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Anyone who Knows Me Knows I am Armed

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by WALKERs210, Mar 10, 2013.

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  1. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Member

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    I live in a small town where the welcome to and come back soon sign are on same post. Think in last survey we had the distinction of being close of 1sq mile. After tornado of Apr 11 we lost 1/3 of city. I still like to be sure that everyone in my area are away that I am arm and will always be. Dec came around and I bought myself a Christmas Present, it's vinyl ploltter/cutter that allows you to design what ever you want and send it to cutter to cut out the design of choice. I am in process of labeling the back window of my vehicle with logo's saying "protected by S&W' Protected by "Ruger" and anything else I fit in, Chief of police in Jasper really liked one I have, it just says "I don't Call 911" Might have to go buy an old windowless van to be able to say all I want to do.
     
  2. Rawss

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    Thank you.
     
  3. firesky101

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    In your town you will probably be fine, and may just raise awareness of how everyday guns are (and should be), however in my town those stickers would just read follow me home and rob my house.
     
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    That is great! Thank u too. I want one that says "911 is medical,1911 for all else!"
     
  5. Hardtarget

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    Personally, I don't put any firearm related stickers...in fact, I don't put stickers on my vehicles at all. I don't wear logo clothing either. I just don't advertise anything.

    maybe that makes me the wierd one. :uhoh:

    Mark
     
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    I'm with ya Mark. I used to wear nothing but Harley t-shirts until I found out about their campaign to ruin small bike shop owners. Then I figured out "hey, I'm basically advertising for them, and not only are they NOT paying me for it, they're charging me STUPID amounts of money for the shirts! Haven't worn one in years now, never will again.

    And when we buy a new vehicle, I won't accept it until the dealers sticker/tag/label/plaque/whatever is removed from the vehicle. I'm not advertising for them either.
     
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    Some people shake their finger at advertising, but I really think it depends on where you live. The only gun I ever had stolen from a car was an unmarked rental.
     
  8. Fred_G

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    There are a lot of signs and vinyl stuff I would sometimes like to put on my car. But I always try to think of how that might look if I were involved in a legitimate shoot that was before a jury.
     
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    Ah, the innocence of bucolic America! In urban/suburban areas, it would be foolhardy to advertise that you own guns. Besides the security aspects of that, displaying belligerent statements (such as "trespassers will be shot, survivors will be shot again") only hurts your legal case if you're ever actually involved in a self-defense shooting.
     
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    I love those stickers, but in many places they will bring more trouble than there worth.
     
  11. WALKERs210

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    I do agree with most of what has been said, positive and negative. When I was in my mid 20's maybe early 30's an Alabama Trooper and I stay at a convince / Gas store until the lights came back on due to power outage, and a young girl was the only one there. Will waiting the officer told me that his policy about shooting was to quit firing when the gun started clicking or the bad guy stopped kicking. One nice thing about being out in the stick if you see someone "Not Armed" then they are most likely not old enough to get a carry permit. Many times I have had LEO's tell how to reposition body to insure it looked like the BG was defiantly a threat. Last time I had to use a weapon was while serving in US Navy on small craft, got hit by shrapnel or fragments in right shoulder and neck, I didn't like it one little bit either. I have had to shoot and contrary to what some may say you can still have flash backs and see their face as clear as the day it happened. I just like making my vinyl signs to show support
     
  12. Davek1977

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    The way I see it, *I* need to know I'm armed, not ANYONE else. I don't feel safer advertising the fact, nor do I see any advantage to doing so. I carry a gun for my safety, and letting everyone and their dog know I presently have a gun in my possession serves no purpose. If you are going to advertise the fact you are carrying concealed, you might as well just open carry. I have nothing against open carry, but even doing so, see no reason to draw attention to yourself or your weapon. I'd much rather just be one of the crowd until such time I need to actually draw my weapon. IMO, no one needs to know you are carrying until you need to point your weapon at them....that should be their fist clue that you may be armed. Until such a time a gun is needed, advertising you have one can lead to more problems than it solves.
     
