Artistic license: Shepard Fairey’s anti-NRA poster features bizarre hybrid ‘assault rifle’

If the scary-looking “assault rifle” at the center of propagandist Shepard Fairey’s new anti-NRA poster actually existed, there’s no question it would shoot to the top of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s “must ban” list. Just look at the ultra-high-capacity magazine clip and military-style assault grip on that thing! What is that gun, anyway?

Um, Fairey might be a little hesitant to copy reference photos too closely. It’s expensive.

Whatever it is, just ban it, now.

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  • tcbaz

    Cool looking weapon anyone know where I can get one?

    • angeleyez

      +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
      .
      Cool ♥ the Mao look ‼ . . . . . (satire)
      .
      Aren’t kids still allowed to wear Mao T-shirts to school ?
      ▲ YES ▼ NO

      • angeleyez

        Seems the Marxist Progressives are using socialist red again
        for their propaganda posters.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Mao, Che, Stalin, etc. are OK, but Support for the NRA isn’t? $#!+, there goes the First Amendment… Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Blake Waymire

      If you find one, let me know. I’d love an AR-pattern that can use the 7.62×39 and AK mags.

    • http://twitter.com/ClassyLiberal Thomas W

      I think Colt did make an AR in 7.62×39 for a while. Or someone did.

  • tcbaz

    Cool looking weapon anyone know where I can get one?

  • CatHerder

    I love Skiffy art. Needs some more doodads, though.

  • CatHerder

    I love Skiffy art. Needs some more doodads, though.

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos believe that only the government, criminals and thugs are to have guns.

    I’ve seen this movie before: It is called Schindler’s List

  • BeeKaaay

    Leftwingwackos believe that only the government, criminals and thugs are to have guns.

    I’ve seen this movie before: It is called Schindler’s List

  • Elke E. Wilhelm

    I just love “Frankenrifle” That cracked me up! :)

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      I WANT a “Frankenrifle”!!!!!!!!

  • Elke E. Wilhelm

    I just love “Frankenrifle” That cracked me up! :)

  • BeukendaalMason

    It looks perfect for Communist agit-prop art. All it needs is some people (typically all white) looking up at “Dear Leader” who is most likely surrounded by children (again typically all white). Its almost as if all of the Communist propagandists moved to the US for their new jobs when the old Soviet Empire fell.

    • Mark81150

      I didn’t see your comment before posting mine, but we agree completely.. he didn’t even do an original work, just copied and altered a chi-com propaganda poster.

      What is it and the hard left and their love of Chinese and Soviet art styles?

      His next work.. the new perfected Soviet socialist man poster.. hammer and sickle under the SEIU logo..

      • SineWaveII

        Fairey never does original work . He plagiarizes everything he does.

        • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

          I could create a more realistic gun with my old-school Microsoft Paint! And I would use it to PROMOTE the SECOND AMENDMENT! Jawamax 8<{D}

          • SineWaveII

            I hear that.

  • BeukendaalMason

    It looks perfect for Communist agit-prop art. All it needs is some people (typically all white) looking up at “Dear Leader” who is most likely surrounded by children (again typically all white). Its almost as if all of the Communist propagandists moved to the US for their new jobs when the old Soviet Empire fell.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

    Atheist Shepard Fairey references deity he doesn’t believe in for agitprop. News at 11.

  • NRPax

    Take the time to learn what an assault rifle actually is before you criticize, you paint-huffing pinhead.

  • EndangeredNJRepub

    I was yelling at my buddy a few hours ago when I saw the poster, saying how it’s so telling of los liberales that they will combine the most “scariest-looking” things they think of when they hear “assault weapon.” Hell, the way the shooter (who appears to be wearing a suit?) is gripping the damned thing, like he’s about to wax his rod or something, tells me the folks are beyond ignorant at this point. And they’re going unchallenged.

    We are living in the Twilight Zone.

    • SineWaveII

      You got that right

  • brewerandpatriot

    We should come up with an anti-abortion poster featuring a mad scientist with a big pair of scissors snipping the spines of…oh wait…that actually happened…

  • Mark81150

    Looks more like a communist Chinese propaganda poster about revolution than anything else.. explains the AK-47 signature parts.. he largely copied a chi-com poster.

    how stunningly typical of an O-bot..

    always willing to learn from Maoist’s..

