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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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To: md2576
This is not a guns rights debate!

You're right, I'm sorry. I don't think your idea is a good one. For some reason, I think that if your county is getting bombed, then a shirt like this would be a good idea, because the bombs can not be 'aimed' at one person. If you wear one of these shirts in front of the sniper, you are just asking for it. The first person with one of these shirts to get hit would instantly make the remaining shirts dust rags.

51 posted on 10/23/2002 7:54:32 AM PDT by Snowy
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To: md2576
I like it . To make people aware you are doing it in defiance why not put something like this on your shirt : In respectful rememberance of our country men and women who were slain we say : Snipe this.
52 posted on 10/23/2002 7:55:32 AM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross
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To: Snowy
If you wear one of these shirts in front of the sniper, you are just asking for it.

If this guy has you in his crosshairs, which is probably several minutes before he actually shoots someone, you think he would pick you because of the shirt? This seems as likely as being the one to get shot by the sniper.

53 posted on 10/23/2002 7:57:41 AM PDT by md2576
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To: md2576
If this guy has you in his crosshairs, which is probably several minutes before he actually shoots someone, you think he would pick you because of the shirt? This seems as likely as being the one to get shot by the sniper.

I absolutely think he would pick someone wearing the shirt. From what the police have indicated, this guy has an ego. If you are standing next to someone not wearing the shirt, you really don't think you would be the one he would aim at?

54 posted on 10/23/2002 8:01:23 AM PDT by Snowy
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To: MassExodus
REALLY cool thing to do

OK, it's cool for you, but I'll admit that I just don't have the balls to do that.
Defying high altitude bombers in this way is different from defying a sniper. This guy is taking news reports and LEO statements as a challenge. He would see this defiant shirt as a challenge and place one dead center.

55 posted on 10/23/2002 8:02:21 AM PDT by MrB
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To: Corin Stormhands
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.

If it had a middle finger pointing out at the sniper they may chuckle. I don't know, I would hate to speculate their tragedy. I know these shirts are (mostly) in bad taste due to the things you would have to put in the crosshairs to tell the sniper to f -off. This was more of a way for some to vent their fears and anger at this sick jerk out there with a God Complex. I do not make T-shirts.

56 posted on 10/23/2002 8:04:05 AM PDT by md2576
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To: Corin Stormhands
Group hugs and handwringing is worse than distasteful, it's pathetic. You have our sympathy, but we will all be the targets soon enough. Be an American, be defient, and stop whining. I work in a big fat target, my wife has been a target, deal with it.

We really are all in this togather.

57 posted on 10/23/2002 8:04:34 AM PDT by Dead Dog
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To: ArrogantBustard
Makes me almost want to go back there, just to vote for him.

Considering all the unfettered voter fraud that goes on in this country, you probably could just by staying over a long weekend.

58 posted on 10/23/2002 8:06:43 AM PDT by Timesink
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To: md2576
Sorry, this site is NOT PC.
59 posted on 10/23/2002 8:07:46 AM PDT by CAfraudPI
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To: MrB
He would see this defiant shirt as a challenge and place one dead center.

No one challenge "The Sniper"! We need to coddle him so he doesn't shoot us!

Sounds like a similarity to how we used to not intervene in plane hijackings. Now, you would have trouble jumping over the seats to get your hands on them due to a mob of angry Americans standing up and saying "You will NOT make us hide in fear!"

If nationwide sniping attacks happened, You would see everyone wear these shirts while carrying a sidearm ready to take this punk out.

60 posted on 10/23/2002 8:09:36 AM PDT by md2576
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To: md2576
a middle finger,
a bare butt (mooning),

I like the idea, but the logos referenced above are vulgar, like the bumper stickers: "Don't like my driving? Call 1-800-Eat S**t". Children don't need to be exposed to it.

That being said, there were great t shirts that came out during Desert Shield/Storm, incorporating great logos and wry (black) humor. Try to come up with something along those lines.

Cheers
61 posted on 10/23/2002 8:09:54 AM PDT by VMI70
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To: md2576
Dont let Corrin Stormhands bug you. He thinks he has the monopoly on grief over this whole situation. Brush him off.
62 posted on 10/23/2002 8:11:00 AM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross
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To: Snowy
The range management may not be amenable to having you strip down their rentals. Take advantage of the range rentals to find a firearm that pleases you and that you can shoot well. Renting is an inexpensive way to "try" before you "buy". Once you make the buy decision, have the dealer give you specific instruction in proper field stripping and cleaning regimen. The firearm that is most appropriate for you may not be optimal for everyone else in the household. My wife has trouble with N-frame S&W revolvers. Too big. I have some problem with J-frame S&W revolvers...slightly small for my hands. We can both handle L-frame S&W revolvers. Again, try before you buy.
63 posted on 10/23/2002 8:12:35 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: md2576
???!!!???


