Home Fun and Games Weekend Photo Caption Contest – Win a Pair of M&P Earmuffs Fun and Games Weekend Photo Caption Contest – Win a Pair of M&P Earmuffs By Dan Zimmerman - August 1, 2014 131 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email This week’s best caption writer will win a pair of Smith & Wesson M&P Performance Earmuffs courtesy Smith & Wesson. Enter your caption in the comments by midnight Sunday. We’ll announce a winner on Monday. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New From X Products: X-1 Stand Alone Launcher (NOT a Firearm) The Gundie Awards Nears One Million Votes Merry Christmas! Tell Us About Your Holiday and What You Are Packing! 131 COMMENTS F**king Yanks! Reply “I surrender!” America wins, again. Reply Win! Reply Guards, get these two racist baby-killing future criminals off my legs! Reply There’s a new sheriff in town and he doesn’t give a damn about getting kicked out of school. Reply How England see’s their relationship with the U.S. Reply Is that a knock on them or us? Reply On whichever nation that produces idiots that stick apostrophes in the middle of words. Reply Did you mean asterisks? Back off pardnr, one ass whoopin is enough! Reply 238 years and you’re still rubbing it in! Ever been cold cocked by a big hat kid? Reply +1 Reply Leroy was totally unaware that he was about to be ambushed by the Injun hiding in the hat. Reply Open carry Texas has gone too far this time! Reply Made ya look! Reply If you say ‘asshattery’ one more time, I swear to God… Reply Hey kid, this is a real 10 gallon hat. Reply “Back up a little further kid!! That ear looks mighty good!! Hehehehee” Reply Armed American Brothers, 5 and 7, Defend Unarmed Europeans, Again Reply You got my vote for winner Reply Except he is not a European. He is British. Damn foreigners Reply In 2014 American influence across the world has been diminished. Thank you Mr. President. Reply Wish I could have a gun, but the Queen won’t let me! Reply Buckingingham Palace is protected be Americans. Six year old Americans. Armed, Six year olds, Americans. It seem unarmed Brit guards can’t cut it. But guns kill… Reply [screams_internally] Reply playing cowboys and beefeaters Reply Thanks for the cover kid, I couldn’t hold it another minute. Reply “Don’t worry, formerly Great Britain! I’ll save you!” Reply BREAKING NEWS: The British are gobsmacked by free men having firearms and large cahonies as evidenced by the Texas youngster’s deadly arsenal and peculiar gait. Reply My 2nd amendment allows me to go “pew”, “pew”, “pew’ just like this, what does yours do? Reply Much to the chagrin of the palace guard, the Sinn Fein had been training circus midgets for a raid on Buckingham palace. Reply kicked your ass in 76 and again in 1812. so what’s you got to say about that? Reply ….. also saved your ass in ’17 and ’41 Reply Er, no. In 1917 Britain was not at such risk (though France was), and U.S. help arrived too late to make a difference anyway (though, to be fair, everybody thought it would). In 1941 U.S. help was only to defeat the Axis powers, and it turned out that the strings attached hurt Britain so much that there was precious little “saving” anyway. Reply “In 1941 U.S. help was only to defeat the Axis powers, and it turned out that the strings attached hurt Britain so much that there was precious little ‘saving’ anyway.” Putting aside the tendency toward chauvinism on both sides of “the pond”, there was a people-to-people program of aid from Yanks to embattled Brits you should not ignore. A poster, “rbernie” at thehighroad.org reports: British government advertisements in American newspapers and in magazines such as The American Rifleman begged Americans to “Send A Gun to Defend a British HomeÐBritish civilians, faced with threat of invasion. desperately need arms for the defense of their homes.” The ads pleaded for “Pistols, Rifles, Revolvers, Shotguns and Binoculars from American civilians who wish to answer the call and aid in defense of British homes.” Pro-Allied organizations in the United States collected weapons; the National Rifle Association shipped 7,000 guns to Britain. Britain also purchased surplus World War I Enfield rifles from America’s Department of War. Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s book “Their Finest Hour” details the arrival of shipments of .300 caliber rifles and .75 caliber artillery pieces from the U.S. government in July 1940. Churchill personally supervised the deliveries to ensure that they were sent on fast ships and distributed first to Home Guard members in coastal zones. Churchill thought that the American donations were “entirely on a different level from anything we have transported across the Atlantic except for the Canadian division itself.” Churchill warned his First Lord that “the loss of these rifles and field-guns would be a disaster of the first order.” “When the ships from America approached our shores with their priceless arms special trains were waiting in all the ports to receive their cargoes,” Churchill recalled. “The Home Guard in every county, in every town, in every village, sat up all through the night to receive them…. By the end of July we were an armed nation…. a lot of our men and some women had weapons in their hands. BTW I understand the man Churchill put in charge of the Lend-lease ships from the USA was rewarded for his excellent service to the Crown by being made a Viscount. I would assume there was some value to the Empire in the Lend-lease program evidenced by that action. LongPurple, first of all, I want to thank you for a reasoned reply based on accurate data, rather than the “my country, right or wrong” sort based on falsified material that has been long debunked elsewhere. You are certainly right about the behaviour of U.S. people, but the other sorts of comments were lumping the whole lot together, government and all, and the U.S.A. as such certainly behaved very badly, taken as a whole. The thing is, your material is seriously incomplete, no doubt because that is all the U.S.A. ever tells you. There were lots of U.S. strings attached, they simply weren’t attaced to Lend-Lease itself but to less visible, lower profile things. The U.S.A. made sure to run down all British assets in fire sales for its own benefit before ever doing any Lend-Lease (e.g. many textiles firms), then it took over much technology during the war rather than simply using it and letting it go back (e.g. penicillin mass production was kept despite the R&D and patents being obvious developments, and Canada was barred from getting its shared R&D in nuclear technology and had to start its own CANDU reactor work almost from scratch), and then finally Bretton Woods and post-war rebuilding had lots of strong-armed pro-U.S. strings and financing benefits (much of this is covered by Skidelsky’s biography of Keynes; we know separately that Holland was even coerced into giving up the East Indies by all this, it had been set back so much by the war). All in all, the U.S.A. made sure that Britain and much of Europe were pushed well under rather than allowing them to share the burdens more equally and equitably. You should look up your history better. 1776-83 took a lot of French and Spanish assistance and still left Britain with a lot of what it had had, making it at most a technical knock out, and 1812-14 was a loss on points for the U.S.A. Reply PM, allow the guy some creative license here, please? Show off another time. Reply Now its the turn of The British to help The Americans with their foolish adventures in the Middle East. So P.M.L. It sounds like rationalizing; a win is still a win. We were our own country; we were no longer under control by Britain. That is more than a “TKO”. Especially when we won as a frontier society against one of the greatest military powers of the time. The war of 1812 was started by us because of the trade embargo by Britain on the US in trade with France, the impressment of American citizens into British naval service and the supply of weapons to the American Indians on the western frontier in trying to create an independent Indian Nation that led to indian raids against the people on the frontier. All of that stopped as part of the treaty that ended the war. I’d call that a win. So how did we lose by “Points”? Reply So P.M.L. It sounds like rationalizing; a win is still a win. We were our own country; we were no longer under control by Britain. That is more than a “TKO”. What you’re leaving out is what you did not get, that you were after: Canada and Florida. Also, Britain kept a lot of what France and Spain were after, too. It was a three way thing, and Britain’s losses were not simply the opposite of U.S. gains (if anything, France was the biggest loser overall, as it didn’t make any material conquests and the war’s costs made that a Pyrrhic Victory). Especially when we won as a frontier society against one of the greatest military powers of the time. Except that wasn’t what happened, was it? It was a frontier society allied with’t one of the greatest military powers of the time (France) and one of the middle ranking ones (Spain), against one of the weaker ones. Britain had one of the weakest armies of the time, though of high quality for the period, and made up for that with a strong navy and finances that were used to support allies (which weren’t very available that time; even the Dutch reneged on their