This is just a bad idea on so very many levels.

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  1. Avatar Mike Schilling
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    And they’re short-sleeved, because you have a right to bare arms.Report

  2. Avatar Rufus F.
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    Is it wrong to speculate that no black person will ever buy this shirt?Report

  3. Avatar Damon
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    Dear god that’s going to get someone killed.

    I mean I’m cool it the guy wants to make these and guys want to wear it and own it, but doing so nowadays, especially in areas where folks (and cops) aren’t used to guns is a sure bet for some cop to wack you.

    On the plus side, a bunch of guys wearing the same shirt protesting Mom’s Demand Action or other gun banning group WOULD be hilarious.Report

    • Avatar Kazzy in reply to Damon
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      How scary is it that we live in a day and age where we look at that shirt and think, “Welp, a cop is probably going to shoot someone wearing it”?Report

      • Avatar Damon in reply to Kazzy
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        How scary is it that we live in a world when I think about the likelihood of getting shot when a cop pulls me over for speeding or for when I reach for my drivers lisc.?Report

      • Avatar dhex in reply to Kazzy
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        @kazzy

        i’m kinda amazed y’all didn’t live in that universe before. maybe i just grew up in an area with really scary cops.Report

      • Avatar Kazzy in reply to Kazzy
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        @dhex

        Maybe it’s my age. Maybe it’s the extreme privilege I’ve enjoyed. Maybe it’s the fairly limited interactions I’ve had with cops. But I think it is one thing to recognize the potential danger of that shirt. I think it is another to have our first thought be, “A cop IS going to shoot someone in that.”Report

      • Avatar dhex in reply to Kazzy
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        @kazzy

        “I think it is another to have our first thought be, “A cop IS going to shoot someone in that.””

        well, i mean…do you know any cops? some are good people. a lot are average people. and a significant minority are sadists. why bother pretending to be psychic when you can just treat them all like they’re sadists? it saves time and the life you save may be your own.Report

      • Avatar Alan Scott in reply to Kazzy
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        @dhex , even the cops that are genuinely good people are trained to be paranoid and trigger happy.Report

      • Avatar A Compromised Immune System in reply to Kazzy
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        #NotAllCops is kind of like the #NotAllMen thing. While it might be technically true it both misses the point and ignores the fact that there’s a cultural and systemic issue to deal with.Report

      • Avatar Brandon Berg in reply to Kazzy
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        Are there many incidents of police shooting someone because of a holstered gun?Report

      • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Kazzy
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        Does shooting people because they make furtive movements to things that might be holstered guns count?Report

      • Avatar Chris in reply to Kazzy
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        Are there many incidents of police shooting someone because of a holstered gun?

        Probably not as many as there are of police shooting someone because of no weapon at all.Report

      • Avatar LWA in reply to Kazzy
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        @dhex
        “why bother pretending to be psychic when you can just treat them all like they’re sadists? it saves time and the life you save may be your own.”

        You know, I understand this was meant as sarcasm.

        But the fact is, that is a perfectly reasonable statement, given what we know of recent history.Report

      • Avatar dhex in reply to Kazzy
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        @lwa

        “You know, I understand this was meant as sarcasm.”

        i assure you it was not. i have firsthand experience informing why this is my preferred approach, even now as an adult. and i will be certain to give my child similar instruction as i received as a child, and hope that he can skip the other portion of that education i received.Report

  4. Avatar Citizen
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_smAtZxpAk

    This knowledgeable policeman stops and detains a pro-second amendment fellow. The open carry gun is a MP5 semi auto in .22 caliber. Magazine is loaded, breech is empty, stock collapsed.

    The detainment was only because the MP5 is widely used in full auto, and would have required special documentation for the local.

    I would say this went pretty well for open carry of that type of gun. The police stayed relatively civil and found out what he was required with the minimal amount of investigation.

    I hope the ones wearing the shirts meet a reasonable due process and live to tell.Report

    • Avatar LWA in reply to Citizen
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      I haven’t watched the video.
      Would I be incorrect to assume-sight unseen-that the citizen in question was not black?Report

      • Avatar morat20 in reply to LWA
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        It’s cool, bro. This one cop didn’t fill him full of lead like he was a black guy shopping in a Target, so everything’s overblown.

        I mean, that seems to be it. “Look, this one guy with a gun didn’t get shot by a cop!”.

        Great. Thrilling. We’re very happy he’s alive. Let’s talk about all the people cops HAVE shot for no freakin’ reason, rather than sitting around talking about how remarkable it is that one cop did his job right one time.Report

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    浦发麦兜主题卡信用卡种类繁多,各个银行都在适时的推出新卡,满足消费者的需求。麦兜主题信用卡是浦发银行信用卡中心针对刚踏上工作&#23Report

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