  • Joe W.

    Real smart. Imagine the 3rd degree burns you would get from that hot as hell barrel he’s gripping, as the rounds spew out of the weapon.

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      One can only HOPE a “libby” holds a rifle this way!!!! >:^)

  • John Smith

    What an idiot. I have that same muzzle break on one my AKs and the magazine isn’t made for an AR15 platform – the 5.56NATO/.223 calibers aren’t wide enough to illicit a magazine with that much curve.

    • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

      Logic doesn’t play well with these folk. I didn’t realize the width of the round had anything to do with the magazine curvature……learn something every day. See this poster started a CONVERSATION!!

  • Sonus

    AK- AR hybrid? Yisrael Galil kinda, sorta did that in the early ’70s.
    Looks nothing like the poster tho.

    • AaronHarrisinAlaska

      The AKE? Yeah, that thing looked more like a bad ass beefed up 47.

      • Sonus

        AKE?
        I’m referencing the Galil. AK op system, M-16 barrel and mag. FN side folding stock.

  • Guest

    Want to hear the best part of this? That isn’t even the NRA (National Rifle Association) Eagle, its the NRA (New Relief Act) Eagle under FDR! LOL

    • Slapweasel

      Idiots painting incoherent things incorrectly.

      …par for the course.

      • PapayaSF

        Fairey is not really a painter, he’s more of a plagiarist. He scans things and modifies them digitally. Many examples here: http://www.art-for-a-change.com/Obey/index.htm

        • Hillary Coyle

          Right. Copies then profits from the uncredited copy.

          And he rails against capitalism.

    • SineWaveII

      i think that’s supposed to be a dove hence the target on it. Either that or he has it in for the number three American discount retailer.

      • Ken Alan Draper

        actually Target is french owned.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      See my reply to KingOfTheHill, above. Jawamax 8<{D}

    • Mammytwoshoes

      Folks, with a painting like this and a name like Shepard Fairey,
      it doesn’t get any gayer than this…

    • Ken Alan Draper

      actually I think that’s supposed to be a dove with a target on it, it’s just a hack artist who can’t draw very well.

  • http://twitter.com/BrianPHovland Brian H (wackobird)

    I think.That poster. Is perforated.In tiny. Squares and. Soaked in. LSD.

  • Guest

    The BEST part about this is that isn’t even the NRA (National
    Rifle Association) Eagle, its the NRA (New Relief Act) Eagle under FDR!
    LOL

    • MrApple

      I thought it was more dove like.

      • Lady 12

        So proud to say that my dad shoots doves every fall.

        • MrApple

          They are hard to hit.

          • Lady 12

            They’re so small!

          • MrApple

            And extremely fast.

          • twolaneflash

            And they are an agricultural pest, breeding by the millions, making harvesting them a moral obligation, for the children, who would not have bread if these pigeon cousins weren’t sauteed and put on a hot, buttered biscuit.

          • MrApple

            Don’t get me wrong I think they are very tasty and have no issue killing them for food.

        • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

          Doves are tasty!

          • Lady 12

            Yeah, he’s supposed to bring them home all cleaned up, but one time he left their feet on. That was an interesting dinner.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Clarification, King:It was the National Recovery Act of 1934, From the Great Depression. YW. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • CynicOwl

    That’s the Bill O’Reilly AK-15! Not sure where you can get one with a duck call on the muzzle, though.

    • SineWaveII

      LOL I would love to hear the sound it makes when you fire it. If it’s a full auto assault duck call it would go. wakwakwakwakwakwakwakwakwakwak. If it has select fire in 3rb mode it would go wakwakwak wakwakwak wakwakwak.
      Of course if it’s just a semi-auto duck call it would go wak –wak –wak –wak– wak .

  • ICOYAR

    Looks more like a Nazi Germany propaganda poster. Of course, they were right next door to communism anyway.

  • $18912735

    Soviet propaganda style sells big nowadays… whodathunkit?

