Several TTAG commentators were a little “creeped out” by a recent picture of an NRA Ambassador. They considered the image and my remarks evidence that I’m a “creeper.” (urbandictionary.com: “A person who does weird things, like stares at you while you sleep, or looks at you for hours through a window.) I removed the comments because they violate TTAG’s no-flaming policy. But I consider the protests serious enough to elevate the discussion to this separate post, where I can suspend the no-flaming policy. That way readers can have their say on TTAG’s “booth babe” pictures, no holds barred. First, let me state my position . . .
I make no apologies for being an admirer of the female form. Nor do I consider it inappropriate for a man to publicly, respectfully remark on a women’s physical appeal. I have three biological daughters and one ex-step daughter. I would not be offended if a blogger drew attention to their beauty.
Don’t get me wrong: I understand personal boundaries. All of the women in these pictures are above the age of consent and gave their permission to be photographed. I have never asked any of them out on a date. I’m not saying I wouldn’t under certain circumstances. I’m saying I haven’t.
Some readers question the presence of these images on a gun blog. All of the women are part of the firearms community. I consider that reason enough to include them. But again, I see nothing wrong with occasionally diverting attention away from technology and politics towards the simple pleasure of enjoying the existence of attractive women.
The Truth About Guns is your website as much as it is mine. I respect your opinions and value your feedback. I will take all your comments under careful consideration. Please remember, though, that life is too short and precious to allow political correctness to cloud our normal human reactions to the things that make us happy. IMHO.