I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. (J.R.R.Tolkien, The Two Towers)

When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.

Marko Kloos "Why the Gun is Civilization"

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Original Poster

I’ve been trying all morning to post this. I seem to have an infestation of “Page Not Responding” Gremlins. Had to shut down and reboot twice. I may have to resort to honey. (see Dec. archive)

Anyway, above is the poster in question. I can see how someone who isn’t gun minded could be confused. I even did a double take until I reread the caption.

I remember several years back one gun company came out with a handgun in color especially for women. I did a quick search but couldn’t find it. I’m thinking it was Smith & Wesson’ s Lady Smith model. But it didn’t catch on.

Eleutheros explains it much better in his comment about the green hammer.

Here's another poster featuring the same little girl.



At 9:40 AM, Blogger Sarah Elaine said...

Interesting marketing concept here, but I have to confess that it makes my stomach reel a bit. I'm not a raging feminist (though I do know plenty of them) and I suspect that the intended target audience for this ad might also be the anti-violence, tree-hugging, social justice types on whom the ad would be lost. Just a guess?


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