Props to the NRA Carry Guard fashion show’s organizers. They used “real people” to model concealed carry holsters and clothing for their first runway extravaganza. Real people embody and project the NRA’s core message: firearms freedom for all. (Click here for more images from dailymail.co.uk.) That said . . .
Where are the Carry Guard babes and the himbos? (Not to mention people of color, ’cause that would open-up a whole ‘nother can of worms.)
News flash: sex sells. Whether it’s gun rights or garden hoses, holsters or hand soap, products sell better when the people hawking them have sex appeal.
NRA spokesperson Dana “Clenched Fist of Truth” Loesch is easy on the eyes. NRA Commentator Dom “Abs You Can Trust” Raso has plenty of sex appeal, if you’re that way inclined. Where were they on the night in question?
It’s also worth noting that the NRA’s use of, shall we say, “unsophisticated” models reaffirms the anti-gunners’ prejudicial belief that gun owners are hicks. A conclusion that this Dana and Dom-less crowd shot does nothing to dispel.
But forget the crowds. Think Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. As TTAG hunting editor Liberte Austin will tell you, glamor equals views. And views are what the NRA and holster vendors need. So . . . time for a rethink for next year’s show? I know a few Israeli models who could git ‘er done.