What’s Wrong With This Picture: James Bond Edition

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As David Codrea points out at the pop-up-tastic examiner.com, Bond actor Daniel Craig once declared that “I hate handguns. Handguns are used to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other.” Yeah, well, Craig’s not the first anti-gun Bond actor nor is he the only Hollywood “action hero” who rejects Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. What’s interesting here: no one in the Bond biz saw anything wrong with this poster. Or if they did, they didn’t care. And yet they dismiss gun owners as irresponsible oafs. Go figure.

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  1. avatar Powers says:

    Trigger finger

    1. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

      Probably just trying to wipe a booger off.

      1. avatar Jeremy S says:

        I don’t see any issue with it. Anyone who’s shot a PPK knows that the double action trigger pull is like 20 damn pounds on it haha. I’d say ol’ 007 has the right idea, which is to start pulling that trigger nice and early to make sure a shot can be fired while the bad guy is still visible.

        1. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

          Personally I’m a revolver guy but my GP100s both have reduced power hammer and trigger return springs, so the DA pull is probably more like 7 lbs. I would agree that a stiff DA pull makes rule #3 more of an option than a necessity, but I’d still highly recommend it’s adherence.

        2. avatar Tom W. says:

          Frankly it comes down to the Bond legacy. Connery and Moore had tad bit more respect and class regarding the PPK than Craig. Shots were made from necessity and SD. Now? Not so much. I ponied almost $600 bucks for mine back in the day. But I had.to have one. It is the most accurate between my Kel-Tec and Colt Mustang. Period. Sure it’s heavier (I have the SS Houlton Maine , S&W version) but it is solid reliable and accurate. Sorry Daniel you don’t have the refinement of previous Bond’s and your comments are useless. Like that other a Foreign actor.

        3. avatar BlueBronco says:

          Its a good thing because a .380 can’t be good for the big toe or foot when he Grebners himself.

        4. avatar Jeremy S says:

          Bond carried a PP in .32 ACP, actually (replaced his .25 ACP Beretta in Dr. No: video link to that part of the movie version). The caliber was significantly more popular in Europe for many many decades (probably still is). Nearly all of the .380 ACP PP variants were exported to the U.S. market, apparently.

        5. avatar BlueBronco says:

          @ Jeremy: The Walther PPK/S he carried in SkyFall was .380.

        6. avatar 16V says:

          As much as I love my PPK/S (and I do a lot) the ultimate “spy gun” for the last coupla decades has been Theodore’s masterpiece, the ASP 2000…

          http://www.asp9mm.com/

      2. avatar Robert W. says:

        His foot itches, and he wants to scratch it…. reeeeeally bad.

        1. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

          You have a point, we did learn a couple of movies ago how he scratches his balls.

        2. avatar Tex300BLK says:

          You know until you have had chiggers from going out to the ranch without bug spray or long pants, you laugh because Its a funny joke, but honestly there was one time where if the antihistamine didn’t kick in when it did, my options were the chainsaw of the shotgun.

        3. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

          Ah yes, chiggers! I once had the misfortune of sitting in the chigger infested grass with shorts on. You don’t know your mistake until it’s too late. Never thought about shooting my wanger off, but it wasn’t fun.

    2. avatar John L. says:

      It’s only a model…

      1. avatar Rick the Bear says:

        2 points for the Holy Grail reference!

      2. avatar Liberty2Alpha says:

        Shhh!

      3. avatar Jay-El says:

        Camelot!

    3. avatar Chris says:

      I’m inclined to give this instance of trigger discipline to Bond, as it could be argued he’s about to engage in a gunfight. That’s just the character, though; not excusing Craig for being a hypocritical oaf who profits gleefully from the objects he claims to detest.

    4. avatar BDub says:

      No worries….its probably a smart gun. 😉

  2. avatar Powers says:

    Whoops, hit enter too fast..
    Trigger finger on the trigger, and I don’t care that they are hypocrites. But they should acknowledge it at least..

    1. avatar Jeff in CO says:

      What’s the big deal???? He was probably shooting into the ground. That’s all anybody thinks about these days, safe gun handling . . . good grief! 🙄

      The real issue is that he is firing the gun into the ground with what appears to be an activated safety! Now that is just silly!