treaty obligation to release the Scottish mercenaries they had hired). This was for reasons of cost, different strategic needs as an island, and to reduce the constitutional threat of a large army. The war of 1812 was started by us because of the trade embargo by Britain on the US in trade with France, the impressment of American citizens into British naval service and the supply of weapons to the American Indians on the western frontier in trying to create an independent Indian Nation that led to indian raids against the people on the frontier. All of that stopped as part of the treaty that ended the war. I’d call that a win. So how did we lose by “Points”? Because – again – you didn’t get Canada the way you wanted (which was another motive for attacking that you didn’t mention), and because not one of the U.S. war aims was achieved by that war; those that were, were all achieved by the ending of the Napoleonic Wars and by the 1814 treaty’s resolution of the outstanding British grievances against the U.S.A. (which hadn’t delivered on its 1783 treaty’s commitments, particularly but not only with regard to Loyalists – to be “fair”, it welched on its obligations to France, too). When Britain stopped impressing sailors across the board with Napoleon’s (apparent) defeat in 1814, it had no more need to impress American ones either. While Britain still had a need, it had a right to do so to Americans unless and until the U.S.A. fulfilled its own treaty obligations, just as it had a right to maintain military posts in U.S. territory until then (that was how it worked; Britain didn’t have to deliver until the U.S.A. did, which only happened for the later treaty). So the fact that a later treaty, that the U.S.A. did honour, superseded the earlier treaty in those matters is connected to those two changes, not to the war the U.S.A. launched at all. It all works out as a loss on points since the U.S.A. achieved none of its original war aims through fighting, but only through unrelated changes in the wider world and through negotiating new arrangements that it did, finally, honour. “These damn kids are better armed than I am!” – UK Palace Guard. Reply “He has the right to bear arms… I’d just settle for the right to kick my right foot.” Reply Well Major. We already kicked the misfits out of our country. Sent em back to England. Reply Think you can handle a Governor, governor? Reply Silly child! Your teeny hat forces you to have to open carry, while my hat allows me to conceal a full-size pistol, an uzi, a tea pot, my lunch sack, my dog Mr. Winkles, and a saber. Reply A beefeater demonstrates how to employ field expedient cover as used by Hamas. Reply “Let me introduce you to my LITTLE FRIEND!” Reply LOL, I like it. Reply Billy, look out! There’s one behind you! Reply Who won the night vision??! Reply I know, right? lol Reply So that’s what freedom looks like. Reply “The only reason I’m required to stand perfectly still is if I move, this stupid hat will break my neck.” Reply Corporal Smythe ponders the implications of pissing down the little wanker’s neck. Reply In lieu of being able to carry real weapons British soldiers are now hiring young US children as body guards. Reply And we lost to these guys…….twice! Reply No. Count it: once – and that was only because of the French and Spanish. Reply PM, you’re British, right? Reply I am an Australian immigrant with Scottish and Irish parents, the latter being the Billy-be-damned sort. You should expect any biasses to offset each other. Don’t forget those German mercenaries. Both sides used (hired) them. Reply Lil Dude, where’s your horse? Reply Point that at me kid and my boots goin’ straight up yur little arse! Reply Pew… Pew pew pew Reply You go “Bang Bang” one more time kid, and I’m gonna put this hat all the way down over your whole body, and we’ll see how much shooting you will do then! Reply Just try it Jimmy Savile. Reply 99% of the Americans are saying Jimmy Who? Reply Beefeater-“Must be American” Reply Look kids only Slaves and us Brits can not have guns ! Reply Even my head dress needs Viagra from time to time. Piss off kid. It’s a job. Reply No, seriously Clive, there’s a guy in a huge fur hat right behind you! Reply Uneasy lies the head that wears the big furry thing… Reply Hmmm… I wonder what these young colonists with guns have in mind? Reply Mini Me at Buckingham Palace….Ya Baby! Reply Hey Britania, I have your balls right here! Reply yes I believe in gun rights our forefathers gave us that right we are law abiding citizeneven if there was guncontrol criminals would have guns when we didn’t have right to Reply This boy would get arrested today for having the toy gun in Britain. Reply 1. 2. Tie your shoes. 