Overall winner. Category: You Damned Overachiever.
(It couldn’t be just a store or a small location, it had to be a whole state.)
Here is my contribution for your gun free zone contest. For my “gun free zone” I chose the entire state of Illinois! Perhaps I am bending your rules a bit, since IL isn’t technically a gun FREE zone… but since no mere civilian can legally carry a gun I think it’s close enough. Ironically, a hundred yards to the east of this sign, the state of Indiana issues me a concealed carry permit by virtue of the fact that I work full time there. But as for Illinois, despite living there my entire life, owning property, paying taxes, serving on the fire department, etc., no legal form of carry for me! In order to comply with IL law, my Ruger SR1911 is safely stashed in the car, unloaded, and in a case. As for my opinion on gun free zones… they’ve always seemed one of the most stupid things that one may believe in, and clear evidence of mental deficiency. These are the same idiots who would buy a magic rock that keeps away the vampires. When I’m not in IL, or when I’m at home, I carry because there are evil people in the world, who will not listen to reason, and have no qualms about hurting me or my loved ones if it fits their purposes. Matt H.
Category: Aurora Shooting Part 2 my ass.
This is a photo of me carrying in front of a theater. I attended a showing of Atlas Shrugged: Part II as a guest of the local Americans for Prosperity group. I’m carrying a Remington R1911 in a paddle holster, a spare mag, and a Surefire G2X. The belt is a Crossbreed, and the holster I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy. Seriously, though, in the 6 years now I’ve owned a firearm, I’ve become very aware that it is my responsibility to be able to protect myself. I can’t rely on others to do that for me. I carry anywhere not prohibited by law. Jon B.
Category: OK, we get United Artist Theaters suck. Beard Rulez!
Equipment: Glock 19 Gen3, factory NS, in a crossbreed with two spare mags. DiamondBack DB9 in a pocket holster. 53 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense 115-grain ammo. Streamlight ProTac 2L. I carry because I value my life and my property: I recognize that they are worth defending, and that the most practical tool to use to that end is a firearm. Alan B.
Category: Lost in the Woods.
1) I did not attend the GRPC 2) I am carrying on my property. About 30′ to my right is a ‘Gun Free Zone’ posted as per state law since I cannot carry off of my property. 3) I am carrying a RIA 1911A1. My opinion on GFZ’s is that the City of Chicago would rather see me beaten/killed than abandon their anti-gun cult like beliefs. I am an endowment member of the NRA, Life member of the SAF and annual member/Volunteer for the ISRA and a member of GSL. My home is my castle but I will fight until I can ‘legally’ walk off my property w/ a firearm. Roy K.
OK Gents, please send me a Snail Mail address so I can mail your sticker. Matt gets a couple of extra goodies because damn it, he did good.
And those of you that can actually can count have noticed that there were only 4 winners. Well, that is because there were only four contestants and no women damn it! The remaining sticker will be saved for future contests.