This is a discussion on How about a shirt that says you are carrying? within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by adric22 I guess it is all relative. I am active on at least 10 other forums on the Internet related to computers, ...
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I haven't read all the posts, but FWIW I always try to be armed, I always try to be the grey man.
Turn the election's in 2014 to a "2A Revolution". It will serve as a 1994 refresher not to "infringe" on our Second Amendment. We know who they are now.........SEND 'EM HOME. Our success in this will be proportional to how hard we work to make it happen.
Why in "the wide wide world of sports" would I advertise that I am carrying a weapon for self defense??? The element of surprise and the fact that I don't look like someone who would be able to defend myself are a benefit to me. If I am going to be approached by a criminal...I don't want him to alter his tactics based on MY having a gun. Keep them guessing. Let him think I am some sweet helpless Nana. It may be the last HUGE mistake he ever makes.
A woman must not depend on protection by men. A woman must learn to protect herself.
Susan B. Anthony
A armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one has to back it up with his life.
I would be as likely to wear a shirt like that, as I would have been to wear a shirt that said, "I am a cop." Not even on my last day.
"I do what I do." Cpl 'coach' Bowden, "Southern Comfort".
I think it would be easier to wear a shirt that says "Bad Guys, Shoot me first!"
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain."
- Roy Batty
Wearing any type of info that advertises you are carrying a weapon, just makes you more of a target, to those around you ..... good or bad.
The issue with the shirt is it is in the middle of your chest, where average Joe public usually does not look at your hips (kind of a social faux pas) it is socially acceptable AEB all the clever and funny t-shirts. On the other hand, it has been my experience that the only people looking at my waist line have been: interested in firearms, in law enforcement, interested in me, or I walked past them when they were seated.
So, again in my experience, wearing a shirt that says “I’m carrying” is not the same as going about your everyday business with a pistol on your hip. It’s kind of like saying the beam from a light house is the same philosophy of a candle on the shore….
With all that said, it seems as you have already made up your mind. I gathered from the title of your post that you wanted others opinions, you have them. Why are you continuing to argue? Gun brand shirts have their place on the range, that’s about it. To me it’s like tap out and affliction gear, it belongs in the gym period. That’s my opinion, you asked for it you got it. If you are trying to change the minds of the board members you are not doing a good job.
It’s your life my friend, if you chose to wear the shirt do so in good health! Enjoy your weekend
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If not me, then who?