Oh dear.

Kentucky Democrat Alison Grimes is hoping to defeat incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell come election time, and she (or her handlers) evidently decided that this would be the way to win over potential voters and Second Amendment supporters:

Unfortunately for Ms. Grimes, all that photo accomplished does is confirm that Dems who want to take away guns for our safety know very little about, you know, actual gun safety.

https://twitter.com/John_Rouleau/status/398885751351291905

That’d be a good start.

Eyes and ears, honey!

https://twitter.com/BenGoldey/status/398879048123691008

https://twitter.com/brianjohnsonmpa/status/398886301039992832

https://twitter.com/zhanover/status/398884894933544962

https://twitter.com/NathanWurtzel/status/398886085305970688

We sure as hell wouldn’t want to go shooting with her.

That’s good advice. Otherwise, beware:

Heh.

***

‘Not ready for prime Grimes’: McConnell opponent rolls out painfully bare site

Dirty politics: Dem Ky. senate candidate blames McConnell for Obama’s War on Coal

  • ChampionCapua

    Shootin’ off a porch is a fine challenge, Alison. I hope Mitch challenges you to peeing off one.

    • BigDogJunction

      I hope she kicks him in the nuts, then. McConnell’s a piece of shit. I hope he loses to anyone.

      • Hoosierdaddy

        He’s lost his Spine, unfortunately.

        • Friode28

          He didn’t lose it, it was removed in an elective surgery.

      • retvet

        Does he have any?

      • BigDogJunction

        Down votes? Really? So you all agree with what McConnell has done? Abandoned our values, to shove a hot poker up our rear-ends. He’s a traitor… and I’m sorry it upsets you so… but I don’t suffer fools, nor turncoats.

    • Glorious_Cause

      Forget this lady…she’s an Obama-worshipping, pro-abortion leftist.

      Support Mitch McConnell’s conservative opponent Matt Bevin:

      https://mattbevin.com/

      • colonialmarine

        Didn’t we already watch this bad movie?

        btw, When “Lundy” is is in Hollyweird raising cash it’s all about being a “proud” leftist Clinton Dem.

        Meanwhile “back home” in Kentucky whether on the stump,in her camapign literature or on her website, that “dirty D” is conspicuously absent.

        I wonder why?

      • LoneTree, WY

        Will this be a repeat of the VA governors race where votes were siphoned off from Cuchinelli?

      • DBNinKY

        “Support Mitch McConnell’s conservative opponent… .”

        That’s the surest way to get her elected – which may be why Senator McConnell’s primary opponent is running in the first place.

    • VotingForZombieReagan2016

      Maybe she’s scaring away attackers a la Joe Biden’s suggestion.

  • steve

    Such BS! what did they use before goggles and ear plugs???

    • Morneau_for_4

      I’d say that’s the least of her problems in this pic. See our other comments.

    • Ranadicus

      What did they use before seat belts and airbags? Doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be used today.

      • b_truit

        *whispers* —–The rare and elusive common sense statement seen here in its natrual habitat being used by conservatives against liberals in the wild.

        • ltgreen

          LOL!!

        • JMW

          Nice. You win the internetz!

    • schveiguy

      Eye patches and sign language, most likely.

      • Bolliver Bucklenutz

        lol

      • Southern fried

        hilarious

      • TeamMomScooter

        ::coffeespew:: ROFLMAO

      • themelios

        Great reply!

    • The Centurion

      Eye patches and ear trumpets, Steverino. Eye patches and ear trumpets.

    • b_truit

      See there is this thing we humans do, we progress. We invent cool things like eye and ear protection. Come on now progressive one, keep up

    • Tyrconnell

      Damaged eyes and deafness of course

      • tedlv

        Huh?

        • Tyrconnell

          Steve was asking “what did they use before goggles and ear plugs?” I answered.

          • Tom_Zeeba

            But he couldn’t hear you, or see your post.

          • tedlv

            Sometimes you have to identify sarcasm, or humor. I failed, because the humor was so simple to get. Maybe you need to clarify your “or see your post” comment, so Tyrconnell will understand.

        • w.calame

          Funny!

    • Southern fried

      they are now mandated under the new healthcare law

      • gunnyjeep

        along with non lead ammo

        • Bearcat

          All for free, too! But the non-lead ammo is going to be made by Nerf.

    • ChristCrusader

      indeed, because that was possibly the last era when Liberals didn’t exhibit and spread hoplophobia.

      • betzinva

        Score on the vocab. “Google crashes due to dictionary check”!

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Gun history trivia: You *used* to be able to buy mufflers (not silencers) in the same hardware stores you *used* to be able to buy the rifles in.

      • themelios

        You can still get a suppressor, but it will cost you a $200 tax stamp and a lot of hassle. In some European countries they are required as a courtesy to those who would otherwise be bothered by the noise.

      • Robert M. Finklea
        • mike_in_kosovo

          I’m well aware they’re legal to own in most states. I’m speaking to the reality of the situation, pre-GCA ’68, where guns (and silencers) were attainable without paperwork at a multitude of places.

    • John Andrews

      Eye and ear protection is lost on Liberals… They do not listen to reason and could careless about facts that are staring them in the face. No eyes or ears needed…. Just a mouth to spew hate and lies…

    • themelios

      Hey moron. I went shooting at Gander Mountain here in the Madison, WI area yesterday. Moments before I entered the range, a guy’s gun blew up and shrapnel hit him in the face. Fortunately for him, Gander, LIKE EVERY RESPONSIBLE RANGE, requires ear and eye protection. It was only because he had his safety glasses on that he didn’t lose an eye. Only the area around and below the glasses was injured. As far as ear protection, I challenge you to go shooting without it. Only an idiot would intentionally do such a thing.

    • Jeff McCabe

      Went deaf and got stuff in their eyes. Did you think you had a point?

    • Arthur Facteau

      Agreed! I have never seen a hunter yet wearing ear plugs or a head set, you can’t hear whats on the trail, and glasses get in the way of the scope. I have seen lots of pics posted of snipers shooting in the military, no head set or plugs, no glasses, where is the bitching then? I have never used such for a rifle, but do use the glasses for shooting a handgun if it is not a revolver. Sometimes the brass will go places you don’t want it to. You won’t have that problem with a bolt action rifle.

