What are you hiding in your car?

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  1. kenpofighter

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    Just wondering how many of you guys or girls keep some type of martial art weapon in your car. I know a few people who keep escrima sticks under the front seat in their car. (Shh, yea, yea I know police don't like it!) Anyway in GA, I believe, if you have some type of weapon (unless licensed) it must be put out of reach of the driver: trunk, glove box ect. My instructor has been stopped by the police and got in trouble for this very thing (he was transporting some of the studio's practice weapons from one place to another in his back seat).

    Another thing, you feel it should be allowed to be able to carry yur martial art weapons with you?
     
  2. Jai

    Jai Black Belt

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    I carry an escrima stick with me under the front seat at all times. I also carry my association membership with me and hand it over along with my driver license and tell the office I have it whenever I am pulled over.
     
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    Tools. I keep tools in my car. And ... percussive musical instruments. That's what I keep in my car. ;)
     
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    Cleaning my car would be an exercise in archeaology, not housekeeping. Dig deep enough and you might find Jimmy Hoffa somewhere under the back seat lying on top of an original Depression era Twinkie. The whole thing could be considered a biological weapon by UN standards.

    I don't keep weapons in the car per se. They're too attractive to thieves. The chance of getting carjacked is so close to zero that it makes more sense to carry an inflatable life raft in case of floods. But I believe in being prepared for a number of emergencies, so I have a few useful things on hand. They include
    1. An all-in-one emergency repair kit including jumper cables, flares, a small set of ratchets, min-compressor, tire-patcher, spare fuses, oil or Slick-50
    2. Mud-and-Snow kit including small machete, folding shovel, gallon of water, kitty litter. Extra points for anyone who can tell me what the last two are for.
    3. Mylar blanket, four man-days of Coast Guard approved emergency food, hexane stove, matches or butane lighter, pocket knife or multitool
    4. 4 C-cell Maglite
    There's a few things in there that could be useful in, errr, serious social occasions. But none of them is there as a weapon.
     
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    I usually have hot coffee in the cup holder... a pen or three in the dash board.
     
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    My guess would be the water is for your radiator over heating and kitty litter for oil should some spill?

    I used to keep my tonfas in my car, because i got crap from my deans for carrying them (unlady like crap) but i don't have a car anymore :( just my husbands and he doesn't like me leaving stuff in it lol
     
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    Ok, let me ask this to the people who carry escrima sticks under their seat. Do you plan to tell your attacker to wait out in the parking lot while you run and get your sticks, or do you plan to try to pull them out from under the seat when someone sticks a rod through your open window and politely asks for your green paper. What do you really carry them there for?
     
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    A hammer. Good grip. Fits on the sides of the front seats. Legal everywhere. Looks mean and crazy...
     
  9. tellner

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    Could be, but the real reason is a little different.

    The kitty litter is for getting stuck in the mud. Put it down in the direction you want to go and as far under the wheel as you can get. It provides traction for just long enough. In freezing weather mix it with the water. It freezes into a roughened slab that, once again, adds just enough traction for just long enough.
     
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    cold steel special forces shovel in plain sight in the passengers side floor boards.
    its sharp, works as an axe in combat and or a club if you use the flat of the blade. capable of axe type wounds and also throwing like a tomahawk. but if asked.. its a shovel/ entrenching tool that is there for digging me out of any problems i might have in the snow in winter, and just kinda left there.
    especially as a karateka/ kobujitsu and SCA heavy fighter who likes an axe or pole arm for weapons it is really very efficient and effective.
     
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    my flashlight and a set of stick, that I only use at the school.
     
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    When I'm going to my Arnis class, I have the sticks, but that is really the only time they're in the car. And when they are in the car, I make an effort to keep them with my gym bag in the backseat.

    The only other 'weapon' that I carry in the car would be a pen. Is it a deadly weapon? Probably not, but if its a tool that is perfectly legal to carry, perfectly legal to have in your vehicle and could cause enough pain or discomfort to buy me time to do something else, I'm all for using it. :)
     
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    I carry my sticks in a gymbag locked in the trunk, or the bed of my truck locked in the shell. Shesulsa, Tellner, Chinto and the rest all have it right. You are better off without weapons in your car. Now tools or sporting equipment that you can really justify carrying--I agree, that's the way to go. Strictly out of convenience I carry my "club" brand steering wheel lock next to me on the passenger's seat. It looks pretty awkward at first glance, but you could do a lotta damage with that sucker. It's always right at hand, and you never have to justify why it's there. And, I actually use it daily to secure my car--which, in all probability is all I'll ever need it for, since I tend to stay out of trouble anyway.
     
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    What am I hideing in my car?

    An old cobra attack copter and an M1 Tank and BOY are THOSE hard to hide :D

    Actually I think the only thing that I might consider hidden are a couple Kashi Granola Bars
     
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    I dont hide anything but you might find
    escrima sticks, tire iron, rope, walking sick or cane and if most of my uniform happens to be on the back seat a knife or 2 with the uniform
     
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    Hey no one has yet answered weather or not you think it should be legal to carry your martial art weapons with you in your car. Do you think that is a right that we (MA) should or should not have?
     
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    As I mentioned in the other thread, the only thing hidden in my car is my twisted mind.
     
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    Nothing is hidden, but I have a spring handled lead sap, and about 8 knives in various forms. Plus, there are tools that I have to have with me all the time, and some of them are excellent weapons.
     

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