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4/25/2017 7:42:44 PM
Posted: 6/17/2002 7:15:57 PM EDT
Wow, what a day! I wanted to do some book shopping, so I hopped in the car and drove out to the mall. As soon as I got out of the car, [i]it[/i] started..... Strange stares. A little girl pointed at me. One woman that had "suburban soccer mom" written all over her pulled her children close when I passed by. What the..? I immedately checked myself over. Nope; no guns. (Wisconsin is a NON-CCW state.) I had a sneezing fit back in the car, but a quick glance assured me I was booger free. [whacko] Hmm. My zipper is closed..... I looked myself over in the restroom mirror; nothing odd. Huh. So, I went about my business in a vain attempt to find a book. The storekeeper was nice, but when i went back up front I got a strange look. WTF???!!!! I left, and this repeated itself at a Barnes and Noble, a Borders, and a Half Price Books. I finally started toward home. I was beginning to forget the strangeness of the evening when I pulled into a gas station. The attendant looked at me, looked me up and down, and then smiled and gave me a thumbs-up! Well, I just figured it out. I walked past a full length mirror and saw it... Earlier today I needed a clean T-Shirt. I pulled a white one out of my drawer and put it on without thinking. The front is totally blank.... The back is a different story... It has a large (one foot in size) line drawing of a Beretta 92 with "Ed's Guns and Range" written in a semi-circle above it and the phone number and location below it. I scared the sheep, and I didn't even mean to this time.. [:D] Mike
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 7:25:01 PM EDT
Check your shorts next time. [;D] Can't be too careful...
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 7:25:29 PM EDT
You bad man, how dare you! LMAO I'd like to hear the stories that were probably told about you. "There was this gun freak at the mall today......." On second thought they'd most likely just piss me off.
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 7:31:11 PM EDT
I thought you encountered a Mall Ninja! And politely kicked his ass. [kill]
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 7:33:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By prebans: Wow, what a day! I wanted to do some book shopping, so I hopped in the car and drove out to the mall.
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You didn't (gasp!) buy Shotgun News or Gun List at one of those books stores did you? Almost like porno mags when you bring them to the front to pay for them.[:D]
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 7:37:16 PM EDT
How about those shirts that say: "kill em all. Let god sort them out" or "If you run, you'll only die tired." Have you ever see anyone wear these? You would definitely need to have some balls to wear those. [:D]
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 7:38:07 PM EDT
Last week I was driving from my home in Tennessee to New Jersey for a family wedding. My plan was to carry for the majority of the trip, stopping just on the right side of the DC city limits to unload. Since spending 6+ hours in a car with a pistol under your shirt and no chance to adjust is pretty damn painful, I opted for (perfectly legal) open carry. It was pretty funny watching the attitudes change the further north I went. Stopping for gas in south-west Virginia didn't draw so much as an eye-blink, though eyebrows started raising higher and higher the closer I got to the DC area. Of particular amusement was the hotel desk attendant (we stopped overnight) who stared at my hip for a few minutes... "Uhh... are you a cop?" "Nope." "Security Guard?" "Nope." "...Bounty Hunter?" (nearly pissed myself trying not to laugh at this one.) "Nope." "So you just... have a gun?" "Yep." "And you carry it around with you?" "This [i]is[/i] Virginia, you know--it's perfectly legal to carry a firearm openly, although you need a permit to carry concealed." "Really? So anyone can just get a gun and carry it around? Just like that?" I talked to the guy for a few more minutes, and am pretty sure he came away with a positive view of gun owners--who knows, maybe he'll head down to the local range and end up as one of us gun nuts, get his own CHP, and be yet one more person that owns guns and doesn't shoot up schools. I like that semi-horrified look--it gives you a chance to educate them.
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 7:48:02 PM EDT
Don't you just love it...I cobbled together a "Vote From The Rooftops" tee over the weekend. Today I got everything from those horrified stares to "Where did you get the cool shirt?" heh heh heh, I made it myself....
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 7:52:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2002 7:56:55 PM EDT by prebans]
Originally Posted By Lazyshooter:
Originally Posted By prebans: Wow, what a day! I wanted to do some book shopping, so I hopped in the car and drove out to the mall.