  • pairadimes

    Worse than that. If it is a staged photo without safety gear, she has her finger on the trigger, a no-no unless about to fire.

    • Texan357

      I gave her a pass on that one, though that did occur to me too. I’ll say that stance doesn’t suggest a readiness to accept recoil, though, and I’ve seen enough videos of chicks firing off guns without properly bracing themselves (e.g. lock your elbow if you’re handling a pistol!) to know that she’d send herself reeling.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        Looks like a Ruger 10/22, pretty sure recoil isn’t going to be an issue.

        ;oP

        • The Centurion

          Hot .22 casings bouncing off the porch pillar down into her low-cut blouse might be one, though.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            “brass dance” is always funny to watch..not so much to experience!

          • tedlv

            Don’t they exit to the right?

          • petie3

            Ever fire a Luger? Empties have a habit of going down the back of your shirt inside.

          • Rabid

            Yeah,but the brass can be problematic if you shoot left-handed. I had a casing fly up into my helmet when I was in the Army.

        • thetreyman

          yep. i cant say much about this. this is exactly how i grew up shooting. no eye or ear protection and outdoor. and it is a .22. there’s not going to be that much noise. i understand people want to run with this and really bash her and that’s cool. but it’s hard for me to get worked up over a McConnell opponet. lets just hope he’s primaried out so i can join in with the bashing.

          • Gerald Zirnstein

            That’s how I learned to shoot well, lots of .22 ammunition and a semi-auto Winchester. Recoil is nothing, brass never got near me, and noise was not bad because I was out enjoying the wide open spaces. Shooting on a porch would be louder, but probably not so much you have to run for ear protection like a complete wuss.

          • thetreyman

            i remember being able to buy ammo as a kid. .22 ammo was way cheap and we shot the crap out of it. i also remember having actual firearms with ammo in my room on my gun rack as a 5th grader.

      • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

        Unless I’m very much mistaken, that’s a Glenfield model 60, .22 caliber. Practically zero recoil and not a lot of noise.

        • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

          No, my bad, the mag doesn’t run the full barrel length.

        • BigDogJunction

          Just a little Ruger 10/22.

    • tedlv

      What if she is about to kill a raccoon? My daughter did, a couple of months ago, when a raccoon tried to attack her when she was feeding the horse. She used the only weapon she could readily access, a shovel. Rocky gone by-by. Daughter safe from bad bites and rabies. Should we ban shovels? What about those shovel ready projects Obama has offered, especially via obamacare, which involves shoveling dirt for graves?

      • petie3

        Obama wasn’t against racoons, he was counting their votes.

        • Marjorie

          Now that’s funny!!

      • Diane Shearer

        Killed a raccoon with a shovel? Your daughter’s a badass. Coons are scary up close, and really big. I’m impressed.

        • Bearcat

          Badass isn’t even the word, Diane. A raccoon would be more than an even-up opponent for an adult with a firearm. I’ve seen raccoons maul opponents three times their size. Ted should fit that young lady with a cape; she packs a helluva punch!

          Oh… and Allison Grimes would probably be knocked on her ass by a 10/22. Ignorance is bliss.

    • betzinva

      Hard to tell about the finger, she could be reaching her finger around the trigger guard.

  • FilleGitane

    This looks about as legitimate as Barry’s skeet shooting photo op.

    • http://xristosdomini.wordpress.com/ xristosdomini

      Nah… that one at least had muzzle flash.

    • BoscoBolt
      • Bolliver Bucklenutz

        Oh come on, this can’t be a real photo without the rainbow, lol

        • tedlv

          Yep, the lack of a rainbow gives this one away, clearly.

          • Leland Eagleson

            There are no rainbows in politics…

          • tedlv

            There are in the gay world.

          • Jimbo

            Jessie Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition. If that qualifies as politics. It certainly qualifies as racism.

          • Leland Eagleson

            Since real rainbows are a refraction of light and a delight to see, politics is a very dark and scary place, thus NO rainbows…

      • http://reaganff.tumblr.com/ reaganFF

        Not sure, think this might be ‘shopped.

        • Mark Patton

          Yeah, it’s pretty obviously PhotoShopped. Everyone knows you wear straight-leg jeans when riding your unicorn, not bell-bottoms.

          • chewydog

            Mom jeans either way.

        • stltchr

          Can’t be, it’s on the internet.

      • Christina

        LOL! Awesome

      • Buck Torre

        priceless

      • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

        So those are “mom jeans”, eh?

        • Jay Stevens

          Those look like bell bottoms left over from his chooming days.

  • Morneau_for_4

    She’s doing the Joe Biden “Shoot off your porch.”

  • http://xristosdomini.wordpress.com/ xristosdomini

    Okay… the lack of eyes and ears is bothersome, but negligible. What’s far more concerning to me is that she has her finger on the trigger with no protection and a doofus running around with a camera.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Doofus with the camera is immaterial, since said doofus isn’t downrange of her. Trigger finger as well, if she’s about to take a shot.

      Lack of eyes/ears is the primary fault in the pic.

      • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

        And the pistol not pointing down range as well.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          I missed that one…good catch!

          • KayGee

            Ah yes, always treat a gun as if it’s loaded, always point it in a safe direction, right? Wonder who else would forget such a simple rule?? And in such a recent photo post, too?

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Rent free, in your head, 24/7

          • mike_in_kosovo

            The rifle “may” be pointing at her elbow…as opposed to Sen Feinstein waving an AK-47 around a room full of reporters with her finger on the trigger.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Maybe it’s not even HER gun– maybe it belongs to the person taking the picture, who laid it down that way, and that’s who you should be reprimanding?

          • tedlv

            Nobody’s finger was near the trigger. Is the weapon going to fire itself spontaneously? God, I hate defending democrats.

