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Car Sticker... A for armed

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by wambli_7, Apr 18, 2008.

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  1. wambli_7

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    I just bought these window decals for my car… they kind of look like the round stickers for a country… you see on cars… it has a big A in the center and in little words around the top it says Conceal Carry and around the bottom it says Armed… well thought they looked nice and got one. I then saw posts on another website saying why would you put those on your car and tell everyone you were carrying… you could have your car broken into except I don’t keep a gun in my car… house broken into except I have a large safe that I keep them in… that sort of thing… and why advertise you carry… I thought about it and also thought that maybe it was advertising for the right to carry…

    Should I put these on my car… would I be making a mistake or is it a good advertisement for 2nd amendment rights… I got a chuckle out of the stickers… A for Armed
     
  2. Ltlabner

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    My personal opinion is not to put gun related bumperstickers on my car. I don't like bumperstickers anyway, but I don't want to advertise my CCW with a sticker.

    No anti is going to be pursuaded by a bumpersticker, an NRA emblem or the like. I'd rather do all I can to remain in stealth mode regarding my weapon.

    Same holds true for wearing gun related hats, shirts, etc.

    Lastly, if your car is covered in stickers and your hat says something about "cold dead hands..." and you are involved in a self defence shooting, it gives the anti prosecuter more ammo to hang you.
     
  3. Sato Ord

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    I'm with the don't advertise crowd.

    I've always seen those signs that say things like "Insured by Smith and Wesson", or "Forget the dog, Beware of the Owner" as saying, "Hey, Bad Guys, if this car/house is unoccupied you can steal some big ticket firearms here. Come break a window an take them!"

    I don't see the one you bought as anything more than a more polite version of that same statement.

    Of course I do like the bumper sticker that says, "Ted Kennedy's registered car has killed more people than unregistered firearm.":evil:

    PS The only sticker on my car is the one that supports John McCain that I have stuck to the rear window. A US MARINES emblem is on the other side in support of my friend in the Corps.
     
  4. jackstinson

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    I don't put any stickers on my vehicles or home. No "Protected By Smith & Wesson", no "Kel-Tec Fanboy", not even a "Right To Keep And Bear Arms" or a "Jeep Kid peeing on a Hummer". From my personal experience, stickers scream to thieves that your vehicle may contain something they want and they'll break into it just to have a look around.
    Years ago I had stickers on my vehicles....one was broken into 5 times, the next was broken into 4 times. In spite of the alarm, stereos, power amps, crossovers, speakers, etc were stolen each time. I never drove near my neighborhood with the stereo turned up loud...but I finally figured out it was the stickers on the windows catching the thieves' eye.
    I removed all stickers and I haven't had a problem in the years since.

    I also don't wear gun advert clothing, other than the small Cabelas logo sewn on the back of my coat. I like to keep a low profile as far as firearms go.
    YMMV,
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  5. Ske1etor

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    I have the Kimber script logo on the back glass of my truck. I really don't see a problem with it. It is your choice.

    I have had stickers on the glass of every vehicle I have ever owned, never been broken into. (Never bumper stickers, they are tacky looking. High quality die cut vinyl only...)
     
  6. Ske1etor

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    Sounds like the same old "Fear mongering" that we normally pass off on to the anti's for saying things like "Yeah, but guns on campus will result in drunk frat boy fights turning into gun battles!"
     
  7. tntwatt

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    I don't know that I'd put a sticker advertising that I'm armed on my vehicle. Sounds too much like the CCW badges you can buy on line. Kind of mall nija. A tasteful sticker supporting your troops or favorite firearm manufacturer is an all together different story.
     
  8. Owen

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    The was something else a big A stood for. I seem to recall it being red, or maybe Scarlet?

    Can't seem to recall...

    Was is Adultery?
     
  9. Clipper

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    Dumbest thing I've heard of in a long time...The fact you don't leave guns in your car will be cold comfort when you find it broken into by some wishful crook...A couple $300.00 window replacements will set you straight.
     
