NRA types, other gun organization members, cops or
citizens, those who foolishly have pro-gun organization decals or stickers on
your vehicles, you need to check out the FBI Bulletin site below ASAP.
You're all on the list of various Anti-Government
"Extremists". Extremist is Administration code for terrorist. It
seems, according to the FBI, that pro-gun stickers (i.e., NRA, JPFO, NSSF, L2AS,
SAF stickers) are the same as "anti-government" stickers (Whatever
they may be) and indicate extremist activity and potential danger to LEOS in
traffic stops. Check out the below FBI site and Bulletin.
This is an excerpt from the Bulletin:
"Vehicle Stops Involving Extremist Group
"Recognizing the Signs of Extremism"
"Members of extremist groups may reveal their
affiliations in a number of ways. First, the vehicles they drive often provide
clues that can help officers prepare for potential danger before making a stop.
Specifically, extremists' vehicles may sport bumper stickers with antigovernment
or pro-gun sentiments..."
Preceding Excerpt from: The FBI Law Enforcement
Bulletin, December, 1999 edition, page 18.
I'm going to dub this new form of discrimination
Political Profiling. Is that better than racial profiling? I think it's much
worse, because it has changed the 1st Amendment Right of free speech and the
expression of ideas into a mushy form of Probable Cause as well as endangering
innocent citizens by telling Police Officers that these stickers indicate
"extremists" with violent tendencies towards LEOs.
This possibility is raised in the officer's mind by no
more than the FBI Bulletin below, pronouncing that presence of a decal
indicating membership in a 2nd Amendment Civil Rights organization is *really*
extremist with violent or dangerous tendencies. Advocacy of the Bill of Rights,
or portions thereof, are indicators of "extremism". Hmmmmm
Golly, I know lots of cops with NRA stickers or "
I'm the NRA" stickers. Better get out the scrapers, guys and gals. Anyone
remember the "off the pigs" stickers from the 60s and 70s? They were
characterized as "anti-police". Now, NRA type stickers are
anti-government and indicate VIOLENT POTENTIAL.
Mercy, times do change!
Aren't stickers advertising your sentiments the opposite
of furtive and sneaky? Aren't they still legal under the 1st? I guess Sierra
Club stickers mean there's a Ted Kaczinsky (UNABOMBER) behind the wheel and
there are bombs in the vehicle. I'm sure glad doper gangbangers don't have NRA
stickers on their rides. They're probably not "extreme" as NRA types..
I know they don't account for the national homicide rate and cop shooting like
you rank and file NRA and other gun rights organization members do, ya
Maybe we'll get stats one day on how many are murdered
every year by NRA, NSSF, SAF, L2AS, GOA and Jews for the Protection of Firearms
Ownership members as well as the violent and/or fatal incidents they caused
during traffic stops for the period of time LEO fatality stats are kept. So far
this year, according to the stats I've seen, heart attacks and drunk drivers
kill more cops on duty than criminals. It's not that Police work isn't dangerous
at times but there are 70,000,000 gun owners out there who are NOT threats to
us. I have always viewed the armed citizen as a community resource to the police
if real trouble ever broke out. still hold that view. Anyone that remembers the
armed citizens who limited the carnage caused by a sniper in the University of
Texas Tower in the mid-60s will agree.
I guess a pro-gun sticker will become Probable Cause if
it hasn't already in some circles. Free Speech (That's the First Amendment) is
sure taking a beating in the closet of Political Correctness. The *real* problem
with this is the idea of calling people pejorative names. When you call people
names, you dehumanize them and you make it easier to "do" things to
them, like arrest them, or make war on them, etc. A seller of contraband
pharmaceuticals is harder to kill than a drug pusher, an Asian citizen of former
Indochina is harder to kill than a gook, and a defender of America's freedoms is
harder to kill than an extremist. A guy who wants to live alone in the woods is
called a white separatist instead of a recluse. Never forget this tactic,
because it has always worked for thousands of years. Except for the
"radical left" which is now the "Radical Chic". How much
outrage was there in the media about the environmentally concerned Unabomber?
Political profiling is the worst of several bad habits
some LE agencies have and are developing, be they federal or state or local. Is
being-anti government illegal? Can't one pay taxes and disagree with Unca Sam at
the same time or is that (disagreement being "extreme") just not done
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Ret.
FBI Warning: Pro-Gun Bumper Stickers Indicate Extremism
FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin warns police
"pro-gun" bumper stickers are a sign of "extremism."
Go to the web site below and select the December, 1999
issue. You have to download the entire issue (about 2.7 MB).
You also need Adobe Acrobat Reader. This is available
for free from the Adobe web site. There's a link to the Adobe web site on the
FBI web site.
The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin web site:
Download the December, 1999 issue and go to page 18.