          • schveiguy

            That’s beside the point. All guns should be pointed in a safe direction at all times. One thing that is great about the 3 golden rules is that you practically have to disobey all 3 to have an accident. But if you focus on never disobeying ANY, it’s literally impossible to have an accident. Palin should have known better.

            Just for reference, anyone who doesn’t know them:

            http://training.nra.org/nra-gun-safety-rules.aspx

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            Should she have? I mean is she just emptied it…

          • Corey Dennison
          • Tyrconnell

            Yep, that invisible man behind and to the right is in trouble from that rifle.

          • tedlv

            Definitely. He better duck.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

            Considering the bear is already dead, wouldn’t it be safe to assume the shot gun (no mag?) is not loaded? Derp.

            I mean, that IS a bolt on the side, under the scope, is it not? Bolt-action loader?

          • Corey Dennison

            How many times you gonna post this? And how many times are you going to have to be shown that it isn’t pointing at her?

        • tedlv

          What pistol? Are you seeing a different picture from what I am seeing? I am seeing a rifle, wielded by a pretty fine looking woman. Edit: finally saw the pistol. It was on a table, with nobody very close. Why is its not being pointed downrange a problem? Do pistols fire themselves?

          • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

            It’s on the picnic table in the background.

        • Jimbo

          It’s not a “range” doofus. It’s a barnyard. As much as I dislike liberals, I see very little wrong with this picture. The handgun is pointed in a safe direction, she has a finger on the trigger because she IS about to fire. Eye protection missing, yes. Ear protection, also yes, but almost no one uses it. Hunters most of all. I grew up in this type environment. Grabbing a rifle and shooting from the back porch is a daily occurrence. Why don’t you get on that disgusting bitch Diane Frankenstein for waving the AR around the room with her finger on the trigger.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            The handgun is pointed in a safe direction

            It’s not pointed at her or the cameraman – can you say with certainty there’s a solid backstop in the direction the pistol is pointing?

          • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

            Or another house? This guy’s an ass.

          • Jimbo

            Can you say there isn’t? The point here is all these self-appointed experts are jumping on her for lying and being unsafe. Most of them have no grip on reality. These are people who speed, tailgate, and don’t use their turn signals. Ever do that? Bet you have. Nit pickers who rarely handle a firearm (I can tell by their uninformed comments) that will grasp at any reason to raise the hue and cry. As I said,I don’t like liberals, but we should strive to not be nancy pants whiners like them, or in this case, you.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Pointing out your error in logic whining.

            Try again.

          • Jimbo

            Let me make this perfectly clear. There is no error in my logic. The error is you thinking (bet that’s a stretch for you) that your opinion counts.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Nice Obama imitation…and about as valid as anything he says.

          • Jimbo

            Perhaps you should take a closer look at my avatar. I was imitating Nixon, which since you didn’t get the reference, shows me that you are a mere child. I guess I can’t hold your youth and inexperience against you, and I’ll let your arrogance slide as well. After all It’s part of the package. My grandkids act the same way. Don’t worry, you’ll grow out of it, if you live long enough. In the meantime, have your mommy put you back in your playpen. Come back when you’ve finished puberty.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            So, speaking of arrogance – you can’t prove your statement and you’re scrambling like a cat trying to cover a turd on a linoleum floor. Instead of being an adult and saying “Yeah, you’re right, there’s no way to know the pistol is pointed in a safe direction”, you attack the people disagreeing with you.

          • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

            Seriously, wtf is your problem? You sound like a lib. Categorizing “most” of the people commenting and insulting them for having an opinion. We still do have that right don’t we? To express our opinion? And ‘rarely” handle a firearm. How the f*ck would you know you arrogant a$$hole? Beat it. You don’t like the left, well guess what? you’re not much liked here on the right.

          • Jimbo

            Did you and the other penguins have a meeting? Yes, you have a right to your opinion. Apparently I don’t. Classic leftist tactic you’re using. “Shut up while I tell you what is correct, and when I,m finished, keep on shutting up.” Pretty much sums up your holier than thou attitude. This group, with a few exceptions, exhibits the feeding frenzy directed by the left towards the right. Very rare, thankfully. I do apologize for the “doofus” comment. Not to you, but to doofusi everywhere. Have a nice day. Sounds like you need one.

          • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

            Okay ‘Jimmy’. You started the name calling and insults but i’m acting like a lib. Alrighty then. Because I don’t lay down and let you act like your opinion is the ONLY opinion, along with the added touch of insults? Nice try. Grow the f*ck up.

          • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

            First of all…”doofus”? Gonna have to give you a ‘f*ck off’ for that unprovoked insult, savvy there douchebag? Also, it’s my, and many people’s opinion, that safe gun practices are never a bad thing.

      • themelios

        Not to mention how stupid it is to shoot without a hat and a proper shirt to cover the skin of the upper body. I saw a video of a woman shooting a Glock who got some hot brass down the front of her low-cut shirt. She started running around with the pistol waving everywhere.

    • tedlv

      I have no idea what you are talking about. I can clearly see her right ear, and, well, the camera angle hides her eye. How can that, in any way, be interpreted as a bad thing?

  • journogal

    Isn’t she exhibiting what Uncle Joe told us to do in case of home invaders?

  • Morneau_for_4

    What’s up with the tank top? I’d be more worried about hot brass down my shirt.

    • FilleGitane

      Noticed that right off. Where I shoot in PA you can’t even get on the range dressed like that.

      • Morneau_for_4

        Does your range have a barn in the middle of it, too?

  • John

    Not to mention the handgun on the picnic table which is NOT facing down range (assuming she’s facing “down range”)…This is your brain on liberalism!

    • steve

      And just how do you know it’s even loaded? Looks like it’s pointing towards the woods.

      • constitutionminded

        Always treat a gun as if it is loaded.

        • John

          ALWAYS!

      • John

        I have NEVER held a gun that wasn’t loaded! Even the ones I know are empty are loaded. You sure don’t know a lot about gun safety, do you?!

      • Corey Dennison

        Rule #1 of gun safety. Assume it’s loaded.

        • LibLieExposer

          In her case I’ll bet the shooter is “loaded” too.

