Talk about your red rag to a bull thing. Which is fine—if you’re a bullfighter (as we are here at TTAG in the symbolically excremental sense of the word). I’m sure there are plenty of young, testosterone-fueled men who are ready, willing and able to defend this aesthetically challenged choice of sartorial splendor to people who find hoplophilia morally offensive. But really guys. Chill. One of the cool things about being into guns: no one has to know. Buy a firearm, treat it with respect, learn how to shoot an ant’s antenna at fifty yards, keep it to yourself, and you too can be the strong silent type. (No ants were harmed in the writing of this metaphor.) If I were GunsAmerica, I’d go for something a bit more subtle. But then no one ever went broke underestimating the yee-haw-i-tude of the average firearms enthusiast.

6 Responses to What Could Possible Go Wrong: GunsAmerica Edition

  1. MSNBC was yapping endlessly last night about Palmetto State Armory’s inscription of “You Lie” on some of the AR-15s they’re selling.
    According to their logic, having this generic phrase on your lower receiver where you don’t necessarily see it during the firing and administrative handling of the weapon will incite your rage against liberals and cause you to go off the deep end.

    Perhaps more germaine to the gun apparel issue, I usually wear a Trilby hat in NYC with some fine pewter gun pins. I’ll probably keep them off for the next few weeks.

  2. +1 for the shirt’s message, nada for the medium. I wear gun-oriented logo apparel all the time. Nobody notices, and nobody cares. Of course, what I wear doesn’t make me look like I just came from a Black Sabbath concert. My Yankee baseball cap (I live in Massachusetts) garners more evil looks and snarky comments than my ever-so-tasteful Galco Gunleather chapeau.

    Keeping a gun in the nightstand isn’t paranoia, but being afraid to wear a t-shirt (lest we offend someone’s tender sensibilities) is. Come out of the closet, America, and bring your t-shirts with you!

  3. Ralph, in fact I purposely wear gun-related “flair” in NYC all the time.
    I complimented a fellow on his Glock hat at Grand Central Station a few weeks
    ago and got a big smile when I said, “I don’t see too much of that around here.”
    I think it’s a great idea, and you’re right – sports team rivalries often bring about
    more heated reactions than anything in the realm of firearms.

  4. I love that shirt, I’ll be placing my order soon. My mom wore one of my sweatshirts to the market without reading what if said. She later told me that some guys at the store were pointing and laughing. It said ” GUN CONTROL MEANS HITTING YOUR TARGET” .

  5. My favorite gun t-shirts are: (the one shown is cool, but too “busy” for my taste)

    1. Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms? Where’s the Party?

    2. Below a display of various firearms… “celebrate diversity”

    3. Any souvenir t-shirt from Knob Creek.

  6. I TOO AGREE THAT SPORTS RIVALRIES BRING ABOUT MORE HEATED DEBATES AND IN SOME CASES BRAWLS AND EVEN RIOTS AND THAT IS ONLY WHO SCORED MORE OR WHAT TEAM COLORS ARE WORN.I WOULD LIKE TO RESPOND TO RALPH,WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WHAT LOOKS WE MAY OR MAY NOT GET OVER OUR APPERAL,YOU THEN GO AN PUT DOWN SOMEONE WHO MAY WEAR BLACK SABBATH GEAR,I GUESS IF IT HAD A GUN ON IT THEN IT WOULD BE PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE.PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE TWO FACED,YOU WANT TO WEAR WHAT YOU WANT AND NOT BE JUDGED BUT PUT DOWN ONE WHO WEARS HEAVY METAL T-SHIRTS.I MYSELF DONT OWN A BLACK SABBATH TEE BUT WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER DID OWN MANY METAL TEESYES THERE MAYBE SOME BAD PEOPLE WEARING SABBATH BUT THEN AGAIN THERE AREJUST AS MANY BAD ONES W/ANY NUMBER OF GUN RELATED GAER,I AM NOW IN MY FORTYS AND WEAR WHAT I PLEASE BECAUSE WE LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE WE CAN DO SO,SORRY TO OTHER READERS FOR MY RANT BUT PEOPLE LIKE RALPH ARE PEOPLE LIKE THE ONES WHO LOOK DOWN ON WE WHO CHOOSE TO SHOW OUR FEELINGS ON OUR SLEEVES SO TO SPEAK,THANKS

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