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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oleg Volk, May 6, 2005.

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  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    I completely re-edited the captions based on the feedback, so this image isn't the same as was here earlier.
     
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  2. Blackburn

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    Sweet. (I'll start patrolling the neighborhood immediately ;))
     
  3. jlwatts3

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    Not me, I live in CA. :banghead:
     
  4. Phantom Warrior

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    I know I said this in the other thread too (the one w/ the long self-defense quote), but I think this is a little wordy. What about "Cops use guns to defend themseves. You can too."

    Also, "protecting the innocents" can leave you open to charges of vigilantism or cop wannabeism. (Is that a word?) Whereas self-defense is less ambiguous. I know a CCW can be used to defend others, under the right circumstances, but it might be better to keep it simple for a poster.
     
  5. wasrjoe

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    As it is, using a gun in self defense and legally reporting illegal immigrants to the US Border patrol is constantly referred to as vigilantism. I'm beginning to embrace the term.
     
  6. Alex45ACP

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    Too vigilante-esque.
     
  7. Stinkyshoe

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    I agree. There is a difference between why a cop carries, and why someone with a ccl carries. I'd go for something more factual.
     
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    I like it!

    Scott
     
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    Good job!
     
  10. El Tejon

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    Doesn't apply to me. I use my firearms to protect me, not really innocent. :neener:
     
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    I immediately jumped to the "I can be a cop" line of thought on this one, which looks to be the way most folks were lead.

    Perhaps - You Might Need To Also.
     
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    From the looks of his knuckles, close combat would also be a definite risk for a goblin.
     
  13. TechBrute

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    I like it.

    For those that think, "Vigilante," go ahead and turn in all your handguns, since you're not going to be using them to protect innocents from harm. You will, however, be allowed to keep your O/U shotguns and hunting rifles, "For Sporting Purposes."
    :neener:
     
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    Post #4 makes sense.

    "Cops use guns to protect themselves. You can too."

    Shorter, thought provoking without being a turn off.

    pax
     
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    I also find the wording to lean a little toward "wannabe copness"...

    Maybe try something with the same cop pic on the left with the caption "cops use firearms to defend themselves"... and put a pic of a normal guy on the right with the caption "others do also".

    The message that should be conveyed (at least in my mind) is that there really isn't any difference as far as the reason that a cop carries, and the reason that a normal person carries. Both carry to defend themselves in the event that self defense with a firearm becomes neccessary. The nature of the cop's job is just such that that situation may arise with more frequency than it does for people who are not cops.
     
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    Picky

    Just being picky, but the standing LEO has a wedding ring on, the weapon holder does not. I like all the captions, and love your work.
     
  17. Oleg Volk

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    Not the same person, I think they do not even look similar.
     
  18. geekWithA.45

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    What, your wedding ring isn't made of tacticool(r)(tm) self shaping polymimetic alloy that automatically tucks away when your draw?

    Sheesh.
     
  19. Blackburn

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    I was driving around today and thinking about how the caption could be changed, and I come back to find Oleg got it exactly right.

    :D

    Course my mental caption was:

    Cops can carry handguns to defend their lives.

    So can you.

    :p

    Edit number two: someone beat me to that! haha.
     
  20. TMM

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    nice! is there some archive of these somewhere? thanks.
    ~TMM
     
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    The human right message is outstanding! Hammer it home again and again, please!
     
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    "A Cop's Gun Makes Everyone Safer.
    So Does Yours."

    But Im just playing.
     
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    Self defense

    It's not just for police.
     
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    Um, is that Gordon Lightfoot?

    Maybe something like "Sundown, you'd better take care...buy a Glock with a Surefire and you're halfway there...."

    But if it's not Lightfoot, nevermind.

    Great photography, as always.
     
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    I like these two also.
     
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