3.4. Out the door. 5.6. Save the Brits. 7.8. Back to the States. Reply Joey bet I can shoot that off his head! Reply So I guess its a culture thing over there… Reply Go ahead. Call it a “booger hook” again. I dare you. Reply Point me at that Hitler fellow and I’ll save ya from the Germans again! Reply Rule 34 of the Internet. Reply Look out Tommy! It’s coming down!! Reply GET OFF THE FENCE! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=e65-wLp1yyI Reply Father-son Halloween in the UK. “I’m pretty sure this is what all Americans are like, right dad?” Reply You know, kid, you Yanks did not win your independence. We let you go… Reply What the Beefeater is thinking? Damn, it’s good to be an American! Or, if I wasn’t working for a queen, I could have one of those. Reply GUARD: “Is THIS the guy who has been taking my anti-gun arguments apart on disqus?” Reply Two young Americans were arrested in Britain today for gun possession. Reply David Bowie will testify as to the term “young Americans.” Reply You see sir? It’s called a “six shoo…ter.” Now pay attention and try to keep up. It’s also called a piss…tull. You hold it like this and point it at bad guys. You should take notes, woulda helped you guys back in the war. Reply Times like this make me pine for the fjords…. Reply One in the hand is better than two in the bush…y hat thing. Reply To everyone, I am 95% sure those kids are actually British. So yeah. The england vs america comments are funny but don’t really work with the picture. Reply Look at the shoes and shorts. Those are British boys, I should know used to be one. Reply “Kilt him a b’ar, when he wuz only three….” (Re: the bearskin, of course) Reply “Oh Beehive you little Pillick!” Reply Alex Jones found his first nephilim at the age of three. He is seen here defending his large headed find. Reply Unconcerned to the point of contempt, our young freedom fighter turns his back on the ridiculously emasculated symbol of our former oppression and focuses the attentions of his trusty peacemaker on the true threat to liberty; the news media. Reply Proving once again that a good kid with a gun… Reply Wait. What’s this between my legs? Reply Say hello to my little friend’s little friend! Reply Now we know what Davey Crockett did with that bear he killed when he was only three. Reply There once was a time in England where No F*cks Were Given. Reply “Kids demand ice cream and toy guns has another successful carry event” Reply While Corporal Blythe Swingate seems to be slightly annoyed by the young American Timmy Torkelsons antics, he also seems to be contemplating the superiority of: The right to bear arms vs The right to bear hats Reply Birth of the term beaver hunter. Reply Cowboy up in the Land of Hope & Glory. Reply Lots of comments from Brits on here. Just go to show how many Brits living in America are into guns Reply “I said he doesn’t need a haircut”. Reply Due to increasing attacks from children high on high fructose corn syrup the Buckingham Palace guards have formed a new unit armed with cap pistols and a vast knowledge of how cops & robbers works to defend the traditional guards from vandalism. Reply I thought we were playin cowboys and indians. . . all we got is this big headed goofball. Reply Hmm…I always thought John Wayne would be taller. Reply The open carry movement goes international. Reply Dad, I don’t think this boresnake will fit. Reply six years, six shots Reply Where’d that varmint go? How’d it get on your head? Reply 1974: photo op — 2014: child abuse Reply A gun grabber lies ready to spring the ambush…. Reply I’ll see your cap gun and raise you one Beefeater. Never bring a guy with a big furry hat to a gun fight. You may be bigger than me but my friend’s a more snappy dresser. Reply “No Dad, I want to take the Queen PRISONER!! Her guards don’t have no guns.” (Brother:) “He’s right BEHIND YOU!!” (Dad:) Scarpers before the rozzers arrive. Reply “Tastes like chicken.” (I’m not even bothering to try at these things anymore.) Reply That awkward moment when you realize that a 5-year-old can do a better job than you at your chosen career path… Reply Quick draw McGraw on the job protecting the Queen gun in hand. Reply From my cold dead hands… Reply “the changing of the guards will be AFTER the changing of my diaper!” Reply “OUT OF THE WAY OF THE QUEEN’S GUARDS !!!” http://youtu.be/WpieDsRJAts Reply Son of a Gun! Reply Caption: “I can’t’ move but I hope this emu falls off my head and flattens the baby Lone Ranger here!” Reply Caption: “I like that gun! Maybe this emu will fall of my head and flatten him so I can get it! Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 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.