      1. avatar Chadwick P. says:

        And we wonder why he hates guns… He doesn’t understand how they work. I’m afraid of black holes, not because it’s rational but because I don’t understand them. I guess the difference is that firearms are around us every day and black holes not so much. Bond thinks guns just go off, I think it’s retards like him that claim :it just went off” when they obviously pulled the trigger.

  3. avatar Gordon Wagner says:

    “Well, James — you seem to have developed something of a limp, my boy. Whatever happened?”

    1. avatar Bob Wall says:

      With apologies to “A Christmas Story”, “You’ll shoot your foot off with that thing, Kid!”

    2. avatar BlueBronco says:

      More like: “James, my boy, did you Grebner yourself?”

  4. avatar the ruester says:

    Here is the circular logic they use to defend this; “…it’s a movie. He’s James Bond. So, what, you think you’re James Bond now? Maybe you should turn in your guns until you can tell the difference…”

    Because of course the vile, soul destroying smut hollywood shovels down our throat is sacrosanct.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “Because of course the vile, soul destroying smut hollywood shovels down our throat is sacrosanct.”

      That very Hollywood shows Bond as a good guy with a gun.

      Hollywood is doing just fine. Guns are not shown as paranormal objects oozing evil.

      Good guys, with guns, are dispatching the BAD GUYS!

      Now, is that poster showing crap gun safety? YES. Then we call them on it.

      Hollywood and the first person shooter video games ARE FRIENDS OF THE 2A!

      They portray guns as tools, used for good and evil. In the end, they are just tools.

      The Left is losing, and we are winning. Hollywood is one of the reasons WHY we are winning.

      1. avatar Paul G says:

        Bond isn’t a good guy with a gun, he is a government agent with a license to kill. The left has no problems with government being armed.

        1. avatar Chadwick P. says:

          Might as well be the Brit version of DHS…

  5. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Just another sour grapes Brit living in a bubble.

  6. avatar Texheim says:

    Booger hook on the bank switch…

    1. avatar Vhyrus says:

      Not sure if typo…..

      1. avatar Milsurp Collector says:

        I hope that was an unintentional pun, very clever.

  7. avatar juliesa says:

    Damn. Yet another studly movie star who’s a gun grabber.

    If I could just get some time alone with him, I could probably change his mind.

    1. avatar Spectre_USA says:

      Alone, on a range, with a few boxes o’ rounds?

      Yeah, that sounds do-able.

      Convert away, juliesa!

      😀

      1. avatar juliesa says:

        Uh, yeah, that’s what I meant 😉 . Sounds like a plan!

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          …women with one-track minds…

          *mutter* 🙂

        2. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

          Gee I was thinking duct tape, electrical cord.. oh never mind lol

    2. avatar Another Robert says:

      There’s just something about women who aren’t afraid to be women… 😀

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        Can I hear an Amen?

        (I knew you could)

    3. avatar juliesa says:

      Lol you guys!

    4. avatar Chadwick P. says:

      If you’re a lady something tells me he’s not interested. If your a guy then I think he would be trying to change your mind on a few topics.

  8. avatar Jeff, Alabama says:

    I, too, thought “trigger finger” when I first saw this poster on another website, but who’s to say that it doesn’t depict 007 a fraction of a second from having blown away the bad guy? Is something else suppose to be wrong with this pic?

  9. avatar michael nieeto says:

    Daniel Craig actually likes guns alot radio host anthony cumia took him to a range on long Island where the 2 had a blast shooting In my opinion he is probably alot less anti gun in his personal life and he does this to appease the Uber liberals in Hollywood

    1. avatar Another Robert says:

      Or, he could be just another “guns for me but not for thee” elitist…

  10. avatar Sammy says:

    I don’t empower grabbers by patronizing their business. I believe the more financially successful they become the more they believe their opinions are shared by the public and thereby validated.

    1. avatar Grindstone says:

      You can consume the product without necessarily giving your money to antis like the above.

      1. avatar Milsurp Collector says:

        +1,000
        And it’s infinitely easier to do so when many of your friends are computer science nerds with, ahem, particularly honed skill sets that may or may not be related to procuring various goodies from the interwebz.

