Ban 5.11 Concealed Carry Jackets!

“Uber driver Jason Dalton visited a gun shop hours before he went on a shooting spree that left six people dead in Kalamazoo, Michigan,” Tomo News reveals. And bought a natty 5.11 conceal carry jacket. Removing the need to hide his gat in the glove box, under a newspaper (remember them?) or in the center console. Or draw his firearm from a holster while sitting, which might have forced him to laser himself. Regardless, clearly, it’s time to ban clothing that enables psycho-killers. Or at least encourage them to wear something horrendously conspicuous (e.g., Hillary Clinton’s bright yellow Mao pantssuit).


  1. avatar SelousX says:

    Re Hillary: Is she giving that speech from her hidden lair?

    1. avatar JasonM says:

      It’s actually Mr. Snuffleupagus’ cave.

      1. avatar Ing says:

        Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Democratic Party’s inevitable nominee for president of these United States.

        Somehow when I pictured America’s First! Woman! President! I didn’t picture a criminally insane old harridan. But then I am kind of an idealist that way.

  2. avatar Anonymous says:

    Nobody “needs” a ccw jacket.


    1. avatar Mk10108 says:

      No woman should wear a pant suit.

      1. avatar neiowa says:

        You what to see more cankles? Really? A burka perhaps.

      2. avatar Marc says:

        Mayhaps Tipton can review a CCW pantsuit?

        1. avatar Another Robert says:

          That was funny!

  3. avatar Charles R says:

    Robert, I think you are way off base with this theory to ban a particular type of clothing. This crazy nutjob would of carried out whatever he wanted to do, regardless of what he was wearing. You sound like Bloomberg with his soda ban in NYC. Your post was not thoroughly thought through.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      I think your sarcasm detector needs a new battery.

      1. avatar Bernard says:

        It was sarcasm within sarcasm. Sarcasmception. In other words, it’s too advanced for you.

        1. avatar Ralph says:

          I had a sarcasm once. Once.

        2. avatar jwm says:

          Last Saturday my wife had multiple sarcasms.

    2. avatar Lone Ranger says:


    3. avatar Charles5 says:

      Do yourself a favor and do not Google “The Onion”

    4. avatar Marc says:

      Hey Chuck, I’ve got a bridge for sale. Interested?

  4. avatar Geoff PR says:

    I wonder if he bought the ‘First Responder’ model for $329…

  5. avatar Ralph says:

    There will come a day when 5.11 jackets are known as the “Members Only” outerwear of the new millennium.

    1. avatar James69 says:

      Yeah I love seeing these guys at the range. Rappelling belt, hat with velcro patch, fishing shirt, cargo slacks, sometimes desert tac boots or my fav deck shoes. Then whip out pelican (with wheels) airline approved cased +$3800 rifle .338.5 3/4 Lapua Browning/Tikka Custom Jaguar MK5 with teak and silver inlay and a Ziess 62mm optic that can’t hit the steel @ 300. “Damm this scopes off!” I sometimes wonder if they are going to a jimmy buffet concert after maybe? But I dress like it’s the zombie apocalypse, but hey that’s everyday for me.

      One of my fav Zombie movie quotes” The only person who could miss with this gun is the sucker with the bread to buy it.” – Bonus points if ya know the movie.

      1. avatar William says:

        I buy desert tac boots because they’re comfortable and I don’t need steel toes…. although I don’t wear them anywhere except work.

        1. avatar DrewN says:

          Word. They are like tougher sneakers with but more comfortable with better ventilation. And cheapish as well. Perfect for here in SoCal where full leather workboots stink like the pit in no time.

      2. avatar Ralph says:

        The only person who could miss with this gun is the sucker with the bread to buy it.

        Dawn of the Dead FTW!

      3. avatar neiowa says:

        A lot of envy from a guy who actually does “Zombie” BS. Housewives of _______ not on?

        1. avatar James69 says:

          oops! looks like I hurt somebody’s “feelings” Sorry. Point is people think they can “buy” some magic wand that will hit the target every time like a computer guided laser and it’s just not so. There is alot of skill and hundreds of rounds on the shooters part required, not how much $$$ ya can throw at it. **** You guys that were talking about the boots post a link to them. I need a good pair for the Alabama heat. Thanks.

  6. avatar Priest of the center mass says:


    1. avatar IYearn4nARnCali says:

      Just wait until Shrillary gets more states, then it will be a ban on the dreaded, SEMI-AUTOMATIC ASSAULT STYLE CLOTHING with the thing that goes up with a 30 caliber clip. Half way through that satire I threw up in my mouth a little at how full of sheet the anti’s are.

      + 5.11 is kinda cool,……ain’t it?

    2. avatar KFin says:

      The best is the claim on some local media that it was “protective gear” protection from a mild breeze perhaps.

  7. avatar Pantera Vazquez says:

    Common Sense ™ dictates that NO ONE needs more than _ pockets on a concealed carry jacket.