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You didn't (gasp!) buy Shotgun News or Gun List at one of those books stores did you? Almost like porno mags when you bring them to the front to pay for them.[:D]
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Nope; if I want to scare people I would go with "Special Weapons for Law Enforcement" or somesuch. You know, one of those gun rags with a glossy photo of some [i]eeeevil[/i] black gun on the front. [:D] I was actually looking for a good book on desert survival. I'm going to be moving to Arizona, and I'd like to learn more concerning practical tips on desert survival. (I'd rather not learn the hard way via an auto breakdown between Phoenix and wherever.) Mike
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 7:56:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/17/2002 8:04:57 PM EDT by 302HO]
Good Grief!!! Isnt just damn pitifull that people react to something silly like that..... I have a formula here.... [u](person) + (that likes firearms)[/u] (understading the Bill of RIGHTS) = [size=4][red]110% AMERICAN!!!![/red][/size=4] [size=5]I think i've got it!![/size=5][thinking] Thats it..........[;)]
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 7:58:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By prebans: I scared the sheep, and I didn't even mean to this time.. [:D] Mike
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Fsck the sheep. There are 3 types of people in this world: Sheep. Wolves. German Shepherds. That last group, that's us. We have the means and the will to deal with the wolves. But the sheep are so stupid that they can't tell the wolves from the german shepherds. I can hardly talk to sheep anymore without getting nauseated.
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 10:00:07 PM EDT
Do you think my "WSI Competition Subgun Team" TShirt would work for scaring sheeple?
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 10:10:04 PM EDT
You could always wear this to make them feel safer: [img]http://www.binarystorage.net/clients/flashbunny/products/shirt-iana-large.jpg[/img]
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Link Posted: 6/17/2002 10:18:11 PM EDT
... One of my favorite shirts to wear in public are the ones made by them 'ole boys from Escondido, CA ([b]Precision Arms[/b]) that have the cool assed sniper rifle graphics. ... You always see these guys at the western US shows. [url]http://www.precisionarms.com/[/url]
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 10:24:29 PM EDT
Good for you prebans, keep a wearin em!!!!! I [b]ALWAYS[/b] wear my RKBA tees when I fly..... MY dastardly GOA shirt (THOSE guys can make a WICKED tee), or that (Shame on you) NRA National convention tee or even the (not quite true but sounds great) Hitler quote.... You should see the looks.... BTW, 6'5", brotha, beard and a camo ball cap sure dont help any...[smoke]
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 10:28:41 PM EDT
I hardly ever go out w/o wearing a H&K tee shirt. I love the "when negotiations fail- MP-5" shirts!!! The "German Precision G-3" shirts also looks cool. Of course this IS TN where one is expected to own this sort of thing. >gg<
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 10:35:12 PM EDT
I saw the WHITE TRASHIEST lady the other day, Im talking, girl mullet, teal stretch pants (the kind that has a loop that goes under your feet) 6 filthy kids, A T-shirt with the sleeves torn off, then I looked closer and noticed that it was an HK T-shirt, I just thought to myself, Whoa, cool.....
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 10:58:56 PM EDT
I got my wife this shirts, which seems to get the dumbass punks to stop bothering her.....finally. [img]http://www.t-shirtsthatsuck.com/scstore/graphics/menrpigs.jpg[/img] Not quite gun related but still gets looks when worn [:)]
Link Posted: 6/17/2002 11:08:04 PM EDT
Pre-bans: You did good, scarced the living $hit out of those sheeple. I always wear my NRA hat with an USA flag pin, and a 9/11 WTC pin. And I wear my "FN-Fabrique Nationale Weapon Systems Second to None" small letters on front left side, and large letters covering the back.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 1:46:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bastiat: You could always wear this to make them feel safer: [img]http://www.binarystorage.net/clients/flashbunny/products/shirt-iana-large.jpg[/img]
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That is hilarious! Gotta have one!
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 2:23:27 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 6/18/2002 6:36:27 AM EDT
df, That's a rip! [beer]
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 7:17:46 AM EDT
I got a few looks when I wear my Beretta teeshirt to work. Black with 'BERETTA' on the back in 2.5 inch black letters, followed by the logo. Noone's bitched about it, but then, I AM in Texas. [:)]
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 7:26:36 AM EDT
ROFLMAO!!! What a great way to start the day!
