Have you ever heard the myth that the idea of sagging pants originated in prison, as an indication that someone was a punk?The main purpose of sagging is to stay strapped with a gun, to keep it concealed and to keep your hand on it to defend yourself (or aggress on someone) quickly. Of course it’s tied to criminal culture, but there’s a strategy in it that can be used for good. The inconvenience of sagging pants makes the strategy debatable in effectiveness, and people do it for other reasons, but there’s a core principle in the concept.Its purpose is to foster a culture where everyone is sagging, but not all of them are carrying guns, which makes it difficult to identify who is carrying.Sagging uses the strategy of anonymizing who is carrying a gun, because concealed carry is illegal in many US states (although other countries are much worse). In the US, and most countries on this Earth ruled by governments, self defense cases (that the police are aware of) become the jurisdiction of government to decide who is right or wrong in the altercation.The ability to decide a person’s fate when they enter an altercation cannot be granted to government without a terrible outcome.In some places in the US, if you look a certain way or have a certain skin color and shoot someone in self defense out of necessity you’re probably going to be charged with murder.
How Sagging Your Pants Can Be a Revolutionary Action: Anonymizing Free “Criminals”