    Call, e-mail, harass your legislators, we MUST put and end to this overt hoploconsumption,
    For The Children ™.

  8. avatar Russell says:

    We do need background checks before anyone buys a jacket or coat.

  9. avatar Steven says:

    I read somewhere it said he bought a “tactical jacket.”

    There has to be something in the water. Everyone is stupid.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      That’s why I never put water in my bourbon. Drunk is Bad. Stupid is bad. But being drunk and stupid might have me voting Democrat.

      1. avatar peirsonb says:

        Why would anyone put water in bourbon? Ruins two good drinks.

    2. avatar DaveL says:

      Well, it is Michigan, after all.

      1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

        That problem so far has been limited to Flint. A problem, our Republican governor is making a fool of the R party in the state. The way he is handling the water in Flint, he gave MI’s electoral votes to the D party. I’m not happy with Rick he has vetoed almost all pro gun bills to hit his desk.

  10. avatar James69 says:

    Yeah, Notice how he did not “go crazy” in there……… those guys would have cut him in half before he hit the floor.

  11. avatar AlanInFl says:

    Need to buy a tactical kilt now.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      With a concealed carry sporran no doubt.

    2. avatar John E> says:

      I love my 5.11 kilt. Its great on the golf course.

  12. avatar John419 says:

    It’s horrible what happened but its funny I just picked up 5.11 coat two weeks ago. Great jacket, warm and repels rain well.

  13. avatar TruthTellers says:

    Clearly the answer is to ban clothes altogether. After all how many mass shooters have you seen do their killing naked? Answer: NONE!

    It would be easier to ban clothes to, they’re not a right.

    1. avatar j says:

      Ban pantsuits.

  14. avatar Gen Quarters says:

    Really???? You want to BAN clothing. Hummm, I could have accomplished the same results using just about any jacket with an I side pocket. Maybe we should BAN the name Sandy Hook, and MO ie Theaters so we do not have anymore of those problems either. Geez… It’s not the clothing, the type of gun, color, mag capacity, etc… It is the psychotic, nothing better to do, people that live in some type of fantasy world, because they don’t have anything else to worry about, or occupy their time. Crazy is crazy and by God you can’t fix crazy… I’ve tried, believe me..

    1. avatar Charles5 says:

      Did you skip your annual sarcasm training?

  15. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    Can I wear tacticool apparel in a safe space?

    1. avatar Wade says:

      Only as long as it does not have the same features as real genuine issue clothing. Assault Clothing was designed for one thing, killing people. Double stitched seems, reinforced knees, hook and loop pile tape fasteners (Velcro), as well as hidden compartments make it easy to kill. If it just saves……

  16. avatar PetitionForRedress says:

    According to the geniuses at CNN, he bought a “heavy-duty” jacket. Not sure what that means, other than maybe it had strong zippers and buttons (and perhaps even reinforced stress points! OMG!!)

    They also stressed that he had 11 rifles at home – like they were part of his posse waiting to be called into action… (I’d like to point out that those 11 rifles were doing absolutely nothing at the time, as they lacked the initiative to act on their own).

    1. avatar Marc says:

      I had some heavy duty pants as a kid. Toughskins. You guys of a certain age remember those? You could run em over a table saw and then need a new blade.

      1. avatar Marc says:

        Thanks Mom

  17. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    Well, my 5.11-brand messenger bag was nice while it lasted. Aside from more tacti-cool look than I’d like, it met my needs and constraints. Doubtless, it’ll be banned by the time I wear this one out.

    Sadly the bag that works for me also has a “concealed carry” pocket, presumably for operators, operating operationally on operations. Not me. I put papers in there, sometimes.

    BUT, because it has a feature that can be used for what I don’t do, by a crazy person who is not me, I can’t have it to solve my actual problems, either.

    There must be some analogy to guns in there, somewhere.

  18. avatar Chip Bennett says:

    Gosh, if only Michigan had a law that required people to get state permission – call it a “Concealed Pistol License”, perhaps? – before they could carry pistols concealed. I’m sure that would have prevented him from carrying a pistol in a jacket like that.

  19. avatar neiowa says:

    Why the heck would a firearms retailer turn their security camera recordings over to some pinhead “media” types?

  20. avatar Huntmaster says:

    Carhart clothing is next…

    1. avatar jwtaylor says:

      For years now my go to hunting clothing is a pair of Carhart heavy canvas overalls. Repels water well, don’t tear, warm enough for most of the year, looks normal in my area, and they have a big pocket that fits my Ruger Bisley so well you would think it was made for the gun.
      Er. Mu. Gerd. It’s murder clothes.

  21. avatar Another Robert says:

    I supposed the action-deprived “moms’ will be asking grocery stores to ban open-wearing of “military style” clothing now…

  22. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

    Ban murder! Ban evil thoughts! Ban burkas! Ban Billary!

  23. avatar Louis Marschalko says:

    Uber shooter had law enforcement background! Who knew?

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