rburch wrote:I got to thinking yesterday as I got dressed. In honor of the day, I was wearing a green Boondock Saints t-shirt.
It occurred to me that having to use my CCW while wearing a shirt celebrating a movie about vigilantes could cause some problems.
It also seems I could have the same problems with my shirt with the Punisher skull, or even the Batman Symbol.
I personally don't think it would cause damage by itself, but I believe it could be the "Straw that Broke the Camel's Back" in certain situations, particularly in civil cases.
For instance if I shoot and kill a teen mugger in a dark street, and it turns out the gun was a black painted airsoft or something. I could see a lawyer try to paint me as a wannabe just praying for the chance to emulate my heros and kill a criminal.
So am I thinking too much into this, or is it a possiblity to be aware of?
And I won't stop wearing the shirts, nor do I intend to not carry if I do wear one. I mean, I always feel a tiny bit sacrilegious strapping on a gun when wearing the Batman shirt, but that doesn't stop me doing so.
Stormrider wrote:It's one of my favorites.
AmirMortal wrote:SMoAF, I'm curious, what do you carry on your person?
Liff wrote:Iirc, the 10mm that Harold Fish carried was a big deal in his court room. Clearly his lawyer sucked because the response of "bears" didn't get said much, again, if I recall correctly.
Stormrider wrote:rburch wrote:Actually I'm 27. Still a fan of the character, and I don't have a problem showing it.
No offense meant, I just couldn't resist the urge to poke fun.
Hammer31 wrote:One of those shirts I find nothing bad about it, but you have to figure that some GDL will try to screw you if you have to shoot someone with one of those shirts on. I know my local prosecutor would try to hang you out to dry if there was a shooting and you were wearing ANYTHING the might have suggested that you wanted to shoot someone (camo anything, logo t-shirt with violent images, etc).
As an assistant county prosecutor, he tried to argue that a CCW in a holster made you a "cowboy looking to sling lead at the helpless victim". The judge smacked him down and the jury acquitted the shooter (43yo CCW holder mugged by 19yo thug with 15 convictions to his record at the time of his death).
Know your local conditions is all that I have to say.
maine1 wrote:Harold Fish was released I believe. The legislature in AZ realized the law was NFG, changed it, and the govenor declared it retroactive and granted him a pardon.
There was a lot about that case that was BS: The assialants history, the fact that he did in fact have a screwdriver in his pocket, the fact that he had sicced both his dogs on people and then robbed and beaten them. Fish rightly followed his instincts.
his lawyer was evidently a bit foolish, as he advised fish to take a deal.
jrswanson1 wrote:You are in Virginia, you can't be sued.
Jungle Recon Trooper wrote:The jungle does strange things to a man
Biggin wrote:praharin can be an insufferable dick
praharin wrote:jrswanson1 wrote:You are in Virginia, you can't be sued.
This is the sort of post where a quote would be appropriate. Who is from Virginia? Why did you wait 2 years to tell him?
Doc Torr wrote:it's my duty as a CCW
gravediggerfour wrote:If you don’t know what your talking about don’t lead people, especially new people, astray.
JamesCannon wrote:Doc Torr wrote:it's my duty as a CCW
What kind of CCW are you? Glock? HK? Ruger?
Doc Torr wrote:I run hard, I'm attractive to some but not to others, I can be accessorized, will likely have some parts replaced in the forseeable future, and though I have no slide or grip mounted safety, I won't go off in your hand unless you want me to.
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