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Army wants a new gun


Now this is my idea of a proper gun ad. BTW the US military is looking for it's next standard model.
Let's hope it is made in America still. I like the old Colt 1911 .45 ACP or the Glock .45 GAP over any 9mm.
Posted By: BrokeDad | Date: Tue Apr 21, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Guns

The gun safe enough to use as a toy

There seem to be layers of meaning in this ad. On one level, it's just a girl playing with her toys (and her gun). On another level, the doll clearly seems posed in a way to represent a dead person, shot perhaps by the girl who's looking down at the gun in her hand with regret. What's the message here?

Incidentally, wikipedia tells us that Iver Johnson revolvers were used in the assassinations of William McKinley and Robert Kennedy (and the attempted assassination of FDR).

Source: The Canadian Magazine - April 1904
Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Apr 21, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Guns, Toys, Advertising, 1900's

Gun Silencer Bacon Cooker

I've heard about using a car engine to cook breakfast (in fact, that idea is immortalized in Rick Altergott's great artwork for WU -- see the side column), but this is the first time I've seen a gun used for the same purpose.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Mar 12, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Guns, Bacon

Bra Burners Beware

A Brazilian woman was saved from a bullet to the heart by her underwire bra.
Posted By: patty | Date: Thu Feb 05, 2015 | Comments (11)
Category: Guns, Underwear

Idiots That Live Among Us

A moron in Pennsylvania shot a gun into his neighbor's house while trying to clear the chamber. He stated in court that firing the gun was the only way he knew to unload it. Some people should not be allowed out on their own!
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Sep 27, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Guns, Stupid Criminals, Goofs and Screw-ups


No, its not a bar. Shooters is a restaurant in Rifle, Colorado that encourages patrons to bring their guns inside. In fact the waitresses are armed and the business hosts $75 conceal carry classes. I'd advise leaving a tip!
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Jul 06, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Guns

Shotgun Gardening

Shotgun shells loaded with plant seeds. Point, shoot, and watch your garden bloom! There's a Dick Cheney joke in here somewhere. Available from (though currently on backorder). [via HuffPost]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Dec 18, 2013 | Comments (9)
Category: Guns

Johnny Seven O.M.A. Gun

Wow. Able to give the parents of 2013 seven kinds of frenzied PC headaches with one toy!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 14, 2013 | Comments (6)
Category: Excess, Overkill, Hyperbole and Too Much Is Not Enough, Guns, Toys, Advertising, Children, 1960's

Jockey—They Keep Their Fit

In 1955, Jockey Briefs ran an ad campaign featuring young boys shoving guns into their underwear. The image on the left is via, who says that it ran in Woman's Home Companion; the one on the right is from eBay.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Oct 13, 2013 | Comments (9)
Category: Guns, Advertising, Underwear
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