  • ConservativeIdahoMom

    Pretty sure Target’s attorneys will have something to say about this.

  • EverybodyTalks

    …plus whenever going to the shooting range invariably I see folks holding their rifles like they are mobster tommy guns. They have to make bullet sound effects…like …”Brrratt-a-tat-tat…or Baaa-rrrock a tat-tat because when you squeeze the trigger only one round comes out at a time….it is so frustrating.

  • RememberSekhmet

    My theory is that the gun control bill was supposed to succeed in the Senate and would have been being debated in the House as government artist Fairey’s poster was debuting. This poster was supposed to be the new pink equal sign for liberal Facebookers and Tweeters as the Left showed its muscle while the House was debating the gun bill. The idea was to make sure there was such a fecal storm when the House killed the gun bill, that various House members would feel they lacked the political capital to kill the amnesty bill so shortly afterwards…….and then the Senate killed the gun bill….

  • thehappyhedgehog

    Guess the new rule is artists can only paint specific things that actually exist. Also, no more fictional characters.

    • NRPax

      Really? And are your strawmen made from organically grown hay picked by union labor?

    • Corey Dennison

      Well, if they’re railing against things that actually exist…

    • TocksNedlog

      They can feel free to paint whatever Andrew Cuomo and Dianne Feinstein see in their pipe dreams.

  • barney59

    Fairey is stuck in the Mao / Stalin era worker-party poster mindset. Such a tired genre and such a damn boring liberal statement. Grow-up Shep.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    I’ve seen (and fired) numerous types of guns, but I’ve never seen anything like Mr. Fairey’s “Assault Weapon” depiction before. In other words, if Liberals knew more about what they were banning, they might think about the SECOND AMENDMENT, and think twice about banning them, but they don’t wanna know… Jawamax 8<{D}

    • JustLikeAnimals

      This is clearly a figment of the left’s imagination. Just like every other gun-related threat they perceive.

  • ajdecarlo

    It also has a bayonet lug… That makes it “legit”.

  • Sua Sponte

    Libs are so proud of their profound ignorance and stupidity they now come with posters to proclaim it…

  • irishgirl91

    I don’t like having guns in the house, but my hubby does and we have 3. I know how to hold them and know if the safety is on. I know how to check if it is loaded and how to never assume it is not. I couldn’t tell you the difference in weapons and I know it. I am smarter than just about any anti 2nd amendment person. This poster is typical leftist drivel. It is what they believe every gun looks like.

  • $35072932

    Support for N.Y. governor wanes after gun law
    http://www.guampdn.com/usatoday/article/2106479

    ALBANY, N.Y. – Support for the re-election of New York’s governor has eroded in the past four months, a Siena College poll found.

    The poll released Monday found that 52% of voters outside the New York City metro area “prefer someone else” to the Democratic governor in 2014 when he will seek re-election; 42% selected him. Cuomo has faced backlash over a gun-control law enacted in January, mainly from upstate voters.

    Gun-rights groups have had three protests at the Capitol in opposition to the law, and some police organizations have questioned it.

    “I think there’s no question that the gun issue eroded considerable support that the governor previously enjoyed among Republicans and among upstate voters,” Greenberg said.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    @shepardfairey Someone clearly needs a nap. Put down the crayons, back away from the coloring book, and go lay down.

  • Clancie

    Just a coincidence that’s it’s always the fascist dictators, wanting to take guns away from it’s people. Ring any bell?

  • Jim

    Muzzle from a krinkov, magazine from any of the AK pattern rifles, and the front sight/grip of an M16 series weapon. Wherever this gun exists, I want one!

  • Rodney Brungardt

    More proof that those squawking the most about these evil guns know little or nothing about guns!!!

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Where can I get a bunch of these? they’d make great targets.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      For the AR 15 I’m building.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Very, very, Stalin/Hitler era style there. makes you wonder about these people don’t it?

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    It would seem to me that the Devil invests in people, not in weapons.

    Again, it’s the SHOOTER, not the gun.

  • Dick Beninya

    leftist holier-than-thou intellectuals are anything but.