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    A couple days ago at about 2 in the morning, after my son went back to bed after some vomiting fun, I walked down the street to the kwik-e-mart to get some gatorade for him. I had my High Power clone in one of those old-school cop type holsters (don't know what they're actually called) and this Hispanic guy (I figure I'll get in on it too) says "Whooooaaa! Nice gun!... Are you a cop?" Shake my head and start to walk out. "Hey, you know what a Tokarev is?... " And I ended up being there an extra 15 minutes.

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    cynicist wrote:
    And I ended up being there an extra 15 minutes.
    The encounters where people aren't afraid of your gun and want to talk to you are always the best.

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    Dave The Welder wrote:
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    And I ended up being there an extra 15 minutes.
    The encounters where people aren't afraid of your gun and want to talk to you are always the best.
    +1!
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    I've often thought about a t-shirt that says "You Meet The Nicest People Carrying A Gun."

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    adamsesq wrote:
    I've often thought about a t-shirt that says "You Meet The Nicest People Carrying A Gun."

    -adamsesq
    I love it!... and how it's a double entendre.
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    you guys start rocking those T's I guess ill have to get a bunch of 1% patches made up......heh

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    adamsesq wrote:
    I've often thought about a t-shirt that says "You Meet The Nicest People Carrying A Gun."

    -adamsesq
    It would be nice if it also say opencarry.org on it somewhere. Maybe "You Meet The Nicest People Carrying A Gun" on the front, and Opencarry.org on the back.

    If someone did up the artwork for this we could have someplace like cafepress make up the shirts and then people could purchase them directly from http://www.cafepress.com (though I am not sure that cafepress itself does that kind of order/sales custom work, but I know there are some places that do, I just don't recall who exactly at this time.)

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    Well I am a successful artist ...what do you need?

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    DEROS72 wrote:
    Well I am a successful artist ...what do you need?
    Well, there are two pieces of art potentially:

    The first is the phrase: "You meet the nicest people carrying a gun". That could just be done in a nice font, or it could be done with some associated art. I am not all that creative, so if someone were to think of something that would fit with that sentence that might be cool, but if not I think it still stands on its own.

    The second is is the words "opencarry.org", and the gun symbol they use on their apparel already, so no need to make that part.

    Obviously we should be able to do the first one on its own totally privately if we like, in which case we would just need to find a manufacturer and get their art requirements and then submit whatever design we come up with according to those.

    However, if we want to include the second opencarry.org part we would either need opencarry.org's permission or we need to submit the art to them and see if they will have the shirts produced and sold through their apparel section.

    Personally I would prefer to have the OC.org part on it, even if it ends up costing more and we have to go through the apparel store to buy it. I think it would help to educate people without them having to approach the MWSAG (Man with shirt and gun), which would probably make them very uncomfortable compared to just reading the shirt and then looking up the site later.


    So basically, if you can think up a font and overall design, then please put it together and lets take a look. Once we have that designed and everyone interested seems happy we can submit it to the general public in it's own thread, and contact the OC.org to see if they are interested.

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    I'll give it some thought and see what I can do.

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    Evangelical lessons are provided upon request. Anyone wishing to meet Jesus can just kick in my door.

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    Just thought I would mess around.....lol Nothing better to do during lunch.

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    Hey whatever happened with these shirts?
    It is very wise to not take a watermelon lightly.

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    Good question... I like tat2ed_guy's version, but it might be a little too aggressive with that image, which also is probably copyrighted or something. Maybe we can find another image that is a little more appropriate and put it in the same frame.

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    That does not present a positive image.That is one that someone wears that feels the need due to some inadequacy to show off.Something subdued with a holstered side arm perhaps.I am working on something.We are no trying to intimidate but to gain support.

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    How bout some sort of image of the founding fathers with the guns they all carried?
    It is very wise to not take a watermelon lightly.

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    I am working up a very subdued design to go on a very nice golf shirt .Presents a better image.We are not trying to present to the anti's that we are just a bunch of narrsisistic gun slingers.Giant images of a gun pointed at the viewer and carrying a totally oversized sidearm does not help.For example.I carry my Tanfaglio Witness.45 or a Bersa .380 and at times depending on the clothes I wear no one even notices.As i've said I never get hasseled and those that do see are just curious and want info.What cracks me up is these guys that wear a t-shirt like that ,a pair of 5-11'S ,carrying a Casull or a .223 pistol in a thigh rig and parade up and down the grocery store isle trying to get someone to notice .These are the idiots that will get you detained or killed because most don't have the training and are out of shape anyway.The type that when you go to a coffee shop will walk around all the tables strong side to folk trying to get someone to say something.

    Technoweenes golf shirt above is perfect.Doesn't stand out to much but carrys the symbol.

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    DEROS72 wrote:
    That does not present a positive image.That is one that someone wears that feels the need due to some inadequacy to show off.Something subdued with a holstered side arm perhaps.I am working on something.We are no trying to intimidate but to gain support.
    I agree.

    The point is not to intimidate people, it is to get them to stop and think when they read the dual-meaning statement.... Maybe even to get them to laugh when they really think about it.

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    Well not necessarily the in-your-face graphic, how bout just some basic shirts with the phrase?
    It is very wise to not take a watermelon lightly.

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    I lost track of this topic for a while. I wanst being serious when I did that design. lol

    Like the post said, just messing around during lunch and wanted to keep the thread alive. Im very interested in seeing what can come of this.

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    tat2ed_guy wrote:
    I lost track of this topic for a while. I wanst being serious when I did that design. lol

    Like the post said, just messing around during lunch and wanted to keep the thread alive. Im very interested in seeing what can come of this.
    +2!
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    What ya need is an image of a sweet little ol' lady type with a 1863 Navy Colt in a cross draw holster hangin on her belt,and a big smile.

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    TechnoWeenie wrote:
    Love it.
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    Here's an idea for a slogan.

    Nothing says,
    "Don't Tread On Me"
    Like an Open Carried Handgun

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    I like it!

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