64 posted on 10/23/2002 8:13:26 AM PDT by mhking
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To: Snowy
I know your apprehension. I started collecting guns before I was even married. Our second child is due this week and I bought a 750 pound Liberty safe in which to keep my arms. Incredible peace of mind.
65 posted on 10/23/2002 8:13:37 AM PDT by CAfraudPI
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To: HEY4QDEMS
What happens to the money should have nothing to do with the actual value of the shirt.
66 posted on 10/23/2002 8:14:20 AM PDT by BSunday
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To: VMI70
I agree that they are pretty vulgar. It was just an idea in my head and I thought it would help everyone vent and possibly get a laugh.
P.S. Laugh OUT of this tragedy, NOT AT this tragedy.
67 posted on 10/23/2002 8:15:22 AM PDT by md2576
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To: BSunday
What happens to the money should have nothing to do with the actual value of the shirt.

Well said.

68 posted on 10/23/2002 8:17:19 AM PDT by md2576
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To: md2576; Snowy
Geez...ease up md2576.....I realize you started the thread but who died and made you "posting NAZI"??

Your T-shirt idea is fine as long as the profits (all the profits) go to the victims families.....IMHO, to profit off this national tradegy would be morally wrong and reprehensible....To make a statement of defiance and support the families directly affected would be acceptable.

NeverGore
69 posted on 10/23/2002 8:17:29 AM PDT by nevergore
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To: mhking
Now that may be inappropriate. It doesn't show defiance. It shows the inability of the LE to catch this guy.
70 posted on 10/23/2002 8:19:12 AM PDT by md2576
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To: lsee
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"...

You might as well not do it at all if you are going to wuss out like that

71 posted on 10/23/2002 8:19:52 AM PDT by BSunday
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To: MrB
He would see this defiant shirt as a challenge and place one dead center.

I'd wear one, with about a half inch of steel breast plate underneath.

That, and have my .308 nearby ready to return fire.

72 posted on 10/23/2002 8:21:01 AM PDT by MassExodus
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To: nevergore
to profit off this national tradegy would be morally wrong and reprehensible

This has unfortunately became the nations news, all the time, for profit.

73 posted on 10/23/2002 8:21:59 AM PDT by md2576
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To: md2576
Most definitely, some proceeds would go to them.

Where would the rest of the proceeds go???

74 posted on 10/23/2002 8:24:05 AM PDT by Snowy
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To: nevergore
Geez...ease up md2576.....I realize you started the thread but who died and made you "posting NAZI"??

I wasn't. I just saw where that debate was going. No offense.

75 posted on 10/23/2002 8:24:32 AM PDT by md2576
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To: Corin Stormhands; md2576
"Virginia is for Snipers"

I think V.I.F.S. T-shirts are in poor taste, as it corrupts the phrase used by VA to invite people to visit. But, to be honest, I'd be willing to buy a shirt that read

Snipers is for HUNTING!

(Poor grammar intended)

What does everyone else think?

76 posted on 10/23/2002 8:25:14 AM PDT by MortMan
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To: Snowy
FR, where else!
77 posted on 10/23/2002 8:26:42 AM PDT by md2576
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To: md2576


((((((((((GARY CONDIT)))))))))))
78 posted on 10/23/2002 8:28:40 AM PDT by WestCoastGal
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To: WestCoastGal
I don't think actual people would be tasteful. I had originally thought of something like "my wife" but then saw how that is in bad taste. I don't want to point the crosshairs at anyone but the sniper.
79 posted on 10/23/2002 8:31:16 AM PDT by md2576
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To: Corin Stormhands
Are you sure you aren't a Democrat. With twisting and spinning like that you should run for office. Goofy does not mean stupid and cards were to show patriotic love for citizens and empathy not "Sorry halloween is canceled".

It is my mis-fourtune to run into you agian this Am... I can not in good faith let you spin my thread , even if you live in VA. BTW my offer of prayer for you , your children and friends is still in effect. Even though you are bent, you are still a US citizen and I pray for your safety.

80 posted on 10/23/2002 8:37:14 AM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross
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To: No More Gore Anymore
Are you sure you aren't a Democrat.

No, unlike some Freepers I have a brain. And I have a good sense of respect for the hell that we all have to go through in this life.

