Bad court clothing: Replica guns

Replica gun shoesUm, I’m kind of surprised I have to mention this one but I think I should tell everyone not to wear replica firearms to court. You know, because they freak out the security guards and every cop for ten miles converges on you. You’re gonna be late for your hearing and you might even have the pleasure of showing up wearing an orange jumpsuit accessorized with chains and saucy handcuffs.

I don’t know why these kinds of things have become popular in the last ten years or so. Is it because fashion is a reflection of things in the news, like a mirror we throw up to reflect who we are? Kind of a deep thought for a lawyer, huh. Or do controversies make for daring clothing and we need to make a splash to get noticed and feel good about ourselves? Well what makes more of a splash than guns in your clothing, am I right? The models above sell for something like $60-$100 online. No, I’m not going to post a link.

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All of these shoes are bad ideas, and not just because a couple are really hideous fashion disasters. I mean, really. Cow hooves?

Belt buckle gunThis isn’t limited to shoes, either. Don’t wear that favorite belt buckle that looks like a little gun. There is a well known brand out there that actually is a small .22 caliber firearm that detaches from the face of the belt buckle. That’s one of the real ones to the left. Other models fold up and are designed to hide the fact that they conceal real guns. And as long as we are on the subject, please avoid necklaces with guns, purse straps with guns, hats with guns, and firearm ammunition in any shape or form such as on your keyring or attached to your ears.  Please use your head and stop drawing all kinds of negative attention.

-Samuel Owen

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Author: Samuel Owen

This is my Lawyer Rant. I've put up with new associates trying to kill me, clients being dangerous idiots, and Judges being rude for far too long. It's time for me to tell it like it really is, and it feels good to give back.

2 thoughts on “Bad court clothing: Replica guns”

    1. You’re welcome. By the way, I don’t have anything against firearms. In fact, every law firm I have worked at has been fairly heavily armed. In my book Lawyer Rant I write about how many times I came across guns in the filing cabinets, beside the desks, and hidden above the ceiling tiles. One time I had to warn a particularly heavily armed and worrisome lawyer in the office one floor directly above mine that I had a strict policy of returning all incoming fire, whether it was friendly or not. But there’s a big difference between me doing a lot of firearms safety training and engaging in competitive shooting sports vs. some brain dead client trying to wear realistic looking guns into a courthouse. People think they’re being funny or they think it’s OK to be a jerk when police and the court staff completely disagree for very serious safety reasons. Our idiotic popular culture is full of stupid examples of these fashion issues like gang signs on t-shirts and white supremacist symbols on hoodies sold at Wal-Mart. I don’t know about you but the older I get and the more I get to know people, the more I like my dog.

      -Sam

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