        1. avatar Lurker_of_Lurkiness says:

          Huh, I always find what I want through google, but then I am a cs student.

        2. avatar Grindstone says:

          I work in IT and I love it when my coworkers brag about the hundreds of dollars they dropped on multi-Terabyte HDDs and server systems, all set up so they can watch their ‘acquired’ TV shows and movies. I tell them I just plugged a $4 HDMI cord from my TV to my laptop and stream everything. No muss no fuss.

    2. avatar RandallOfLegend says:

      Considering the entire entertainment business is anti-gun, you must be a real ball of fun.

  11. avatar Grindstone says:

    Handguns are used to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other.

    So we should take away all the handguns so that way people will use knives to cut people. Then we’ll take away those so people will use sticks to beat people. Then we’ll take away those and people will use fists to beat people. The infirm, weak, and elderly will just have to deal with it. For their own good, after all.

    I love the 007 franchise and I like Craig’s version, but I could not care less about what they have to say about politics. Just stick to keeping us entertained.

    1. avatar younggun21 says:

      Yeah thats what I’m saying. I could care less what your political views are as you have no bearing in the political theater not being a member of any of the three branches of government and all. Not to mention being a citizen of another nation so not even being able to become a member of the legislature.

      So in short, I’m surprised that there aren’t publicists or whoever they have just telling these guys to keep their mouths shut. They are businessmen after all and the brand of the producer, franchise, and all those that intend to make money off of your portrayal of a character would be best served if there wasn’t controversy surrounding their lead actor.

      Maybe I’m just young and naive but to me, if I’m an actor or an agent for an actor, taking sides on controversial issues sounds like a great way to alienate a sizable portion of my target market thus reducing revenue. Better to just dodge questions about race, guns, abortion, or anything political or controversial in nature and have your private views. Meanwhile you can just laugh your way to the bank as people keep paying to see your movies or partake in your product/service. No reason to make people hate you. Be an actor, its what you are good at.

    2. avatar Indiana Tom says:

      Handguns are used to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other.
      Nothing wrong with shooting as long as the right people getting shot.

    3. avatar Jeremy S says:

      I’m surprised the Brits can’t get behind that. Shooting one another is sooooo much more civilized than clubbing each other to death. One should turn one’s nose up at that messy, neanderthal behavior and use a modern, classy implement like an H&K P7, which is a modern weapon for a more civilized era.

      1. avatar Bill says:

        Did you just liken the P7 to a lightsaber?

    4. avatar jojotheidiotcircusboy says:

      Actually…that’s pretty much how the British laws work.

  12. avatar actionphysicalman says:

    I don’t care about the stars at all. I just wish James Bond movies weren’t too stupid to enjoy.

  13. avatar Bob says:

    Even if he didn’t have his finger on the trigger it looks like he’s pointing the gun at his leg or foot.

    1. avatar Indiana Tom says:

      Bang! Oops, I shot myself in the foot!

  14. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    Too ugly to play James Bond and women swoon? Oh wait-booger switch …

  15. avatar Simon says:

    I think what’s wrong with this picture is the fact that he only has his shoulder holster half on, and it would fall down his arm as soon as he moved.

    Trigger finger? For all we know, he’s getting ready to shoot at Oddjob who’s about to bite him in the ankle.

  16. avatar Smoke Jensen says:

    The only man that can do safely what JB is doing wrong would be Chuck Norris. The gun would be too a afraid to fire until Chuck said it was ok.

  17. avatar Nicks87 says:

    Finger on the trigger? GASP! OMG!

    Articles like this are why I visit this site less and less.

  18. avatar El Mac says:

    Yeah…and no gunfighter in his right mind would carry a POS like that either.

  19. avatar Megalith says:

    He’s just trimming his toe nails…..

  20. avatar fedlaw says:

    Actors provide entertainment by lying, albeit very convincingly. I rely on folks who know things for actual information.
    Last year in Chicago I happened to run into the actor who pretends to be a tough Chicago cop on TV. Puss in real life. Shocking.

