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"Snipe This" T-shirts!
10/23/01 | md2576

Posted on 10/23/2002 6:51:58 AM PDT by md2576

Distasteful or deliberate defiance?


TOPICS: US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia; Unclassified; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: sniper; tshirts
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I would like to get your opinion for a T-shirt promotion I have. I would call it "snipe this" and t-shirts would have a picture of crosshairs on it with:
a middle finger,
a bare butt (mooning),
Osama,
I won't say more as it may not be PC.
Give any comments or ideas! Is this distasteful or does it show our defiance to this Sniper that he is not God and will not be in control of our lives through the promotion of fear?
P.S. © md2576, 2002 all rights reserved.

snipethis.com is already registered but there are other extensions and money could probably buy it.

1 posted on 10/23/2002 6:51:58 AM PDT by md2576
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To: md2576
The finger would be the most defiant picture.

And, I would suggest the crosshairs over a concentric ring target t-shirt. Just a little too scary to walk around in a sniper zone with a target printed on your shirt.

2 posted on 10/23/2002 6:54:53 AM PDT by MrB
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To: md2576
I like it, so normal people would proably find it distasteful.
3 posted on 10/23/2002 6:54:55 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: md2576
I'd love to see boldly lettered posters around DC-metro:
SNIPERS DIE!

4 posted on 10/23/2002 6:56:08 AM PDT by bvw
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To: md2576
A guy at work told me he saw a car in Maryland with a bullseye painted on the side and the words "Snipe this, A-hole!" As for your shirt, I'd buy one. My idea for a politically incorrect T-shirt would be a picture of a blown-to bits suicide bomber with the caption "Islam: A Religion of Piece(s)"
5 posted on 10/23/2002 6:56:44 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: md2576
Are the proceeds going to the families of the victims or toward the reward?
If not, then I would have to say that it is distasteful.
6 posted on 10/23/2002 6:57:14 AM PDT by HEY4QDEMS
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To: md2576
why not a picture of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend with a water pistol aimed at haunting eyes coming out of the Montogomery County woods.

Takie advantage of the hypocrisy of the gun control freaks
7 posted on 10/23/2002 6:57:37 AM PDT by chambley1
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To: chambley1
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend with a water pistol

Kookie Katie would foul herself if she saw a water pistol. Her campaign is waving the bloody shirt over this mess, flacking for "ballistic finger-printing" of guns and beating on Bob Ehrlich for saying that it's worthless. Makes me almost want to go back there, just to vote for him.

8 posted on 10/23/2002 7:00:13 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard
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To: md2576
Very distasteful
9 posted on 10/23/2002 7:02:03 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: md2576
I think if somebody wearing this gets shot you will face one heck of a lawsuit.
10 posted on 10/23/2002 7:02:09 AM PDT by Grig
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To: MrB
Just a little too scary to walk around in a sniper zone with a target printed on your shirt.

I think that would be the point. Not to be scared.

11 posted on 10/23/2002 7:03:43 AM PDT by md2576
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To: HEY4QDEMS
Are the proceeds going to the families of the victims or toward the reward?

Most definitely, some proceeds would go to them.

12 posted on 10/23/2002 7:05:10 AM PDT by md2576
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To: chambley1
I like that. LOL
13 posted on 10/23/2002 7:05:27 AM PDT by md2576
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To: Grig
I think if somebody wearing this gets shot you will face one heck of a lawsuit.

Just as I expected. Someone gets hurt and it's GOT to be someone else's fault!

14 posted on 10/23/2002 7:07:14 AM PDT by md2576
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To: AppyPappy
Very distasteful

Thank you for your thoughts.

15 posted on 10/23/2002 7:08:12 AM PDT by md2576
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To: md2576
I just saw a t-shirt on the web that I really like. the logo was:

got gun?

16 posted on 10/23/2002 7:10:09 AM PDT by Brad C.
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To: Brad C.
I just saw a t-shirt on the web that I really like. the logo was:

got gun?

