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Bushmaster advertisement for AR-15s in issues of Maxim magazine:

From Gun Porn

Well, they do share the name of the inventor of the machine gun and sound suppressor. Also an ad for the Remington 870.

A few years back, I would never have imagined a men’s magazine catering to young men (some even say metrosexuals) would be advertising evil black rifles. Fantastic. Oh and go get your man card.

I think I’ve fallen back in love with Freedom Group.

43 Responses to “We’re winning”

  1. smijer Says:

    Consider the size of your penis compensated for.


  2. SayUncle Says:

    OK, that made me laugh.

  3. Thomas F Says:

    Consider the size of your giant irrational fear advertised for everyone to see.

  4. Mad Saint Jack Says:

  5. SayUncle Says:

    i have an irrational fear? And what is it I fear, exactly?

  6. D.W. Drang Says:

    A Real Man doesn’t need a card for permission.

    “Of course I’m compensating, if I could kill bad guys with my penis, I wouldn’t need a gun.”

  7. Stephen Says:

    * NOTE: Mancards will not be issued in California, D.C., or other states and regions where men are prohibited. By possible coincidence, many of these states also ban semi-automatic rifles.

  8. Thomas F Says:

    Sorry, poor editing on my part, that was meant for “smijer” feel free to edit my comment….

  9. SayUncle Says:

    I’d guess smijer is joking.

  10. Huck Says:

    Of course Im compensating, if I could kill bad guys with my penis, I wouldnt need a gun.

    ROFLOL! That’s going on a bumper sticker!

  11. JD Says:

    We are winning indeed, now I’ll have to consider a Bushy for my next AR.

  12. Huck Says:

    JD Says:
    October 21st, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    We are winning indeed, now Ill have to consider a Bushy for my next AR.

    They’re sweet rifles but Bushmaster’s kinda chinzy with mags, the rifle came with ONE 30 round mag!

  13. DirtCrashr Says:

    In California we build our own Mancard, or two – we don’t need no steenking badges.

  14. Chas Says:

    Markie Marxist sez: “Gun companies shouldn’t be doing that! That’s marketing! They’re marketing guns! Gun companies should slink around in shame until we Marxists can ban the companies we don’t want and nationalize the rest. If they market guns to the general public, they could become as successful as other capitalist companies like McDonalds, or Wal-Mart! How’s that supposed to help us communize America? It’s just not common communist sense to allow them to market their product outside of their gun magazines. Just ask my commie compadres at the Brady Center; they’ll tell you how awful it is. It’s . . . it’s . . . it’s uncommunist!”

  15. SayUncle Says:

    Chas, I have a feeling the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Ownership will soon be peeing their pants over it.

  16. Pathfinder Says:

    You can all get your Jones sated when Freedom Group goes through its IPO in the not too distant future. Buy shares, own a piece of the prize!

  17. smijer Says:

    Yeah, and if I could compensate for the size of my penis with one of those vacuum pumps, I wouldn’t need an AR. Gotta go… gonna give it *one more try*…

  18. DirtCrashr Says:

    It’s not the size of the magazine, it’s how you use it.

  19. BobG Says:

    Of course Im compensating, if I could kill bad guys with my penis, I wouldnt need a gun.

    Given a choice, I think I’d rather be killed by a gun than a penis…

  20. mariner Says:

    Consider the size of your penis compensated for.

    By a .223 ?!! I don’t think so.

  21. Mike Gallo Says:

    It does kinda bother me that they used that tag line, but it was very surprising to see the ad (in a good way). The wife brought my copy into my study yesterday, and there was a subscription card on that page, so it was the first thing I saw when I opened it.

    I also noticed the (much classier) Remington 870 ad.

  22. deez Says:

    Mike, if you are looking for classy, Maxim might be the wrong publication.

    But yeah, this is great

  23. pdb Says:

    This is pure unalloyed awesome. I hope they pull more stuff like this in the future.

  24. Less Says:

    Funny thing! I picked up the Chicago Tribune a few days ago and in the advertising section Cabela’s was running adverts for 5.56 ammo.

    I’m sure the adverts are targeted by area, but I still nearly shit myself silly, because it was IN THE FREAKING TRIBUNE!

