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NRA Stickers on Car. Good Idea or Not?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by vtail, Dec 22, 2015.

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  1. OtG

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    I don't put stickers on my car because I don't like stickers on my car, but I don't think that an NRA sticker is any more likely to incite problems than any other political-themed car uglifier.

    I've seen tons of (mostly trucks, to be honest) vehicles with NRA stickers over the years, and none of them were covered in key scratches or paint stripper. So if you like your political opinions on your vehicle, go for it. If not, don't.
     
  2. old lady new shooter

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    I don't like publicizing my stance on anything, not interested in becoming a target.

    For the macho inclined, there is a large estate in one of the canyons (which BTW has quite a history from the heyday of rock and roll but that is another topic) that used to have a big sign on the front gate depicting the business end of a gun with the caption, "Never mind the dog, beware of owner!"
     
  3. Jeff White

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    While I'm sure it has happened, I can't remember ever taking a report of a gun being stolen from a vehicle or a vehicle being vandalized because it had an NRA sticker on it. Of course I did my LE career in a rural area and there are a lot of NRA stickers on vehicles here.

    That said, my personal choice is that I don't advertise anything. There are no bumber stickers of any kind on my vehicles. I don't wear NRA hats, any of the police or military T shirts I've collected over the years except on the range. I keep a low profile when it comes to things like that. But, that's my personal preference. I would suggest that you do what you want and not worry about it.
     
  4. GAF

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    Don`t answer question that are not asked.
    I would never put any kind of sticker on any car of mine.
    It makes you a target.

    I am just paranoid enough to believe what I just typed.
     
  5. boatdoc173

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    bad idea--todays thugs are not as stupid as th e media would have you believe--they will target your car or can follow you home(where the guns ar e stored.

    besides--it is like advertising that you are armed. a good ccw(IMHO) should have the advantage of surprise!
     
  6. M1key

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    Big NO here. I hate bumper stickers on my cars anyway.

    I do proudly fly an American flag on occasion.

    M
     
  7. mgmorden

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    I don't do stickers on my vehicle at all (any gun stickers I get I have started to just decorate my reloading bench legs with), but even I did, I wouldn't put the gun stickers on my car. Just seems safer not to.

    I also generally don't wear gun-related clothing or attire unless I'm going to the range.
     
  8. grter

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    I live in NYC and right after the sandy hook shootings I put one on my car to show my support for the NRA.

    I still sits on my tail gate with nothing remarkable being encountered by me.

    Someone at work did tell me I was going to be attacked because of it I still have not and I had a discussion about why it was wrong to punish people from places that don't have to same crime problems for the misdeeds of others who commit crimes in high crime areas such as major citys by enacting strict unjust federal laws against a majority who are against it.

    I also pointed out the constitution gives us the right to arm ourselves in preperation should we God forbid have to face a life and death struggle against an aggressor/aggressors.

    Although he still belived some "idiots" should not be armed and there should be some control. I was surprised that he actually saw the point and agreed.

    I am not one to brag and use stickers but I feel now is the time our voice needs to be heard more than any other.

    Now the same argument about attracting theives who would love to steal arms can be said of all those people who put USMC stickers on their car.

    I personally would pick an NRA sticker over a military I am big macho man sticker any day of the year.

    When the towers were bombed I was was practically screaming and crying in my head like a baby waiting for big daddy to protect me wondering when the military was going to fight for us. I respect the military and we need them and I sure appreciate them but my point is we ordinary citizens don't get credit for the battles we fight at home and the sacrifices some people have made by going to jail, or dieing to protect our freedoms.

    I display my sticker in NYC to make sure people know that second ammendment supporters are not some small splinter faction hiding in the cracks and those who support the 2nd ammendment are not alone.
     
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  9. jolly roger

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    I drive a Subaru Outback in a college town with no NRA stickers or anything Police Like on it at all. I like it that way. If I ever get car jacked the victim will be making a fatal mistake on victim selection :)
     
  10. DeepSouth

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    I've had an NRA sticker on every vehicle I've owned (this includes my wife's car) for about 25 years, other than a few compliments it's been a non issue. It's normally been the only sticker of any kind on my vehicles, occasionally my wife will put another sticker of some kind on hers.

    I live in rural Alabama so we don't have many (if any) antis. But it wouldn't matter if we did, I try not to let other people's reactions or possible reactions control my behavior, that just seems so silly to me. I do what I want with my property, and I'd like more people to join the NRA so I'll gladly advertise for them.
     