God Bless America!

17 posted on 10/23/2002 7:11:49 AM PDT by md2576
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To: md2576
I understand the sentiment, but it might be considered offensive. A target or crosshairs makes me queasy, but you could probably get away with "We Refuse to Live in Fear"...
18 posted on 10/23/2002 7:13:08 AM PDT by lsee
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To: md2576
Whether or not it's a good idea, others can judge. But if the sniper is caught while your shirts are in production, you're screwed. That risk alone makes me wonder whether you have a good idea.
19 posted on 10/23/2002 7:13:24 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: md2576
saw one on O'riely last night, his comment that anyone making a profit
from this sniper mess was sick, Now if all the proceeds were going to
the fund for victims or reward, you would have a heck of a lot of attention.
unfortunately you probably want to make a buck, understandable, but will not reach a very big market.
20 posted on 10/23/2002 7:14:00 AM PDT by vin-one
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To: 1rudeboy
But if the sniper is caught while your shirts are in production, you're screwed

I could only wish.

21 posted on 10/23/2002 7:14:16 AM PDT by md2576
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To: lsee
A target or crosshairs makes me queasy

You must not watch Fox News much. It's their most famous symbol right now. I'm starting to see it more than the American Flag.

22 posted on 10/23/2002 7:15:46 AM PDT by md2576
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To: Brad C.
How about "Got Ammo?"

Got Ammo 0cents Tee Shirt

23 posted on 10/23/2002 7:17:20 AM PDT by Seeking the truth
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To: md2576
As long as the killers hate it...
I'm for it...
Stand up.... defy them otherwise... they win...
24 posted on 10/23/2002 7:17:28 AM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: joesnuffy
As long as the killers hate it...
I'm for it...
Stand up.... defy them otherwise... they win...

At least some see the significance.

25 posted on 10/23/2002 7:19:12 AM PDT by md2576
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To: Brad C.

My husband and I are seriously considering getting shooting lessons for the family. We have two boys, 9 and 11. We would of course eventually get a gun, however, no matter how much I would lock it up, I still have the fear that my kids or their friends would get ahold of it. If something terrible would happen, I would not be able to forgive myself.

26 posted on 10/23/2002 7:19:36 AM PDT by Snowy
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To: Callahan; Lazamataz; Registered
My idea of a politically incorrect T-shirt would be someone (symbolizing the public) getting really angry at the sniper? And the sniper (symbolizing the sniper) making a face at him? But the person getting mad is getting out a gun, and the police mistake him for the real sniper and shoot him? And the people get all angry and stuff, because they (the police) shot the wrong man (innocent)? And riots ensue, which goes to show why they should go ahead and just pick up this bad guy now so there won't be anymore killing.

Could someone please make that T-shirt design for me I'll split the profits thank you very much.

27 posted on 10/23/2002 7:21:06 AM PDT by paulklenk
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To: vin-one
saw one on O'riely last night, his comment that anyone making a profit
from this sniper mess was sick, Now if all the proceeds were going to
the fund for victims or reward, you would have a heck of a lot of attention.
unfortunately you probably want to make a buck, understandable, but will not reach a very big market.

That is a great point. I would not be extorting on peoples fears though. I would be helping build their resilience. I do not own a T-shirt business and would not think it would be a million dollar industry. All proceeds could go to families if an investor contributed the money to make the shirts.

28 posted on 10/23/2002 7:22:15 AM PDT by md2576
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To: paulklenk
A picture paints a thousand words, but I think you just hit an image's limitation...
29 posted on 10/23/2002 7:23:19 AM PDT by Registered
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To: paulklenk
Could someone please make that T-shirt design for me I'll split the profits thank you very much.

I'm not touching that one, sorry.

30 posted on 10/23/2002 7:23:41 AM PDT by md2576
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To: Registered
A picture paints a thousand words, but I think you just hit an image's limitation...

