Did you know that if we took all of the guns in America, put them in a pile, and distributed them to everyone that there would be guns left over after you gave a gun to each American citizen. That’s nuts! America certainly is gun crazy, but that’s not a bad thing. All of these gun owners don’t fit in the same mold, either. They are all different kinds of people, and for all of these people there are different kinds of cool gun gear.

A very large percentage of gun owners do not buy guns for self defense or for hunting. These guys buy guns merely because it is their unique American right to do so. They have large, varied collections and wear great gun tee shirts that politically defend their rights to gun ownership. These people can be quite aggressive about their right, and can be a real pain whenever guns are mentioned around them in any capacity.

If you want to see some real gun activists, look to the American South. The southern people are all extremely into the guns they own, and out of all of the other gun owner stereotypes, these people actually use the guns they love like the tools they were meant to be. The awesome gun tshirts they wear reflect their love of hunting typically, and their guns are all utilitarian rifles and shotguns.

There exist another type of gun owner who look to guns for their tactical purposes. These are all civil police servants and veterans of the military. After learning how to use guns to kill, they feel more comfortable wearing them all the time. The guns they have are all of near-military application and they wear patriotic gun apparel featuring the AR-15s and MP-5 guns they prefer so much.

Lastly, we have a group of gun owners which may, or may not, give the rest of them a bit of a bad reputation. These are the gun owners who are buying tons of ammunition, stocking up on serviceable shotguns and rifles, and hoarding food and water. These are the people who are sure the end of the world is neigh, and they are determined to survive it. They have cool gun tshirts that warn against apocalypse and disaster.

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If you’re going to be out in the world wearing funny t-shirts and making people laugh with just your mere presence, then you really need to take a hard look at the types of shirts you’re wearing before you drag them out in public. T-shirts are not the same as spoken words. You can pick and choose who you speak your words to, but you can’t monitor who is looking at your shirt.

The first thing you need to consider before wearing funny shirts out in the wide world is the level of stupidity your shirt implies about you. There are some pretty stupid shirts out there that may seem cute and charming at first glace, but that are actually just dumb. Shirts that feature crushed beer cans, girls in bikinis, or both come to mind. Remember that whatever your shirt says, it says about you.

The second thing you should be aware of is the language your funny tees use. There are pretty much three levels of curse words, and I think we all know what they are without me listing them here. The tamest level are words that you can hear on Network television, the medium level are words that can be in a PG-13 movie, and the harshest level would give your movie a hard “R” rating. If you are going to be anywhere that kids may even remotely be, then play it safe and don’t wear anything that you wouldn’t see on prime-time T.V.

The last thing to consider before choosing what to wear from your funny tee shirts is the imagery on your shirt. There are lots of shirts out there that have some pretty strong sexual overtones on the design of the shirt. These images are in no way acceptable to wear in public, so just don’t do it. Be thoughtful of any family groups you may encounter. Would you want your kids seeing that at the supermarket?

The best thing to do is to just be aware of your surroundings. Your funny apparel needs to be appropriate to what you’re doing and where you’d be going. If you’re going to a bar for drinks with friends, then it’s okay to where your shirts that may be a little bit raunchy. A bar is a setting for adults, and you can dress appropriately. If you’re going to the park to grill out…then maybe leave the clothes with the dirty words on them behind, okay?

For more information about funny t-shirts check out Matt’s pick for the best cool shirts on the web.