  11. jolly roger

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    Make that suspect...who will be a victim :)
     
  12. psyopspec

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    @sequins

    Apocryphal for sure.

    I don't define myself through my possessions, choosing to keep my vehicles practical and clean/neat but not billboards. My clothing is similarly comfortable and suited to the social occasion, but I don't believe those things define who I am. And outside of work I don't eschew discussions with anyone of any stripe on the topic of guns, but do want the conversation to have room for nuance than a sticker would be able to have on my behalf.
     
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  13. OilyPablo

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    I did like something I saw on the www: "When I see an NRA sticker on a car, I assume the owner is a member of the NRA"
     
  14. red rick

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    I don't even put my hunting club decal on my truck , but I guess you could look at it and assume that I am a hunter , with all the mud on it .
     
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    Yep. If you' are driving a jacked up 4x4 with mud tires and red mud on the hood then I am going to assume that you are a hunter and probably a gun owner. Is that profiling?
     
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    I'm not a "CCW".I hold a "Georgia Weapons Carry License". Sometimes I conceal, sometimes I don't, and I absolutely disagree with the idea that nobody else should ever know you own/possess firearms.

    Personally I have no idea where all this "you're inviting attack" or "they'll target your car" stuff comes from. I have...stuff...on my car and have for a long time, including quite a few trips into cities including Chicago, and I have a family member with NRA and similar stickers on his vehicle in a Chicago surburb and surrounding area and has for years...

    ...yet I have only ever heard of a vehicle being targeted as a result by people on internet message forums saying it will happens.
     
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    I do not advertise for ANYONE via stickers or whatever on my vehicle. That includes car dealers unless I can't remove the markings.
     
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    Warp, try going into Canada with no gun - just those stickers - and see if they don't tear your car apart...........inner city thugs? Most likely have no idea what NRA stands for; other folks? Maybe yes, maybe no. I USED to have all those things on my truck - but that was back when everyone in TX had a gun rack in the rear window and at least one gun in it with the windows open and the keys in the ignition.......not any more
     
  19. DeepSouth

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    I've never thought about it before now, because I've never cared, but almost every time I get pulled over for a traffic stop I get asked if I have a weapon in the vehicle. Maybe it's because I'm in a part of the country where the majority of people do, or maybe it's because of my NRA sticker..... I'm may have to ask some cops I know, either way I don't really care. Around here having a gun(s) in the car probably makes you less likely to get the ticket.
     
  20. Warp

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    I did not realize we were talking about different countries outside of the United States. Also I'm not even sure what you are trying to say...if I park my car in a Canadian parking lot with an NRA sticker on it the random citizens are going to tear it apart? :confused:

    Fortunately violent crime is much lower now than it was back when you USED to do those things.
     
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    Violent crime is, but break-ins and similar are not. Try getting into Canada or going through the NE states with that NRA and similar stickers and see what happens......and when I USED to do those things, was not that long ago..................
     
  22. Warp

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    Violent crime is lower than it was not that long ago lol

    I'll be sure to keep this in mind if I ever decide to drive to Canada I guess :confused:
     
  23. Ignition Override

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    Very bad idea.
    My cars have never had any stickers of any type, but mine have twice experienced broken side windows, both times at Shelby Farms, by Memphis (daytime).

    Seeing an NRA sticker, a hysterically anti-gun person might want to make a statement by carving a nasty streak with their car key. Plenty of those irrational types live down in midtown Memphis.

    Many of them tend to view gun owners as low IQ "knuckledraggers" who are inherently violent and quite inferior to the perfumed, cultured elite.
    I would not want to wear an NRA t-shirt if people notice which car I parked, and some would easily assume that such a person is also carrying a gun while in a store etc.
     
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  24. barnbwt

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    Well, seeing as certain jerks will key cars for being gas guzzlers (or more expensive than their own ride), I'd say is unwise in urban/liberal climes. I'm sure that one gal with Wendy Davis for Governor stickers in my town gets her fair share, too
     
  25. TruthTellers

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    Firstly, I don't put stickers of any kind on my car, they're a pain to take off.

    As for advertising your membership in the NRA, all you're saying is I like the 2nd Amendment the way it is. It doesn't mean you have anything in your car and with all the cameras that are put in parking lots today, only a total moron would bother breaking into it.

    Now, the criminal elements aside, that doesn't mean that the intolerant progressives in society wouldn't puncture a tire of yours or pour things into your gas tank or clog the exhaust pipe.

    I liken an NRA sticker to a Donald Trump sticker: if you're in a blue part of the country, probably best not to do it.
     
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