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do/would you wear gun related apparel?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ridgeway, Mar 15, 2004.

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  1. Ridgeway

    Ridgeway Member

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    I usually buy t-shirts according to what my hobby is @ the time(ie cars, flying etc), and of course now its firearms...so I do have a couple non-infamatory gun related shirts that I wear...example: one depicts ~6 glocks, different models/generations, another with sigs, another shirt that just says glock, another for sig etc...

    I'm a college student so of course I'm usually surrounded by liberal teachers and students.
    I wouldn't mind wearing something like this:
    http://www.jpfo.org/jpfo1.htm (this is about the most infamatory shirt I could find)
    or one of the shirts with olegs great pieces of work on them, but am not sure how good of an idea that would be for general wear @ college(btw I'm not shy re: advertising I shoot, and have invited a number of students to join me @ the range- I spent most of my spring break last week @ the range).
    Bad or good idea to wear? I'd hate to just look like the gun-toting redneck that everyone thinks is going to go postal b/c of a pro-gun shirt, yet I get constantly irked at all of the left-wing staffers, with very few individuals being anywere near conservative like myself.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Parker Dean

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    Personally, I've never been one to advertise and pointing out that I'm into firearms would make me feel a bit too much like a target for theft, etc.

    OTOH, there IS appeal in throwing it into the anti's faces...

    About the only thing I would consider would be one of the MOLON LABE hats and that would just be because only those in the know would understand.
     
  3. Nightcrawler

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    I've got a T-shirt. Has about 20 different makes of handguns on the back. Says "CELEBRATE DIVERSITY".
     
  4. Tamara

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    Almost every day.

    Untactical? Yes. But I'm sick of cowering. :scrutiny:
     
  5. Dienekes

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    Hard to think of a more intolerant place than a college campus anymore. So much for intellectual honesty.

    To paraphrase Thoreau in "Walden" (in regards to my college years) "What demon made me behave so well?"

    If the truth bothers them, tough.
     
  6. Preacherman

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    IMHO, I would suggest picking your battles carefully. You really can't win on a liberal campus: your grades might suffer, you might make yourself subject to searches of your car and campus accommodation (if any), and you might get a reputation for being a "whacko". Do you really want to add these aggravations to your studies?

    I think you should get your degree, then use your status as a graduate to reinforce the RKBA viewpoint from a position of strength.
     
  7. Night Guy

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    I wear an HK hat often. The other day I was at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and a gentleman acknowledged me by saying, "Nice hat." I felt like a member of a special club because only he and I knew what that logo stood for. So yes, I enjoy wearing some apparel. I like being discreet, though. I don't need the attention of a bunch of anti morons.
     
  8. Travis McGee

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    I love wearing gun shirts! I've got them for many firearms companies, military-related shirts, etc. Plus, AK-47.net makes and sells shirts with my own book cover on the back:

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    We've got to stop "hiding in the gun safe" and come out, and proudly show our colors, and our numbers!

    Matt
     
  9. JShirley

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    I wear either a Molon Labe or a 1-5 INF shirt about 2x a week.

    John
     
  10. Brigrat

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    I CCW carry in a fanny pack!!! What is more pro gun than that!!!


    Seriously though, I attend classes at a local university at night, and proudly display my G.W. Bush, USMC, and NRA Bumper Stickers on my vehicle, and binders. Every night after class, I check my truck for dents and scratches...I am that unpopular. It is sad, but you will destroy everything I own, before I stop standing for what I believe in!!!
     
  11. Black92LX

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    i am in college and i wear the Molon Labe shirt from Oleg's site almost once a week. i have definatly got some good looks and lots of questions.:evil:

    i also have an HK shirt i wear too.

    That says "when lives are at stake leave nothing to chance"

    with an UMP on the front. i get lots of questions about that one!
     
  12. Viking6

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    Not really. I'm more of a plain color t-shirt, polo, flannel shirt with jeans or khakis type guy. I don't do vanity plates either. I don't like to project an image, but that's just me. I have requisite Department of Defense stickers on my car for work. I do have a South Carolina state flag sticker on the rear windshield of my pickup because I love the state of my birth. No NRA or gun club stickers. I have seen the "Celebrate Diversity" t-shirt; it's pretty cool but not something I would wear. In my youth I did have a t-shirt that said " Old Truckers Never Die, They Just Get a New Peterbilt"
     
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    A remington baseball cap.
     
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    I've got four TFL shirts, a "Shooting is not a crime" Tshirt and an "I *heart* my AR15" sweatshirt (that I wear on my morning jog).

    Kharn
     
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    I wear gun apparel quite often between my hats and tshirts.

    Mark
     
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    Does a gunbelt and holster count? :)
     
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    I wear my TFL Alumni/Molon Labe stuff all the time.

    Unless you have something immediately recognizable by the layman such as Colt or Beretta, most folks have no idea what these logos and slogans mean. I get asked all the time.
     
  18. Knives

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    "I've got a T-shirt. Has about 20 different makes of handguns on the back. Says "CELEBRATE DIVERSITY"."

    I've got that shirt as well.
     
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    I usually avoid gun apperal since I spend so much time on school, but I am ordering one of the molon labe hats.
     
  20. Brian Williams

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    I wear my Molon Labe hat all the time and I have a S&W t shirt with the exploded diagram of a revolver quite often. The folks at church really question me on my shirt and how can I work with the teenagers with "that shirt on". I say "it's no problem they keep asking if they can borrow it."
     
  21. Tango Sierra

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    >>I wear gun apparel quite often between my hats and tshirts<<

    Would that be a necklace or a ski mask?
     
  22. azrael

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    funny that this question came up...yesterday I was talking to a lady about having some shirts done up for my site...Problem is...most of them are fairly plain, and if any of you have looked at my site then you know I hate plain!! :D

    Thinking normal logo on the front over a pocket with a grim reaper on the back...

    Other than that I dont own a "gun" shirt...never have...Although the Molon Labe hats and t-shirts are tempting:D
     
  23. OEF_VET

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    Perfessr, I've got the same T-shirt. I wore it to the VA hospital once, the nurse noticed it and asked if it was a 586 on the back (it is). I was impressed that he actually knew what it was by just looking at it for about 2 seconds.

    I've got another S&W t-shirt that I wear frequently. I was wearing it in the grocery store once when an older gent walked by and asked if I supported gun control. Before I was able to answer, he said something to the effect of gun control meant being able to hit your target. You gotta love running into kindred spirits in unusual places.
     
  24. cracked butt

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    I wear what I would call more "politically correct" gun apparrel. I often wear Remington or Browning logo button up or polo shirts and occasionally hats. In the cooler months, I often times wear a variety of surplus military jackets with european alpenflage or flectar patterns on them, not because I have to, but just for fun.
     
  25. GigaBuist

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    NRA sticker on the car, NRA hat, GOA hat, NRA shirt, GOA shirt, and a couple from over at liberty tree (or something like that -- where Oleg sells his stuff). One with Ghandi's quote on gun control and one that has a drawing that looks like a kid did it -- with the "good people" dead and the "bad guy" living... and only the bad guy has a gun, so guns are bad.

    I was pretty docile for the first 16 years of my life, pretty mild for the next 6, and now.. if you don't agree with me fine, but I'm not giving an inch on my beleifs to make you feel more cozy... so, I "fly my colors" when I feel like it.
     
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