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Bengt Andersson Penis Gun, courtesy

An artist in Sweden was attacked by a fellow artist’s security guards recently for showing his sculpture, a giant gun loaded with steel penises, at a gallery in Sweden.  While one assumes that the steel penis bullets are intended to convey something deep and meaningful about inadequacy or compensation among gun owners, he wasn’t attacked for his artistic sense.  Bengt Andersson was attacked when the bodyguards mistook his sculpture for an actual lethal weapon and a threat to their protectee Lars Vilks, an artist who has faced numerous death threats since drawing the Muslim prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog in 2007. Did I mention that the gun is almost two feet long? After being beaten bloody, Mr. Andersson has filed a report for excessive violence, but local police are standing behind the bodyguards: “When they see a weapon they have to intervene like this to protect this subject [Vilks] who is subject to a high level of threat.” [h/t Paul S.]

It just went off!  An east Georgia sheriff’s deputy responding to a structure fire was wounded Friday night when a gun stashed inside the burning building went off, discharging a bullet which struck the deputy.  Thankfully, no vital organs were hit, and he was reported to be “alert” after being transported to the hospital.  He underwent surgery Friday evening and is recovering.


Courtesy Recall Senator John Morse

From Recall Senator John Morse: As you can see, Morse and his minions are publicly defacing our signs which is illegal. If they are willing to do this, they are likely willing to cheat in the election. We call upon Senator Morse to publicly denounce such actions. We have publicly and privately told all of our supporters to not touch any of Morse’s signs. And that has been the case. Apparently, Morse does not believe in fair play and feels he must cheat in order to try and win. We the People will continue to fight against his shenanigans until the very end. This is yet another example of why it is important to ensure every single voter who is eligible to vote, votes YES to Recall Morse. You can be assured they will use underhanded tactics at the polls just like they have on the streets. These tactics are like roaches, if you see one, there are more around. Please share this with others so that they can see the ethics of Morse during an election. They are similar to his ethics of charging the voters per diem while he got hair cuts and traveled. [h/t Dr. Vino]

And finally, Armed Intelligentsia member Aaron A. writes in:

I’m wondering if you could pose a question to your readers – how many of them are still watching their favorite NFL team this season? After last season’s post-Sandy Hook Sunday Night Football anti-gun rant, I called and emailed the NFL and never received a response. So even though I am a devoted Packer fan, I’m not watching any of their games this year. Sounds a little crazy – but I refuse to forget who threw us under the bus in favor of political correctness.

So what say you, AI? Will you be showing the courage of your convictions and skipping the broadcasts this season? Maybe just the ones with Bob Costas? Or is the lure of gridiron (or the cheerleaders, or the tight pants — hey, I don’t judge) too strong?

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  1. meh, free speech and all, but I don’t appreciate art that equates guns as phallic symbols and infers that gun owners are compensating or something.

    • He got the beating he deserved. I hope they slapped some sense into him. That’s what happens when you dine on rotten shark meat.

    • No. If you’re going to be technical about the Latin, it would be “penes”, because it’s third declension. Since no one would know what you were talking about if you wrote that, it’s better to stick with English plurals, and write “penises”.

        • There are a lot of languages in current use with similar grammatical features, actually, to varying degrees. From what I’ve heard, Russian is even more complex.

      • “Declension”?!? I thought that was something you did “after”, no? And the THIRD declension?!? Someone is a better man than me, or has a large stash of Viagra!

        • That’s why I stuck through four years of Latin. You learn fourth and fifth declension in third year, but you get good at them in fourth year.

      • I believe Russian has 6 cases, same as Latin. Romanian is the most similar modern language to classical Latin. I know only a very small amount about Laitn, just enough to know that anyone who says “you’re supposed to say Prii” (referring to the Honda hybrid car) is a complete tool.

  2. How could they think it was real? Its two feet long and has bullets with no cylinder. Those guards are either complete morons or they are very pro-gun and were insulted by the “art” in question.

    On the NFL question – I don’t watch football anyways. I have free time – I spend it here, or tumbling brass.

  3. On the campaign signs: The only unfair fight is one you lose. If you’re not willing to get a little dirty, you’re a chump. The shit obviously works, but our side thinks it beneath us. History is full of people who lost because they stuck to what they considered gentlemanly while their enemy felt no such obligation.

    • In a treatise by Robert Heinlein on the occasion of a failed bid for public office he describes how the opposition created stickers (about the size of bumper stickers) with the slogan “Vote for Bob Heinlein!” and drove around town sticking them on car windshields. The trick was that the printing was on the same side as the glue and once the glue set it was a miserable pain in the a$$ to get the thing off the window! The intention obviously was to get the voters annoyed enough to vote against.

      Is there time enough to mount this campaign against Morse? I really like it, considering.

      • The only thing that stops me from loving that idea is that i would beat a motherf**ker for touching my car. I guess I am why it worked.

  4. I refuse to watch a single NFL game this season.

    Of course, given that I never watch any sports, I’m not making much of a sacrifice…

  5. How come the only people equating guns and penises are anti gun people? I’ve never encountered this trope anywhere else in decades involved in gun ownership and shooting sports.

  6. Will I boycott the NFL because of what some idiot that I never liked and never listened to anyway said on a subject he knows nothing about? Nah. I just wish they could invent rejuvenation treatments and bring back John Madden. BOOM!

  7. Funny how most folks who don’t get paid to inflict violence are held crazy responsible for the slightest mistake they make at work. If your job is meting out violence, it doesn’t seem to matter if you’re right or wrong, it’s ok because reasons.

  8. I had to reread p3nises to understand the word lol. Usually I just say sausage fest when refering to p3nis in plural.

    As far as football? Go Steelers! But I dont watch anything that isnt on a disc or youtube. No cable or sattelite for me.

  9. I dumped my Satellite (of Love) provider and cannot receive any other signals, even w/antenna on a 16 foot tower. I don’t buy products adverted on the games so there is little point in me even giving a rat’s tuckus about where the spheroid lands. It’s “racist” anyway

  10. Lets talk about the cop wounded by a round cooking off. I’m actually shocked that he was injured. Go watch the SAAMI video about the non-threat posed by rounds cooking off.

    The firefighters walk up to a truck of burning ammo and while the rounds are hitting them, they have no momentum at all and are stopped dead by their firefighter coats.

    I must warn you, the absolute slaughter of ammo will bring a tear to even the manliest man’s eye. But not me of course.

    (Is this link showing up??)

    • Ammo by itself is what is talked about in that video. That’s basically harmless because the heavier bullet stays in place while the lighter brass simply explodes or flies away at low velocity. This guy was hit by ammo that cooked off inside a gun, which means the bullet fired down the barrel at normal velocity, just as if it had been fired with purpose.


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