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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. chris in va

    chris in va Member

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    I won't even put an NRA sticker on the car. Thieves just LOVE to break into vehicles knowing a gun is in the glovebox.
     
  2. mljdeckard

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    I would reiterate....the only time I have ever had a car broken into and a gun stolen was when it was in an unmarked rental car.
     
  3. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    Any vehicle has the possibility to be broken into. Did they break in to namely steal the gun or know something of value was in the car?
     
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    I suspect they watched me get into the trunk to grab smaller bags to go check into the Luxor. The remaining bag would have been visible. They were after the bag, they didn't know there was a gun in it.
     
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    What hardtarget said.............................chris3
     
  6. buck460XVR

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    Same here, that's why I don 't need to advertise. Let those that don't know me.....guess.




    Of course they do, but how does a NRA sticker on the bumper tell them that? Seems that to most criminals the odds of a gun bein' in the glovebox of a gun owner would be about the same as that same gun being aimed at you from the front porch, while in reality, the odds are greater for the latter, since most responsible gun owners don't leave guns unattended in the glovebox to be stolen........
     
  7. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    Then this is irrelevant to this topic. It wasn't a sticker or lack of a sticker that prompted them to break into the car. They just saw something that looked valuable.

    What am I expected to do when going into work? Leave my home unarmed completely? I don't have the funds to get a lockbox.
     
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    I believe it is relevant, in that we all need to remember that the presence or absence of gun propaganda neither guarantees nor prevents gun theft from a vehicle.
     
  9. NavyLCDR

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    It's time we quit acting like the minority in this country and started standing up and being the majority that we are. The anti-gun minority are willing to stand on their soapboxes and push their propaganda at every passerby every chance they get, I don't understand why we are so afraid to be as vocal as they are. There are certainly many more of us than them.
     
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    I was called about a week ago by a friend who I gave one of those stickers, "firearms welcome" and told to remove mine from the glass door because a trooper friend of his told him that the bad guys were walking around making lists of houses with pro gun stickers. This so they may come back at a latter time and steal a gun from a home that probablly had one inside.
    I took mine off, thought about taking my NRA sticker off the car, but didn't do that yet.
    You have to worry now a days. Dogs, alarm, cameras next.
     
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    I just grew a Yosemite Sam moustache. lolz
     
  12. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    I think we already knew that. Theoretically those stickers do increase the chances and it's a solid theory with no way to prove or disprove.
     
  13. Lex Luthier

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    My good friends and colleagues are aware, but most people I am in contact with are not. I do not put stickers on my car or advertise. I carry everywhere but at work. Some of my colleagues appreciate the nuances of our hobby, and those guys like to ask good, productive questions. Others who just want to shoot sideways get a stern reminder that responsibility trumps immaturity.

    You never know when someone without boundaries will want to talk about it. I promise it will happen in the most inappropriate place and time and in an immature manner, because abnormal people are everywhere.
     
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    Only my wife knows about my CCW; would rather it be a surprise to anyone else. IMHO, signs are invitations, akin to putting the ADT sticker in your window which effectively tells a perp which alarm he has to disable. Having said that, OP's town sounds idyllic compared to where I live.
     
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    I have one of these on my van. It's hard for me to hide the fact that I am armed because I spend so much time trying to get people interested and involved.

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  16. Jamie B

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    No stickers, information, weapons, anything discussed or shown outside of immediate family.

    Silence is golden.
     
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    On my truck, I place label cutouts from gunpowder cans on the window- H4895, H335, etc.

    Those who know, know. I've had some awesome stoplight conversations :D

    On the eco egg we commute around in, only sticker is a leupold sticker.

    Again, those who know- know. Those who don't, have no clue.

    I'm fine with both :D
     
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    Also, anti 2A folks have been known to key a vehicle or commit some other form of vandalism when they see a pro-gun sticker.

    Conceal carry has a purpose. You pretty much compromise that advantage and draw unneeded attention to yourself, and anyone with you, when you wear pro gun/2A clothing or adorn your vehicle in the same.
     
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    Back home in the dakotas i wouldnt have minded having some gun type stickers on my car. (Though i never did.) But i live in the city now filled with 1000s apon 1000s of gangbangers and other unsavory individuals so i stay incognito.
     
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