It's easy for you guys to sit back and play armchair quarterback. Me too for that matter.

I just happen to see the world a little differently. And I'm wasting my time arguing with those that think t-shirts and Mars Bars will take care of the sniper...


81 posted on 10/23/2002 8:43:31 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands
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To: md2576
None taken.... LOL.....

NeverGore :^)
82 posted on 10/23/2002 8:44:35 AM PDT by nevergore
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To: Corin Stormhands
No, unlike some Freepers I have a brain. And I have a good sense of respect for the hell that we all have to go through in this life.

Are you serious? I believe you meant to post that at a copycat site for L's. Go Home!

83 posted on 10/23/2002 8:54:48 AM PDT by md2576
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To: Corin Stormhands
No, unlike some Freepers I have a brain.

Heh... You must have slipped through the screeners!

84 posted on 10/23/2002 8:56:45 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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85 posted on 10/23/2002 8:58:24 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands
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To: HairOfTheDog
Heh... You must have slipped through the screeners!

He, no doubt, is an avid abuse button pusher as well! : )

86 posted on 10/23/2002 8:59:01 AM PDT by md2576
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To: MrB
The finger would be the most defiant picture.

The finger should be an extreme close-up. The middle fingernail should be painted with an American flag and the finger should be wearing a ring with a U.S. tank rolling over a crumpled crescent.
87 posted on 10/23/2002 9:00:18 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Snowy
so he is very family with fire arms.

Is this anything like being familiar with firearms?
88 posted on 10/23/2002 9:03:35 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Corin Stormhands
I can't imagine what it would do to them if I were wearing a "Snipe This" t-shirt.

Obviously, you haven't given much thought to the meaning of the shirt.
89 posted on 10/23/2002 9:04:40 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: md2576
YOU HAVE FREEPMAIL. PLEASE CHECK!!!!
90 posted on 10/23/2002 9:05:45 AM PDT by hispanarepublicana
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To: md2576
Middle finger in crosshairs picture available here. Let me know if you use it.
91 posted on 10/23/2002 9:07:26 AM PDT by ctdonath2
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To: mhking
It would have been way funnier without the "shot by the sniper". There's no reason to diminish the humor by trying to make it understandable to the less mentally-quick.
92 posted on 10/23/2002 9:07:47 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan
Is this anything like being familiar with firearms?


93 posted on 10/23/2002 9:07:49 AM PDT by Snowy
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94 posted on 10/23/2002 9:08:01 AM PDT by md2576
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To: Snowy
I still have the fear that my kids or their friends would get ahold of it.

That's an understandable fear, and precautions should be taken, but to me it's just like having a table saw, mineral spirits, or a nail gun around the house. Those things aren't to be messed with, and the kids need to know that, or they'll kill themselves.

95 posted on 10/23/2002 9:12:07 AM PDT by agrandis
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To: Snowy
We will most likely teach them all they need to know, then tell them never to touch it/them!

Our kids are free to handle a firearm as much as they want, upon request -- it just has to be under airtight adult supervision.

96 posted on 10/23/2002 9:13:43 AM PDT by john in missouri
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To: Corin Stormhands
Whinning and name calling will not take care of the snipper either. The tee-shirt is a good idea. IMO. Even if others dis-agree. It is your way of claiming superior knowledge of how to deal with things that bugs me. You are no expert on what is going on. You can respectfuly give your ideas, but don't think it is any more valid than someone's ideas in Florida, or on the moon. Playing the martyr is really un- becomming.

we are all in this life together- your trip is no more scary or important than anyone else's trip. You have a snipper right now, others have had and will have other stressful situations. People died trapped in burning building, people have had family members raped, murdered and attacked. some have lived through riots. You have no monopoly on grief, pain ,fear or frustration.

Let people deal with their grief in the ways they can.

97 posted on 10/23/2002 9:18:16 AM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross
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To: No More Gore Anymore
Let people deal with their grief in the ways they can.

Which is EXACTLY what I said about your idea of sending candy and cards...

98 posted on 10/23/2002 9:20:05 AM PDT by Corin Stormhands
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To: md2576
I don't have to doubt, because I know him, and he is not. He is not feeling abused by this stupid idea, you are feeling abused because you asked an opinion, but only wanted to hear praise.

I chuckle at the idea... But there are a lot of ideas that are funny in the abstract, but are not funny anymore when you make them a real thing. Not funny at all.
99 posted on 10/23/2002 9:20:37 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Corin Stormhands
talking to you is like talking to a woman.
100 posted on 10/23/2002 9:23:38 AM PDT by Diva Betsy Ross
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