I put this in the home defense category, but it also has to do with self defense, and family defense.
I recently removed 3 stickers from the rear window of my vehicle because they clearly indicated that i am a gun owner.
Why? Because that information on personal property in public, IMO, endangers the property as well as the owner. I don’t want strangers to know there may be a firearm in my vehicle to steal, or when parked at my home, to attempt a break-in to steal, etc.
Same goes with stickers with any personal info about anything. Sorry about your honor student’s name sticker, but do you want predators to have that info?
I’ve even stopped wearing anything with a logo on it, for instance, sorry, Grunt Style, Nine Line, and have never bought a USCCA tee…because i don’t desire to give that intel out to the general public where I am. If I can look at a USCCA emblem on someone’s vehicle, I can quickly deduce they are probably armed, have guns at home, and if I were a crook - I’m the polar opposite of a crook - I could use that info for evil intentions.
I really, really hope I’m not going to offend anyone with this post. And I DO carry my USCCA range bag to the range, and would wear such things at a range, but discretion is a tool, just like your EDC stuff, that might prevent a lethal force encounter, or enable you to have the surprise factor to win one.
That’s all I got.
Peace ya all, take care.