        • Buck Torre

          no no no treat every firearms as if its loaded

      • NachoCheese (D)

        Loaded or not (as the assumption is always that it is), every firearm is pointed downrange at all times. PERIOD.

        • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

          This comment is kind of it in a nutshell. Ignorance of firearms. It’s why accidents happen, and how in a lot of cases, guns get stolen. Basic firearms safety courses are readily available and don’t cost all that much when considering the alternative to someone getting hurt or killed because of ignorance.

      • FilleGitane

        The first rule any shooter learns is ALL guns are ‘loaded’

      • ClarkFL

        There’s no such thing as an unloaded gun. You keep that in your head at all times. By thinking this way, you are always cautious of a gun and treat it with the utmost care and respect.

        BTW, don’t people go hunting in woods? Has no one ever in the history of the world ever been walking in the woods before? Also, with a structure right beside it, it stands to good reason that someone might be in that area at some time and might be vulnerable to gunfire. Meter readers? Cable repairman? Septic tank maintenance people? I could name probably 20 occupations that would have need to be in that area possibly.

      • greatunconformity

        People may be getting a little nit-picky about diagnosing this photo, but the handgun should have its action open, unloaded and pointed downrange if it’s not in use. That’s standard range etiquette.

    • Rightturn

      Oh wow, if that’s the brain on liberalism, what must it take for one to point the gun at themselves?!

      • Walter Sobchak

        Except it isn’t pointed at her.

        • KayGee

          yes, because somehow it’s a magic camera perspective trick where she’s actually several feet away and to right while still appearing to be crouched directly behind the bear clutching it’s fur to hold it’s head up with the gun carelessly leaned on it’s body pointed at her flank? You guys seriously crack me up. I guess “treating it as if it’s loaded” (Esp. with the bolt in the closed position, which only increases the probability that it’s accidentally loaded I might add) only counts according to what side of the political spectrum a politician’s Arms pandering falls on.

      • Corey Dennison

        Try again.

  • ObamaFail

    I like her snarky comments about McConnell pandering to DC lobbyists. Considering how everything she says to sound like she cares about the people of Kentucky will go right out the window when she starts attacking the coal industry and trying to restrict guns once elected. You see, if a liberal panders to lobbyist they “care about America.” Let a Republican do it and they are TERRORISTS.

    I live in Kentucky, and I’ve only met one person who is going to vote for Grimes. And guess what stupid reason they’re voting for her for? Because she’s a woman. A liberal woman said it’s time we put a woman in charge in Kentucky because then stuff would get done. So instead of seeing if Grimes is even qualified, libs are voting based on gender. Just like libs vote for Presidents based on skin color.

    Everyone else thinks she’s an idiot and knows that she’ll be pushing for Obama’s anti-coal agenda.

    • Michael J Frakes

      Gary, keep reposting this to the people of Kentucky until after the election. All voters need to be reminded of the liberal BS (say anything to get elected). In Texas this week, Wendy Davis told the Brownsville paper the she was Pro-life. Yep, the same Wendy that became the darling of all liberals for her 11 hour filibuster of the Texas Abortion bill this summer.

  • Ranadicus

    Reminds me of the Goracle pandering to Tennessee conservatives when he ran for the senate. Look how that turned out.

  • OttoRommel

    On her 5/28/12 tweet she also confuses Memorial Day and Veterans Day like BHO. The truth always shines through for those not blinded by the cult of personality.

  • BoscoBolt

    Oh, I think she’s safe.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      THAT! Would make a FIRST-CLASS GUN SAFETY MEME! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • ClarkFL

    She in a back yard shooting at whatever is out there or something? Beyond the lack of eye and ear protection, how about wearing something that would protect your arms and shoulders, neck line, etc? I’m pretty sure hot brass ejected from the rifle won’t feel too good sitting in your bra. When I go to the range, I don’t show up in flip flops and a wife-beater tank top. I dress appropriately, to avoid any type of injury.

    Nice body, but such an idiot.

    • $59154503

      Yes, perhaps not with the weapon she was posing with, but most assuredly you wouldn’t what to have hot brass ejected onto you from the semiautomatic on the picnic table – ouch!

      • ClarkFL

        I’ve seen single bolt-action casings end up in the wrong place after ejection before. Its entirely possible. The pistol even more likely.

        • $59154503

          And they are usually pretty warm if not hot after being ejected – not something you want to happen with sort of attire.

  • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

    This photo only advertises unsafe gun practices. She should pull it from twitter and wherever else it’s posted. Seriously.

  • rennyangel2

    Dems. are always liar liar pants on fire.

  • WhoFarted

    Best looking dem I’ve seen in a while. I volunteer to mentor her.

  • FarmGirl

    I find this hilarious. Like Feinstein with her finger on the trigger of an AR touting the fact that she’s a responsible gun owner. Ugh.

  • sumlikeit

    Meh, I’m sure it’s just a Daisy BB gun.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Still need eye protection.. Jawamax 8<{D} #JustSaying…

  • Brett Weir

    Once while hunting moose with a gun similar to the 10/22 pictured, I missed the shot, but the gunshot was so loud the moose fell over dead from a heart attack. Deafening sound I tell ya.

    • Darticus

      Yeah I’m missing the problem here…I use plugs or muffs when I’m sighting in my aught-6 or shooting my .44, but a .22? False outrage over stupid crap doesn’t help our cause.

      • Rich

        Making a big deal over nothing. It’s only a 22.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          “It’s only a 22”

          Exposure to noise greater than 140 dB can permanently damage hearing. Almost all firearms create noise that is over the 140-dB level. A small .22-caliber rifle can produce noise around 140 dB, while big-bore rifles and pistols can produce sound over 175 dB.

          You were saying?

  • Janice LEE

    Maybe she can campaign with Ashlee Judd. They seem to be sharing one brain.

  • KayGee

    Aww man, and I guess it’s too bad all those safety courses ya’ll are talking about aren’t a mandatory federal requirement before one gets to own/operate guns! And too bad everyone just spent sooo much time here arguing how important it is that people are trained 100% on following ALL safety procedures ALL the time when operating a gun, only to retract it all in the face of the 2nd amendment’s “plain and simple” language every time it’s proposed as a pre-req for gun ownership! Funny how that works!