LOL

31 posted on 10/23/2002 7:24:42 AM PDT by md2576
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To: Snowy
You know, I've often wondered how many pioneer children shot themselves or their friends while playing with their daddy's rifle or pistol.
32 posted on 10/23/2002 7:27:01 AM PDT by lsee
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To: Snowy
There are many methods of securing firearms, but the most critical is teaching firearm safety. If your kids are taught properly you should not have any problems.

That said, I believe kids have a higher risk of being killed in an automobile accident than with a gun in their own homes. Would this stop you from teaching your kids how to drive?
33 posted on 10/23/2002 7:30:50 AM PDT by Brad C.
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To: lsee
You know, I've often wondered how many pioneer children shot themselves or their friends while playing with their daddy's rifle or pistol.

That is a good question, but probably not as many as you think. Children back then grew up with guns and they were more of a necessity for feeding themselves, etc. My husband was in the military and his job was to look after (clean, etc) the weapons, so he is very family with fire arms.

34 posted on 10/23/2002 7:33:54 AM PDT by Snowy
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To: md2576
I lived for 8 years in the DC area and now live in Richmond.

My family and friends are living through this nightmare. Sure the odds are slim that one of us will be hit, but I've frequented all of the Virginia locations.

Nice you can laugh about it in Florida, but as a father who sent the kids back to school today, I think it's in bad taste.

35 posted on 10/23/2002 7:34:45 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands
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To: md2576
I would like to get your opinion for a T-shirt promotion I have. I would call it "snipe this" and t-shirts would have a picture of crosshairs on it with:

An Isreali flag.

36 posted on 10/23/2002 7:37:14 AM PDT by js1138
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To: Snowy
Snowy,

Although your fears are well grounded, accidental shootings involving children are easily preventable.

My three children have been raised shooting a wide variety of weapons and as a result, the mysticisim regarding weapons is no longer there. A very useful lesson is to take a pumpkin/watermellon to the range and let them shoot it with a large caliber handgun. Once they watch it blow apart, sit down and discuss that the effects would be similar on a "human" target. This should be coupled with a strict "scared straight" lesson in gun safety. Consistent safety follow-ups should follow on a regular basis. Involve you children in the cleaning process of te weapons so the children get a clear understanding of how the weapon works. This goes a long way in the "but the magazine wasn't in the gun" and "I didn't think it was loaded" accidents.

Additionally, invest in a gun safe. Reasonably priced gun safes that prevent little curious handscan be purchased for around $100.00......More serious burgular proof ones are much more expensive and thats your option.

Best of luck!

NeverGore
37 posted on 10/23/2002 7:38:08 AM PDT by nevergore
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To: Brad C.
There are many methods of securing firearms, but the most critical is teaching firearm safety. If your kids are taught properly you should not have any problems.

That said, I believe kids have a higher risk of being killed in an automobile accident than with a gun in their own homes. Would this stop you from teaching your kids how to drive?

You make very good points. We will most likely teach them all they need to know, then tell them never to touch it/them! Then, my husband, who I think is right on this, says that if I have to use the gun, make sure I kill him so he can't come back and sue! There is so much to think about. I don't like having to make this decision. Before 9/11, it could be argued that gun ownership was more of a personal perferrence. Now, I feel that more people, like me, feel that it is fast becoming a necessity.

38 posted on 10/23/2002 7:40:10 AM PDT by Snowy
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To: Corin Stormhands
Nice you can laugh about it in Florida, but as a father who sent the kids back to school today, I think it's in bad taste.

Do you seriously think that I believe the killings are a laughing matter! I am insulted. I have children of my own and if you think it didn't cut to the quick when Moose announced his last statement then you can kiss my Ass! You must be the same guy that had the movies and video games take out images of the twin towers because "WE" Americans just couldn't take it!

It's scared people who refuse to stand up to these jerks that makes their sick plans work oh so much better! I may be in Florida but if I did live in D.C. I would be walking the streets with this shirt handing them out for free at Gas stations!

