Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I don't get it.

I found the following under a blog list of "stupid is as stupid does" photos...

Cute kids, good trigger discipline...what's the problem?

22 comments:

mikeb302000 said...

Cute girls, scary guns.

Alan said...

Great Photo!

Every time a kid holds a gun Sara Brady dies a little more. WIN!

DirtCrashr said...

They're not wearing ear and eye protection?? Otherwise the levels and color balance in the photo could be fixed in Photoshop.

Steve Skubinna said...

Obviously they just hate kids. Haters. Bet they're racists, too.

Damn those racist haters.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Incredibly stupid! Look at that selection of firearms! I wouldn't wish those models on my worse enemies. A pistol grip shotgun? Some Tec 9 thing, and an AR? Get a clue and then some decent shooting iron, parents of cute little girls. Get a nice Remngton 870 WITH a stock, a 1911, and a M1A. INTELLIGENT choices, them.

Lokidude said...

Jovian Thunderbolt beat me to it, kinda. I have no issue with the AR per se, simply with the ridiculous scope mounted on it. Way too much glass for a mid-range semi-auto rifle. Beyond that, his argument and mine are the same. Raise those little girls with taste and class. ;-)

drjim said...

They're not holding *real* guns?

BobG said...

"Cute girls, scary guns."

They're only scary when you don't know anything about them.

Mike W. said...

Steve - Agreed. Definitely racist. Hell, the guns are black, kids are white. :)

Assrot said...

Great picture. I don't see a problem. They look like my grandkids just before we all get ready to go to the range for the weekend.

:-)

Joe

Lifebeingblogged said...

Everyone knows the grease gun goes on the right flank.

SpeakerTweaker said...

Am I the only one who saw the optic on top of the AR and thought, "Jeez, you look through that thing and see the back of your own head or what?"

Dass a beeeg scope!

And the little tike in the middle just reeks of teh kyoot.



tweaker

doubletrouble said...

I'm w/T-bolt here.
That TEC-9 is a POS, & that's too much glass for the AR.
Otherwise, cute kids.

But that TEC-9's reely gotta go...

Solo Survivalist said...

I can't wait until my daughter is big enough to hold an AR.

reflectoscope said...

If you want a picture that fits the tag better, have a look at this.

Jim

FatWhiteMan said...

I'll have to throw in with New Jovian Thunderbolt on this.

Julie said...

wish my girls could hold guns like that - don't see any problems in this photo - but the one that reflectoscope linked to makes me MAD .. how can someone be SO STUPID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dan F. said...

I'm not sure they could even pick up an M1A...

It's a good family picture.

Anonymous said...

I'm all for the right to keep and bear arms, but this seems a bit irresponsible. Real guns are not children's toys nor children's props for amusing photos. They are tools for defense and protection, hunting and ADULT recreation.

Do I think this picture is idiotic and stupid? Not really. I'm not under the impression that a child will burst into flames if they touch a firearm. I'm sure that all the precautions were taken to ensure these kids' safety. I just fear that, until they are old enough to understand gun safety and the consequences of accidental fire, taking cutesy, novel pictures can only serve to harbor them into a dangerous comfortableness with a tool they don't have the capacity to understand.

It's my opinion (yes "opinion") that children should have a healthy fear of guns until they are of the age when they can respect them. What age is that? Obviously, it's up to the parents to decide. But the wee gal in the middle? Really? She wouldn't know danger if it rolled up in a white van with painted windows and offered her laffy taffy and a balloon. Am I equating guns to pedophiles? No, I'm just trying to illustrate how a child's ability to understand cause and effect should be a factor in deciding when parents decide they are old enough to handle a weapon. Even if mommy and daddy are present.

Anonymous said...

Cute picture, but I think the good trigger discipline might be cause their fingers don't reach...

So long as just before/as they were handed the guns they were checked/shown they were clear and the kids know they ain't toys etc can't see a problem with it :-)

Wild Deuce said...

healthy fear of guns ... is there such a thing? Respect .. absolutely. Fear ... no.

I suppose these girls should have had a healthy fear. If she had been taught a healthy fear instead of respect, Samantha probably wouldn't have accomplished this.

just saying

Jumblerant said...

I think they may be unhappy about the caliber of the rifle - the old .303 vs. .556 argument!

So sad/pathetic that people get upset by a photo.