Friday, May 21, 2010

People Who Confuse Guns & Sex

People Who Confuse Guns & Sex

I've never found the anti-gunners "guns are a penis substitute" argument to even rise to the level of worth serious debate.  The most that I will do is make fun of the argument: "Then what does it say about most gun owners that they want the smallest possible handgun?  And what does it say about women gun owners?  For that matter, what does it say about you, wanting to take away our guns?"  But count on Mayor Daley of Chicago to combine vulgarity, sexual innuendo, and perversion in a single sentence.  From the May 20, 2010 Chicago Sun-Times:

Often when Mayor Daley makes the case for what he calls "common sense gun laws," he stands before a table full of guns seized by Chicago Police.

The show-and-tell was the same today, when Daley was asked how effective Chicago's strictest-in-the-nation handgun ban can possibly be when the city's homicide rate is rising and an off-duty Chicago Police officer was gunned down during an attempted robbery.

The mayor picked up a rifle from the table and sarcastically told the Chicago Reader reporter, "If I put this up your butt, you'll find out how effective it is. If we put a round up your, you-know. . . . [Confiscating] this gun saved many lives. It could save your life."
As a commenter over at Arms and the Law observed (sarcastically):
Say what you will about Mayor Daley, he is always a classy guy.


  1. I don't know if you read Robb Allen, but he has created a few icons for use when commenting on gun related stories. One of these fits this topic perfectly, though it's, eh, sorta NSFWish.

    Sharp as a Marble - All the icons in one place

    And my captcha word was emolog. That's disturbing.

  2. I've always suspected that individuals who make penis jokes about guns are really the ones with the real issues, as it seems to show a rather unhealthy connection between sex and violence. Is the gun control disproportionately full of perverts?

  3. I would think connection arises from them putting their penises where they don't belong, and they fear husbands and/or parents with guns.

    Do cities with extreme gun control, like Chicago, have a higher rate of adultery?

  4. "No, she's absolutely right," said Zeb, patting the enormous pistol at his hip. "This _is_ a penis substitute. After all, if I could kill at a range of thirty meters with my penis, I wouldn't need to carry this thing around, now would I?"
    -- James Drew

    I've always loved this quote.