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Spotting a Hidden Handgun

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by TAT2D, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. TAT2D

    TAT2D Portland Member

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    My kid brought this link to my attention. It's actually about designing illustrations, but in this case about they're about the 'tells' that someone's packin.' I thought this group might be interested in the content as much as the presentation design.

    http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0002w4&topic_id=1

    When out in public, do you exhibit these behaviors? Do you watch for them in others?

    My first reaction back to my kid was that a reliable holster would alleviate many of the tell-tales, that this is really about spotting the gansta's at the mall. Second reaction was that I have some of those 'tell's even though I don't/can't CC. I've broken so many wristwatch crystals over the years that I almost uncontrollably protect my left wrist by swinging it to the small of my back any time I pass by a bollard, through a doorway, by oncoming traffic in an aisle, etc. (I'm now considering the ramifications of GGs/BGs thinking they've read me as a carrier due to this behavior...)

    Edward Tufte is the 'dean' of information graphics; I took in one of his one-day seminars years ago, and it was worth every penny my employer spent. Really intensely fun, if you're a nerd. His books are really lush with information and the posters for sale on his site are fun, too (again, if you're a nerd.)

    MrB
     
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  2. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    Cool diagram.

    You know you are a Tufte nerd when you get into arguments at work over pie charts. :laugh:
     
  3. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't exhibit any of those tells, even with my USP. I do, however, watch for them in others.