Would you wear this?


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IMTHDUKE
August 30, 2011, 08:35 AM
Do you thing this shirt is helpful or hurtful to the pro gun cause?

http://www.patriotdepot.com/products/Drop-200-lbs-Fast-T-Shirt.html

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ExecutiveCarry
August 30, 2011, 08:47 AM
No ..... :eek: ... my weight is fine. Although somewhat humorous, it could get some mixed reactions.

ColtPythonElite
August 30, 2011, 09:04 AM
No..........

ForumSurfer
August 30, 2011, 09:20 AM
Nah, that's kind of corny. I don't think it is helpful or hurtful...but it should come with a free can of corn.

CTPhil
August 30, 2011, 09:32 AM
Being flippant about gunning down a fellow human... yeah, that'll help.

coebam
August 30, 2011, 10:38 AM
Funny - but I would not think it would help with the pro-gun campaign.:)

alsaqr
August 30, 2011, 10:52 AM
i'm not into walking billboards.

cambeul41
August 30, 2011, 11:37 AM
I would chuckle if I saw someone else wearing it, but doing so would be an incredibly bad idea if one was carrying a gun. I have visions of trying to explain to a jury that it was just a joke and in no way indicative of premeditation or wishful thinking.

thedrewcifur
August 30, 2011, 12:06 PM
i'd wear it around my shooting buddies but in public... that may cause issues...

sdlsaginaw
August 30, 2011, 12:48 PM
I have a t-shirt that says "I didn't go to work today, the voices told me to 'stay home and clean the guns'". :p

I don't wear it anymore now that I CC because some people would actually tell me "uhh, thats a little scary...". Really? :rolleyes:

Sometimes I just don't get people. Jeez, it's just a t-shirt. My son has one that says "the clowns made me do it". Do they seriously believe he really hears clowns in his head? I need to buy a unicorn t-shirt because, you know, it would be cool to finally see a real unicorn... :rolleyes:

Sam1911
August 30, 2011, 01:31 PM
Being flippant about gunning down a fellow human...

Yup. All these "moto" hoo-rah kill'em all t-shirts are so low-rent tacky as to be just an embarrassment to the cause. They've been around for decades in various forms and are neither funny, nor cute, (nor terribly original) nor help us engage the rest of society in a realistic and useful discussion of armed citizenship.

Throw on a "Who Farted?" cap and you have an ensemble guaranteed to make sure the folks you meet understand that gun owners are belligerent, disaffected, ineffectual, knuckle-draggers of no consequence -- but fortunately they aren't self-aware enough to realize it.

:rolleyes:

infmp32
August 30, 2011, 01:34 PM
It made me laugh, but it would definitely be the kind of shirt I'd only wear certain places. As was mentioned already though, I'm not big on bumper sticker type t-shirts. Around gun buddies, it'd get a laugh and everyone would get the joke. Out to the supermarket? Might be just an attention getter that begs for someone to say something about it.

Mp7
August 30, 2011, 01:46 PM
yeah ...

just like for Pro 2A folks who mix up with
the Tea-Party.

Both does the cause harm.


Ideology and the word idiot both start with "i".
Itīs up to us, wether that bears any truth in it.

Stay High-Road.

MtnCreek
August 30, 2011, 02:27 PM
I typically deduct a couple of IQ points per bumper sticker; I would assume about a 10 pt deduction for someone wearing that shirt.

Nushif
August 30, 2011, 02:53 PM
Naw. Too tacky for my tastes. While I would wear gun shirts, the "gun show rhetoric" ones are not the ones I like. Not to mention that on principle alone I would never buy anything from that site. 8)

Mike1234567
August 30, 2011, 03:01 PM
There's a firearm company here that has a T-shirt that says:

[insert company name here]... "Because some people just need to be shot."

Buford57
August 30, 2011, 03:14 PM
No. Right along with "Kill 'em all & let God sort 'em out" and "Keep honking, I'm reloading". Poor taste, IMO.

Maybe a good "man on the street" interview topic. Do 12 people chosen at random think someone wearing this shirt (or with those bumper stickers) is "looking for trouble"?

jojo200517
August 30, 2011, 03:37 PM
The principle of it being kinda tacky wouldn't stop me from wearing it, having a .40 cal ruger on it would stop me tho.

BFC
August 30, 2011, 03:41 PM
I wouldn't wear it but it's just a t-shirt.

