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Border
September 19, 2003, 11:26 PM
On one hand I want to shout with a loud voice: "Protect Our Freedom!" etc, with bumper stickers like "From My Cold Dead Hands!' etc. On the other I feel that I am opening myself up for break ins, stops by police, vandalism, etc. Thoughts?

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shooten
September 19, 2003, 11:53 PM
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Spieler
September 20, 2003, 12:07 AM
I don't advertise the fact that I own firearms for the very reasons you cited...being targeted for theft or possibly being scrutinized a bit more closely on that next traffic stop. No thanks!

Standing Wolf
September 20, 2003, 12:10 AM
I like bumper stickers; unfortunately, they don't weather well, and are difficult to remove without scratching today's plastic bumpers. Does anybody know a good, quick, easy way to remove them?

hjrocket
September 20, 2003, 12:17 AM
heat w/ hair dryer; peel off. follow with clean rag saturated with Goo Gone--
works flawlessly;)

Quartus
September 20, 2003, 12:21 AM
I'm with you, Border, but I've opted for stealth with my vehicles. I try to educate folks one on one, and by contacting my various legislators.



BTW, welcome to THR! You, too, hjrocket. Where in Utah are you? There are a mess of us in the Ogden/Salt Lake/Provo general area.

Justin
September 20, 2003, 12:50 AM
I've always liked reading bumper stickers, but personal taste keeps me from putting one on my vehicle. I think they look kinda tacky.

That and a story related to me by my high school English teacher-
Shortly after afixing a Pink Floyd sticker to her jeep she found herself getting pulled over a whole heckuva lot more often.

gun-fucious
September 20, 2003, 01:17 AM
i just saw a calvin peeing on the words "gun control" one tonight at a gun shop

in washington DC i still see MMM i vote! bumper strips

i think i will aquire a new counterpoint illustration tomorrow

C.R.Sam
September 20, 2003, 02:16 AM
How bout Calvin peeing on MMM ?

Sam

gun-fucious
September 20, 2003, 02:54 AM
http://americansforguncontrol.com/Sarah/pages/DSCN0197.htm
:D

AZLibertarian
September 21, 2003, 12:37 AM
I've always remembered the one I saw..."Of course I can't go to work today. The voices in my head keep repeating 'Stay Home. Clean the Guns.'"

Seriously, the only thing that graces the back of my truck is a US Flag. No point in advertising anything else.

David4516
September 21, 2003, 06:20 AM
I think bumper stickers are neat, but RKBA stickers are a bad idea. They might as well read "I have a gun, break in and steal it!"

Dave T
September 21, 2003, 11:22 AM
Shortly after I retired from law enforcement, and before Arizona passed its CCW law, my wife and I were out to dinner. I left my former duty gun (a lightly customized Government Model) in the console of my truck. Said truck had an FOP sticker in the window. Guess which vehicle in the parking lot got broken into?
I belong to the NRA, GOA, LEAA, JPFO, and several other clubs and orginizations. You won't find stickers, emblems or signs on any of our vehicles advertising those memberships.

TechBrute
September 21, 2003, 12:08 PM
My pickup has the requisite bumper stickers on the rear window. It's easy to scrape them off and put new ones one. Current selection: NRA lifetime member, "I'm the NRA and I vote!", "My gun protects your freedom". Recently removed: "We support the right of victims to shoot back".

You'd never find a gun unattended in my truck. My other vehincles are stealth. My wife hates ALL bumper stickers, no matter what they say.

PeteyPete
September 21, 2003, 12:46 PM
I have one NRA emblem stickers on each of my back windows....thats about as far as i'll go w/ gun stickers.

Smoke
September 21, 2003, 02:14 PM
NRA sticker on all my vehicles. Thats the extent of it.

don't advertise the fact that I own firearms for the very reasons you cited...being targeted for theft or possibly being scrutinized a bit more closely on that next traffic stop. No thanks

As if me handing them my CHL and saying "I am armed" won't give them a clue...


I think bumper stickers are neat, but RKBA stickers are a bad idea. They might as well read "I have a gun, break in and steal it!"

Not much of a risk here in the sticks (does happen; but rare) Lots of trucks here have guns. Stickers; I think, have little to do with the choice of theives targets, unless it is the high end car stereo stickers.

TechBrute
September 21, 2003, 02:18 PM
As if me handing them my CHL and saying "I am armed" won't give them a clue... hehehehehe...

Stickers; I think, have little to do with the choice of theives targets, unless it is the high end car stereo stickers. Besides, if you looked at all the pickups at a Walmart here in Texas, they've all got stickers. Yours would blend right it.

tcdrennen
September 21, 2003, 02:23 PM
My NRA window sticker (sometimes hard to see because it's on the inside of a tinted rear window) and front plate cover "Life Member:: National Rifle Association" never caused any problems, but when I added a "West End Gun Club" hitch cover and a rear plate cover reading "My other auto is a:: .45 ACP", the two times I've been stopped since have resulted in "Got any guns in the vehicle?"

The first time was by the partner of the Costa Mesa PD Sgt. I spoke with after making a left turn after the red in a construction area (they had blocked several lanes and I ended up across lanes, so thought I should make the turn behind the guy in front of me - the light went red as I made it.) The senior guy basically said, they were really looking for drunks, so don't do it again, goodnight; but his partner (on the passenger side) piped up with the "Got any guns?" To which I replied, no, and if I did they'd be locked up in the utility box - then he says"Mind if we look?" I was a little surprised by the apparent hostility, but said "Sure." He then said "Never mind" and they left.

Much more pleasant (in this respect) was the CHP who nailed me for speeding in a cleverly placed radar trap at the bottom of a long steep grade on one of our toll roads. They had 4 of us pulled over while I was there :cuss: but it was fair and square (if sneaky.) After giving me the ticket, he asked if I had any guns. Me: "Yes, locked up unloaded in the utility box." (I was just returning from a match.) He said, okay, have a nice day, and left.

But all in all, I feel it's important in the PRK to let people know we're not all sheeple. I do see probably a half dozen NRA stickers a week here in Orange County, but I really enjoy parking in West Hollywood when I visit my brother so the lefties get a clue :evil:

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