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 7:43:22 AM EDT
Hmmmm... That explains the general unease that folks have been giving me when I wear my my OD cargo pants with my BRC shirt. Hmmmm... Of course it does generate positive conversations as well. I simply must try this combo out at the mall! [}:D] -White Horse Sheeple scaring: Could replace cow tipping!
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 7:47:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2002 7:48:13 AM EDT by dogsdad]
I have a tee shirt I bought from Ought-6 Wear, and it has the United Nations logo on the back, in the middle of crosshairs. Under that, it says, "Got Ammo?" I wore it one Saturday when I was chasing parts, and in a Sears parts depot, I was standing in line (for NOTHING, as it turns out). A man behind me asked what the tee shirt meant. I told him it means we should throw the marxist United Nations out of the United States and tell them to take a flyin' leap at a rollin' donut. He perceptibly backed away from me as his eyes got wider (baaaaaaahhhh, baaaaahhhh!). I turned around to see another man looking back at us, trying to conceal a grin. I LIKE that shirt, and I wear it wherever I damn well please.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 7:47:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Mach1: How about those shirts that say: "kill em all. Let god sort them out" or "If you run, you'll only die tired." Have you ever see anyone wear these? You would definitely need to have some balls to wear those. [:D]
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I have one of these: [img]http://www.christmaspresents4u.com/npimages/np3036.jpg[/img] but I don't wear it often.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 8:39:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2002 8:44:43 AM EDT by tommytrauma]
The only time I actually gawked at a t-shirt was at a gun show. This guy had a shirt with a picture of a wolf, and the logo 'survival of the fittest'. He weighed, easily, 450 pounds, and was asking a vendor if he had a size 62 gunbelt. Couldn't help but wonder in he intended to be ironic.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 8:45:02 AM EDT
I've got the "UN-Got Ammo?" tee, as well as the other ought-6 tee that reads "When the Hammer drops the BS stops". I always get some great comments on them (99% positive). I also have a Beretta and Colt logo polo shirts. I wear them all proudly. Just got a REAL kick-ass hat from SIG. I have enough pro-gun wear to last a week. Mach1: I LOVE those two tees-the Kill 'em all and the Die Tired. However, I'm not ex-military and consider it a sacrilidge to wear either of those tees if I'm not. I occasionally go to a Subway close to work that gets a lot of the 15-25 crowd, and you should see the eyeball caves widen in amazement when I go there and either carry openly or concealed but still partially visible. You'd think I have a sign on my back that reads, "CAUTION: BUBONIC PLAGUE CARRIER". What a shame!
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 10:09:58 AM EDT
You guys should be ashamed of yourselves: No else here wheres their AR15.com, Home of the Black Rifle t-shirt like I do? I really like the looks from the local cops when I walk into a place here in Alabama with that shirt on. No strange looks but just that "you'all be careful" look from sheriff's, police and once, 3 Tenn state troopers when I also had my Glock 23 in my fanny pack at Tim's Ford Dam store. I love it!!! Merlin
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 10:22:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gamesniper: You'd think I have a sign on my back that reads, "CAUTION: BUBONIC PLAGUE CARRIER
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Can I get a shirt like that?
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 10:43:24 AM EDT
Anyone got a link for Ought 6 Wear? Googled my ass off, but could not find any website. I realize not all the good places are online, so if they don't have a net presence, how about some other contact info. Thanks. "Beware the fury of a patient man" - John Dryden
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 10:52:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Shadowblade: I wear gun shirts all the time - never had any reaction from it.
