Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gun Bronies and Gun Barbie Accessorizing

One thing is for sure, given the latest killing spree involving guns, the NRA won a long time ago. If slaughtering a bunch of cute little first graders does not generate enough national outrage to scare the NRA-paid-in-pocket craven politicians, then nothing will generate effective gun laws. Remember that, gun bronies. You enjoy the right to keep and bear arms, and dress up and play Army, and plink at cans and bottles, and pretend that someday you might get to play cop... all that right costs you is the occasional mass slaughter of cute little children.

The NRA, which for the most part represents gun manufacturers rather than gun owners, has managed to so water-down the laws and and hobble the agencies that are supposed to control firearms, so much so that no new REAL gun safety legislation has not been passed since the Great Depression. (And for those of you who say gun control laws don't work, remind me of the last time someone used a Class 3 destructive device in a killing spree).

Gun manufacturers understand that a gun purchase is an infrequent one, and therefore have more or less adopted the same marketing strategy that toy manufacturers use.

An armed society is a polite society? Why then, the south side of Chicago, where practically everyone is armed, where you can find guns littering the place, must be one of the safest, and most polite places on the face of the Earth! And what do gun bronies say about this? Well, thugs aren't supposed to have guns! Sounds kind of racist doesn't it? I mean these armed citizens only become thugs once they shoot someone, and before that they are good guys with guns, right? Why doesn't anyone stand up for their 2nd Amendment rights? Could it be because they aren't white?

Me personally? I'd say I can't really buy into the argument of self-defense. I mean, if you are wearing a holstered gun to church, you are going to the wrong church. If you are wearing a gun to the store, you are just going through an infantile Batman vigilante fantasy. And I got news for you, you ain't no Batman. But if we go with the idea of preparation, of self-defense, then I can justify owning perhaps four guns. And that by decreasing range, rifle... maybe semi-auto, shotgun, revolver. Long gun for distance, shotgun for intermediate, revolver for up close and personal.

Anything beyond that is Gun Barbie Accessorizing.

You don't think it's all just boys and their toys? Take a look at the bozos in the Open Carry Texas videos, all dressed up in their costumes and with body armor and playing Army and everything. Gun bronies issuing Barbie doll fashion statements.



  1. That's my point. All gun owners are responsible until the moment they aren't. Which is why gun violence has increased with the increase of gun sales. And that whole armed society is a polite society is bullshit. Armed people are way more rude and aggressive that those who are not. They seem to think that having a gun makes people respect them. The only problem with that is they don't understand the difference between fear and respect.

    1. Even the NRA is getting flustered that the Open Carry demonstrators are making them look like bozos:

      "Yet while unlicensed open carry of long guns is also typically legal in most places, it is a rare sight to see someone sidle up next to you in line for lunch with a 7.62 rifle slung across his chest, much less a whole gaggle of folks descending on the same public venue with similar arms.

      Let's not mince words, not only is it rare, it's downright weird and certainly not a practical way to go normally about your business while being prepared to defend yourself. To those who are not acquainted with the dubious practice of using public displays of firearms as a means to draw attention to oneself or one's cause, it can be downright scary. It makes folks who might normally be perfectly open-minded about firearms feel uncomfortable and question the motives of pro-gun advocates."

      Yeah, no shit you fucking gun geeks.