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Would you wear this?

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by IMTHDUKE, Aug 30, 2011.

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  1. IMTHDUKE

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  2. ExecutiveCarry

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    No ..... :eek: ... my weight is fine. Although somewhat humorous, it could get some mixed reactions.
     
  3. ColtPythonElite

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    No..........
     
  4. ForumSurfer

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    Nah, that's kind of corny. I don't think it is helpful or hurtful...but it should come with a free can of corn.
     
  5. CTPhil

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    Being flippant about gunning down a fellow human... yeah, that'll help.
     
  6. coebam

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    Funny - but I would not think it would help with the pro-gun campaign.:)
     
  7. alsaqr

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    i'm not into walking billboards.
     
  8. cambeul41

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    I would chuckle if I saw someone else wearing it, but doing so would be an incredibly bad idea if one was carrying a gun. I have visions of trying to explain to a jury that it was just a joke and in no way indicative of premeditation or wishful thinking.
     
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    i'd wear it around my shooting buddies but in public... that may cause issues...
     
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    I have a t-shirt that says "I didn't go to work today, the voices told me to 'stay home and clean the guns'". :p

    I don't wear it anymore now that I CC because some people would actually tell me "uhh, thats a little scary...". Really? :rolleyes:

    Sometimes I just don't get people. Jeez, it's just a t-shirt. My son has one that says "the clowns made me do it". Do they seriously believe he really hears clowns in his head? I need to buy a unicorn t-shirt because, you know, it would be cool to finally see a real unicorn... :rolleyes:
     
  11. Sam1911

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    Yup. All these "moto" hoo-rah kill'em all t-shirts are so low-rent tacky as to be just an embarrassment to the cause. They've been around for decades in various forms and are neither funny, nor cute, (nor terribly original) nor help us engage the rest of society in a realistic and useful discussion of armed citizenship.

    Throw on a "Who Farted?" cap and you have an ensemble guaranteed to make sure the folks you meet understand that gun owners are belligerent, disaffected, ineffectual, knuckle-draggers of no consequence -- but fortunately they aren't self-aware enough to realize it.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    It made me laugh, but it would definitely be the kind of shirt I'd only wear certain places. As was mentioned already though, I'm not big on bumper sticker type t-shirts. Around gun buddies, it'd get a laugh and everyone would get the joke. Out to the supermarket? Might be just an attention getter that begs for someone to say something about it.
     
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    yeah ...

    just like for Pro 2A folks who mix up with
    the Tea-Party.

    Both does the cause harm.


    Ideology and the word idiot both start with "i".
    It´s up to us, wether that bears any truth in it.

    Stay High-Road.
     
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    I typically deduct a couple of IQ points per bumper sticker; I would assume about a 10 pt deduction for someone wearing that shirt.
     
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    Naw. Too tacky for my tastes. While I would wear gun shirts, the "gun show rhetoric" ones are not the ones I like. Not to mention that on principle alone I would never buy anything from that site. 8)
     
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    There's a firearm company here that has a T-shirt that says:

    [insert company name here]... "Because some people just need to be shot."
     
  17. Buford57

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    No. Right along with "Kill 'em all & let God sort 'em out" and "Keep honking, I'm reloading". Poor taste, IMO.

    Maybe a good "man on the street" interview topic. Do 12 people chosen at random think someone wearing this shirt (or with those bumper stickers) is "looking for trouble"?
     
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    The principle of it being kinda tacky wouldn't stop me from wearing it, having a .40 cal ruger on it would stop me tho.
     
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    I wouldn't wear it but it's just a t-shirt.

    I think society needs to loosen up, not everything needs to be taken at face value. I worry about how people act and talk, not what they wear. I've encountered more scary folks dressed in suits than in "who farted" T's. At least the one in the T's you know where they stand...
     
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    No I wouldn't wear it. It's a little distasteful. It doesn't paint a picture of gun owners and carriers as responsible citizens.
     
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    I'm a guy who hopes he never has to even come close to pointing a weapon at another human being, evil or otherwise. I will if I have to, though. But displaying such a flippant attitude about a human life, on a T-shirt no less is, frankly, rather disgusting.

    When my grandfather taught me to shoot with a BB gun, he put up a picture of Nikita Kruschev from a Time magazine cover as a target. We both took a couple of shots at it, and then he stopped and said, "This is wrong. We don't shoot at people. I'm sorry we did that ... we won't ever do it again." And I haven't. Not at Osama bin Laden targets at the range, not even at zombies. I don't love zombies, I just like bullseye targets better.

    I wouldn't wear that shirt. And I don't think it does much to represent a High Road attitude. To answer the question directly, it certainly hurts the pro-gun cause.

    YMMV, of course.
     
  22. PlateStacker

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    Exactly what I was thinking! LMAO.. no Ruger auto's for me...
     
  23. Owen Sparks

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    After the recent flash mob riots I saw something similar touting a perticular weapon as:

    "Suitable for dangerous game in the 200 pound class including the imported A______ varieties."
     
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    Anyone else see the iron of that shirt being available in 5x?

    Yeah, not spending my ammo money at that site.
     
  25. BADUNAME37

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    I absolutely would NOT wear that shirt.
    In fact, if it were GIVEN to me, it would be one of the first rags I reach for when changing my truck's engine oil and lubing the front end! :rolleyes:
     
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