Those of you who know me, I mean really know me, understand that I don’t claim to be an expert on anything.
Yet, I do have opinions that are somewhat educated. Plus, I’ve worked for the industry now for about 8 years and have seen some stuff. This gives me unique perspective, and believe it or not, about 3 or 4 people actually care about what I have to say.
If that’s you, I feel honored. Thank you for being here. Let’s discuss why stickers are stupid and some other thoughts about why keeping your guns to yourself is a good idea.
Stickers are stupid:
I’m not just talking about any kind of stickers. Nor am I talking about the kind of stickers that you slap all over your gun safe. The stuff that stays at home is just fine because you’re not telling everyone you come across that you own guns. I’m talking about the stickers you’ve got plastered on your car or truck.
These things are screaming from the mountain tops to criminals that you’ve got good, fun stuff to steal. When you display your SIG, Glock, or any other gun related sticker in plain sight, out in public, it’s just asking for problems.
I’m not telling you how to live your life, but want to provide you with something to think about. If you put your gun stickers on the back of your vehicle, it’s my humble opinion that you’re just asking for trouble.
But let’s say that you never come across a criminal a day in your life. Not likely, but are there any other reasons why having gun stickers on the back of your car or truck might be stupid?
Well, yeah. What if you find yourself driving your car through unfriendly territory and your gun sticker gets seen by an anti-gun cop in, let’s say, Maryland.
It’s feasible that he finds a reason to pull you over just to ask you the question.
Guess who will be in some serious trouble, even if you’re driving under the protections of 926a?
Don’t announce your vacations:
Speaking of traveling, guess who just got back from a short vacation in a different state? Yeah, this guy right here.
You didn’t know I went on vacation and neither did most of the people I know. I don’t announce it on Facebook or any of the other social media platforms. I don’t tell anyone except the people watching my house, a couple of neighbors that I trust, and the people going.
That’s really it.
The main reason why is because I have things in my house that I don’t want to fall into the hands of bad people. If I tell others, or announce on social media that I’m not going to be there, it’s almost like an open invitation to come steal my stuff.
There are some criminals who look for people on vacation via social media. It’s a bad idea, and it’s better that you just announce that you got back from vacation, instead of saying that you are going on vacation and the dates you’ll be away.
I’d rather not have my stuff stolen, so I don’t tell anyone that I’m going away.
This drives my wife nuts, because she likes to document the entire trip for her friends to see, but not anymore.
I urge you to do the same.
Be selective about who you tell about your guns:
Secrecy is the best policy when it comes to gun ownership. This is hard for me because I get recognized out in town from my own YT channel, as well as appearing on much bigger channels. So, it’s harder for me than it is for some of you, but you should always be discreet when discussing your firearms.
Rarely is it a good idea to talk to people about your guns because even if this is a good friend of yours, he or she may accidentally open their mouth about you being a gun owner and some of the stuff you own. But if they didn’t know themselves you wouldn’t have to worry about that.
What do you have to add about your secrecy and your guns? Let me know in the comments below.