Sebastian over at Snowflakes in Hell linked to at post by Professor Eugene Volokh on the topic of “Preference Falsification” which basically states that some folks will be dishonest about their preferences if they think that the person asking or a friend/acquaintance, or a neighbor or an employer will disapprove.
I think it highlights the importance of making sure people know you’re a gun owner. I don’t think you must, or even should, wear it on your sleeve, but hiding and pretending we’re doing something wrong because some people don’t approve of it will kill our rights in the long run.
I whole heartedly agree. In fact, if there is anywhere I disagree with him on this it is the “wearing on the sleeve” idea.
I wear the clothes in public (hats, coats, shirts), I tack the truck with subtle and not so subtle identifiers, I am “The Gunnie” at work.
There is nothing wrong with my hobby and I am not going to act as though there is. Golfers do this. Fishermen do this. Football, Baseball and Basketball fans do this.
It is a fact that you meet the nicest people at the firing range. But having a Marine walk up to you in the parking lot to ask if this sticker on my canopy’s rear window actually means what he thinks it means is a great experience as well.
Here is LLE’s website where you too can communicate with your fellow gunnies. Their motto: “Pro-Gun Stuff for Pro-Gun Folks”
And fyi: I have been asked about this particular item at Costco, Best Buy and one local restaurant. I’m not even counting the other two times in the parking lot of Sportsman’s Warehouse since this successful chain sporting goods retailer actually sells firearms..