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Sunday, November 6, 2016
Black Hat Gatt
The graphs on gun usage in this Economist article are neat. Gathering info from the Internet Firearms Database. It's cool to chart the popularity of the Beretta 92 after .mil adoption and getting featured in some action movies in the 80, then dropping off in popularity as the luster of the wonder-nine faded, plus other reasons. Maybe if more cop shops had adopted that gun instead of the Glock types we'd see more Berettas reflected in the cinema.
LOTS of WWII milsurp German stuff in the 70s, then a fall off. I guess we had more Nazis in movies in the 1970s.
But it got me thinking about gun play tropes. In cowboy movies the bad guy wears a black hat. The trope goes. There are others, like, back-shooting, throwing sand in an opponents face during fisticuffs, etc...
But in more modern genre's like gangster or cop shows or whatnot... Is there a black-hat gun model, ever? If you were to film a movie in 2016, what gun do you give the villain to reinforce he IS the villain? Is there such a thing? A good guy gun model and a bad guy gun model? There is the bad-guy gun grip is some movies, holding a pistol sideways to indicate the wielder has ties to an urban street gang. Terrists and commies have AKs in modern war movies, yes yes, I know. I was thinking more along the lines of a pistol model, I guess. What handgun is preferred by the bad guys, and what is preferred by the good guys?
Bad guys strap on Glocks, and the good guys have a 1911? Oooo, too easy. And probably not true.
"You never select a shotgun as your primary anti-zombie firearm. It's great for onesy twosey, but zombies travel in hordes. The reload time is onerous, and the ammo, while effective, is heavy and bulky and short ranged."
Big Mistake for Her
If Ginsberg had let Scalia put the words "strict scrutiny" in Heller and Hillary said "Gun control is just not going to be a priority for my administration," Hillary would have been elected President.
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