10 Totally Tasteless Pro-Gun T-Shirts


In his response to the Newtown mass shooting, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre slammed ultraviolent movies and video games for celebrating killing and catering to our antisocial fantasies. Not surprisingly, he did not mention the abundance of paraphernalia marketed to law-abiding gun owners that glorifies firearms and minimizes gun violence. Ten t-shirts that exemplify the uglier side of pro-gun gear:

“AR-15 Asshole Remover”
That’s the same rifle that was used to remove 26 lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“Guns don’t kill people. I do.”
For the rare sociopath with a sense of personal responsibility.

“When Democracy Becomes Tyranny / I STILL Get to Vote.”
This is exactly why we need voter ID laws.

“Point / Click / Delete”
Undo.

“9 out of 10 voices in my head told me to stay home and clean the guns”
Too bad your superego didn’t tell you not to make fun of mental illness.

“Gun control means never having to say I missed you”
Pretty much any way you interpret it, this is messed up.

“All in favor of ‘gun control’ raise your right hand.”
Hitler was also a vegetarian, but that doesn’t make bacon taste better.

“Yes, I do own a gun. / Yes, I do know how to use it. / Yes, I will shoot your sorry ass!”
This one raises all kinds of questions. You probably should keep them to yourself and slowly back away.

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms” —Thomas Jefferson
The NRA has edited Jefferson’s phrase, subsitiuting “free man” for the original “freeman,” because it would be embarassing to suggest that only white men should be armed.

“Happiness is a warm gun”
Unfortunately, the guy who originally came up with this phrase is not around to complain about this shirt.

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