DrVino: Does the Exclamation Point Dot Look Like a Muzzle Pointed at the Viewer? by Robert Farago | Oct 15, 2013 | 42 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments Matt in FL says: October 15, 2013 at 17:02 Yes, not that it matters. It does make one wonder what exactly they were going for, though. Reply Resident CT says: October 15, 2013 at 19:19 Maybe they are putting a gun into our faces to threaten us to go along with them. It seems as imbecilic as their message of “demanding gun sense”. Reply BDub says: October 15, 2013 at 17:03 This is (supposed to be) witty graphic design. It is both a gun barrel and a target. Reply Robert Farago says: October 15, 2013 at 17:05 Who aims at a gun barrel? Center mass all day long. Unless the perp has body armor. Reply 505markf says: October 15, 2013 at 17:08 Sigh… EVERYONE knows that you control a violent encounter by shooting the gun out of a bad guy’s hands. Didn’t they watch westerns back in RI when you were a kid or is that more of a west-of-the-big-muddy kind of thing? Reply Dirk Diggler says: October 15, 2013 at 19:40 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfvpZWjJIDI well don’t just sit there looking stupid, grasping your hands in pain. how about a little applause for the Waco Kid Daniel Silverman says: October 15, 2013 at 17:11 Dang your right!!! Well that seems kinda odd doesn’t it, or not… Reply Ralph says: October 15, 2013 at 17:18 Well, they are changing the name to Mom’s Demand Action at Gunpoint. After all, you can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone. Reply DQ says: October 15, 2013 at 19:21 So, in another word, they are nonprofit gangs that have been legalized by the US government. Its nice to see the feds doing their job on background checks on these people before allowing them to be some sort of legal entity that bullies people into their beliefs with guns and nice words. On another note, I’m surprised that nobody has used a no tolerance policy to rip them a new one on depicting guns pointed at the viewer. What a surprise… Reply Jay1987 says: October 15, 2013 at 23:59 Well the ladies have finally reached critical mass if you won’t give action Ralph they are gonna come to your house and take it. Reply NickBnumbers says: October 15, 2013 at 17:41 Yes it does. I saw it first on their Facebook page…from which I’ve been banned. Sheesh! All I did was post that everything they want (full registration, no private party sales, bans in semi auto rifles holding more than 10 rounds) was already available in Mexico. They took it really hard like I was saying maybe they should move there or that having gun bans would result in the drug cartels and crooked cops running the show. They didn’t even give me a chance to explain that maybe what I meant is that it’s crazy an advanced nation like the US can’t get legislation passed like they can in backward, deathtrap, Zeta-ruled Mexico. So they deleted my post and banned me from further posts. I was all bummed, cause I’m like “Hey! Number 9, y’all!” And whatnot. Reply cubby123 says: October 15, 2013 at 17:43 Should be called Mom’s Demand Baby Bottles. Reply General Zod says: October 15, 2013 at 17:47 “Gun Sense”…they keep using that term. It does not mean what they think it means. Reply AndrewinDC says: October 15, 2013 at 18:04 True, “gun sense” is just bad grammar, nothing more. And it certainly isn’t very clever either. Reply RockOnHellChild says: October 15, 2013 at 20:34 It’s actually very clever… To add the “common sense” connotation to their gun control commentary it assumes the only logical view point is their own. If their argument is “common sense” then opposing it would mean you’re being illogical. It’s a play on words, but no less clever. Reply General Zod says: October 15, 2013 at 20:49 Gentlemen, I disagree. “Gun sense” is an appropriate term that is being idiotically misused by the grabbers. Gun sense is, logically, sensible behavior around guns – as we were all taught. Safe handling, safe practices, proficiency and good judgment. What they promote is gun fear. What we practice is gun sense. pat says: October 15, 2013 at 23:36 I think they think it’s a clever play on “common sense”, but the way my brain interprets it is as a play on “nonsense”…which is a more accurate synonym based on the way Moms Demand Action uses the term. LongPurple says: October 16, 2013 at 07:30 Agreed. They wish to continue advocating for gun “control” but to use the term gun “sense”, since it has more semantic appeal. As you point out, they attempt to position themselves as “sensible”, and by implication those who oppose them must be irrational. Very much like the self-styled “progressives” can only be opposed by “regressives”. Jus Bill says: October 16, 2013 at 15:00 “Gun sense.” That’s Obamabot zombie newspeak. They stole it from one of his speechwriters. Jonathan -- Houston says: October 15, 2013 at 22:37 It sounds too cute by half, as I’m apt to interpret it as the conflation of “guns” and “nonsense”, and disregard their nonsensical firearms policy proposals. Reply TheYetti says: October 15, 2013 at 17:54 Sure. It also looks like a hanging steel target. Reply Ed says: October 15, 2013 at 17:59 I feel threatened Reply 505markf says: October 15, 2013 at 18:10 I fully support your right to feel threatened. No one should ever feel that way, you poor dear. We should jump into action via social media in order to cure this significant injustice. Reply gemalo says: October 15, 2013 at 18:18 I think we need opinions on this from Sarah Palin and Gabby Giffords. One was targeting Congressional seats with bullseyes, and the other’s shooting was blamed on that. Maybe we can blame the weekend toll in Shitcago on MDA’s ad. Reply ProfBathrobe says: October 15, 2013 at 18:25 It’s not a gun muzzle; it’s a surprised bird looking up at an I-Beam falling down onto it. Reply jwm says: October 15, 2013 at 19:28 Man that is wrong. Funny as hell, but wrong. Now that you’ve pointed it out, that’s all I see. These MDA people are so sick. Subliminal messenging.”Give in to our demands or we’ll crush helpless birds to death.” Evil, evil people. Reply C says: October 15, 2013 at 22:32 Great, now i can’t see anything else. I can live with it. Also, awesome avatar, btw. Reply C says: October 15, 2013 at 19:42 I feel threatened. I’m going to write them a strongly worded letter and stage a lack luster boycott! Reply Dirk Diggler says: October 15, 2013 at 19:42 Ralph will be mad at me, but me thinks it is a keyhole, thru which if one peers, they can see Shannon Watts lathering up in the shower. 🙂 Reply 505markf says: October 15, 2013 at 20:15 Dude, your consistency is astonishing. Hang in there. Maybe one day you’ll run into her and turn her into a real-man-loving, gun-toting wo-man. Reply Dirk Diggler says: October 15, 2013 at 20:27 Saul persecuted Christians, too, until he had an epiphany headed for a little fun in downtown Damascus. Who knows, Shannon gets a little lovin’ and we have a future apostle. it’s worth a shot. Reply Jay1987 says: October 16, 2013 at 00:04 Wow Dirk try youp0rn maybe they got a Shannon Watts lookalike on there or find full body pics and send em to realdollz to have a custom doll made ( note: all the info in this post was learned while married to my very liberal very anti gun ex wife) Don says: October 15, 2013 at 20:00 Yes it does and its loaded with those Hornady Critical defense rounds with the red plastic tip Reply Kerry says: October 15, 2013 at 20:27 Why does such a small group get so much attention? There is no such thing as bad press and every time they are mentioned here adds to their credibility of a legitimate organization. My vote is to never mention them again…ever. Reply Jus Bill says: October 16, 2013 at 15:04 Because it’s so easy to mock the inept. And fun, too!!!!! Reply S.CROCK says: October 15, 2013 at 20:59 seriously?! “gun sense” these sayings are just getting confusing now. “assault rifle” was effective because it is obvious what it is supposed to represent, but now these liberal terms are just getting more and more pathetic. Reply Rodeo Jones says: October 15, 2013 at 23:22 those gunphobe moms sure are creative. i’m going to go melt mine down right now. Reply Not So 1337 says: October 16, 2013 at 04:47 I’m making a new organization, RSODMD, aka Range Safety Officers Demand Muzzle Discipline. Reply LongPurple says: October 16, 2013 at 06:43 From a Freudian view, it appears to be a symbolic pudenda muliebria. Perhaps they are sub-consciously flaunting their femininity. Reply LongPurple says: October 16, 2013 at 07:06 Consider the relatively enormous phallic symbol of the exclamation point poised just above the female symbol, as if it was about to plunge into it. That gives a sexual meaning to the slogan “Moms demand action!”. Reply Silver says: October 16, 2013 at 17:33 Subconscious projection of their own innate, insatiable lust for violence. Reply Joseph B Campbell says: October 17, 2013 at 13:13 I agree it is a strong psychological impression! I am not sure exactly who there target really is though! Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.