I think society needs to loosen up, not everything needs to be taken at face value. I worry about how people act and talk, not what they wear. I've encountered more scary folks dressed in suits than in "who farted" T's. At least the one in the T's you know where they stand...

jon86
August 30, 2011, 03:57 PM
No I wouldn't wear it. It's a little distasteful. It doesn't paint a picture of gun owners and carriers as responsible citizens.

killerfiction
August 30, 2011, 03:58 PM
I'm a guy who hopes he never has to even come close to pointing a weapon at another human being, evil or otherwise. I will if I have to, though. But displaying such a flippant attitude about a human life, on a T-shirt no less is, frankly, rather disgusting.

When my grandfather taught me to shoot with a BB gun, he put up a picture of Nikita Kruschev from a Time magazine cover as a target. We both took a couple of shots at it, and then he stopped and said, "This is wrong. We don't shoot at people. I'm sorry we did that ... we won't ever do it again." And I haven't. Not at Osama bin Laden targets at the range, not even at zombies. I don't love zombies, I just like bullseye targets better.

I wouldn't wear that shirt. And I don't think it does much to represent a High Road attitude. To answer the question directly, it certainly hurts the pro-gun cause.

YMMV, of course.

PlateStacker
August 30, 2011, 04:01 PM
The principle of it being kinda tacky wouldn't stop me from wearing it, having a .40 cal ruger on it would stop me tho.
Exactly what I was thinking! LMAO.. no Ruger auto's for me...

Owen Sparks
August 30, 2011, 04:48 PM
After the recent flash mob riots I saw something similar touting a perticular weapon as:

"Suitable for dangerous game in the 200 pound class including the imported A______ varieties."

ErikO
August 30, 2011, 04:53 PM
Anyone else see the iron of that shirt being available in 5x?

Yeah, not spending my ammo money at that site.

Friendly, Don't Fire!
August 30, 2011, 04:54 PM
I absolutely would NOT wear that shirt.
In fact, if it were GIVEN to me, it would be one of the first rags I reach for when changing my truck's engine oil and lubing the front end! :rolleyes:

hso
August 30, 2011, 06:10 PM
No one wearing that shirt in public is really interested in the 2A.

Friendly, Don't Fire!
August 30, 2011, 06:13 PM
I'm a guy who hopes he never has to even come close to pointing a weapon at another human being, evil or otherwise. I will if I have to, though. But displaying such a flippant attitude about a human life, on a T-shirt no less is, frankly, rather disgusting.

When my grandfather taught me to shoot with a BB gun, he put up a picture of Nikita Kruschev from a Time magazine cover as a target. We both took a couple of shots at it, and then he stopped and said, "This is wrong. We don't shoot at people. I'm sorry we did that ... we won't ever do it again." And I haven't. Not at Osama bin Laden targets at the range, not even at zombies. I don't love zombies, I just like bullseye targets better.

I wouldn't wear that shirt. And I don't think it does much to represent a High Road attitude. To answer the question directly, it certainly hurts the pro-gun cause.

YMMV, of course.
You sound like you had one, very wise grandfather!
Memories like that are relished forever in our hearts!

mljdeckard
August 30, 2011, 06:52 PM
No. Keeping in mind, my wardrobe is becoming more just t shirts for gun and guitar manufacturers, I would consider that graphic to be inflammatory.

Danb1215
August 30, 2011, 07:43 PM
I wouldn't wear it and if I were with someone who was, I would be sporting an "I'm with stupid ----->" shirt. A bit classier and accurate.

The-Reaver
August 30, 2011, 09:28 PM
Yeah, I would probably wear that.

jon_in_wv
August 30, 2011, 09:33 PM
I wouldn't want to have it on if I ever did have to use my weapon.

Mike1234567
August 30, 2011, 11:03 PM
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orionengnr
August 30, 2011, 11:40 PM
Nope, not my style.

billib
August 31, 2011, 08:29 AM
dumb

bikerdoc
August 31, 2011, 08:35 AM
NO, It is stupid.

kd7nqb
August 31, 2011, 01:21 PM
Its a really dumb shirt BUT a perfect shirt for the next gun blogger shoot or blogmeet.

Dazen
August 31, 2011, 02:24 PM
The Tea party is Pro constitution I dont see how being part of that does any harm to the 2A.

Sam1911
August 31, 2011, 02:30 PM
The Tea party is Pro constitution I dont see how being part of that does any harm to the 2A.

