Incendiary Image of the Day (Take 2): “If They Can Make Up Stats So Can We” Edition

The Answer to Domestic Violence (courtesy Chip Kerr for The Truth About Guns)

And once again a TTAG reader has taken it upon himself to fight fire with fire. “If they can make up their own statistics,” Chip K writes, referring to the unattributed anti-gun agit-prop propagated by Demand Action to End Gun Violence, “then there is no reason I can’t do the same.” Ah but—readers familiar with Foucault’s Pendulum will wonder if the stat is as made up as Agent K thinks it is. Anyway, “Because a restraining order is just a piece of paper” is genius. Nice work Chip.


  1. avatar BlinkyPete says:

    I see our photoshopper-in-arms is not a Glock fan…

    I’m still not a fan of just making shit up rather than specifically calling out those that do, but well done regardless.

    1. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

      and there is whitespace around her fingers. . . .

      1. avatar BlinkyPete says:

        Yeah, that’s what I mean… either he doesn’t like Gaston’s baby or maybe just wanted a better pic of good trigger discipline.

    2. avatar orion says:

      The P99/SW99 is a fine weapon. 😉

  2. avatar Roscoe says:

    Nice; broadcasts a more favorable fact based message than the “Demand Action” poster does.

    Now if only we were able to benefit from the same distribution support the grabbers have at their disposal compliments of Bloomberg and the MSM.

    1. avatar Chip says:

      Its a twitter hashtag. If you have a twitter account you can broadcast anything you want and when you include the hashtag anyone else on twitter will see it when they follow that tag. We can basically hijack their message with a more appropriate and/or factual message.

      Yes, that is a lot of hash in one sentence…..

      1. avatar Roscoe says:

        All’s fair…bogus facts warrant a similar response in that realm.

        I don’t “tweet”, so thanks for the gouge.

      2. avatar Chad says:

        All this talk of hash is making me want some corned beef.

        1. avatar Ralph says:

          All this talk about hash is making me want a bong.

  3. avatar Daniel Silverman says:

    I would change the first part to:
    “State that encourage concealed carry with every handgun sale”
    By saying states that have concealed carry laws, seems to lean towards place like CA where concealed carry permits are difficult, and expensive.

  4. avatar DanRRZ says:

    This can get interesting….

    RF what are your thoughts on an Armed Intelligentsia propaganda photo contest?

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      I like it. What are you suggesting? And yes we can get a gun—A GUN!—for a prize.

      1. avatar Anonymouse says:

        I’m in.

        Let us know when it starts.

      2. avatar PhoenixNFA says:

        Im in.

      3. avatar DanRRZ says:

        A gun! That got me really excited, but then I remembered I live in NY State. If it has <10 round "clips" and no evil features, I'm in.

        I'm thinking it would be unique to let the masses decide. I'm not sure what your hosting capabilities are, but some sort of blog type layout with voting buttons would be slick. You would have to control for those unscrupulous individuals who would rapid click on their own voting page (like a google ad words intern) to stack the odds in their favor though.

        You could also use facebook as a host and count the likes, although that would alienate those who do not care for facebook.

        1. avatar akira says:

          Also, there are many services that sell Facebook likes for very low prices. It’s not hard to find 20,000 likes for $5.

      4. avatar Cliff H says:

        RF, I have an idea for a video, based on the quote from this picture, but I do not have the equipment or talent to create it:

        A ballistics gel female head and torso, fully clothed, complete with simulated blood, taking a shot from a 9mm or .45 pistol, followed by a similar torso but with an arm outstretched in front holding a restraining order. Pistol fires through the RO and then compare the wound cavities. To graphic?

        As for a photo, once again I do not have the facilities to create this, but how about a close up of the restraining order but printed on paper with a standard square range target? I’ll see if I can mock one up and e-mail it to you.

      5. avatar MiketheHopsFarmer says:

        Forget a gun! How about a ‘win your weight in ammo’ prize??!!

        1. avatar Avid Reader says:

          Now you’re talking!

        2. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

          Ah shucks I’ve been on a diet…

      6. avatar Jay1987 says:

        I’m down like a pinto with four flats.

  5. avatar shawn l. says:

    It should say “killed” instead of “are shot to death…” quote.

    1. avatar Von says:

      or instead “beat to death.”

  6. avatar JoshtheViking says:

    Hey, what happened to the Glock 30.

  7. avatar Danny says:

    What gun is that?

    1. avatar NYC2AZ says:

      Looks like a P99c, but I could be wrong.

    2. avatar ST says:

      SW99, the unloved predecessor to the M&P.

      1. avatar Vuddha says:

        And the brother to the first generation Walther P99.
        They take the same mags too!

  8. avatar sota says:

    I think you need some changes to the punctuation…

    ” In states that have concealed carry laws for every gun sale, ”
    … which states tie a gun sale to concealed carry by law? it almost sounds like you HAVE to obtain or have CC to buy a gun… or that if you buy a gun you’re required to obtain CC status somehow.

    ” In states that have concealed carry laws; for every gun sale, ”
    … this makes the ccl ‘fact’ of the state merely a preamble for the statistic about to be quoted.

    dropping the semi-colon makes it unclear, regardless of the font used.

  9. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    I would change it to say “In states that respect the right to keep and bear arms” . . .

  10. avatar phiroc says:

    Cool reply!

    1. avatar shawn says:

      Dude, that is her thumb.

      1. avatar phiroc says:

        Sorry I just realized that!

  11. avatar Defens says:

    .38 is a nice caliber, but if you’re going to fabricate statistics, I’d be more impressed with 44% or 45%. Just sayin’…..

  12. avatar phiroc says:

    Sorry I just realized that! It’s was kind of hard to see on my mobile phone!

  13. avatar Matt in FL says:

    Nice job, Chip.

    I like the idea of hijacking their hashtags.

  14. avatar Mina says:

    Good job!! The only way to win is to change the game to one we want to play, not to play the game that the women against gun control invite us to play (and control the rules, the audience, the media, etc. etc. etc.)

    This guy has the right idea. More of this, please!

  15. avatar Arod529 says:

    Bull, you don’t make up stats because when someone finds out, the entire pro gun standing looses legitimacy. Solid arguments don’t need fake stats.

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