Look, I understand the need to make your vocational school more attractive to the younger generation. I also understand that making your offer more appealing and more exciting than it may be.
But maybe putting up a video game character in place of anything even approaching reality might be taking it a bit too far. And yes, that is a real ad.
Technically, there have been Italian supercars in police service, but no, you aren’t going to drive one.
I’m surprised they didn’t have Studly McFbidude over there pose with an H+K MP7 with a red dot sight and a Glock practical tacticles in .357 Sig.
Before I worked as a photog, I spent a couple of years behind the counter of a professional-level camera store. We had some of the best shooters in town buy from us, and some others as well.
One guy I’ll always remember was middle-aged dude who’d come in at the same time each Saturday wearing a photog’s vest and chat cameras with us, a VERY common occurrence in a camera store. He’d talk about shutter delay and X-Sync and motor drive speed and then, after an hour or two, walk out the door back to his car, take off his immaculately clean and pressed photojournalist’s vest and drive off.
Yep. He’d put on a shooter’s vest just to go into a store to talk about cameras. That was his idea of being a photographer.
He never came into the store during the weekday when all our other pro shooters would come in, and we never did figure out which camera this gentleman actually owned and used, but by gum, he could talk up a storm about every one on our shelves.
One burr that gets under my saddle is people taking pictures of themselves holding guns.
two three times when it’s ok to take a picture of someone holding a gun.
– When you are posing with your trophy/trophies from a successful hunt (Mosquitos do NOT count)
– When you are taking a group photo of your military or law enforcement combat team.
– During a course of fire at firearms competition.
I have exactly one picture of me holding a camera, despite being around some really neat cameras for fifteen years (if you ever get a chance to pick up a Sinar P2, I heartily recommend them). To a professional photographer, a camera is a tool, as worthy of special recognition as a belt sander or joiner is to a carpenter. Sure, there’s some really nice cameras out there and yes, we get excited about the latest and great thing to come down the pike, but by and large, the nice qualities a camera might have is a result of their functionality and not from their innate beauty (Although the Contax G1 is just *gorgeous* and really useful. I digress.).
This is also my attitude with my guns. I have some guns that are really pretty to look at and some that are not, but I judge each gun I own (with one exception) according to it’s ability to do the task that I require of it, from busting clays to plinking to IPSC to 300 yard shots. The exception to the rule is the M1903 that’s in the photo I linked above: It’s not capable of being shot as the receivers from very early Springfields weren’t heat-treated properly, so it’s job is to be a family heirloom.
And no, I’m not a fan of “barbecue guns“, and I’m not a fan of tactical-for-tactical’s sake either: If a rail helps, use it, if it doesn’t, leave it off. I just don’t understand how we in the gun community (rightfully) criticize the anti-gunners for turning guns into killing machines possessed of their own will and then turn around and elevate what was and is a tool, a (very) refined blunt instrument into an object d’art and statement of our self-esteem.
mainstream environmentalist ecological terrorist takes hostages at the headquarters of the Discovery Channel and demands more TV shows about removing the stinking mass of polluting humanity from the face of Mother Gaia and wiping the Earth clean of human civilization.
And the Maryland State Police Hostage Rescue Team grants him his wish, (in a limited sense), courtesy of a 7.62mm jacketed hollow point round.
Civilization 1, Malthusian economics 0.
I love the taste of Beretta 92F in the morning! Tastes like a culture that has no clue whatsoever about safe gun handling.
In 2003, Florian Jenett and Valentin Beinroth placed about 50 handgun replicas in downtown Frankfurt. The guns were made from tinted ice, making them look real at first sight. In 2009 they did a new edition of their Freeze! project but made the guns eatable by using coke, licorice, cherry and food coloring.
I don’t blame the kid, I blame this kid’s parents. A lot.
Via Van Der Leun
Watch this video, and don’t do ANYTHING they do.
It’s been two weeks since Arizona passed permit-less concealed carry, and our streets have yet to run ankle-deep with blood. Things have been pretty much like they always have been, just like we figured they’d be.
It’s almost as if the anti-Second Amendment crowd relies on hysteria and hyperbole rather than reality…
His answer: Take them shooting. Once they get a chance to use a gun, they begin to understand that there is a whole new world of personal freedom and responsibility out there, that they don’t have to rely on the government to keep them safe, that they themselves are the ones in charge of their life.
We can talk about lower taxes and reduced government interference in our day-to-day lives but unless it’s April 15th, those are mostly nothing more than concepts. A gun is real. It’s visceral. It is powerful and needs to be treated with respect and consistency if you want to stay safe. Firearms can teach the concept of personal responsibility in a way that sticks with a person for a long, long time.
Guns. The gateway drug to freedom.