  10. Ske1etor

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    Yeah, Adultery... and the Hindu Swastika means Neo-Nazi and the Confederate Battle flag means Racist redneck...
     
  11. Nugilum

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    The key word in CCW is "concealed" ;)

    In all aspects...
     
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    Not a good thing to advertise.
     
  13. CTPistol

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    A sticker has no value. All it says is "I think Im cool because i have a gun"

    discretion is important.
     
  14. davidconatser

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    I think there is a bit of a process that occurs when we enter a new phase of our lives.

    If we have been condition white and defenseless for years or decades then wake up, move to condition yellow and begin to think seriously about security, we want to share our newfound wisdom and prudence.

    Not altogether unlike a smoker or dipper who quits. We go through an evangelical phase where we want to tell everyone and help them see the light.

    With a little time, we mellow out a bit and although we still want to help others see their responsibilities and the importance of self defense, we become a bit lower key.

    In your face stuff is not effective and can be counterproductive.

    Not to mention tempting thieves to break into your house or car or a young punk to build his cred by taking out an armed person.

    Ron Paul or John McCain stickers or especially the "Proud Navy Parent" sort of thing seem more likely to elicit a positive response than some of the funnier things out there.

    We can share the funny stuff and lampoon the libs on THR.

    So long as we remember that those who would take our freedoms read the site too.

    Sorry to go so long. I bought the stickers too. But did not post them.
     
  15. Elza

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    I don’t much care who knows that I carry as far as friends and family are concerned. However I certainly don’t advertise it to the general public.
     
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    Put it right next to the 'A' for Alcohol car sticker.
     
  17. Dirtypacman

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    Although I love to support the cause - I would not advertise that I have or carry a gun.

    I think it puts you at a disadvantage and makes an empty car or house a target for someone looking to steal.

    Going to the range/club or gun show I would wear gun related clothing, patches, etc.
     
  18. MarcusWendt

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    You don't keep a gun in your car and you have a safe, that's great, but do you have that on your sticker as well? If not, some moron won't know an give it a shot. Broken window, jimmied locks, broken door, other stuff taken. Was it worth it?

    What's the point of concealed carry if you announce it? You loose the element of surprise.

    I think stickers like that are a bad idea. I think any gun stickers on your car are a bad idea. Sure, I've thought about it, but in the end it's not worth the hassle.
     
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    No gun-related stickers on my current car (well, I do have a giant "RON PAUL 08!" on the rear window with the scrubbable glass paint), not even a tasteful NRA sticker. On my old Saab, I had one (from a gun show, probably a Saxen show near Austin) that merely said "Criminals Prefer Unarmed Victims." Slight risk that someone would take it to mean I was armed while in the car? That's actually a risk I want, I think, if it has the desired deterrence effect. Slight risk that someone would think they could find and steal guns by breaking in when I wasn't there? Perhaps so (though that wasn't the case), but it never happened.

    Do you think all that many thieves would recognize a "MOLON LABE" sticker for meaning anything in particular? Some, doubtless, but adding together the fuzzy risk diagrams, doesn't seem like a *high* risk, and depending on what satisfaction you get out of expressing yourself in this way (everyone's different), the trade-off might we well worth it.

    timothy
     
  20. Mr. Designer

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    I don't want to advertise that fact.
     
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    I wouldnt advertise.
     
  22. fletcher

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    I wouldn't do it.

    An "A" sticker would be fine if you were into that sort of thing, but the additional text above and below it just ruins any symbolism or message the creator thinks he/she has.
     
  23. strat81

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    Disco Stu doesn't advertise.
     
  24. yhtomit

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    Hey, that sounds like advertising to me ;)

    timothy
     
  25. Joe Gunns

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    Just don't get arrested, looks bad for the cause. Earlier this week I drove by some guy in the process of being cuffed by the local pd, had a 12" diameter NRA sticker in the rear side window of his SUV. :(
     
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