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October 11, 2010 | By | 4 Replies More

This short video makes me nervous about leaving the house. Keep those baggy clothes people away from me, please.

[The creator of the video has now deleted it, for reasons unknown.]

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Tony Coyle says:

    Although I understand the purpose of the ad, I find the execution laughable. You need to be SCARED! OH NOES! KIDS WITH BAGGY CLOTHES! WITH AN ENTIRE ARSENAL IN THEIR PANTS! ELEVENTY!!!ONE!1|lll!

    If a kid wanted to carry a weapon, they'd carry it in their immense backpack, alongside the five binders, three textbooks, and their laptop.

    Honestly – a pump-action in his pant-leg? A machine pistol + clip tucked in his waistband?

    Most kids wearing baggy pants (or very low rise) are challenged to hold their pants up, and their waistbands are MORE visible (all their waistbands, too!)

    Dumb and Dumber! (and I'm not talking about the kids)

    • Erich Vieth says:

      I know the ad was hokey. I assume that it was produced by a school board in an attempt to justify a dress code. The reason I found it interesting is that I simply don't think about what people are carrying around (whether it be baggy clothes or a backpack or whatever). There are approximately 283 MILLION guns in civilian hands in the U.S. http://www.bradycampaign.org/facts/gunsinamerica#… Next time I'm in a store or walking in a crowd, how many of those people are carrying, and it makes me wonder how many of those people I would trust.

  2. The video has been deleted, with no forwarding information.

  3. Erich Vieth says:

    Well, that was fun while it lasted . . .

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