Let’s face it, folks. Gun owners may be great people who have awesome conversations and are really fun to be around, but they’ve never really been the coolest people on the planet. I don’t know if it’s because many gun owners are very culturally insular people or if they don’t pay much attention to the younger generation, but gun owners seem to be a little bit out-of-touch. That’s why I’m really surprised to see them buying such cool shirts these days.
The culture of guns in America is gigantic. There are so many different types of firearms that it is hard to believe there is an actual market for them all. People are buying the guns, though, and those people are as widespread in their interests as they are geographically. They are also buying plenty of cool gun tee shirts that are being bought by these many different people, and those shirts reflect their lifestyle and the types of guns they like to buy.
Guns are just plain cool. Whether in some awesome summer blockbuster or on cool gun tee shirts, the image of the gun has embedded itself in the American psyche to the point of instant recognition. All through history, weapons have imparted a sense of strength to the viewer. When it was the sword, then the image of the sword dominated images and media at that time. When guns came into prominence, then the gun replaced the sword as the primary image of strength and power. We all should know by now that there is nothing cooler in the world than power.
There is a lot of debate over owning guns and promoting the ownership of guns. When the topic comes up, you can just see the proponents and the opponents bristle on both sides in anticipation for a fight. Even when you just wear pro gun t-shirts, you can expect someone you run across to give you a dirty look.