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Thread: Finally a "Why I carry a gun..." card!

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    I just read like 5 pages of the thread about a "Why I carry a gun" card that we can have when someone asks us why... I noticed that the topic got ridiculously off topic lol. So I just took matters into my own hands. I made a card! It's a 3.5"x2" business card type. Includes good moral answers to why you carry (front and back). All you have to do is download the files and print one set, put that set back in the printer and then print the other set (so that it gets on the back as well). It is a double sided card. Then just cut them up and keep them with you. Documents dont have to be adjusted at all. Depending on your printer, you will have to put the paper in a certain way to print on both sides of the paper.

    What the front looks like:


    What the back looks like:


    I take credit for making the card, I DONT take credit for any of the things said on the card (except for grammical things that doesnt even matter).

    These documents are Microsoft Word documents, so people with different word processing programs might have difficulty.

    Here are the files:

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/ujzze1je4gz/2aFRONT.docx

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/mgjdg0mgwzo/2aBACK.docx

    These next files are in PDF format for those without Microsoft Office:

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/gmwdyqtkmgq/2aFRONT.pdf

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/wnuyzzkz32z/2aBACK.pdf

    Hope every one gets some education out of these! mind you they dont have every single detail due to the fact that every single detail wont fit on a business card.

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    Very few thing reach out and grab my attention. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS!!!!!!! I want to thank you for taking the time to "put pen to paper" and help educate people. Keep up the good work! Well done, new friend! I will be proud to have these on hand.

    Thanks!

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    Tewlbox wrote:
    Very few thing reach out and grab my attention. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS!!!!!!! I want to thank you for taking the time to "put pen to paper" and help educate people. Keep up the good work! Well done, new friend! I will be proud to have these on hand.

    Thanks!
    Thank you Tewlbox! One satisfied person such as your self makes the whole project worth while I hope everyone feels the way you do about it! Thanks again!

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    Wow... only one reply out of 93 views?

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    Could you type the text of the card directly on the post? I can't open the link.

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    The txt should be visible from the images I posted of the front and back of the card in my first post. let me know if thats not working, so I can fix it.

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    Excellent work. I will be downloading this and using this.

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    rolexbenz190e wrote:
    The txt should be visible from the images I posted of the front and back of the card in my first post. let me know if thats not working, so I can fix it.
    My computer is blocked. No good.

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    Nicely done sir.
    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLT View Post
    Him: "I carry my gun concealed"
    Me: "You're not very good at it"
    Him: "What do you mean?"
    Me: "I know you have a gun"
    End of conversation.

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    WheelGun wrote:
    rolexbenz190e wrote:
    The txt should be visible from the images I posted of the front and back of the card in my first post. let me know if thats not working, so I can fix it.
    My computer is blocked. No good.
    Must be a firewall on your computer or something... I have no clue why it would do that otherwise :-(

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    I'm able to download the files and have Office 2007 (to read their silly new .docx format), but the files won't open and I get a 'corrupt file' error msg.

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    Would it just be easier if I gave you all the picture files instead and then you can just make your own business card template with them in your own word processors?

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    rolexbenz190e wrote:
    Would it just be easier if I gave you all the picture files instead and then you can just make your own business card template with them in your own word processors?
    Actually, it's due to the format of the file (.docx) that people are having problems. They would either need Word 2007 or the 2007 Compatibility patch. If you save it and upload it as a 2003/.doc instead, people shouldn't have any problems. Thanks!

    P.S. Nice work, by the way!

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    Or do them as PDFs! The ultimate in cross compatibility!

    ETA: Love em! Great work!

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    Or get OpenOffice (3.1 is the latest version) from OpenOffice.org and have a FREE Office Suite that reads and writes anything MS Office does.

    I used "Writer" (OpenOffice's word processor component) to open the *.docx files posted above and they open fine.

    If you want a serious office-type suite but don't want to further enrich M$ by purchasing MS Office, then look intoOpenOffice...it can open and save in MS Office file formats.

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    Thank you for taking the time and effort for doing this.



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    Very well done and I agree with the intent behind the card as well as the words written on it!

    However, as a precaution, I'd take it to an attorney before I began passing them out. If you were in a situation where you had to use your firearm, something explicitly written, as in the case of this card, could "possibly" be used by an overzealous prosecuting attorney with an agenda to establish intent and possibly premeditation.

    I may be a bit overcautious, but then, that's why we carry isn't it?

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    Alright, after hearing from all of you that it would be easier if the files were in PDF format, I went ahead and made them PDF's. Here are the files:

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/gmwdyqtkmgq/2aFRONT.pdf

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/wnuyzzkz32z/2aBACK.pdf

    If any problems consist, let me know!

    And thanks for all of your feedback! It is much appriciated

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    Mungo wrote:
    However, as a precaution, I'd take it to an attorney before I began passing them out. If you were in a situation where you had to use your firearm, something explicitly written, as in the case of this card, could "possibly" be used by an overzealous prosecuting attorney with an agenda to establish intent and possibly premeditation.
    It depends on location. Where I live, such a scenario would never happen.

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    Thank you for your effforts. I just downloaded the Word format documents. I'll be printing some of them as soon as I can buy another ink cartridge and the proper card stock.

    Which card stock did you use? (Brand & number)
    "All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke


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    Excellent work! I like the graphics on the front side. Very eye catching.

    You should be able to get index card stock in 8.5x11 at an office supply store. You'll need a paper cutter to cut the cards out to size. You can get the Avery pre-perferated business card sheets as well, but it's a more expensive.

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    Great looking card. Thanks for making the hard work easy.

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    Very well done, but it's a shame that you didn't have someone proofread it to correct all the grammatical errors.

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    Ironbar wrote:
    Very well done, but it's a shame that you didn't have someone proofread it to correct all the grammatical errors.
    Given that the overall population is somewhat grammatically deficient, I believe as long as the message is understood,a few grammatical errors won't be noticed.

    As for some folks (the fervent anti-gunners) the text might as well be printed in Swahili.

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    Please let me know the grammatical errors so that I can correct them, thanks!

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