Press releases certain groups wish they could take back
First, from Violence Policy Center:
"VPC Lauds Introduction of Blagojevich Bill to Ban "Pocket Rockets""
Next, from the Brady Campaign:
"Brady Campaign Praises Governor Blagojevich for Standing Up To Special Interests and Protecting the People of Illinois"
And they'd probably like to bury the image in the left margin of this article, too.
re: the picture in the left margin...
...my god, they could be twins.
Even the hairdo matches.
Posted by: CDR D at December 14, 2008 06:47 PM
...you know, I've been CCW'ing for fifteen years plus now and I've NEVER hears ANYONE in the "gun culture" (as the Bradys put it) use the phrase 'pocket rocket' to denote a small handgun.
In fact, I've never heard a gunny use that phrase at all. The only places I've heard it are VPC and Brady pressers, and the reporters and politicians who think that those pressers bear some relation to reality.
Posted by: DaveP. at December 15, 2008 01:02 AM
Pocket Rocket? That is a new one on me. Thanks for the blast from the past. Thankfully, that descriptor never left the VPC launching pad, unlike "assault weapons" or "Saturday Night Specials."
Posted by: Carl in Chicago at December 15, 2008 04:17 AM
Nah, they don't care about being associated with an extraordinarily classless and corrupt politician. They're pretty classless and morally bankrupt themselves, so they probably don't see any problem.
Posted by: Bill at December 15, 2008 07:01 AM
"pocket rocket?" I've seen it on Main Stream Media but never from a gun guy.
Of course, these are the same groups that believe we call a mini Uzi a 50/50, because "there is a fifty-fifty chance that you'll either kill whomever or whatever you're aiming it at or kill yourself," said Steve Traver, owner of D&S Gunworks.
Posted by: Steve W. at December 15, 2008 11:43 PM