Question of the Day: Is This Gun Guy Funny?

Josh Pray (courtesy

Colion Noir made his YouTube bones with short, sardonic analysis of American gun culture. He’s since moved on to, well, everything else. When it comes to high production gun porn fun, nobody does it better than the NRA spokesman. Into the breach (dear Horatio) steps Josh Pray . . .

Funny or die?


  1. avatar former water walker says:


    1. avatar Rocky says:

      Too close to the bone for ya?
      I think he’s both funny and an astute observer of culture, myself.

      1. avatar Texdave762 says:

        I liked it, too. He fairly well described me.

      2. avatar Jonathan-Houston says:

        Meh. Comedy is subjective. Some people find fake vomit or a fly encased in a fake ice cube to be HILARIOUS. It’s probably the typical interaction of nature and nurture.

        If a loud mouth racist does it for you, well, it’s probably because that kind of shtick worked for your parents and peer group, too. Just because someone else has a more mature sense of humor than you do, doesn’t necessarily mean they’re better than you. So feel free to enjoy this boob’s rant to your little heart’s content. I’m OK, you’re OK.

        1. avatar Evey259 says:

          Scientists have yet to find anything more fragile than a white man’s ego.

        2. avatar NateInPA says:

          How was anything he said “racist”?

    2. avatar Arc says:

      I think hes funny as fuck, spreading his videos around to a few other places too.

      Just about everything he said is true too, hur hur!

  2. avatar Cruzo1981 says:


  3. avatar Rick the Bear says:

    I just had to laugh at the “we started on Tuesday and it’s, like, Friday”!

    Otherwise, meh.

    1. avatar BLoving says:

      Yeah, it had a few redeeming moments. A not-quite-a-gun-person would likely find it funny. A true POTG would just see him as silly.
      Long live Colion!

  4. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    I could only stand 30 seconds.
    Unlike Barbara Billingsly, I don’t speak jive.

  5. avatar Texdave762 says:

    I sometimes talk to my guns in a Gollum voice and call them “My Precious” when I am cleaning them, but I don’t name them. That’s just weird.

  6. avatar Oh noes says:

    No, Too much “White people be like…..”

  7. avatar Alex Waits says:

    Yeah, that was kinda funny. Made me smile. Thanks.

  8. avatar Mas Cool Arrow says:

    LOL at the MLK reference. Glad I didn’t have a mouth full of coffee.

  9. avatar Amfivena says:

    Yes, I found it funny. He pokes fun at the redneck gun nut stereotype, yet remains respectful. This country desperately needs racial humor like this. The country will be a better place when a white person can make a video like this and nobody freaks out.

  10. avatar Tom of Toms says:


    8/10 would watch again.

  11. avatar BC says:

    It’s not funny, as in something that would make me laugh, but it was amusing. Like the movie Get Shorty.

  12. avatar Q says:

    I liked it

  13. avatar strych9 says:

    I don’t know anyone who names their guns but I’ve always found that odd about cars… people naming cars that is.

    Other than that it’s pretty funny how close to reality he is.

    I’ve gone shooting with black friends of mine who thought I was crazy as fuck for the reasons he lists. We all laughed and had a good time about it but you can tell that once you’re gone they talk to each other like “Damn, white boy is fucking crazy!”. Then a few days later you’re over at their place and they’ll bring it up. There’s some ribbing and then one of them says “Fuck man, if zombies or some other shit happens we’re coming over to YOUR house” to which the other guys (and sometimes gals) agree.

    Really, where he gets down to it I think he’s right that there’s a cultural difference here. White people who are “in to” guns are generally “gun people” and are really in to it. We get into it like some people get into collecting stamps or coins or classic cars. Once we start we don’t stop. Black people who have guns generally are far more… utilitarian perhaps… about it. IME it’s more common for them to have a pistol or two or an AR, a shotgun and a pistol as opposed to a fleet of AR’s or a 40 gun safe stuffed full of rifles and pistols.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      I had a Ford I named Jezebel. When she was good, she was very very good, but when she was bad, she was horrid. The latter was more common than the former.

    2. avatar MikeJH121 says:

      Went to an outdoor range with the Bro-in-Law, he bought his GP100, his LCP and his CCW 357, and his Mosin.

      I bought a tall rolling suitcase full of guns and 2 AR’s and 200 rounds of extra Mosin ammo. Dudes on the pistol range thought maybe I was a gun dealer. I had 8 pistols, 1 derringer, and a ton of ammo. Besides the AR’s. Had acquired some that needed shooting. We got there at 11:30am and left at 3:30pm. Ohio Public range, 24 dollars for the whole year. Any day they are open as up until about 4:30pm when it’s time to police the brass and targets downrange.

      Still have no idea what they mean by gun-nut. )

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        I used to go to Lauhorner in Springfield.

        You paid for the lane and you got to use it until you were done. I think it was $15.

  14. avatar MIO says:

    Guys a racist and has made numerous racist remarks and yet…….
    Lemme make a video about his “type” of people and see what happens

  15. avatar guidoc says:

    No real knee slappers, but the ammunition comments were kinda funny.

    I have never named a firearm other than “The” .”The CZ”, “The Smith”, “The Ruger” “The Snubby” “The AR”, “The Mossy”, “The 1911” and so on.

    I seldom take more guns to the range than I am willing or have time to clean the same day.

  16. avatar Michael says:

    it struck me more as “new gun owner” vs. hard core gun enthusiast. Not sure color really had anything to do with it.