I'm sorry you are in fear for your children. I do understand that feeling! That is no reason to look at defiance of these evil acts as laughing at the victims.

39 posted on 10/23/2002 7:42:04 AM PDT by md2576
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To: nevergore; Snowy
This is not a guns rights debate!
40 posted on 10/23/2002 7:43:43 AM PDT by md2576
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To: MrB
The Yugoslavs wore those concentric ring "target" shirts while we were bombing them a couple years ago. Saw it on the news a LOT.

I actually thought that was a REALLY cool thing to do.

Very defiant and appropriate.

41 posted on 10/23/2002 7:45:50 AM PDT by MassExodus
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To: Snowy
That is a good question, but probably not as many as you think

No, I was thinking there would have been very few because the children would have been taught from the cradle to respect the guns...and probably taught how to hunt and shoot early on. Also, the family homes were so small the guns and children were most likely always supervised. Pioneer kids also probably didn't have friends over to show off for or have that much free time in the first place.

Shooting accidents nearly always happen when children and guns are not under direct supervision.

I've always thought a greater danger of having a gun in the house would be the kids telling others about the gun and having some thug break in just to steal the gun. While I don't own a gun right now, I believe they have a place in the home, especially during these uncertain times. I keep thinking about the vulnerability of an unarmed populace in wartime.

42 posted on 10/23/2002 7:45:54 AM PDT by lsee
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To: Corin Stormhands
I apologize for the @ss comment but I can't believe you would accuse me of laughing at the tragedy behind this.

When all the kill Osama web sites came out did you tell them they should not laugh at the killing of 1000's of lives?

43 posted on 10/23/2002 7:47:11 AM PDT by md2576
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To: md2576
I like it. How about

"Dear Mr. Sniperman, WE are your Alha!"

"Your Snipers are not safe, Anywhere!"

"There maybe 72 of them, but they ain't virgins" With image of a conga line leading into a prison shower.

"Not Terrorized, Just Pissed Off!"

"Jihad this" with black image of an M-60 or M-16A2 with M203.

44 posted on 10/23/2002 7:47:13 AM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: nevergore
Thank you for the advice, nevergore. I told my husband that we won't get a gun until I know the weapon inside and out and can take it apart and put it back together blindfolded! (Mr. Snowy says he can do that with most military weapons, and if you can do this, it would be a good thing). Then, my kids will learn the same. There is a local firing range that has family memberships I am looking in to. I guess I would then want a license to carry...
45 posted on 10/23/2002 7:47:32 AM PDT by Snowy
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To: md2576
I've got one better:

Dear Sniper,
Sorry about your penis.
Size really doesn't matter. ; )
Sincerely,
Citizens of DC Metro

46 posted on 10/23/2002 7:49:10 AM PDT by hispanarepublicana
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To: hispanarepublicana
:)
not much more to say about that one!
47 posted on 10/23/2002 7:51:04 AM PDT by md2576
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To: lsee
You know, I've often wondered how many pioneer children shot themselves or their friends while playing with their daddy's rifle or pistol.

The gene pool was much cleaner then.

48 posted on 10/23/2002 7:51:49 AM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: md2576
Look, it's like this. You asked for opinions and I told you what I thought. Sorry if I offended you, but I'm a little on the edge today for reasons in additions to the sniper.

I appreciate people wanting to do stuff and quite frankly I'd like to see this s.o.b. drawn and quartered on Pay-Per-View. The other day I was accused of being cynical because I thought it was a goofy idea to send the children of Virginia candy and cards because we'll have to cancel Halloween.

There's a shop here that has printed "Virginia is for Snipers" t-shirts. Like yours, I think those shirts are in bad taste.

My office is about two blocks from MCV where the Ashland victim is. I could run into his family on the street.

I can't imagine what it would do to them if I were wearing a "Snipe This" t-shirt.

49 posted on 10/23/2002 7:52:06 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands
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To: md2576
Where can I buy one?
50 posted on 10/23/2002 7:53:00 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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