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 Gemini Customs S&W 642 and Dan Baum's Gun Guys (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

Yesterday, we ran a contest asking our Armed Intelligentsia to devise a pro-2A slogan for people who don’t own a gun. The theme was a tribute to Gun Guys author Dan Baum; a once and future TTAG contributor who “gets” guns like Danielle Lloyd gets attention but somehow fails to grasp the whole Second Amendment thing. (Liberals. Go figure.) Dan also forgot the fact that the last six words of his book are a pro-2A slogan for fence straddlers: “Don’t Like Guns? Don’t Have One.” Anyway, Dan’s chosen a winner: “Guns – because free speech sounds funny with a boot on your neck.” Rich’s hardcover edition of Gun Guys is on its way. Thanks to everyone who played along.

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  1. Don’t know what the others were, but here’s one for the hell of it. “Guns – Because I have the right to choose how I defend myself.”

  2. Wait, her last name is REALLY “Llyod”? How does one pronounce that? Something like, “Yee-OD”?

    Come unto me, Yee-OD!!!

  3. Congrats to the winner, well done! I’m somewhat relieved I didn’t win, at least now I’m not stuck with that dopey book.

  4. Hate to break it to you, but anything that invokes jack-booted thugs is the kind of thing that tends to turn off the fence straddlers.

    • Yeah. A slogan that invites eye rolling and muttering about “paranoid gun nuts” isn’t really going to do us any good, true or not.

    • Give it time. Within a year, with the government going at its pace, the concept won’t seem so ridiculous to most.

      Of course, some will always be victims of normalcy bias.

  5. Just a reminder that this isnt a game. We arent playing for trinkets. Keep visualizing German Jews being rounded up. Southern blacks being dragged off to a lynching. Old ladies being beaten to unrecoverable injury for a handful of change. I’ll choose my allies very carefully.

  6. Thanks Dan! Thanks Robert!

    Lot’s of great entries. I’m in good company here.

    Yeah, it’s a little gritty but I think it makes a point. Like Silver above says, given time it may not be gritty enough to keep up with reality…

  7. Nice choice. I laughed out loud at that one when I read it yesterday. There were some other zippy ones, too, but that’s a good pick.

  8. I love the Slogan, for gun owners. But the assignment was a slogan for non-gun owners. Nothing there to indicate a non-gun owner supporting the 2nd Amendment.
    Anyway, thanks for all you do. Even if I don’t agree with everything, we’re much better off with TTAG than without.

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