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That's because there aren't very many people around and those that are can't read.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 12:02:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2002 12:04:48 PM EDT by Branson]
I have worn this shirt to law school before. Its the "Hitler quote that isn't quite true but sounds good" shirt. What was sad was the law students that didn't GET the message of the shirt. For those of you who may not know the "quote", it is: This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future! --Adolf Hitler, 1935 [img]http://www.hunting-pictures.com/members/MolonLabe/Para.jpg[/img] Everybody at law school wanted to read it, and a couple of them managed to make themselves look like idiots by asking "why do you have a Hitler quote on your shirt? Are you a Nazi or something?" Other law students present had a good chuckle at that particular girl. I asked her politely if she was able to read, and then asked her to read it again. The other girl, looking confused, asked me, "so do you think nobody should have guns or everybody should have guns?" I said, "Its just a bit more complicated than that..." Some people just don't get it. Oh, by the way, yes you have permisssion to photoshop me, I'm a dork and I know it, I don't care.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 12:07:35 PM EDT
Oh yeah, forgot to mention the response of one of my law school professors when he read the shirt, in the presence of a bunch of other students. He said, "its a constitutionally protected statement about a constitutionally protected right. I like it." Order in the court! [smash]
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 12:11:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2002 12:16:04 PM EDT by Badseed]
Love the shirt, Branson... where can I get one? IM me please... I'm catching a plane and won't be following the thread! thx Edited to add... here is the debunker (but I like the shirt anyway! [url]http://www.urbanlegends.com/politics/hitler_gun_control.html[/url]
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 12:25:11 PM EDT
I have a t-shirt that has a big picture of a 1911 and says "Emergency dial 1911" Are there any good web sites to buy gun t-shirts from?
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 1:07:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2002 1:10:18 PM EDT by HBAR16]
I love the looks at work and at the mall when I wear my MSembroidery-famous-ar15.com gear: [img]http://www.knology.net/~decker/sales/idette-big.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 1:39:52 PM EDT
I get the best looks when I wear my ankle length trench coat (in black silk, of course - is a nice coat Ive had for many years) and my white shirt with a black bar, white letters reading " I NUCLEAR WAR". The heart is in red. No other markings on the shirt. Im 6'5 and 270 with long hair... I get looked at funny in "normal" clothes sometimes... :) Jonathan
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Link Posted: 6/18/2002 2:33:29 PM EDT
It's my (almost every) Friday shirt at work. In fact, it's time for me to get another one...mine is turning grey (used to be black). I enjoy making an extra trip around to the offices of the lawyers. As I work in the northern part of VA (but born in the southern part!), guess which side of the fence they're on. Ed
Originally Posted By Merlin: You guys should be ashamed of yourselves: No else here wheres their AR15.com, Home of the Black Rifle t-shirt like I do?
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Link Posted: 6/18/2002 2:56:02 PM EDT
While I don't have any shirts like that (it's been a while since I've bought any new shirts at all), I've seen lots of MP5 shirts around the college campus, and one guy in an Armalite shirt. Always good to know you're not alone.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 3:00:19 PM EDT
Dj: Look at www.oughtsix.com or go to www.keepandbeararms.com, they have a link there.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 3:05:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mach1: How about those shirts that say: "kill em all. Let god sort them out" or "If you run, you'll only die tired." Have you ever see anyone wear these? You would definitely need to have some balls to wear those. [:D]
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Back during the Gulf War I used to wear my "Kick Their Ass; Take Their Gas" t-shirt (had Uncle Sam with sleeves rolled up and massive biceps). Can't recall if I got any negative stares about it; actually I got a few chuckles from people. OTOH, I have gotten some strange looks from people while I was reading Shotgun News on the subway. [}:D]
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 3:20:14 PM EDT
I have an HK shirt for every day of the week. I even wear them to work. I haven't noticed any strange stares or anything...of course with all my tattoos I'm probably so used to being stared at I don't even notice anymore.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 4:55:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2002 4:56:36 PM EDT by 302HO]
I need to get some gun shirts.......Or i mean "pro american" shirts........LOL [thinking]
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 6:42:02 PM EDT
I love walking around with my GUNS SAVE LIVES shirt. The stares come from all directions!
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 7:08:40 PM EDT
If we're "puttin' on the rags" for visual here's one of my faves... [img]http://photos.msn.com/imageserver/image.aspx?Image=*EtEZjHm6cpJ8rbrNqFhHB!geskycuOXD8wJQ2Kz1iYRe­CQuWltYwhZp57jjh*C8Nlb6OFu10E0D6xfiBd5pISgZ61­P2sMnlFx92Pn1z4HriR5OMSpp5pMLTyL7WMNdN[/img] Was wearin' it when I met Miz Arock.
Link Posted: 6/18/2002 7:14:34 PM EDT
I must say, Good Job Prebans!!
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