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Violent Men for a Violent Society

Violent Men for a Violent Society by Righteous Duke

The BOLO Report recently advised of a new “Gunfighter” tee from Righteous Duke. The “Violent Men for a Violent Society” design will no doubt appeal to a lot of the Soldier Systems Daily readership so we thought we would share. Story and description (the original phrase came from an old school LAPD mantra) is over on BOLO Report.

Rogue American Apparel, "Operate Beyond the Standard"


Since Tactical Fanboy suggested Rogue American Apparel as apparel that shooters might like, we thought we’d give you a preview of their next design for 2012: Operate Beyond the Standard. (We agree with TFB’s assessment, as you may recall.)



4 Responses to “Violent Men for a Violent Society”

  1. UVR says:

    “Violent Men for a Violent Society” is awkward as a motto. Obviously you can’t have a violent society without violent men (and women) to create the death and destruction. But, I think instead of honoring violence, we should pay homage to the strong men (and women) who keep the violent in check.

    There is a tremendous difference between force and violence. Force is measured to achieve an end; only what is needed is applied. Sometimes the result is the same; e.g., a dead criminal or enemy combatant; however, the distinction is necessary.

    The LAPD Police manual under “Law enforcement code of ethics” reads in part – “I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities, or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.”

    Employing necessary force, yes. But not unnecessary force or violence. Your T-shirt needs a re-write. How about “Strong men standing against a violent society”?


  2. Spencer says:

    violence is just fine when used by good people.
    Violence is the use of physical force to apply a state to others contrary to their wishes.

  3. UVR says:


    You took that quote out of context. Look further:
    “Violence is the use of physical force to apply a state to others contrary to their wishes.[2][3][4] (Physical) violence, while often a stand-alone issue, is often the culmination of other kinds of conflict, e.g. a father may beat his child up when his patience is exhausted, or two countries may war with each other when diplomatic (political) efforts are exhausted, or a victim of emotional violence may “snap” and attempt to kill their tormentor. …
    Worldwide, violence is used as a tool of manipulation and also is an area of concern for law and culture which make attempts to suppress and stop it. The word violence covers a broad spectrum.”

    from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:
    a : exertion of physical force so as to injure or abuse (as in warfare effecting illegal entry into a house) b : an instance of violent treatment or procedure
    : injury by or as if by distortion, infringement, or profanation : outrage
    a : intense, turbulent, or furious and often destructive action or force
    … ”

    or the Oxford Dictionary:
    “1 behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something:
    violence erupted in protest marches
    domestic violence against women
    the fear of physical violence
    screen violence
    Law — the unlawful exercise of physical force or intimidation by the exhibition of such force. ”

    Note (above) that the LAPD makes a distinction between force and violence. Violence is forbidden at all times.

  4. Ken says:

    Watch-out! You may be mistaken for one of those “right-wing extremists,” while wearing this in public.