid.
On the other hand, if they caught on, there might be a time when everyone just ingnored printing of any type, even if it was for real. I could see a good side to that. :cool:

DMK
January 9, 2003, 04:25 PM
I'm with Wilderbill on that one. I hope they come over here and they sell tons of them

Kind of a "who's got the real gun" shell game.

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