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Going steady

Going steady

From Pete, spotted outside Tacoma, WA:

Prof. Jacobson,

Thought you would enjoy the photo and I read you on a daily basis.

Thanks for all your work.

I can’t tell what the sticker next to the “Steady Hand” says:

Bumper Sticker - Tacoma WA Open Carry

Bumper Sticker - Tacoma WA Steady Hand


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The “1911” refers to Mr. Browning’s genius design of his automatic pistol. Just ONE example of Browning’s design genius.

The one next to “steady hand” is Jefferson’s quote about the tree of liberty.

    PrincetonAl in reply to myiq2xu. | August 14, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Agreed. That’s what I see too: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

The Uni. of Kentucky decal alone, would be subject to baseball bat treatment, from what I understand of the People’s Republic of Washington..

    southcentralpa in reply to JP. | August 14, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Well, that’s why he used what he learned at Armor School to put it on the metal instead of the glass!

    David R. Graham in reply to JP. | August 14, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    “Not to put too fine a point upon it,” that flourish regarding WA is a bit overdrawn and stereotypical. The “People’s Republic of” bit is from wry locals. Yet, we still face fewer grim battalions of rent-seeking, power-junkie bureaucrats, politicians and drug lords than not a few other states and cities in them. And per capita by state we are among the highest population of military personnel in the nation. Thus the picture upon which we comment.

The sticker next to “Steady Hand” is the “Tree of Liberty” quote.

I do believe that’s an Electric Strawberry there on the upper right… 🙂

    David R. Graham in reply to sbdivemaster. | August 14, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    I suspect that “Electric Strawberry” is the Crest of 25th United States Infantry Division. Likely someone in the vehicle served in an Armored Cavalry Squadron or Troop in that Division. There is a service stripe below the Crest, I do not know its referent but likely a combat deployment, especially in view of the Combat Armor Badge to its left. Like its counterpart the Combat Infantry Badge, the Combat Armor Badge is earned by being the direct object of hostile fire.