The other day, I took firearms photog Oleg Volk to task for mucho macho faux advertising. The image that preceded this one was accompanied by the text “If one 37mm hole doesn’t stop the threat, you can make 14 more.” In an astounding display of disingenuousness, Volk’s comments beneath my post suggested that his ode to the KSG and ammo was about hunting. At least partially. ‘Cause the Hexolit32 shells pictured—expanding slugs that could blow those 15 37mm holes through a “threat”—were designed for hunting wild boar. Yeah right. And lo and behold, our left-leaning amigos at mediamatters.org have taken a look at the exact same weapon over the exact same argument . . .
The juxtaposition of these two faces [of the firearms industry] was apparent at the 2011 SHOT Show where Kel-Tec salesman Chad Enos discussed his company’s new model the KSG shotgun, which holds more then twice as many shots as a police shotgun, 15, and is designed to be as compact as legally possible. As Media Matters’ David Holthouse reported not everyone at the SHOT Show was buying Enos’ marketing pitch:
“This is good for self-defense, home defense, quail hunting, you name it,” Enos said. “Those gangsters will never know what hit ’em.”
One onlooker, Cedric Steele of Knightcross Publishing, replied, “It’s a lot of gun for the price, but the problem is, you’re going to wind up selling a lot of them to gangsters.”
“No, no, no, no,” said Enos. “Quail hunters. Not gangbangers. Quail hunters.”
That line got a big laugh.
That’s the thing about prevarication. It’s funny—for all the wrong reasons. Tell the truth and be damned I say. But then I would, wouldn’t I?