    • HanaFiveO

      Responsible gun owners/’operators don’t need to be forced to take a safety course. They do it on their own. They also go to the range to maintain their firearm skills/proficiency without being forced to do so.
      Obviously this democrat did not do the very thing that you are advocating before her dishonest photo op.
      Maybe there should be some federal b/s laws for politicians, lying seems to be the nations most chronic condition ATM.

      • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

        Ah. You’re response was much better.

      • schveiguy

        Coming from a state that does require it, I don’t see why it couldn’t be federally required. At least a test to prove you do know the basic rules (shouldn’t cost anything, they could put it on the background check questionnaire).

        • HanaFiveO

          Cost is a big issue for some, for sure. Ive had many friends/acquaintances who wanted a firearm but couldn’t afford a comprehensive safety course. Instead, they sought out people who they knew had some level of expertise to teach them how to be safe and proficient. I never minded helping them out and donating my services for the sake of safety.

          Responsible gun owners realize the gravity of owning a firearm and find a way to get the instruction they need.
          IMHO it it a states rights issue, but mostly its an individual responsibility issue. Cant legislate that.

          Federal edicts tend to be one size fits all, expensive, and don’t really address core needs. It is better left to the state.

          • schveiguy

            I hear you. What really depresses me though is the large, unnecessary amount of deaths from people who have gun accidents every year (if memory serves me correctly it’s at least 10k). It just makes me wonder if some gun owners are responsible, but ignorant.

            There was one a few months ago where a father killed his son while cleaning his gun. Maybe he knows that you should never clean a gun with any ammo in the room, and was being careless, but is it possible he just didn’t know that rule (or think of it)? The thing that gets me is the rules are simple and common sense. It’s amazing to me that anyone who has a gun wouldn’t follow them.

            And again, even in my state, you have to take a course, but you don’t have to pay attention. There is no test, you just have to take the course (cost around $100). I don’t think that is even enough.

          • HanaFiveO

            I think that often extending the safety to mundane things like gun cleaning the basic principals dont really translate or folks think the know it all and get lax.
            Thats when accidents happen.
            Not sure what the current stats are for ADs and how it breaks down with/without injury, but the stats of folks successfully/safely using their firearms for self defense is about 1/2 million a year.

            Its incumbent upon us safe/responsible gun owners to call out unsafe/irresponsible firearm practices when ever we see them, that’s how people learn. :)

          • schveiguy

            Amen to that.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            How about: Don’t clean a weapon with someone else in the room– that works too.

          • schveiguy

            Also a good idea, if you don’t have someone learning or helping. But it’s not a substitute for not having ammo in the room. Impossible to injure yourself or others if there is no live ammo.

            In the case I remember, it was in the living room while his son watched TV. Just a terrible irresponsible thing to do all around.

    • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

      Not everyone needs to. Depends on one’s real-world exposure, and experience with firearms. In her case, it’s absolutely clear she has zero experience with a firearm. People have to be responsible enough to admit they’re ignorant if that’s the case and get training. Also the advertisement of her unsafe practices is not a good message to send either. And by the way, douche, how is it a bad thing for us to want gun owners to be responsible and safe?

      • KayGee

        because, it’s all selective outrage as per the usual. Let’s talk more about how important it is that everyone is 100% up to speed on gun safety before they go shooting without having any mechanisms in place to make sure they’ve been properly taught before they go buy a gun!

        It’s just like a mandatory motorcycle licensing course and helmet law, right? Except for the part where bullets keep traveling much farther than a crashed bike. Although I’m sure you’re prepared to argue about how much of a big gov’t intrusion it is to be required to pass a driving test for a bike or car.

        • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

          It’s a state issue. Not the Feds. Just like driver’s and motorcycle licensing. If you don’t like the state’s policies you live in…move.

        • ClarkFL

          That would be a state’s rights issue. Here in Fla there is no helmet law. Other states have them. I wouldn’t want the fed govt trying to oversee gun safety courses, with the way President MomJeans shoots guns.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Smart owners (which basically excludes you libs) read the manual.

      To wit, “Always wear shooting glasses and hearing protection” is mentioned multiple times in the Ruger 10/22 manual.

  • HanaFiveO

    Sigh. Another woman pandering to the gun crowd to show how shes one of us, screwing up by the numbers and proving what a nincompoop she is by documenting the screw up.

    Pro tip; If your going to be a snark about someones gun skills, make sure your not as bad or worse or generally incompetent.
    If you want to pander to the gun crowd, take a firearms safety course first. Being unsafe and stupid with a firearm just pisses us off.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Maybe she’s giving a demonstration of what to do when some ferocious critter shows up and you ain’t got time for all that gun range safety folderol?

    Alison L. Grimes: “Yeah– yeah, that’s what I was doing! Sure– what Guy just said! Yeah– yeah, that’s the ticket!”

  • KayGee

    And on any other given day, please tell me how you wouldn’t laugh at someone with a big set of earmuffs on for the deafening blast of a .22 plinker… BTW Dick Cheney called to throw in his 2 cents on the topic of proper gun safety!

    • ClarkFL

      It isn’t the caliber, its the gun safety mentality. .22 or a 20 guage shotgun, doesn’t matter. Still a firearm, still should try to use basic safety when discharging a firearm.

    • schveiguy

      Great mentality. make fun of people who are acting responsibly. What do you call them, four-ears?

  • Guest

    Caption contest: “Go ahead, cancel my health insurance policy, make my day !”

  • sanchez

    Nice looking woman! Too bad she didn’t take the Eddie Eagle Course from the NRA or any other firearm safety courses. Eyes and Ears lady! Eyes and Ears!

  • LegalizeShemp

    Wow, when they say the range is hot they ain’t kiddin !

  • Darticus

    Who the hell wears eye and ear protection when they’re plinking with a .22? There’s plenty of crap to call this broad out on without digging for stupid sh*t like this.