    I’ll see if I can’t dig up the paper/take a picture…

  25. Mad Saint Jack Says:

    Hmmmmm. Maxim Magazine and Oleg Volk…

  26. Jay G. Says:

    Uh, Unc?

    There a particular reason you’re getting Maxim? Been hangin’ around Caleb too long?

  27. SirBeep Says:

    JayG: I dont know about Unc, but I got it for the last year for no good reason. Just started showing up and even followed me for an address change. My wife reads it for me. 🙂

  28. SirBeep Says:

    As in I did not subscribe, no gift subscription card, etc… Just a random free subscription. They want a fee to resubscribe though.

  29. georgeh Says:

    “smijer Says:
    October 21st, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Consider the size of your penis compensated for.


    Yeah, I need some small bores in my arsenal.

  30. Jim Says:

    Let’s see ’em run it in Lady’s Home Journal, or “O” or other such estrocentric printing that passes for distaff enlightenment.

    The screams would be beyond dog-whistle pitch, I’m sure.

    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

  31. JD Says:

    Huck Says:
    October 21st, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    Theyre sweet rifles but Bushmasters kinda chinzy with mags, the rifle came with ONE 30 round mag!

    DPMS comes with 2 mags and my RRA with 1.
    I may get blasted for this, but…I prefer 20 rnd mags, they don’t get in the way when I use my bipod. I do have about four 30 rnders in case TSHTF.

  32. ChrisTheEngineer Says:

    So an add in a magazine means we’re winning? How does that work?

    And I thought winning would be having our inalienable rights respected, honored and upheld.

  33. SayUncle Says:


  34. Kirk Parker Says:

    My compensation is bigger than their compensation (M1A.)

  35. zombiehunter Says:

    “…prefer 20 rnd mags, they dont get in the way when I use my bipod.”

    Bi-pod? What’s this bipod thing of which you speak? My RRAs both came with slings. 😉

    I kid, I kid.

  36. ChrisTheEngineer Says:

    “facepalm” Yea, that would be real informative. Can’t justify your claim other than derision?

    I expect I know why you think “win,” I just don’t see it as much of anything. But enlighten me anyway.

  37. SayUncle Says:

    I didn’t say ‘we won’, now did I?

    well, first of all, the ‘we’re winning‘ meme has been a consistent theme on this blog since about 2003 (well before you started commenting here). And it illustrates incremental changes in attitude and culture that have occurred. A non-gun magazine publishing gun ads is a big deal culturally.

    Of course, if the incremental approach isn’t to your liking, you’re in for disappointment.

  38. Tirno Says:

    I’m trying to think how to work this into an argument.

    Anti-gunner: You’re compensating for your penis!

    Me: My lawyer has advised me that a jury will not be understanding if I defend my life with my genetalia.

    So, yes, I had to settle for something… less impressive. Would you like to see my Lahti?

  39. DirtCrashr Says:

    Ok, so now I need to get a bigger sling?

  40. ChrisTheEngineer Says:

    I’m perfectly happy with incremental _improvement_. I just don’t see that a niche market, young male oriented, targeted audience magazine accepting advertising dollars in an economic downturn is an indication of any improvement.

    I suppose a non-gun magazine advertising guns might be a big deal, I remember mainstream mass market national magazines having full page gun adverts. So it would be a “big deal” to me if something like ‘Life’ (Uh, is there still a ‘Life’ mag?) was doing it — ‘Maxim’ doesn’t strike me as such. While it is a question of scale, I expect big deals to be big. Also, if Maxim has previously presented an anti-rights stand, that would be something to crow about. Have they?

    So as part of a _much_ bigger picture it is a good thing, but in and of itself, not much there.

  41. SayUncle Says:

    they have reportedly crapped their pants over guns before.

    So as part of a _much_ bigger picture it is a good thing, but in and of itself, not much there.

    That seems contradictory.

  42. ChrisTheEngineer Says:

    A grain of sand in your face, no big deal. A bucket full would be something.

    More to the point, assuming they have “crapped their pants over guns” then it is an improvement. I gotta think about how big, due to the small fish nature of the beast.

  43. Johnny Says:

    More likely simply more evidence that print media is dying and they’re desperate for revenue, any kind of revenue, from anywhere.

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