DrVino: Does the Exclamation Point Dot Look Like a Muzzle Pointed at the Viewer?

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  1. avatar Matt in FL says:

    Yes, not that it matters. It does make one wonder what exactly they were going for, though.

    1. avatar Resident CT says:

      Maybe they are putting a gun into our faces to threaten us to go along with them. It seems as imbecilic as their message of “demanding gun sense”.

  2. avatar BDub says:

    This is (supposed to be) witty graphic design. It is both a gun barrel and a target.

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Who aims at a gun barrel? Center mass all day long. Unless the perp has body armor.

      1. avatar 505markf says:

        Sigh… EVERYONE knows that you control a violent encounter by shooting the gun out of a bad guy’s hands. Didn’t they watch westerns back in RI when you were a kid or is that more of a west-of-the-big-muddy kind of thing?

        1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfvpZWjJIDI

          well don’t just sit there looking stupid, grasping your hands in pain. how about a little applause for the Waco Kid

  3. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

    Dang your right!!!
    Well that seems kinda odd doesn’t it, or not…

  4. avatar Ralph says:

    Well, they are changing the name to Mom’s Demand Action at Gunpoint. After all, you can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.

    1. avatar DQ says:

      So, in another word, they are nonprofit gangs that have been legalized by the US government. Its nice to see the feds doing their job on background checks on these people before allowing them to be some sort of legal entity that bullies people into their beliefs with guns and nice words.

      On another note, I’m surprised that nobody has used a no tolerance policy to rip them a new one on depicting guns pointed at the viewer. What a surprise…

    2. avatar Jay1987 says:

      Well the ladies have finally reached critical mass if you won’t give action Ralph they are gonna come to your house and take it.

  5. avatar NickBnumbers says:

    Yes it does. I saw it first on their Facebook page…from which I’ve been banned. Sheesh! All I did was post that everything they want (full registration, no private party sales, bans in semi auto rifles holding more than 10 rounds) was already available in Mexico.

    They took it really hard like I was saying maybe they should move there or that having gun bans would result in the drug cartels and crooked cops running the show. They didn’t even give me a chance to explain that maybe what I meant is that it’s crazy an advanced nation like the US can’t get legislation passed like they can in backward, deathtrap, Zeta-ruled Mexico.

    So they deleted my post and banned me from further posts. I was all bummed, cause I’m like “Hey! Number 9, y’all!” And whatnot.

  6. avatar cubby123 says:

    Should be called Mom’s Demand Baby Bottles.

  7. avatar General Zod says:

    “Gun Sense”…they keep using that term. It does not mean what they think it means.

    1. avatar AndrewinDC says:

      True, “gun sense” is just bad grammar, nothing more. And it certainly isn’t very clever either.

      1. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

        It’s actually very clever…

        To add the “common sense” connotation to their gun control commentary it assumes the only logical view point is their own. If their argument is “common sense” then opposing it would mean you’re being illogical.

        It’s a play on words, but no less clever.

        1. avatar General Zod says:

          Gentlemen, I disagree. “Gun sense” is an appropriate term that is being idiotically misused by the grabbers. Gun sense is, logically, sensible behavior around guns – as we were all taught. Safe handling, safe practices, proficiency and good judgment.

          What they promote is gun fear. What we practice is gun sense.

        2. avatar pat says:

          I think they think it’s a clever play on “common sense”, but the way my brain interprets it is as a play on “nonsense”…which is a more accurate synonym based on the way Moms Demand Action uses the term.

        3. avatar LongPurple says:

          Agreed.
          They wish to continue advocating for gun “control” but to use the term gun “sense”, since it has more semantic appeal. As you point out, they attempt to position themselves as “sensible”, and by implication those who oppose them must be irrational.
          Very much like the self-styled “progressives” can only be opposed by “regressives”.

        4. avatar Jus Bill says:

          “Gun sense.” That’s Obamabot zombie newspeak. They stole it from one of his speechwriters.

      2. avatar Jonathan -- Houston says:

        It sounds too cute by half, as I’m apt to interpret it as the conflation of “guns” and “nonsense”, and disregard their nonsensical firearms policy proposals.

  8. avatar TheYetti says:

    Sure. It also looks like a hanging steel target.

  9. avatar Ed says:

    I feel threatened

    1. avatar 505markf says:

      I fully support your right to feel threatened. No one should ever feel that way, you poor dear. We should jump into action via social media in order to cure this significant injustice.

  10. avatar gemalo says:

    I think we need opinions on this from Sarah Palin and Gabby Giffords. One was targeting Congressional seats with bullseyes, and the other’s shooting was blamed on that. Maybe we can blame the weekend toll in Shitcago on MDA’s ad.

  11. avatar ProfBathrobe says:

    It’s not a gun muzzle; it’s a surprised bird looking up at an I-Beam falling down onto it.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Man that is wrong. Funny as hell, but wrong. Now that you’ve pointed it out, that’s all I see. These MDA people are so sick. Subliminal messenging.”Give in to our demands or we’ll crush helpless birds to death.” Evil, evil people.

    2. avatar C says:

      Great, now i can’t see anything else. I can live with it. Also, awesome avatar, btw.

  12. avatar C says:

    I feel threatened. I’m going to write them a strongly worded letter and stage a lack luster boycott!

  13. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    Ralph will be mad at me, but me thinks it is a keyhole, thru which if one peers, they can see Shannon Watts lathering up in the shower. 🙂

    1. avatar 505markf says:

      Dude, your consistency is astonishing. Hang in there. Maybe one day you’ll run into her and turn her into a real-man-loving, gun-toting wo-man.

      1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

        Saul persecuted Christians, too, until he had an epiphany headed for a little fun in downtown Damascus. Who knows, Shannon gets a little lovin’ and we have a future apostle. it’s worth a shot.

        1. avatar Jay1987 says:

          Wow Dirk try youp0rn maybe they got a Shannon Watts lookalike on there or find full body pics and send em to realdollz to have a custom doll made ( note: all the info in this post was learned while married to my very liberal very anti gun ex wife)

  14. avatar Don says:

    Yes it does and its loaded with those Hornady Critical defense rounds with the red plastic tip

  15. avatar Kerry says:

    Why does such a small group get so much attention? There is no such thing as bad press and every time they are mentioned here adds to their credibility of a legitimate organization. My vote is to never mention them again…ever.

    1. avatar Jus Bill says:

      Because it’s so easy to mock the inept. And fun, too!!!!!

  16. avatar S.CROCK says:

    seriously?! “gun sense” these sayings are just getting confusing now. “assault rifle” was effective because it is obvious what it is supposed to represent, but now these liberal terms are just getting more and more pathetic.

  17. avatar Rodeo Jones says:

    those gunphobe moms sure are creative.
    i’m going to go melt mine down right now.

  18. avatar Not So 1337 says:

    I’m making a new organization, RSODMD, aka Range Safety Officers Demand Muzzle Discipline.

  19. avatar LongPurple says:

    From a Freudian view, it appears to be a symbolic pudenda muliebria. Perhaps they are sub-consciously flaunting their femininity.

    1. avatar LongPurple says:

      Consider the relatively enormous phallic symbol of the exclamation point poised just above the female symbol, as if it was about to plunge into it.
      That gives a sexual meaning to the slogan “Moms demand action!”.

  20. avatar Silver says:

    Subconscious projection of their own innate, insatiable lust for violence.

  21. avatar Joseph B Campbell says:

    I agree it is a strong psychological impression! I am not sure exactly who there target really is though!

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