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--- On Sun, 1/11/09, Tom <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Tom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [concealed] Re: NRA Decals.
Date: Sunday, January 11, 2009, 11:38 AM
Mas Ayoob (LEO, Firearms trainer, and gun writer amongst many other
related talents) ALSO recomends we put no pro gun ANYTHING on our
cars or houses. I'm a Glock fanatic, but my beloved "Glock
Perfection" stickers came down after reading his wisdom and my
moving to a large city where gangs and gun crime abound.
His reasoning is; Not only does it mark you as a "GUN PERSON" for
the "free speech" crowd, who have always had the nasty habit of
wanting to silence ANY opposition ANY way they can, and that
includes (but is not limited to) back stabbing, verbal attacks,
defacement, theft, or destruction of property, and in rare
instances, personal violence. Mas says too that gang bangers can
target you as a gun owner, follow you somewhere (including home or
work) and ambush you for your gun, or ransack your car for it at
Needless to say, we no longer have the constitutional right of
freedom of speech. Note the voice lowering, looking sideways and all
around before saying anything "contraversial" , (whatever that
means), these days, or making ANY kind of statement concerning
ANYTHING ANYONE can POSSIBLY construe as "harassment"
or "disrespect" .
I've been warned by friends not to show anything "gun related" at
work, as it will "mark me", and not in a good way! As the old saying
goes..."Don' t frighten the horses!"
Remember, the public is very rapidly being conditioned to think all
gun people are just ticking time-bombs waiting for any excuse to "go
postal", and guns, of and by themselves, possess some evil aura of
"Freedom of speech" today means PC only speech, or speech that has
the PC Gestapo's personal stamp of approval, and even that is
subject to change at any time for any reason whatsoever. It can
depend overwhelmingly on the person-in-question' s political
leanings. Conservatives are held to a much different standard and
set of rules than are liberals, and that standard can change
directions and velocity like the wind.
Don't expect any help from other conservatives, either, if you
happen to stray into these waters. They will abandon you like you
were a leper, and join the childlike screaming and fingerpointing PC
crowd in the provibal New York Minute. (Been there got the t shirt!)
An uncle of mine operated a business in southwestern Pa. for many
years which has an overwhelming liberal/democrat population. He was
a rock ribbbed conservative, and voted republican, but was
registered as a democrat. His business would have suffered or been
destroyed had the above facts been known by his customers. Someone
DID check his voting registration, you can BELIEVE IT. Be assured,
he watched his bumper stickers too.
My father, in the early 1950's, was a teacher in West Virginia, and
it became known he was registered as a republican. He was called
into the superentendant' s office for a "friendly little chat" about
him changing his political affiliation. He tossed his keys on the
desk and stated flatly he had just fought in a war (WWII)to make
sure people voted and worshiped the way they pleased, and his keys
could be stuffed somewhere uncomfortable if how he voted was such a
problem. His stainless service record and WWII combat veteran's
statis proably saved his job, but he shortly afterwards upgraded
professions to design engeneeer for a local coal company. In private
industry, his work ethic and dedication to a job well done was more
value to the company than his political affilication.
Most, myself included, can't depend on that kind of thing happening.
The left wing is an increasingly pro active and (dare I say it??!!)
rabid group. You don't always know who you are talking to or who's
behind you in traffic or a lonely country road. (Remember the anti
smoking Nazis that advocated snapping cigarettes out of total
stranger's hands or mouths?) Remember too Nazi Germany, Mao's China,
and "Uncle Joe's" USSR. About about 47% of the population votes for
that kind of government incursion and loss of freedoms EVERY two
One night, before cell phones were in voge, (though much of WV is a
dead zone for cells, be warned) I passed a large slow moving older
model M-Benz on RT 79 south in West Virginia. SOMETHING, (maybe it
WAS at least in part, my Glock decal, and PRO GUN bumperstickers but
with loons, who knows) set him off and he closed on my bumper and
turned up his high beams which were like airplane landing lights.
Driving a 4 banger Subaru, I couldn't out run him, even at speeds
above 85 MPH, and due to an appointment, I couldn't slow down to a
crawl either. I could have easily read a magazine with the light he
was throwing into the passenger compartment of that stationwagon. He
was blinding me and he knew it. He stayed within about one car
length. This went on for over 75 miles. As I arrived at my turn off
exit he mingled in traffic and was gone.
JUST FOR THE RECORD:
Yes, anti gunners, I WAS armed. (I was a bonded courier on bank
business carrying millions of dollars in checks to be exact) But,
CCW people are cut from a better bolt of cloth. Getting into
ANYTHING involving gun-play with this toad stool never crossed my
mind. This boob was playing mind games with thousands of pounds of
fast moving steel, and had I a cell phone, he would have shortly
been seeing pretty blue lights dancing in his rearview mirror. And,
yes, I WOULD HAVE pressed charges had there been any made. I'm sure
my employer and the bank in question would have taken an interest
I'm voting to stay stealth guys, till conservatives start voting and
responding to this situation like conservatives. Not holding my
"We, sir, shall give them the bayonet!"
General Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson, CSA, during the battle of
1st Manassas 1861.
Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:24 pm (PST)
What do you guys think? Does displaying an NRA decal on your
make it more likely to be the subject of an auto burglary by
looking for a weapon?
True story. In 2001 my home was burglarized twice in the span of
weeks. The burglar saw my truck sporting GOA and NRA decals,
me home, determined when no one would be there. All my long arms
computer equipment, much of the wife's jewelry, many keepsakes...
Gone. Make your political statement another way.
What really ticks me off is that I was investigating the series of
burglaries in our area at the time, figured out that the thug
back, but was called away on an emergency when he hit the second time.
If not for some idiot in-laws I would have caught the creep red
handed on the second break in. We had two youth gangs and a couple
free lancers working our neighborhood (mine was a lone wolf). All
were eventually caught.
It took us over a year to clean out the riff raff. What stopped
bad guys from targeting me was the installation of an alarm system and
a big dog. Some houses were hit three and four times as the
victims/residents would replace what was lost.
Steve Owens in Tennessee | http://www.paxparab ellum.com
"I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will
eventually triumph. And there's purpose and worth to each and every
life." ---Ronald Reagan
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