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Stickers announcing you carry a weapon

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by DAE51D, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. DAE51D

    DAE51D Redmond, WA Member

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    While researching the other topic I just posted about the tinted windows and CCW, I came across this sticker:

    Driver Carries Concealed Weapon Window Sticker Decal Concealed Carry Concealed Firearm - Red Rock Decals

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    I'm uncertain if this is a good idea or a bad one. I see what they are trying to do, but to me, it also seems like an advertisement that you potentially have a gun *in* the vehicle (and of course you're no where near it when someone is reading the sticker most likely).

    It also seems like a bit of "brandishing" or "threatening" in a sense. It's like the T-Shirts that have a similar message. I mean, the whole point of carrying concealed is that nobody should know you have a firearm right?

    Just curious what the general consensus is on these kinds of statements (stickers, tshirts, etc) and how effective or detrimental they are to the individual and to "the cause". Do you think it will really deter a criminal, or will it egg them on?

    Furthermore, isn't this sticker all bark and no bite? I mean, even if you saw someone stealing your car (assuming you are not *in* it -- otherwise that is carjacking and a whole different crime), you can't lethally defend your property anyways, right?

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  2. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Bad idea.
     
  3. lesscubes

    lesscubes Burien Member

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    One of my family friends is a NRA Instructor, he also lives in White Center, which if you aren't familiar, was once a decent middle class neighborhood and is now an absolute hellhole. (It's the only place I'VE had a gun pulled on me.)

    ANYWHO, he once faced a carjacking over there on Ambaum... He pointed to his NRA sticker on his truck, the attacker thought better of it and booked it. YMMV

    ETA- Also, ANY kind of Gun sticker whether it implicitly says "Concealed Carry Permit Holder" or just an NRA or manufacturer sticker, pretty much is a advertisement that you have guns and could be carrying one.
     
  4. ablaut

    ablaut Salem(ish), OR Member

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    The way I see it, it's oxymoronic to annouce you're carrying concealed. And makes an unattended car a target.
     
  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I think the stickers aren't the best idea.Like having a cannabis sticker on the back window.
    Look at me!

    But I have one I do want to have made

    STOP..Please
    Don't break any windows
    The radio is broke and the phone,camera,GPS, and GUN
    are all with me,so nothing to steal
    OK maybe $3.72 in change.
     
  6. lesscubes

    lesscubes Burien Member

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    Those crack me up. It's not probable cause but it'll get them looking for it REAL FAST.
     
  7. SquackDaddy

    SquackDaddy Marion County Member

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    Those stickers rank right up there with Concealed Carry Badges and truck balls.
     
  8. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    It's a horrible idea.

    I'll put it right next to my stereo equipment stickers and the placard stating that I have large amounts of cash on hand.
     
  9. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    and the guys who will put this sticker on their cars are the same guys who look like total bubblegumin marks to begin with. "hay! i have exactly what you want!" it might as well say, stuck to the side of your foreign economy-car, and then they look at your clean, pressed shirt and your glasses, your soft jowls and neatly cropped/combed hair.... "lets get this bubblegum."

    please don't announce you pack.
     
  10. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    +1 :thumbup: :thumbup:

    8 US Presidents have been NRA members
    80 MILLION gun owners didn't shoot anyone today, a few criminals did!!

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    The "Feedback Score" is low by 4, not everyone posts it I guess.

    Deen
    NRA Benefactor/Recruiter
    Washington Arms Collector member
    Arms Collectors of South West Washington member
     
  11. mjn

    mjn Tri-Cities, Wa Active Member

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    Ditto to all the above. Why would you advertise that you carry? I know some guys that would use a sticker like that... and I don't hang out with 'em. It falls into the "I'm a badazz" catagory.. :rolleyes:

    Concealed means concealed. Your best defense is the element of suprise.
     
  12. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah...the only notice I want a BG to have is the view down the muzzle of my.45...just before the flash.
     
  13. jvbutter

    jvbutter Cornelius, Or Active Member

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    Not good in my book... concealed is just that..... and yea, why would i want would be thief to look at my car, and to think there might be a gun inside for him to use
     
  14. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    Does your wife/gf/sig other who doesn't carry ever drive the vehicle? Bad idea. Just some sticker guy making a buck.
     
  15. Dieselfuel12v

    Dieselfuel12v Bellingham Member

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    That sticker would just get a peace sign sticker over it by some hippy anyway, ;).
     
  16. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Tigard Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yep, Nuff said.
     
  17. sprice37

    sprice37 Albany Oregon Active Member

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    The board is yelling at me about the lack of posting. My :twocents: Concealed means concealed. and I have compleded my obligation. :banana:
     
  18. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Dumb decal, but if he's carrying concealed the gun's with him, not in his car. Still stupid to show your hand to a bad guy. :nuts:
     
  19. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    NO STICKERS PERIOD The only sticker I want on my car is the one the State of Oregon makes me PAY through the nose for every two years.

    Last thing I want is anyone I don't know to form an idea I am friend or foe based on some stupid sticker. I rather make them read the crap I post on the internet.
     
  20. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    Stupid idea. First, and unfortunately, a lot of people who carry have LMD in the first place. If nothing else it gives some jerk the desire to taunt you into pulling out your gun. You comply; he calls the cops; you get your gun taken away, arrested, etc, etc.