    • ClarkFL

      People shooting at the range. We also don’t point pistols opposite of the range, where civilians might be walking or standing either.

      • Darticus

        Looks to me like she’s shooting off her back porch. Could be wrong. And yeah, the pistol could be pointed in a safer direction, but all this lambasting of her because she’s not wearing eye and ear protection is ridiculous. It’s a frickin’ .22

        • ClarkFL

          Getting in the habit of proper gun safety will cut down on the likelihood of an incident. Can this firearm not kill someone? If it can, then I will treat it like all other firearms: firearms that use explosive powder, eject powerful rounds hundred of feet at amazing speeds, and are very lethal in the hands of the untrained, such as this pandering idiot.

          • Darticus

            I’m all on board with proper barrel direction, always treating a gun as if it’s loaded, etc, as well as with calling her a pandering idiot. Because she obviously is. However, “proper gun safety” when talking about potentially serious harm or death does not, to me, include wearing earmuffs when plinking with a .22.

            If a range requires it, fine, I’ll abide by it with no questions asked, but I’ve been plinking in the woods with a .22 my entire life and I’ve never worn muffs for that. It simply isn’t that loud, and it doesn’t increase the potential of someone getting shot.

          • ClarkFL

            If you don’t want to wear ear muffs when out in the woods by yourself hunting, then thats your choice. You also have to remember that you might not be the only person at the range. My gun might not be a .22 and you could possibly be like me, since I have sensitivity to light and sound.

          • Darticus

            Oh, very true. We have no argument on those points, at all. All I was saying originally (maybe not very clearly, and perhaps too snarkily), was that ear/eye protection are a personal choice, and with a .22 on private property, I would choose the same as she. Good point above on the pistol though, I didn’t see that originally. And it looks like there’s a magazine in the grip too, obviously not empty with the action locked open as it should be

        • schveiguy

          I forgot about the footnote in the nra safety rules that says:

          *Note: if using a .22 or shooting off your back porch, feel free to ignore any of these rules, you can’t hurt anyone with a .22 or from a porch.

          • Darticus

            And how, exactly, is lack of eye or ear protection going to hurt someone with a .22? It’s a personal choice. I’ve been shooting all my life and I’ve never worn ear and eye protection plinking with a .22. Sighting in my .30-06? Yes. Shooting a .44? Yes. You have no idea what is down range of that porch. I could do nearly the same thing at my parents’ place and be perfectly safe.

  • KayGee

    And everyone was all over this other recent gun safety gaffe. Treat a gun as if it’s always loaded right?

    • ClarkFL

      Didn’t see that before. That is a bad gun safety screw up. At least she knows how to wear proper eye protection though.

      • Corey Dennison

        Meh…not that bad of a screw-up, if at all. (imho)

    • HanaFiveO

      Actually, we were.

    • Walter Sobchak

      Except it’s not pointed at her or anybody else. There’s this thing called “perspective” regarding photography you don’t seem to understand.

    • Corey Dennison

      You mean the bolt-action that’s not pointed at her?

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Save the yakety-yak Allison, and Practice some gun safety!Safety Goggles and Earplugs/Earmuffs! Took me a while to see it, but.. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Steven A

    At least the President’s press team knew enough to get him some Pel-tecs and Oakleys.

    Also, why is that pistol sitting on the table with the slide closed? I’m a little range-safety crazy (blame the Army), but where I come from everything not on the firing line is bolt/slide open for easy verification of status.

  • derfelcadarn

    You are all sounding like Clover Liberals, why is it your business if I wear glasses of muffs ? As a sovereign individual I have the right to do as I like, if it is not impacting you it is NOT your business. Think motorcycle helmets same thing.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      We’re just humbly observing and pointing it out because we care about Gun Safety! #NoBrainerAlert #SecondAmendment Jawamax 8<{D} #StarveTheTrolls

    • HanaFiveO

      Knock yourself out, go blind, deaf or tattoo your face if you want.

      Just don’t cause someone else to suffer because of your disregard for safety.

      And don’t declare yourself better than someone else and show your self to be a fool and publicize it, ya tend to get blow back that way.

  • bruce lancaster

    Huh. Maybe that’s how it happens? No democrat ever knows anything about anything. I’ve accused many of them of being deaf and blind before. My bad. I should have been teaching them range safety and they might not have ended up being deaf and blind and seeming like such out of touch fools.

  • Joninwm

    At least she is kinda hot, too bad she is a braindead Obama zombie willing to vote however he tells her to. Her allegiance is with Obama and liberal policies, not Kentucky.

    • tedlv

      The rainbow king won’t be interested in her.

  • tedlv

    Hit the wrong button. Didn’t intend to post. Disqus has no way to back out.

    • HanaFiveO

      Go to the right hand margin, hit the down arrow and delete your post.

      • tedlv

        Thanks!

        • tedlv

          BTW, that wasn’t obvious…I really appreciate it.

          • HanaFiveO

            You’re very welcome!

      • schveiguy

        Yeah, I did that once. My post was “resurrected” as a “Guest” post. Doesn’t always work.

        That being said, disqus is BY FAR the best comment posting system out there.

        • HanaFiveO

          Another mystery solved. Ive always wondered about the “guest” posts.

        • Finrod Felagund

          What I do (when I remember) is I edit the post and remove all the content (leaving just a .) then I delete it.

          • schveiguy

            Thanks, that’s a good tip.

            Unfortunately, the post in question had a picture that I mistakenly uploaded and I don’t know how to get rid of pictures, even with edit.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            You could try a ‘click and drag’ to highlight photo, then hit the delete key.

  • Bryan Shaw

    I am a NRA Member and despise most democrats myself. But honestly thats a .22 rifle very few people wear saftey glasses or hearing protection with a .22 rifle.

  • robert

    Welcome to politics, at least your hair was pulled back good luck………!

  • Brooklyn_Dodger

    When I’m hunting I don’t use eye or ear protection. If shooting a .22 rifle outdoors I just don’t think it’s that big a deal.

