Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tammy Bruce: Gun Nut, or Illegitimate Poseur?

Look at the picture below:



The photo which appears on teh Tammy Bruce web site and on her twitter profile is calculated to portray her as a conservative champion of both talk radio and the second amendment. A new media renegade whose outer appearance "at the table" suggests that she is open to discussion, but who keeps her arms turned in toward the body subconsciously projecting a closed mind.

And the gun: an attempt to solidify her true conservative credentials. Convincing on the surface but upon closer inspection it becomes clear that the woman does not know how to handle a weapon.

Is it not a basic tennet of firearm safety that one should keep ones finger off the trigger until one is ready to pull it? Does any reasonable and sane firearm owner NOT cringe upon seeing her finger not just resting on the trigger, but curled around it? To portray herself as a gun person and then to allow herself to be photographed handling one so casually, so negligently, so dangerously is highly damaging to her credibility as a gun enthusiast.

The verdict? Poseur.

Regardless, I dont listen to talk radio. I just report what I see.

17 comments:

Two Dogs said...

Why in the world would you hate on gays? I thought that Regressives like the gays?

Stop The Neocons Blog Guy said...

Tammy Bruce is gay?

Two Dogs said...

And very open about it. Check the Wiki.

patess said...

Tammy has answered the criticism about the finger on the trigger a number of times. It is a pose for a dramatic photo. She owns a gun. She is not a "gun nut".

Stop The Neocons Blog Guy said...

She doesnt look dramatic. She looks careless.

Stop The Neocons Blog Guy said...

Thats just like a neocon to keep track of who is gay.

Two Dogs said...

We protect all types of folks, unlike the Regressives.

Stop The Neocons Blog Guy said...

Thats just like a neocon to divide peopel into categories

Anon. said...

'She owns a gun and she isn't a gun nut'. Isn't that a contradiction in terms?

Anon.

Stop The Neocons Blog Guy said...

Yeah. Plus she is bitterly clinging to it (gun). I hate when they do that

stoorat said...

Dean, have you subcontracted your blog out to Paul Belcher?

Anon. said...

who is paul belcher?

Anon.

Stop The Neocons Blog Guy said...

Who is Paul Belcher?

stoorat said...

I have no idea. Seriously.

Stop The Neocons Blog Guy said...

Oh *THAT* Paul Belcher.

Anon. said...

Ahhh... *THAT* Paul Belcher.

Yes, I think he has.

Anon.

Stop The Neocons Blog Guy said...

No way dude. that was all me.