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    "This is how we deal with deadly threats around here."

    "This is how we tamper with evidence around here."

    "This, and my posting it on a public forum, is how I clue the police into my having continued using deadly force after the threat stopped, and then tampered with the evidence."

    While it would be nice if certain aspects of the culture you're describing were true, that same culture's suspicion of outsiders is what keeps a lot of small towns shrinking. I was stopped in rural AL; the deputy was much more nervous than I throughout the stop. It was an awkward disarm where I was swept with my own loaded weapon - he reached into my jacket to remove my weapon from a shoulder holster. At the conclusion of the stop, he handed me my gun, again pointing it at me, the empty magazine, and 18 loose rounds. "Now don't go loading these back up until I'm well down the road," were his last words to me.

    I can't imagine that stop going any better if my vehicle had been decked out with stickers. But I'm sure to locals he's a very friendly gun-loving public servant.
     
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    Nobody knows if I'm armed or not, not even people who knows me. Sometimes I carry and sometimes I don't. I like to keep them guessing. People who know me know I own a few firearms but only a couple know what they are.
     
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    WALKERs210,

    Do you open carry or carry concealed?
     
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    I think it's best not to advertise the fact you're armed. It gives the bad guys an advantage and, at the same time, takes away your advantage.
     
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    These days there are much better ways to show support than using some of what is seen out there.

    "Ask a vet who's given a leg for their country if they want to be disarmed too?"

    "Why would Washington want to disarm a vet that already gave a leg for their country?"
     
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    "Why is it encouraged for Brinks to protect your money with guards who carry guns, but not our children in schools: which is more valuable to you?"
     
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    LCDR, I carry both ways, if for some reason I have to go into Birmingham (shudder to think of that) I have more than one weapon and carry concealed. Within a 15 mile radius of home I do both, just depends of what I am doing or going. On side note LCDR give me the idea your ex Navy and reminds me of a high school friend that enlisted right after I did, he went on to retire as a LCDR.
     
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    I'd like one of these on my vehicle. It covers most everything.

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    The placards sound nice but I'm not one to advertise anymore. I grew up in a small town in NE PA where gun racks with and without guns in them were a very common sight. No one ever made a fuss and during deer and small game seasons Friday school lunches talked about where are you going to hunt and Monday's were what did you get? We just assumed 50% of the population had guns in their homes and went about our daily business. Now I live outside Philly and although I think I live in a safe and nice area I'd rather my neighbors don't know that I own or what I own. There are just too many people in the area that are gunphobic that I'd rather not deal with, how can you own one, what are you preparing for, are you a Bambi killer, are you carrying one now types of questions when I see those folks in the neighborhood. I own because it is my right, I want to prepared, and I like to shoot, if you are like minded great if not that's fine too but don't judge me or think you know me just because of an object I own. How I miss the near middle of nowhere, unfortunately it's now harder and harder to find.
     
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    Current Navy. I open carry the vast majority of the time in Washington state. I just think it would be ironic if you carried concealed despite your advertisements :D
     
  23. WALKERs210

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    LCDR just for a quick reference, I am old Navy wore the cross anchors on my sleeve so it might give an idea as to how hard headed I am. In my time I have locked horns with everyone from boot seaman to Capt. if I knew my point was right, rarely did I ever have to back down. Chief of Staff I worked for told me once he wished he could have the power of a Boatswain mate and pay of Capt. Thank you for your service.
     
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    Only my close friends know I own guns and few of them know I carry, many don't know. I like to keep it that way. I'm as pro 2A as you can get but I'm not advertising to just anyone. I don't want strangers knowing my business. My advantage is keeping most people in the dark when it comes to my firearm ownership.
     
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    No one knows I carry except my wife. No stickers on my truck.
     
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