You’ve got to hand it to American Gun Chic: she’s knows she’s a gun bunny. Maybe she twigged when someone told her that her nom de guerre’s pun depends on mispronouncing a French word. Probably not. More likely she felt the firearms faithful’s unbridled scorn and sneering derision, dismissing her as a shameless know-nothing. To her credit, AGC’s adjusted course and adopted a different approach in her pursuit of ballistic fame and fortune.
AGC admits her ignorance and chronicles her journey towards un-gun-bunny-tude. And where better to earn some newbie street cred than James Yeager’s boot camp (or whatever he calls it)? Yes, this video’s ancient history in Internet terms (last October). But it’s the one she highlights on her YouTube channel, and the one she sent me after we met in the NRA press room. In the follow-up email (the girl is nothing if not professional) she wrote:
We have really been connecting with young women and inspiring new shooters. Every week or two I get a letter from someone thanking us for making the videos in the manor in which we do. Dads, boyfriends, husbands thank us for making videos that somehow is connecting with their loved ones. My video production guy is really good. Check it out.
While I appreciate the fact that a comely lass helps bring new shooters into the fold — those not to the ballistic manor born — I wonder what you think of GB’s.
Are they useful idiots? A needless distraction that makes The People of the Gun look like overgrown adolescents — especially when there are smoking hot honest-to-God shooters like Jessie Duff on this planet? Or are they just fine, an effective way of bringing new shooters into the fold?