About Camo question
|March 20th, 2009||#1|
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Camo question info
Now this gets kinda sticky. Let me explain-
I found that when I paint my truck camo (as I have done before), cops get nervous. Hell dude, it's just a steenking paint job! Olive drab is one of my favorite colors! Always has been since I was a little kid!
Well, I served, though no where near as long as I wish. I have a DD214, not like that means anything. But I have been pulled over before because of a truck I had back then that had a camo paint job. July 2001, for example. Held at gun point for an hour while the sheriff's deputy demanded that I let him search my truck. He found the camo pattern suspicious and asked literally "how do I know you're not a terrorist?" DUH!
Well, it seems that cops had me targeted because of the camo paint job, and people in general were nervous as hell when I was around. Even though I never id anything to ause this, other than a simple paint job.
A paint job, that I like, that I enjoyed doing myself.
Well, now I'm coming to you guys. What are your views on truck paint jobs? Is the public concern just? If so, please explain. Is law enforcement concern just? If so, please explain.
And the next time it happens, what should I do? What would you do?
I discussed this with a buddy that was a seal many many years back, and he said **** them and if all else fails tape a edited copy of my 214 to my back window with a "finger" icon next to it.
I don't know is my biggest problem.
|March 20th, 2009||#2|
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As for law enforcement not liking cammo, a chap in the UK had an ex Pink Panther SAS Land Rover complete with deactivated GPMG's and dummy ammunition belts, he was forever being pulled over by the cops.
Civilians on the road use to give him a wide berth, where kids hanging out car windows usually shouted "WOWOWOWOW COOOOOOOL"
There are a few people who collect ex military vehicles in the UK, usually WW2, but some collect latter types such as the Pink Panther mentioned above.
A neighbour of mine here is South Africa has painted his old series 3 Land Rover 109 with black and white zebra stripes, which looks bloody rediculous.
If you like painting your truck cammo go for it.
I try to be the man my dog thinks I am.
Last edited by BritinAfrica; March 20th, 2009 at 08:23..
|March 20th, 2009||#3|
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I'm thinking I will. Not sure the pattern. My Nissan had grey primer, OD base, with black. Just OD & black. Hmmm. Wondering....
And since 9/11 & the current war I'm wondering how weird people are gonna get.
|March 20th, 2009||#5|
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Dunno where you live.......but in my area there are alot of camo trucks. From surplus CUCV's , to self painted jobs to custom painted real tree and mossy oak trucks.
I've never used it as reasonable suspicion to intiate a traffic stop. I have stopped them for violations and since most of the guys are hunters been aware that there might be weapons in the vehicle.
They only time I might use it as resonable suspicion for a stop is at night near anhydrous ammonia tanks (precursor for Meth and often stolen) or working a poaching call (our Convservation Agent can seldom be bothered). Maybe working a rash of burglaries in a rural area. Lets face it camo is made to blend in. These are are some scenerios where that might be helpful. But then again I'd contact a vehicle of any color.
Don't really see the issue. Camo it up if you want.
Sgt. Rafael Peralta ,United States Marine Corps
Company A, 1st Bn, 3rd Marine Regt, 3rd Marine Divison
We will never forget your valor and sacrifice.
Semper Fi !
|March 22nd, 2009||#6|
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|March 23rd, 2009||#7|
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Here you go Hmmm, I found this on another forum. Not exactly camo, but it's an attention getter. This is the doing of a few Cav guys, for their Iraqi counterparts. This would certainly grab attention, there and here.
Last edited by FO Seaman; March 23rd, 2009 at 16:49..
|March 24th, 2009||#9|
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Epic win right there.
MCpl K. Steliga
408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron / Military Flight Advisory Unit
CFB Edmonton, Alberta
Royal Canadian Air Force
Per ardua ad astra
|March 24th, 2009||#10|
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Oh No, not PINK!
"It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle." - Norman Schwarskopf, Commander of Desert Storm Operations
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