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What color is the 2nd Amendment?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Henry Bowman, Sep 17, 2004.

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  1. Henry Bowman

    Henry Bowman Senior Member

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    At least in my part of the country, about half of the cars on the road have one of those magnetic "ribbons" that are red, white, and blue saying "God Bless America" or yellow saying "Support Our Troops" or black saying "POW/MIA" or ... many cars have 3 or 4 of them. A red ribbon on the lapel (or elsewhere) has come to mean "Support AIDS Research" and a pink ribbon to mean "Support Breast Cancer Research."

    Is there a ribbon color that means "Restore Second Amendment Rights"? Years ago, I heard someone suggest that a blue ribbon should have this connotation, but I've never seen it catch on. Have you? Is blue already taken for some other cause? Is there a color that would better represent the cause? Green might have too much of a camo connotation. Other colors, like orange or purple, just don't seem to ring.

    Any thoughts or suggestions from the THR crowd?
     
  2. geekWithA.45

    geekWithA.45 Moderator Emeritus

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    IIRC, blue ribbons are free speech online.

    How about silver/stainless steel?

    My personal opinion is that guns should be nonreflective businesslike black, but a black ribbon would just confuse the snot out of everyone.
     
  3. Vitamin G

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    Ribbons of Iron and Wood...
     
  4. mfree

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    Silver, or brass/gold get my vote.
     
  5. Gump

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    Blued or Stainless Steel
     
  6. Cacique500

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    +1 for Silver - and when you get some ordered I'll take a bunch :)
     
  7. boofus

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    Red, definitely red. The Tree of Liberty must be watered from time to time with the blood of tyrants and patriots. Who said that? Patrick Henry?

    What's wrong with Red, white, and blue? This country was founded on the 2A.
     
  8. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    Gunmetal.
     
  9. ID_shooting

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    Silver and black. Need some bumper stickers or somthing to advertise the meaning until it catches on.
     
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    What's wrong with a "camo connotation"?

    Guns I have no problem with, but not that camoflauge stuff!

    Speaking of which, camoflauge is a French word, should we call it somethin' else?
     
  11. fletcher

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    How about "Freedomflauge" :p
     
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    I suggest red, white and blue.
     
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    add one vote

    add one vote for:
    blued/stainless
    or
    gunmettle
     
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    add one vote

    add one vote for:
    blued/stainless
    or
    gunmettle
     
  15. Preacherman

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    Pink!

    (Well, can you think of any other color that would better "disarm" the anti's? :evil: )
     
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    Thomas Jefferson.

    I'm for gunmetal grey or silver, practically the same thing.

    Wes
     
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    Freedomflauge?

    No, thats just silly. :neener:

    How about a ribbon of nice gunstock wood, with a broad band of silver down the middle?

    Hmmmm...time to break out Pov-Ray. :D
     
  18. geekWithA.45

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    Changing vote to metal and wood.
     
  19. Henry Bowman

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    Preliminary response:

    Red (AIDS) and pink (Breast Cancer) are already taken. Red, white, and blue is too generic and is already in wide use for "patriotism" in general. Gold is too close to yellow. I didn't like the "camo connotation" because the 2nd Amendment is not a hunting issue, it's a civil rights issue. It's also not a "gun nut" issue. I, for example, was an outspoken 2nd Amendment advocate for years before becoming a gun owner.

    I like the wood/gun metal (brown/gray) idea. I also like the black/silver stripe idea. But it needs to be easy to execute. This is not a capitalistic venture. This is (hopefully) the symbol of a movement.

    Silver seems like a good tentitive nomination. Silver ribbon is widely available and a silver/gray color is easy enough to print (such as on the magnetic car ribbons). Contrast would be good enough to superimpose "Restore Second Amendment Rights" printed on it. A simple silver ribbon pinned on your lapel or sweater may provoke an inquiry to which you can simply respond, "Oh, I support the restoration of Second Amendment rights" just as simply as you might say "I support breast cancer research" in response to any inquiry about your pink ribbon. Where the conversation goes is up to them.

    Brown/gray or black/silver ribbon may be pretty hard to find off the shelf and would reduce the amount of space available to print a message on the "car magnet ribbon."

    Further thoughts are encouraged.
     
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    Your point of print being harder to see on brown or black backgrounds is good.

    I concur, gunmetal grey ribbon would be easy and allow good print contrast.

    1 more vote for grey.
     
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    Black.

    There shouldn't be any print on it, so print is a moot point.
     
  22. Ironbarr

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    BLACK and WHITE.

    Since it's "right there... in black and white."

    "What don't you understand about "shall not be infringed"?"



    -Andy
     
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    Any color that you choose.

    And that is the whole point! The freedom to choose something like a bumper sticker on the car that you chose to buy with the money that you earn.

    Vote.
     
  24. geekWithA.45

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    Shermacman:

    A meaningful symbol is also a recognizable symbol, and in order to be recognizable, it needs some level of consistency.

    Otherwise, folks would think we were advocates for say....saving the whales, or some such nonsense.

    (If whales were to be saved, then howcome they had about 100 gallons of flammable oil in their heads?....Hmmm....renewable combustible fuel.....gonna go borg me up some whales....)
     
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    Blood red to represent the blood that was shed by our forefathers creating this nation.

    Blood red to represent the blood shed in past wars by those protecting this nation.

    Blood red to represent the blood being shed by our military men and women who are currently fighting to protect this nation.
     
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