This isn't a Tea Party shirt. And we don't discuss politics on THR.

Onward Allusion
August 31, 2011, 03:13 PM
I'm probably at one extreme, but I never wear anything with slogans, advertising, or anything that would be considered a freebie or swag item. Heck, I even took the badges off my SUV along with the dealership garbage. I like a low-profile-below-the-radar life.

The T-Shirt in question is sophomoric and does not contribute to RKBA. In fact it gives the antis more ammo for their cause.

Scipio Africanus
August 31, 2011, 05:40 PM
Absolutely not. I don't like attitude shirts. Especially ones that make us look ignorant or bloodthirsty.

pbearperry
August 31, 2011, 05:55 PM
When I see shirts like this,all I can think of is Mall Ninja.

Elm Creek Smith
August 31, 2011, 07:25 PM
My sister bought me a t-shirt years ago that read: "I got a gun for my wife. Good trade, huh?" My wife didn't like it much, and I could only wear it to gun shows.

ECS

Old krow
August 31, 2011, 07:30 PM
I'm probably at one extreme, but I never wear anything with slogans, advertising, or anything that would be considered a freebie or swag item.

I'd say no for that reason alone. If they want me to be a billboard, they can pay me.

I believe in the 1rst and I'll support your right to wear it, but it's not what I wanted to express.

Carl N. Brown
August 31, 2011, 08:02 PM
If you were involved in a self-defense
shooting wearing that shirt, that might
not be an issue in the criminal court,
but if it got in civil court over wrongful
death, oh boy would the opposing attorney
beat you down with your own shirt.

Like Post #29 if I were next to someone
wearing that shirt, I would want my

not
I'm ^ with stupid>>--->

shirt on.

SleazyRider
August 31, 2011, 11:01 PM
Assuming it's a cotton T-shirt, I'd either wear it under my sweatshirt or cut it up into gun cleaning patches.

VP
September 1, 2011, 12:47 AM
I wouldn't. It looks like something these kids(unfortunately not much younger than me) I saw at my LGS today would wear. They were driving an old beat up Crown Vic Interceptor, one was about 100lbs overweight, the other about 100lbs underweight.... both open carrying with guns that were sagging off their belts. All they could do in the store was "police do this", "this is a police patch from Hanover county", "I carry my 1911 cocked with the safety off". These guys definitely just "talked the talk".

Sorry. It's just what I associate with the shirt.

MtnCreek
September 1, 2011, 01:21 PM
I'm probably at one extreme, but I never wear anything with slogans, advertising, or anything that would be considered a freebie or swag item. Heck, I even took the badges off my SUV along with the dealership garbage. I like a low-profile-below-the-radar life.

Agree 100%. I don't need to be branded or stamped!

Snowbandit
September 1, 2011, 01:37 PM
Not only would I not wear such a horrible thing, I wouldn't be seen in public with someone who was either. Bad juju for anyone at anytime, worse if your carrying and unthinkable if you got into a situation where you used your gun. Make my shirts plain please, I don't advertise for anyone.

regularjoe
September 1, 2011, 02:05 PM
No, I would not wear that shirt. As a gun owner, a responsible gun owner, I hold myself to a higher standard than I hold the rest of the world to. This is a personal choice. When a person owns a fire arm, they hold an incredible power, faster than sound, kill you from yonder kind of power. That, in my opinion, is nothing to be flippant about. A shirt like that makes the impression that gun owners are a bunch of inbred rejects with low IQ's and anger issues. I have some family members that would wear that shirt, they also drink before shooting, and hit their children and their animals, and I have nothing to do with them. I am hard line because of the responsibility I have as a gun owner, my fire arm makes me more cautious, less likely to be reckless. If a citizen was on the fence about gun rights, and saw someone in that shirt, it could very well be enough to push them to the other side.

Neverwinter
September 3, 2011, 02:59 PM
If a citizen was on the fence about gun rights, and saw someone in that shirt, it could very well be enough to push them to the other side.That shirt is a good way to alienate anyone who might otherwise be supporting of the 2nd amendment.

It also trivializes the responsibility that each of us takes on every time we make the decision to carry or to use our firearms in defense.

mgkdrgn
September 5, 2011, 01:02 PM
No matter how many stupid things people come up with, there is always someone out there trying to beat them all ...

Paris
September 6, 2011, 12:16 AM
I would not wear it.

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