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An appeal to those with NRA sticker on their vehicles

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by GSB, Jul 18, 2004.

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  1. GSB

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    Just a mini-rant based on an observation on the road over the weekend, and not directed at anyone here. It's just the most convenient place for me to vent.

    If you're going to have an NRA sticker on your vehicle, realize that you have decided to make yourself a public ambassador for that organization and its other members. Please don't be an asshat on the road (even if it is a free country and it's your right to be as unappealing a human being as you like). It makes the rest of us members look bad, it makes the organization look bad, and it makes gun owners in general look bad to the non-firearmowning public we are trying to win over. We don't need to give people even more reason to equate gun-owner with illterate, inconsiderate, mouth-breathers. If you insist on being reckless and rude on the road, at least be courteous enough to put a Kerry/Edwards sticker on your car instead.
     
  2. shermacman

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    Precisely the reason I have my NRA sticker next to my American flag on my front windshield. I drive like an absolute lunatic, screeming around corners, giving the finger to elderly gray haired people, putting my left hand turn signal on when I turn right...

    I have a Clinton/Gore sticker next to my "UN rules the World!" sticker on my rear bumper!

    (The comments above are not true, not even one...)
     
  3. gunsmith

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    NRA stickers

    Unfortunately,many of those who have those stickers on their cars are not members.
    You can buy those stickers for a buck at most gun stores and shows,also used pick up often sport them.
     
  4. Rimmer

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    It seems that there are as many interpretations of freedom as there are people.

    I agree that it would be much better for all of the shooting community if a few would just tone it down a notch or two.

    Sometimes the freedoms you are so quick to defend can be undone by how others perceive you.
     
  5. vito

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    I've been told by one LEO that having the NRA sticker on my car window makes me a more likely target for a car break in; the bad guys hope to find a gun in the car. Personally this has not happened to me, but I wonder if the sticker, or one of those clever bumper stickers like "This care insured by Smith and Wesson" deter the low life or encourage them.
     
  6. TallPine

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    You can also buy used cars with stickers already on them
     
  7. El Tejon

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    That's why I drive like an 85 year old woman, balances the bad karma.:D
     
  8. JohnKSa

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    A fellow just down the road from me in Garland, TX had his car searched with his NRA sticker being used as probable cause.

    The conviction was overturned, but I'll bet the hassle factor was tremendous...
     
  9. P95Carry

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    El T - if you saw how a local 84 year old lady round here drives - you'd not have said that! Think NASCAR!:D

    I have now totally omitted any stickers and gun racks that spell ''guns'' .... sad really when I have pride in both NRA life membership, and my guns. But - sure prefer having truck ''low key'' and not shouting ''gun'' ..... lest a break in etc.

    Pathetic reflection on the present day.:(
     
  10. Jim K

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    I have not had an NRA sticker since an anti-gun organization suggested publicly that its members smash windows and flatten tires on vehicles with NRA stickers. These nice folks also suggested calling the police and saying that a vehicle with such and such a license was stolen or reporting that the driver shot at them.

    All in the name of good clean fun, Michael Moore and John Kerry style.

    Jim
     
  11. auschip

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    Do you have a link to evidence of this. Not because I don't believe you, but I want to show some fence sitters that these organizations are not "just trying to protect children".
     
  12. Tharg

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    So SO tired of the "protect children" standpoint.

    Hey - i don't want to see kids get hurt any more than anyone else....

    but its just rediculous to pull out that argument for EVERYTHING.

    Like i said to people on my gamers board - Race is the trump card for trials - Children are the trump card for the "whatever it is i'm trying to ram down someone elses throat today" movement.

    bleh

    J/Tharg!
     
  13. Cacique500

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    Is this too obvious for the criminal element? :)

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Treylis

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    Considering I hear all the time about how Texas is so pro-gun, why do I always hear stories like this coming out of there?

    Sheesh, you guys need to clean house. ;-P
     
  15. JohnKSa

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    Like anywhere else, the big cities tend to be problematic.

    Garland is a suburb of Dallas. Dallas isn't as liberal as Austin, but it's bad enough. Also, the Garland PD is known for being a real pack of sphincters. Besides the "sticker story", here are a couple more stories about "Garland's Finest."

    1. Head of neighborhood watch calls cops on a suspicious vehicle that had been orbiting the neighborhood of an elementary school at very low speed for nearly an hour at about the time school lets out. Garland PD officer shows up and ignores suspicious vehicle but cites head of neighborhood watch for parking violation. Ticket was dismissed because there was, in fact, no violation.

    2. After a drive by shooting in which two vehicles and a couple of houses were shot in a neighborhood (vehicle drove down the street with passenger firing out the window apparently randomly), Garland PD officer shows up and accuses one of the two vehicle owners (also the head of neighborhood watch BTW) of moving the vehicle/giving a false report.

    These both happened to my dad. So much for getting involved--guess that neighborhood watch thing must be cutting into donut time...
     
  16. Bullet

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    Guess I should get rid of my bumper sticker.

    It says - PASS ME AND I'LL SHOOT YOU

    Just joking I don't have any bumper stickers but I do have a NRA sticker in the window. Never thought about this causing someone to break into my truck. Sure is something to think about.
     
  17. The Undertoad

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    Cacique, NICE plates! I've been trying to think of one that's gun-related but not TERRIBLY obvious, and also that isn't taken! Harder than it sounds! :cool:
     
  18. DorGunR

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    My bumper sticker says..........
    "Cover me, I gotta change lanes"
     
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    I saw a plate the other day that read FFL.

    And to keep it on topic, there was an NRA sticker on the right triangle window on my K5 Blazer when I bought it. I'm a member, so I left it on there. But, my wife also says I drive like an old man most of the time. (I'm 25.) But hey, my truck has 200K+ on it with virtually no problems, and I'm trying to make it last.
     
  21. bogie

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    What I _really_ hate is seeing NRA stickers right next to confederate flags... It just reinforces the stereotype...
     
  22. Brian Williams

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    I have a bumper sticker that says;
    If it's tourist season, Why can't we shoot them?


    also
    Welcome to Lancaster County
    Now go home!!!!
     
  23. 2nd Amendment

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    Let me see... *looks out at Suburban*

    ... NRA sticker, US flag, Terrorist hunting permit, "Friends DON'T Let Friends VOTE DEMOCRAT" sticker, rifle rack in the side window plus sporting my car dealership name and dealer plates.

    How's that for putting ones money where his moth is? :)
     
  24. MuzzleBlast

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    What stereotype?
     
  25. NoLibs

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    I'm an idiot....

    This topic was a good one for me to read, personally. I have a tendency to get a little angry sometimes but I will keep it underwraps from now on. The last thing I need to do is misrepresent the organization I respet so much.
    Allow me to apologize to you all for driving like an @sshole sometimes while displying my sticker.

    My car is a bit of a contradiction in itself. Its an '84 Volvo 240 wagon. The car of choice of all the communists and socialists at the college I attend.

    Soon I hope to mount dual gunracks on the side windows in the back.. :)

    Godspeed
     
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