  17. avatar little horn says:

    pretty funny

  18. avatar JoeinCT says:

    I recently went to my coworkers (White guy) private range with an African American coworker of ours. The black guy said the same things about “White” people and Cultural mores concerning guns. Mostly about the number and types of guns and ammo at hand. And I have to say I agree. There is nothing racist about pointing out the truth.
    Racism has a direct correlation with hate. There was nothing hateful about this mans observation so far as I can tell. This was satire. Not great but mearly good satire.
    Like most other people in this country, the term “Racist” is thrown around much too liberaly. This man is no racist as for as this video depicts. Just some guy trying to make some astute jokes from a certain perspective.
    I for one wish more black people would embrace legitimate gun culture. I see far too many white men in gun shops with me. Diversity would strengthen our arguments of the armed Intelligentsia. We need more people like this guy.

  19. avatar VerendusAudeo says:

    I think I see the problem here. Unlike Colon Noir, this guy isn’t a dull sack of nothing. There’s no point in comparing the two. Colon Noir is the gun community equivalent of Chubby Checker, a non-threatening package.

    1. avatar ThatGlennGuy says:

      I think that’s an astute assessment.

    2. avatar Joel IV says:


      I do like his better-than-average command of the English language. Of course his Doctorate of Jurisprudence degree almost demands it.

  20. avatar Christopher Henry says:

    Zero racism here. Actually quite funny as well.

  21. avatar CCityguy says:

    I dug it, I would go shooting with him. I smiled a few times.

  22. avatar MLee says:

    Maybe at 3:30 AM after doing LSD or a big bag of shrooms, I might think it was funny, but anymore, not much is funny and certainly not him. Actually, here’s what I laughed at today. I was renewing my carry permit here in Spokane because I hadn’t noticed it had expired back in AUGUST!! Getting a permit in Spokane is easy except they are slower than molasses in the Arctic. So I’m sitting there waiting to get fingerprinted and the little girl sitting next to me is just banging hot. I’m talking she was just drop dead gorgeous. She wants to be a cop and has to get her tattoos documented. Her tattoo on her left wrist was a semicolon =====> ; A Semicolon? I busted out laughing. Probably an inappropriate amount of laughter now that I reflect on it. Why on Gods green earth would you have a semicolon? I had a fake bar-code tattoo for Z Nation last year at Zona. I kind of liked it also. I’d get that before I got a semicolon. I’m thinking she didn’t appreciate me laughing at her semicolon.

    1. avatar NT says:

      That semi cool is a powerful tattoo. It means that in her past (or currently) she has struggled with depression, anxiety, and self harm. It means that she has come to the brink of ending her own life, and chosen not to.

      You find semi colons at a place in a sentence where the sentence could have ended, but the author decides to continue with the thought. Her life was at a point that it could have ended, but she chose to fight- to carry on. That tattoo represents a battle in her life that could have been the end, but for her it was fortunately just a pause.

      As a father of a child that struggles anxiety and depression in a world where suicide is all too common, I appreciate people like this who are willing to raise a hand and bring awareness to the taboo of mental illness and depression. You should have asked her about the tattoo. I’d imagine that tattoo represents an incredible victory in her life.

      1. avatar NateInPA says:

        Nah…it’s much too easy to just laugh and ridicule. Why in the hell would you want to learn about something you don’t know the answer to.

      2. avatar Scoutino says:

        Picture on girl’s skin is powerful? What’s so incredible on person’s decision not to kill herself? Most of us manage not to kill ourselves every day.

        And to start the rest of her life with better decisions, she goes and gets a tattoo. Tattoo of punctuation mark on visible part of her body to scream at everyone with eyes: Hey, look, I had psychiatric problems! I wanted to kill myself! But I’m all better now.

        Hot and crazy. How often have we seen this combination. So fun and so dangerous at the same time.

  23. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    Funny, but he just hasn’t been a gun owner long enough to realize it isn’t all that much a black/white thing as a gun guy thing. My best shooting buddy is black and I think he has me beat if not by much, though he never ran out of .22 during the shortage. The only gun I ever named was a lightweight Charter .44 Spl, and that only after I ran some hot defensive loads in it, after that it was ” Biter” because of the nasty hammer bite.

  24. avatar H says:

    He’s funnier on the white/black barbecue routines.
    Nothing racist here. We can laugh at our cultural distinctions. Most comedians make funny of our real life experiences.

    I don’t compare him with Colion. Is he being compared because they are both black? That’s silly.

    1. avatar NateInPA says:

      …and would be the textbook definition of “racism”…not this guy making fun of white guys.

  25. avatar bob in IN says:

    Rooger. ha. ha.

  26. avatar ThatGlennGuy says:

    I thought he was funny; didn’t get any “racist mcracism” vibe from it … friends of mine who are black and armed are as well-equipped with guns as I am, though.

  27. avatar Patrick says:

    At 0:00, he started the first sentence with “so”. This has become a pattern.

    1. avatar Joel IV says:

      I badger my children to not start sentences with so, well, and OK.

      “OK… so we were going to the store.”
      Nope… start over.

  28. avatar ironicatbest says:

    Some of our firearms are named, my girlfeinds ” Ivan” being Russian made, one of my rifles,” Lightning” because of the DRTs I’ve accomplished with it. Others get called names as in” YOU WORTHLESS PIECE OF JAMMING SH_T”.

  29. avatar Esemwy says:

    Not “racist”. Kinda funny too.

    A black friend of mine who works at the local range once said, “I don’t mind ‘racist’ jokes, but they have to be funny.” Without missing a beat, another customer responded, “That’s mighty white of you.” Everybody had a good laugh at that.

  30. avatar happyperson says:

    Funny as all get out. Truthful in my estimation, too.

  31. avatar PeterK says:

    Pretty dang funny. Not gonna fill any gaps, though. Since guns are apparently a rare treat for him.

  32. avatar Matt(TX) says:

    Really cracked a smile here. Liked him.

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