A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 04, 2007
“We don’t dial 911”

“We don’t dial 911,” accompanied by the representation of a gun, is sometimes seen among Texas gift items. Sometimes the full phrase is given as: “We don’t dial 911, we dial .357,” meaning a .357 magnum revolver. The gift items (stickers, plaques, etc.) appeared in the 1990s.
The Texas Store
We Don’t Dial 911 Wall Hanging
Item No: 7212
Price: 21.99
3’ wide
Jefferson, Texas General Store
We Don’t Dial 911 Ornament $5.99
A funny ornament in the shape of Texas, with a revolver and the saying “We Don’t Dial 911” on the front.
Google Groups: talk.politics.guns.aus-politics
Newsgroups: talk.politics.guns, aus.politics
From: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (Lee E. Brown)
Date: 1997/02/27
Subject: Re: The gun debate and aus.politics
P.S.  I saw a cool sticker in Texas a few weeks go. No pictures of guns, no “protected by Smith & Wesson,” none of that crap.
It simply says: “WE DON’T DIAL 911 AROUND HERE.”
Free Republic
8 posted on 06/16/2005 4:44:44 AM PDT by Leofl (I’m from Texas, We don’t dial 911)
Kari Brooks
Oh, Texas.. Your wit charms me… and Abercrombie
Posted in General on 08.12.05 22:00
This was a new one for me, “We don’t dial 911,” written inside a picture of the state of Texas with a gun strategically placed under the comforting words. – Hmmmm, do you think it would be a little easier to just come out and freely say, “Texas – Land of the Hicks”? Rethink this one, Texas. 
2 August 2006, Spokane (WA) Spokesman-Review, “Violent crime rises 5.7% as most other types fall”:
Aug. 2—Visitors to Ray Fink’s home are greeted by the barrel of a shotgun pictured on a sign with the warning, “We don’t dial 911.” He and his wife sleep with loaded guns within reach. 
Gold & Silver Forum
04-20-2007, 12:27 PM
I’ve got a sign in our home. It was given to me by my little sister, who lives on a ranch in Texas.
The sign says:
May 27, 2007 - Sunday
We don’t dial 911 down here
OMG Texans are totally insane.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
(Picture of a gun—ed.)
We don’t dial 911 in Texas
Author: Peter B. P.
Date: Jun 28, 2007 17:57
“We don’t dial 911 - we dial .357”.
Wikipedia: .357 Magnum
The .357 Magnum is a revolver cartridge created by Elmer Keith, Phillip Sharpe, Winchester, and the firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson, based upon Smith & Wesson’s earlier .38 Special cartridge. The .357 Magnum cartridge was introduced in 1934, and its use has since become widespread. This cartridge started the “Magnum” era of handgun ammunition.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Tuesday, September 04, 2007 • Permalink

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