  21. avatar Guy Crabill says:

    Hell, he’s not the first Bond to be a firearms hypocrite. In Roger Moores’ memoir “My Word is My Bond”, he repeatedly states how he hates firearms but on the cover he is posing with a Smith & Wesson draped over the back of a chair. Yep, His finger is on the trigger.

    Even Connery has made similar remarks.

    1. avatar Another Robert says:

      But, “The Gun is Good”!

      1. avatar Slicer87 says:

        I wonder if the gun grabbers got their weird penis fixation from that line in Zardoz?

    1. avatar Timmy! says:

      I knew before clicking the link that it would be the red nappy from “Zardoz.” Which, by the way, isn’t as bad as you remember… assuming you’ve actually seen it.

  22. avatar Brian says:

    Obviously a bad guy has a death grip on his foot and he’s about to dispatch him…..

  23. avatar Timmy! says:

    Daniel Craig as Bond… THAT’S what’s wrong with the picture.

  24. avatar Anonymous says:

    He has a license to kill his foot?

    1. avatar Marcus (Aurelius) Payne says:

      Foot fungus is nasty and persistent…

  25. avatar Ralph says:

    A blonde Bond — that’s what’s wrong with the picture. What’s next? Jackie Chan as James Bond? Angelina Jolie as James Bond? Kevin James as James Bond?

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Pajama Boy as James Bond…

      Hot Cocoa stirred, not shaken…

      It hurt to type that…

      *shudder*

  26. avatar gsnyder says:

    I’m sick of this action movie gun toting actor/actress stating to the public how much they dislike guns? How about some values, ethics, and morals get set straight, no money making using guns if you don’t like them. Oops, my bad to suggest the film-artist industry has much in the way of values, ethics, and morals. Apologies to the three of you who do.

  27. avatar Dan Holstein says:

    He has the wristwatch on the wrong wrist. This is the problem here.

  28. The actor being coherent with his former words, he would not have accepted to pose for the poster with a handgun.
    But money wins over everything, “don’t it”.

  29. avatar Soccerchainsaw says:

    “Handguns are used to shoot people and as long as they are around, people will shoot each other.”

    True that. The key is the hope that the right person gets shot vs. the wrong person which isn’t going to happen with gun control laws hindering the good guys.

  30. avatar anonymoose says:

    http://imgur.com/ur8D9VV,qYPkTqn,uCuk4wA Since when has James Bond ever had good TD?

  31. avatar Southern Cross says:

    Archer goes live action!

    Seriously, he looks like Stirling Archer from the animated TV series.

    Now, if we could have Lana Kane as well (her voice actor looks very much like her animated character) we could have something interesting.

    1. avatar Roger says:

      “The tactical turtleneck, Lana. The… tactleneck.”

  32. avatar Dustin says:

    Douchetwit has his booger hook on the bang switch…

  33. avatar Hannibal says:

    There is nothing wrong with the photo, aside from the anti-gun actor.

    It’s not real. It’s not loaded. It’s not a danger to anyone. It’s a freakin’ poster photo. Just like real guns don’t shoot themselves, fake guns don’t shoot at all.

  34. avatar JJ48 says:

    What’s wrong is they’re still keeping Daniel Craig as James Bond. Don’t get me wrong; the guy would do well in some other spy movie, but he just doesn’t fit the James Bond persona very well.

  35. avatar Jacob says:

    Finger on the trigger, weapon off safe… Followed shortly by a round in his foot with the way he’s standing.

  36. avatar Alan In FL says:

    Think about this this should be his final Bond film under contract.

  37. avatar Vitsaus says:

    “…pop up tastic examiner.com….” Kettle, this is the pot… you’re black.

  38. avatar Raoul Duke says:

    I miss Pierce Brosnan……

    1. avatar BlueBronco says:

      Remington Steele?

  39. avatar foo dog says:

    Daniel Craig reminds me of a circus poodle. Except the dog has the good sense to get back down on all four legs when the show is over.

    The Bond franchise went down off the cliff when Sean Connery was done.

    BTW, I just passed on watching the latest LIam Neeson gun flick in a big screen theater, and didnt even consider subsidizing that cumstain Sean Penn’s comeback…yep, I am voting with my wallet.

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