By a show of hands (in the form of comments down below), how many of you put pro 2A stickers on the back of your car/truck? This is a serious question that I posed to a different audience over a year ago. What I’m about to say isn’t meant in any way to sway you to my point of view on the matter, I just want to get you thinking about it in a different light, in case you’ve never thought about it this way.
Me? Personally, I don’t put any stickers on any of my cars. I want to take a moment to apologize to the NRA and all of the companies who send me goodies along with stickers and decals, because they never make it to my car. They do get used, but it’s usually by my three year old who just happens to be sticker-obsessed. So, thank you for that.
Here’s my thinking…
I live in Pennsylvania which is literally surrounded by gun-hating states. We travel several times per year for business or pleasure, and have to drive through one of those states, in every direction we could go in with the exception of Ohio. More often than not, I find myself driving through Maryland.
I don’t want to give the police in MD any reason to pull me over. If that means I don’t get to adorn my car with fancy decals, then so be it.
That’s not the only reasoning behind my choice to not put pro-gun stickers on my car, however. Truth be told, I don’t want it to make me a target for thieves. I have this argument with people from time to time, the people on the other end always telling me that break ins never happen because the criminals don’t want to get shot. Here’s your proof, if you need it.
Of course, there are reasons why putting these stickers on your car is great, like making liberal heads explode. And, just showing your support for the gun industry, in general, is a great thing.
Really, I see both points, and I’m not here to tell you one way is better than the other. That’s for you to decide. Personally, I’d rather not advertise. After all, what I do is called concealed carry for a reason. I could open carry here in Pennsylvania, but I choose not to. Just like me, you can choose to voice your First Amendment right to free speech however you’d like.
Sound Off Gun Carriers! Do you put any pro-gun stickers on your car? Do you think I’m a flaming idiot for not? Let me know in the comments below. I’m a Marine and I’ve got a thick skin so lay it on me.