This is a discussion on How much does one take within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; "haberdasherial" That was great! I dare anyone, including me, to find a way to use this word in a sentence. Shockwave, when it comes to ...
"haberdasherial" That was great! I dare anyone, including me, to find a way to use this word in a sentence. Shockwave, when it comes to the written word, you are the
"Everybody's got a plan, 'til they get hit".
Fortune favors the bold.
Freedom doesn't mean safe, it means free.
The thing about "defense" is that it has practically nothing to do with guns. (As passed on by CCW9MM)
That's some shirt. Those guys just don't know a good thing when they see it.
The most important thing out of all of this is that you learned something. You simply cannot respond to people that flip you off and call you names. They are nothing and don't deserve a response. You do have to keep your eye on them in case they take your ignoring them as a sign of weakness and try to escalate the situation.
Now if you want to wear a shirt like that out in public, depending on where you are, you have to expect a lot of attention, good and bad. My suggestion would be to wear it like you are proud of it and it means something to you. Stand tall and strut your stuff!
All joking aside, the shirt itself isn't the issue...it's your response to someone giving you crap (whether about a shirt or anything else). Ignore the fools or just wave at 'em like you thought they said "hey."
I don't waste my energy getting upset about what people say...any fool can say anything. Who is the bigger fool, the imbicile that says something stupid or the one that over-reacts to it? I'm not going to be some idiot's puppet on a string and give them the reaction they're looking for.
Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.
Back in the early 70's I was working vice/narcotics and my partner who was black use to wear those shirts all the time. They are called dashekees (not sure of the spelling). It was an era of peace and love and even the white boys wore them. He got me one and I loved it. It concealed anything I wanted it to including a sawed off 12 guage. I am starting to see them again (fashion is a circle). Great cover garment, two guns, extra mags, pepper spray,ASP baton, Taser, flashlight ect.,ect. Now a days I wear Tommy Bahama or Guy Harvey, of course I am 40 years older.
"Violence is seldom the answer, but when it is the answer it is the only answer".
"A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves".
You take it until you decide it's worth killing some one, and paying the consequences over.
Second I think most folks are saying if you are going to dress in an attention getting manner expect attention. Don't wine about the attention and don't turn it into a gun fight.
Abort the Obamanation not the Constitution
Those who would, deny, require permit, license, certification, or authorization for me to bear arms are as vile, dangerous & evil as those who would molest, abuse, assault, rape or murder my family
I am wearing a Cuban-style Guayabera shirt at the coffee shop today after church and no one is looking at me strange. However, I do get nice compliments saying it's a good cigar shirt and one even said I looked like a bail bondsman (don't know how they came up with that=LOL).
You leave if you can, seek a safer place if you can, call out for help if possible via cell phone or your voice box, and unless there are direct immediate threats in the form of weapons and thrown punches, "The Gravest Extreme," you take it.
And if you react only in The Gravest Extreme, the consequences should be reasonably minimal; whereas if you act before The Gravest Extreme you could face a murder charge.
A statement is not always a suggestion, merely a statement.
unnamed.jpgI see 9mmmare's point totally about being able to wear whatever you want with the fear of someone's stupid attitude about it. But how about shirts like this one. I see this one quite frequently and I dont say anything but to me it is racist and I see the person wearing it as ignorant and I will not go out of my way to help them in any way.
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
- Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)