“Another Example of Media Knowing Nothing About Firearms”

Bobby Shmurda's guns (courtesy thecouncourse.deadspin.com)

You might say that blogger Greg Howard at theconcourse.deadspin.com identified the guns confiscated from rapper Bobby Shmurda and submitted the following list [after the jump] as an attempt at anti-gun humor. I agree with TTAG tipster therealmattinfl that Howard doesn’t know dee eye see kay about guns. Like the majority of his colleagues in the media, he felt free to ignore his ignorance to celebrate his prejudice. Anyway, name those guns! . . .

1. Cricket

2. The one with the Terminator laser

3. That Predator-esque snubnose number

4. Old-timey revolver next to cricket

5. Old-timey revolver on bottom all alone on a lonely revolver island

6. That lil’ matte black one at the top

7. Chrome one next to cricket

8. The one with the superfluous clip

9. Chrome revolver

10. Black one with the cool neon on the handle

11. Old-timey revolver at the top

12. Ostensible black revolver below the lil’ matte black one

13. Black and silver one with the cool neon at the top

14-t. Those black and silver ones without the cool neon at the top

17. Black one with the curiously fat handle by that lil’ matte black one

18. Black one next to the old-timey revolver on a lonely revolver island

19. The black one in the geographic middle

20.That one next to the lil’ matte black one that lacks any defining characteristics

21. Finger guns

22. The one up in the corner


  1. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    Ya can’t fix STUPID-LOL…

  2. avatar Quinn says:

    And this shows that he is anti gun how?

    1. avatar JR_in_NC says:

      Where did it assert anywhere that he was “anti-gun?” The only point anti-gun was mentioned was in reference to THE READER may see the linked piece as an attempt at anti-gun humor.

      The point of posting it here is that the linked author, and the media in general, is “ignorant” about guns. If that ignorance is willful or not merits discussion.

      1. avatar Stinkeye says:

        I’m not sure I see how this proves the author is ignorant about guns. It’s clearly a (failed) attempt at humor. If he had actually tried to identify them and got most wrong, that would be evidence of ignorance. This is just…dumb.

        1. avatar JR_in_NC says:

          Perhaps, but the ignorance about guns was the point of the post (as written) whether you/we agree with Farago’s thesis or not.

          Debating whether Farago has a good point still does not have anything to do with Farago making an assertion that the linked author is anti-gun. No such assertion exists in the post.

          Sorry; it’s just a peeve when people seek to execute tangential derailments.

        2. avatar ken says:

          It seems to me that this piece is not being called for ignorance about guns, but rather on the old joke about the ability to count without needing to take one’s shoes off. There are 21 guns on the table, NOT 22! The joke being that the author would have no way to know that, if he is unable to count past the number of fingers and toes he possesses….

        3. avatar ken says:

          It could also be about the calling of the DA revolvers “old timey”, as there are no SA hoglegs in evidence here. But I like the Jethro Clampitt, can’t count to twenty without his shoes off, angle better.

  3. avatar cmeat says:

    they’re all tauruses (tauri?). except for the glock.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      Looks like an NAA Mini between the rows…

    2. avatar Stinkeye says:

      There’s at least one Ruger in there, and that looks like a Beretta NEOS in the corner.

      1. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

        Agreed on the NEOS, and the larger 6″ barrel version, at that. Excellent firearm for plinking, but especially for training beginners.

      2. avatar ken says:

        Excellent call, btw! I thought the top half looked wrong for a NEOS, but I found this better photo:
        And you were spot on target. We just can’t see the cutout between the barrel and the rib in the photo posted.

  4. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    … and the five-o had them all displayed on a table (with a tablecloth),
    Why exactly?

    1. avatar JasonM says:

      To show how awesome they are at enforcing laws that prohibit acts that are not in the least bit criminal in nature.

  5. avatar 2hotel9 says:

    So. What gunshow did these anti-human f**ks steal this pic from?

    1. avatar Hinshelworld says:

      Umm, what?

    2. avatar S.CROCK says:

      No theses actually were taken from Bobby Shmura.

  6. avatar Broken 3ight says:

    Honestly Im starting to feel the same way about the plethora of ARs everywhere. “The black one with dust cover, the black one without dust cover, the black one next to the pink one that lacks any defining characteristics”.

    1. avatar Barry Newman says:

      That is so true! LOL The black Ar with the chrome bolt next to the matte black one with the sniper scope…Then you have the tan ar with the foregrip next to the old timer Vietnam ar. haha

    2. avatar Drew says:

      Live practically anywhere else a while, only dictators have it worse.

  7. avatar tom w a glock says:

    Cannot believe they got #21 wrong!?! That is obviously the legendary uber-deadly 0.9 mm!

  8. avatar raptureRaptor says:

    “7. Chrome one next to cricket”

    You made me LOL here. “Noisy cricket”, fantastic reference.

  9. avatar JasonM says:

    8. The one with the superfluous clip
    Now clearly he doesn’t know what clip means, but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t know what superfluous means. Unless the clip (or magazine in this case) is from an incompatible model gun, or is glued to the slide, so that it can never fit in the magwell, it’s a useful (some would say necessary) part.

  10. avatar Pwrserge says:

    Bro just lost a load of street cred. A rapper should be able to afford better gats.

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      Just what I was thinking. Any rapper worth his salt should own at least one Hi-Point.

      1. avatar C says:

        Bonus points awarded for rust.

        1. avatar Marcus says:

          And as “Sticky Fingaz” says in his song “my guns is my dogs” or “my dogs is my guns” or, How I learned to stop worrying and learn frickin’ English for Pete’s sake. “…da one wit da taped up grip”.

          Gotta have a Hi Point wit da taped up grip if you want to be gangster.

  11. avatar turner92 says:

    Every year Deadspin become less and less about sports.

    I have many reasons to tell deadspin and a lot of Gawker to EXPLETIVE DELETED. Well, except Jalopnik.

  12. avatar Ratbikerx says:

    All I know is it is a horrible piece of writing…a stupid list of guns on a table? Is he writing for a high school paper or something? Silly.

  13. avatar Hannibal says:

    Huh? They’re all glocks obviously. Except for the Glock, that’s an AR15.

  14. avatar Mark N. says:

    One of TTAG’s readers left a comment that if the author wanted help identifying any of the guns, he should just ask, rather than look retarded, to which the author replied:


    maybe you should put the guns and keyboard down and grab a beer! it’s friday!

    also, no one here is “retarded”; in fact, many of us are almost definitely smarter than you!

    have a great weekend, and be sure to stay warm!”

    Obviously, the antis do not wish to be educated, being the supreme beings they are, but would rather engage in ad hominem attacks than discourse.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      It’s Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals #5

      RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

  15. avatar Roymond says:

    Just a weak attempt that would have worked if there had only been a half dozen pieces. It started off well, but quickly evidenced a limited imagination.

  16. avatar Royal Tony says:

    I have always kinda wanted a giant tube of a laser sight mounted on top of a handgun like the Terminator’s. for shits and/ or giggles of course.

  17. avatar Dutter says:

    Who is Bobby Shmurda ? Pretty sure I don’t care……

    1. avatar S.CROCK says:

      ny rapper.

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