Getting people on-board with citizen carry: highway signs, PSA's and other ideas

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    @ GunsSaveLife.com, they've got an interesting idea for informing passersby of the benefits of an armed citizenry and the evils of gun control: highway signs, a la the old Burma Shave signs.

    The first set of signs erected by the CCRA went up on I-74 east of Urbana, Illinois in the spring of 1998. The first set, consisting of three signs, proclaimed the simple truth, GUN CONTROL DISARMS VICTIMS NOT CRIMINALS.

    Local 9-1-1 coordinators hate our DIALED 9-1-1 AND IM ON HOLD SURE WISH I HAD THAT GUN I SOLD slogan and are quite vocal in their opinions.

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    Got any more ideas about communicating a simple, clear message to the fence-sitters and anti-gunners, messages that can help the cause and help turn the hardened hearts and minds? Such as, simple 10-second spots on television and radio, framed as Public Service Announcements? Or, stickers/flyers/banners for certain events or venues? Other ideas?

    One rule for the discussion, if we can: Let's keep this thread on target with idea generation and kicking around the concepts related to that. Let's avoid wrangling over the 2A politics (which we can leave to other discussions elsewhere).
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    Crime Control
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    * Or, Be Armed
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    @ GunsSaveLife.com, they've got an interesting idea for informing passersby of the benefits of an armed citizenry and the evils of gun control: highway signs, a la the old Burma Shave signs.

    The first set of signs erected by the CCRA went up on I-74 east of Urbana, Illinois in the spring of 1998. The first set, consisting of three signs, proclaimed the simple truth, “GUN CONTROL — DISARMS VICTIMS — NOT CRIMINALS”.

    Local 9-1-1 coordinators hate our “DIALED 9-1-1 – AND I’M ON HOLD – SURE WISH I HAD – THAT GUN I SOLD” slogan and are quite vocal in their opinions.

    <snip>


    Got any more ideas about communicating a simple, clear message to the fence-sitters and anti-gunners, messages that can help the cause and help turn the hardened hearts and minds? Such as, simple 10-second spots on television and radio, framed as Public Service Announcements? Or, stickers/flyers/banners for certain events or venues? Other ideas?

    One rule for the discussion, if we can: Let's keep this thread on target with idea generation and kicking around the concepts related to that. Let's avoid wrangling over the 2A politics (which we can leave to other discussions elsewhere).
    On first reading this, I thought this was a great idea. But then, to learn more about how Burma Shave signs were used, I looked online and found this:
    "This use of a series of small signs, each of which bore part of a commercial message, was a successful approach to highway advertising during the early years of highway travel, drawing the attention of passing motorists who were curious to learn the punchline. As the Interstate system expanded in the late 1950s and vehicle speeds increased, it became more difficult to attract motorists' attention with small signs."

    If that's true (and I don't see why it would not be), then small signs might be too difficult to read at highway speed...how big are those first signs you mention on I-74?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet1234 View Post
    These two are great! I'd recommend changing the first one to some fair approximation of a normal EDCer's reaction time, and not an expression of the destructive potential of the gun. It's a bit "too pro-violence" to me. It can really be something like, "It takes 20 seconds to realize you're in a situation where a gun can deter crime, and 2 seconds to draw". Or, whatever. The contrast with 23 minutes is what's important.

    I find the "a policeman is too heavy" hilarious.

    I think that a few different "zingers" along a certain meme, spread over a few billboards would be most useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RicT View Post
    On first reading this, I thought this was a great idea. But then, to learn more about how Burma Shave signs were used, I looked online and found this:
    "This use of a series of small signs, each of which bore part of a commercial message, was a successful approach to highway advertising during the early years of highway travel, drawing the attention of passing motorists who were curious to learn the punchline. As the Interstate system expanded in the late 1950s and vehicle speeds increased, it became more difficult to attract motorists' attention with small signs."

    If that's true (and I don't see why it would not be), then small signs might be too difficult to read at highway speed...how big are those first signs you mention on I-74?
    If you go to the guns save life web site, you will see that they are very specific as to the size of text, and the spacing of the signs.... the are quite readable... ad in my estimation, perhaps a little too widely spaced... but they do give a comfortable 2 second read time for each sign...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RicT View Post
    On first reading this, I thought this was a great idea. But then, to learn more about how Burma Shave signs were used, I looked online and found this:
    "This use of a series of small signs, each of which bore part of a commercial message, was a successful approach to highway advertising during the early years of highway travel, drawing the attention of passing motorists who were curious to learn the punchline. As the Interstate system expanded in the late 1950s and vehicle speeds increased, it became more difficult to attract motorists' attention with small signs."

    If that's true (and I don't see why it would not be), then small signs might be too difficult to read at highway speed...how big are those first signs you mention on I-74?
    They're easy to read while driving unless the brush starts to grow up around them. They usually do a good job with the brush but sometimes it does get a little difficult to control.
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    Since everyone is super sensitive to racism in this day and age, throw the heller decision back at them

    The Heller Decision stated, "there are reasonable limits to the 2nd Amendment. Funny. In the 1800's the Supreme Court also stated that Slavery was constitutional because blacks were an inferior race with the Dread Scott Decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    @ GunsSaveLife.com, they've got an interesting idea for informing passersby of the benefits of an armed citizenry and the evils of gun control: highway signs, a la the old Burma Shave signs.

    The first set of signs erected by the CCRA went up on I-74 east of Urbana, Illinois in the spring of 1998. The first set, consisting of three signs, proclaimed the simple truth, GUN CONTROL DISARMS VICTIMS NOT CRIMINALS.

    Local 9-1-1 coordinators hate our DIALED 9-1-1 AND IM ON HOLD SURE WISH I HAD THAT GUN I SOLD slogan and are quite vocal in their opinions.

    <snip>


    Got any more ideas about communicating a simple, clear message to the fence-sitters and anti-gunners, messages that can help the cause and help turn the hardened hearts and minds? Such as, simple 10-second spots on television and radio, framed as Public Service Announcements? Or, stickers/flyers/banners for certain events or venues? Other ideas?

    One rule for the discussion, if we can: Let's keep this thread on target with idea generation and kicking around the concepts related to that. Let's avoid wrangling over the 2A politics (which we can leave to other discussions elsewhere).
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    i've noticed similar signs in Nevada. not Pro-Rights signs, but the multiple Burma Shave-style signs and they work, even at 80MPH.
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    I think this is an effective approach people who own and carry are far less likely to buy into the Bravo Sierra!

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    How about this one from the Memphis Police Association?
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