Incendiary Image of the Day: “This Should Be Popular with NRA Nutjobs and High School Shooters” Edition

(courtesy telegraph.co.uk)

Quite why an image of such inescapable beauty would be derided by a commentator I have no idea. Oh wait. I do. The image is in a gallery of gun photos published in The Land of Hope and Glory, a country so hoplophobic they call their fastest trains “high speed rail service” (instead of bullet trains). “Obviously only for balance I think it would be also informative to see in detail the beauty of the results of these bullets in any motion you like on the previously living targets,” toywithwords opines, his comment dripping with sarcasm. Hello? This is the U.K.’s right wing newspaper. Sigh. Click here to view the ab fab gun gallery.

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  1. avatar DisThunder says:

    That Glock SBR one is particularly cool looking.

  2. avatar Pascal says:

    There is a company in the UK named Triggertrap. They have a device they have developed called the Triggertrap Ada. It is being specifically designed for this type of photography and as part of the launch next month they will have photos featuring Firearm stop action.

    As armature photographer and gun enthusiast I am mesmerized by some of the photos.

    Yale can have an “abortion art” exhibit and it is called edgy and the artist called cutting edge and imaginative, but use a gun and it is all down hill.

    Per topic, is there any “right wing” left in the UK? The entire country seems to be happy to go down the nanny state hole with very little complaint.

    1. avatar Jim R says:

      Britain’s “right-wing” is our “centrist”.

    2. avatar Cliff H says:

      Does he include a picture of the woman who used a .22 pistol to giver herself an abortion? (Yeah, it really happened.) I suspect he is VERY conflicted on that one.

  3. avatar Your Friendly Neighborhood Anon says:

    These look like they were taken on film. That noise doesn’t look digital to me. Here’s a video you might enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGHxyBTycLY About capturing high speed photos of bullets. Plus, SmarterEveryDay is a channel I totally recommend subbing to.

    1. avatar Delmarva Chip says:

      Very cool. Thanks for the link.

    2. avatar Mark N. says:

      It’s not noise. It’s unburned gunpowder residue. Aka, in police speak, GSR.

  4. avatar T says:

    Poetry in motion.

  5. avatar StevieP65 says:

    If it wasn’t for Americans with guns, that idiot would be writing or speaking his nonsense in German.

    1. avatar Ross says:

      Exactly.

    2. avatar Paul W says:

      Russians with guns.

      1. avatar Hannibal says:

        yep

    3. avatar Wiregrass says:

      While I do agree with the sentiment expressed, Britain has been invaded many times, and yet the English language merely absorbs that of the invaders. Pretty sad this is what it’s come to.

      1. avatar Myshkin says:

        Interesting comment. /serious

      2. avatar Skyler says:

        Many times? Wow. Some severe lack in your education, Wiregrass.

        1. avatar Guy says:

          I don’t know if that’s a jab at his grammar or something, but yes, the British Isles have been invaded several times, and each time absorbed its invaders more than its invaders were able to change the isles.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasions_of_the_British_Isles

        2. avatar Skyler says:

          That is so few compared to almost any country on earth, especially Europe.

        3. avatar lolinski says:

          Europe isn’t an country.

        4. avatar Hannibal says:

          He didn’t say “compared to X country”, now did he?

  6. avatar JeffR says:

    Those photographs have finally convinced me that revolvers are cool.

  7. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    Just remember, no matter where you go, what you do or what you write. There will always be an awhile around.

  8. avatar Accur81 says:

    Gun “nut” and NRA / SAF / GOA /FPC / CalGuns / NSSF member here. If anything, those photos show the transient beauty of a shot fired in slow motion. Breathtaking. Also beautiful is the freedom that firearms defend.

  9. avatar Mario in NH says:

    Beauty is one of the things I love about guns. There’s beauty in the mechanics and how they work, just like cars.

  10. avatar TX GAL says:

    Now that is simply Glorious

  11. avatar H.R. says:

    Keep in mind that this was a comment from one random person in the comments section, so it can’t really be said to represent the views of the paper.

  12. avatar the ruester says:

    I would point out that strictly for balance he could observe the beauty of the freedom these bullets secured for those who unlike him were not content to live under tyranny. But that would make me a gun nut who murders children with his thoughts.

  13. avatar Michael Reed says:

    What we Americans view as rightwing or leftwing does not really exist in Europe. Everyone is a committed statist there; the only real difference is to what degree they hate capitalism. In other words, a rightwing newspaper there might be considered centrist Democrat here (if such people exist anymore).

    1. avatar lolinski says:

      *facepalm*

      We have what is called a multi-party system. Imagine you agree with some Democrat policies and some Republican policies. Latewr you find out many othe rpeople think like that and found a political party and gather those people.

      That way you avoid the American clusterfuck of somebody voting Democrat/Republican because they agreed more with one party than the other. I find it really stupid that in America if I am pro-abortion and pro-gun I will always be vilified by both parties.

    2. avatar Milsurp Collector says:

      From the outside looking in, 21st century European politics reminds me of a Henry Ford quote I’ll paraphrase: “You can have any government you’d like, so long as it’s socialist”.

  14. avatar Larry says:

    The stereo pairs at 12&13 are both stunning and fascinating

  15. avatar C says:

    Check out his website. The rifle section has some cool demonstrations of various muzzle devices.
    http://www.kuulapaa.com/

  16. avatar Rich Grise says:

    But when those “previously living targets” are the perpetrators of “a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evince[ing] a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism,”
    [Line break inserted for effect]
    “it is their (the People’s) right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

  17. avatar John L. says:

    Neat!

    Oh wait, were there some words I was supposed to be paying attention to?

    Anyway I thought the revolver shots with all the other cylinders lit up was fascinating. Really illustrates why you’re supposed to cover the cylinder openings with grease (for ball’n’powder shooters).

  18. avatar AntiCitizenOne says:

    That commentator has clearly never seen before/after hunting photographs.

  19. avatar PavePusher says:

    Gotta love the caption for that photo.

    “Here a specially adapted .44 Magnum ( with shortened muzzle for extra flame) is fired in the studio.”

    Is that what snubbies are for? “Extra flame”? Who knew….

  20. avatar Murray says:

    Erm I am not a committed statist and just to keep things right we call our train the Pendolino

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