  • James Childers

    When you don’t know gun safety you should stay clear of firearms! ALWAYS wear eye protection, & hearing protection goofy lady!!!! Just proves IDIOT, liberal democrats should stick with what they know, NOTHING!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom_Zeeba

    What? I can’t hear you!
    Now I got something in my eye….

    • tedlv

      Too bad, you should see some of these posts, even if you can’t hear them. Glad you are responding, though. Using a seeing eye dog, I guess?

      • tedlv

        Oh, sorry, for the dummies out there, that was a joke. I should identify it as such so idiots don’t go berserk.

  • Severe Padron

    Hate to say it.. but being a long time KY Republican.. a Ruger 22 shot off the back porch doesn’t really require ear protection or safety glasses. About all this thread does is show how little so many know about the differences in guns and their decibels/spark throw. Too bad the target isn’t in view because that might be another story if a good backstop isn’t behind it. And hopefully the target is McConnell.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      About all this thread does is show how little so many know about the differences in guns and their decibels/spark throw.

      Like you just did, you mean?

      Exposure to noise greater than 140 dB can permanently damage hearing.
      Almost all firearms create noise that is over the 140-dB level. A small
      .22-caliber rifle can produce noise around 140 dB, while big-bore rifles
      and pistols can produce sound over 175 dB.

      • Severe Padron

        “can produce” being the key part. Sure, you want to shoot a 22 long rifle high quality hollow point with a 4 ” barrel pistol.. it can get loud. You shoot the same round in a 16 1/2 ” barrel it drops down to 110 decibels. If you want to shoot for 8 hours non stop that requires hearing protection. If you don’t know and just want to grab a reading off a decibel chart than you’re an idiot. Come by my range sometime and I’ll show you the decibel difference.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          Sure, you want to shoot a 22 long rifle high quality hollow point with a 4 ” barrel pistol.. it can get loud. You shoot the same round in a 16 1/2 ” barrel it drops down to 110 decibels.

          22 LR from a 24″ barrel averages 135db, from a 16″ barrel averages 145db. Pistols range from about 150db (6.75″ barrel) up 160db (2″ barrel).

          Come by my range sometime and I’ll show you the decibel difference.

          No need, thanks – having been a shooter for 40 years, I’m well aware of the issue already.

          • Severe Padron

            Guess my 44 Years trumps ya then.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Actually, it’s 44 for me as well… guess that and the doc’s research, as well as my own hearing loss, in part, from a childhood plinking with 22s, trumps you.

  • Tom_Zeeba

    Neighborhood cat problem?

  • Chuck Robey

    In all my years of shooting both in and out of the Marine Corps I have almost always used hearing protection however I have never used eye protection not even in the Marines in fact when I was serving eye protection was not allowed..

  • GRusling

    Looks like a .22 to me – slight recoil and very little noise – all you Safety Nazi’s need to get a grip…

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Exposure to noise greater than 140 dB can permanently damage hearing.
      Almost all firearms create noise that is over the 140-dB level. A small
      .22-caliber rifle can produce noise around 140 dB, while big-bore rifles
      and pistols can produce sound over 175 dB.

      • frgough

        Oh, please.

        • tedlv

          I have been shooting since I was a kid. I am 58. Last year, I had a hearing test. The doc said I hear better than most 12 year olds.

          • tedlv

            Odd, though, why I can’t seem to hear my wife’s orders.

          • firbus

            you have symptoms of selective hearing, which severity is directionally proportional to the number of years you have been married!

        • mike_in_kosovo

          Feel free to prove me wrong.

          Disclosure: I *have* hearing loss due in part to a childhood shooting without hearing protection.

      • tedlv

        Doesn’t some of the noise exposure damage have to do with the duration of the sound? It has been a while since I was involved in that sort of thing, but if I remember correctly from my training, brief high noise levels don’t necessarily deafen, but chronic exposure can.

        • HanaFiveO

          It can cause damage over the long term.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          Yes, it does. Long term exposure to sound levels above roughly 85db will cause damage. As the sound level rises, the duration before damage occurs lessens.

          Once you get up to the 130db range, the damage threshold becomes seconds…or less.

    • tedlv

      The sound is a lot like a loud hand clap.

    • MovingToNevada

      So, let me guess…no eye protection because why? An ejected shell will probably not hit you in the eye? Go ahead.

  • retsubcpo

    What an ignoamous. What she’s holding is a semi automatic Ruger 10/22. I have one and hunt small game with it. It comes standard with a 10 round clip that I can change in less then 2 seconds. That rifle is what Diane Feinstein, Barbera Boxer, Debbie Liar Shultz, Nancy Pelosi, Obama, and about 99% of the democrats in this nation claim is the dreaded “ASSAULT RIFLE!!”. I guess this moron isn’t on the proper democrat playbook and didn’t get the Joe Biden double barrel shotgun memo.

    • tedlv

      OMG! You have an ASSAULT RIFLE!!! The DHS will be on your case in 20 minutes!

      • retsubcpo

        I actually own several. And if the NSA is reading this, your not going to find most of them.

    • kevintkeith

      Actually, it’s not. Some jurisdictions banned 10-rd magazines (as, in fact, Ruger itself did for many years, because they were unnecessary for civilian use). That is separate from restrictions on assault rifles, which were defined by having multiple features developed for military use, such as a pistol grip, flash hider, grenade launcher, and the like. None of these implicates the Ruger 10-22.

      The assault weapons ban in California, regarded as the toughest in the country, applies only to centerfire rifles of certain types, which lets the 10-22 out entirely. There was an attempt to extend the ban to more rifles; it was modified to exclude rimfires and eventually vetoed by Jerry Brown (one of the most liberal governors ever). The ban as it exists allows 10-round magazines (it excludes detachable mags *over* 10 rounds).

      So the 10-22 has never been banned in CA or any state that I’m aware of, and is not now, nor have or are its 10-round magazines. Even if it were a centerfire weapon it would not meet the definition of assault rife in any state, as far as I know.

      Apparently some “ignoamous” was shooting their mouth off without knowing what they are talking about.

