I Am A Gun Owner Gun Nation by Dan Zimmerman | Jan 23, 2013 | 29 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Daniel See all of the “I Am A Gun Owner” portraits here. Please send your statement photo to [email protected] with the word PHOTO (all caps) in the subject bar. Let us know if you want us to use your name, a screen nic or remain anonymous. comments great unknown says: January 23, 2013 at 09:17 Male, Christian, Gun-Owner. In left-wing ideology, that’s three strikes. Reply BlinkyPete says: January 23, 2013 at 10:04 Haven’t seen any lefties criticizing him for any of those things yet, and I know there are a few around. Sadly, I can’t say the same for my friends on the right, which is a real shame, what with this unity project we’ve got going on here. Reply Joke & Dagger says: January 23, 2013 at 10:35 Family Man (not gay): Strike 4 Was smart enough to get a college degree that would actually lead to a well paying job (one percenter): Strike 5 Reply EagleScout87 says: January 23, 2013 at 09:27 And he doesn’t know how to position the American Flag Reply Bill says: January 23, 2013 at 09:33 First thing I thought. Does it make it a bad person? Probably not. Doesn’t change the fact the Flag is hanging the wrong way, even if it a picture of one. Reply BlinkyPete says: January 23, 2013 at 10:02 PROBABLY not? Since when is a minor error (I’m not even aware of it) evidence of someone potentially being a bad person? Tough crowd indeed. Reply Randy Drescher says: January 23, 2013 at 11:14 Probably not? We might not need to call obama on this one, Randy Reply Foster says: January 23, 2013 at 10:36 Easy guys there’s a reason he positioned it that way. The flag is moving forward in that position. Always forward. Reply In Memphis says: January 23, 2013 at 11:51 Maybe we should be flying them upsidedown to signal distress. Because thats what our elected leader is causing plenty of. Reply JJ says: January 23, 2013 at 09:32 Cripes…tough crowd. Thanks Daniel. Reply Bill says: January 23, 2013 at 09:34 +1, still with ya. Reply Thomas Paine says: January 23, 2013 at 09:51 thanks bro Reply BlinkyPete says: January 23, 2013 at 10:01 No shizz. I thank you for your post, Daniel, and critique you for exactly nothing. Reply JJ says: January 23, 2013 at 10:18 At least he made the effort to head to a protest…with his family. I guess its easier to be a critical keyboard commando. Reply Aharon says: January 23, 2013 at 10:18 Daniel, thanks for being with us. You have a cute kid. Reply EagleScout87 says: January 23, 2013 at 10:39 No it doesn’t make him a bad person at all, and +1000 for him sending in his picture and for protesting… but the flag the symbol of our nation and our freedoms, men have died for that flag and it is due a level of knowledge and respect. Jeez, it seems people get more upset when a mag is called a clip. Reply BlinkyPete says: January 23, 2013 at 10:49 So basically he went out to stand up for our cause, in a cold with a small child, went to the trouble of participating in a pro-gun movement designed to unite us, and the only thing you can think of to say is “the flag isn’t facing in the right direction.” You didn’t even bother to thank him in your initial post. I’ve seen American Flag thong bikinis… I don’t think there will be too many people rolling in their graves at the National Cemetery over this. Oh, and to be clear, I’m not upset, I just think you’re nitpicking on an ally and deserve to be called on it. Reply EagleScout87 says: January 23, 2013 at 11:05 We’ll have to agree to disagree. I did thank him for his support (I’m sorry I didn’t thank him in the first post, if that would have made it better, well then I apologize). The Flag Code is actually federal law as well, for us law abiding citizens, though there’s no penalty for breaking it. I’m not upset with him either, or with you. He looks like a stand up guy, a good father and a patriot. Again, huge thanks for his support during these troubling times while our freedoms are being assaulted. Look, all I’m saying is as a proud American, take 3 minutes to learn how to display the American flag correctly. It’s not hard to do. Reply BlinkyPete says: January 23, 2013 at 12:17 You actually didn’t even take your own advice and tell him how to present it correctly. It could have been a quick, helpful note after the requisite thank you, but instead it was a thankless holier-than-thou statement on your part, followed by several useless posts of dip-shittery on mine. Maybe be nicer next time. 16V says: January 23, 2013 at 11:20 I agree with Eagle Scout to the limited extent that it can add to the perception of being sloppy or amateur. Just like my objection to the sign with the apostrophe for a plural, why give them more rope to hang us with? Is that fair? Hardly. But sometimes ya gotta play the game a little bit, without compromising your position one bit. You’re right, BlinkyPete, it’s just a piece of cloth. Drawings are even less important. It should be handled with a certain amount of decorum and propriety in certain situations that call for it. Otherwise, it’s a gosh-darned patriotic thong bikini. Which I know my grandfather who did WWI & WWII was very much in approval of. Reply BlinkyPete says: January 23, 2013 at 12:18 At this point I’m almost trolling. My point was that a “helpful hint” would have been a lot more constructive than what was said. 16V says: January 23, 2013 at 21:55 I agree, we just all get overly enthusiastic sometimes about minutae that rustles our jimmies. Aharon says: January 23, 2013 at 12:04 ‘I’ve seen American Flag thong bikinis…’ — Those women really love their country. Reply BlinkyPete says: January 23, 2013 at 12:19 I didn’t say anything about women. g says: January 23, 2013 at 11:20 Thanks Daniel for speaking out! Love the sign, but this pic of you and your child is even better. Glad to see yet another fellow dad representing our community! Reply jwm says: January 23, 2013 at 11:37 Thank you Daniel. Cute kid. I have 6 cute grandkids. We both understand that what we are doing isn’t so much for us as the little ones that trust us to do right. Reply EagleScout87 says: January 23, 2013 at 12:00 +1 I think that every time I look at my kids. Reply In Memphis says: January 23, 2013 at 11:53 Thank you for sharing Daniel Reply Lance says: January 23, 2013 at 13:31 Bless you and may you and your family be blessed. Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour 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.