      • retsubcpo

        Let me tell you something pal, I told my congresswoman, a democrat that I owned that rifle in front of many people and her response was ” No one needs a 10 shot assault rifle to hunt squirrels”. Second, your full of crap. The standard mag for that rifle is 10 rounds. It always has been. They also offer a 25 round mag. As for the center fire/rim fire argument, that seems to have missed most democrats. You keep buying and selling the anti gun crap. We aren’t buying. Democrats long term strategy is the total disarming of the American public and your nothing but one of their minions.

  • socalcon

    But, is there any reason to aim an empty rifle? other than, ‘suicide by police”?

    • Byte187

      You realize that the 10 round magazine of the Ruger 10/22 that she’s aiming sits flush and can’t be seen from this angle, right? Whether it’s loaded or not, you can’t tell from this photo.

      • socalcon

        Giving her the benefit of the doubt, that she is aware that there is no need for safety precautions- the firearm being unloaded.

        • HanaFiveO

          Sets a bad example tho and deserves criticism.

    • HanaFiveO

      Sure, teaching stance/weapons control/dry fire practice.

      Or in this case, an asinine photo op.

  • Roger Anderson

    A Ruger 10/22 WITH NO MAGAZINE………….STAGED PHOTO??????? Hell no, doesn’t everybody do that???????????

    • Drew Pal

      Look closer, there’s a mag.

  • MrApple

    Maybe she’s shooting CCI Quiet 22LRs.

  • Batman

    What a dumb broad. Here’s a better idea, Alison. How about you and Hussein go to the range together, preferably with a certified instructor!

  • Southern fried

    To me safety goggles and ear plugs are her choice. My concern is where her finger is. This is most likely a staged photo so unless she just shot something her finger should not be on the trigger.

  • Edward M Ritzmann Jr

    Wonder if that is her handgun on the table and does she have a permit for it like Dems want the rest of us to have?

  • EdinColorado

    I recognize the firearm, It’s a .22 semi-auto. First of all, she needs to be on a range, then she needs Ear and Eye Protection.. Even for a .22

    • tedlv

      If she is on a farm (obviously) that has land, like I do, why would she need to be on a range? How stupid is that statement? Do you really think that people should only shoot on a range?

    • HanaFiveO

      If you have a decent size property in a rural area and a stack of hay bales your fine. Pedestrians/traffic/background are the deciding factor.

  • frgough

    OK, people. Seriously. This one is a stretch. Ear protection and safety goggles when shooting outdoors? Really?

    • MovingToNevada

      Yeah, really.

    • Ed Richardson

      You don’t need eye and ear protection for an unloaded gun you never intend to shoot.She is a Demogog after all is said and done.

  • http://www.piratearian.com/ Capt Jack

    She then can say. “It was the gun that ruined my hearing!” “It was the gun that shot my eye out”

  • tedlv

    She gots a perky little bod, though! Nice! Hope she hit the target.

  • Carolina Corpus

    Cant believe democrats they lie, look at their master

  • radicallyalyssa

    hahahahhahhaha this is great.

  • patrick quinn

    This is a 22..what’s she shooting at…Frogs?Squirrels?Neighbors Dog? Alison, are you sure you wouldn’t be better suited to challenge him to a game of darts?

  • waffle_anna

    May Matt Bevin win the primary.

  • Bob Howell

    Yeah. If you have to face a criminal with a gun, say, hey wait a minute, let me get my safety glasses and ear plugs.

  • Tre

    When I was young I went shooting without any eye or ear protection. Words just can’t describe the feeling in one’s ears after shooting a .357 magnum without ear protection! Or, if there were such words, one couldn’t hear them.

  • gastorgrab

    I’ll bet she claims to oppose ObamaCare too.

  • Byte187

    What’s all the fuss? Eyes and ears? Clearly, she’s wearing earrings and mascara. Y’all are just haters.

  • T13

    It’s a little dinky 22LR, no need for eye or ear protection. I would think Mitch would have a little more manly rifle though.

  • Kevin Brown

    I’ve been shooting all types of guns for 50 years without safety googles and ear protection,,,and there’s nothing wrong with either,,,come on guys,,,she is shooting off her front porch,,,I’m sure you’re gonna put safety gear on to shoot off your porch,,yeah
    ,,right

  • Rodney

    She is posing with a 22 I have shot them without eye or ear protection. I would assume she is shooting at a target. Now I wouldn’t vote for a Dem thinking they cared at all about the 2nd Amendment but this isn’t that big a deal.

  • Byte187

    Let me set the record straight. I’ve been shooting firearms without ear protection for more than 25 years. I can tell you with certainty, when I fire a round, I barely hear it at all. I don’t know what all the fuss is about.

    • JR48

      What?

  • tjp77

    It’s probably a pellet gun anyway.

  • Invictvs

    She’s pretty sexy. Shame she’s a Democrat.

  • Sean Gilliam

    its a .22 for goodness sake. firecrackers are louder. maybe you should use eye protection, but damn lets not fry her over it. we can always use a democrat for gun rights.

  • Sean Gilliam

    McConnell’s RINO butt better look out.

  • Colin Matthew Wilson

    I’m not sure there’s much of a difference between McConnell and a Democrat anyway.

  • Dorin

    change it to a shot gun and you have a biden

  • Gary Reaves

    Eye and ear protection? Quit being sissies. Do you wear protection while hunting? How about at war? What about self defense? Quit being critical of people for tiny reasons. Sissies!

  • Joe Gaffney

    It’s only a 10/22!

  • Charles L McNeil

    give her a break – I didn’t know what eye protection or ear protection was until I was 25. I shot off a few thousand rounds before then. And we didn’t have seat belts back then either… We were not dumb – but things like that were not the first thought someone had about gun safety.

  • karmafordems

    Dick Cheney needs to invite her to go shootin…..

  • ThomasFrancisBeckett

    Its a BB gun.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Most likely a Ruger 10/22, actually.

    • ThomasFrancisBeckett

      or it was never loaded. She is a LIBERAL TWIT. Last thing she thinks of is gun safety, its condoms.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        or it was never loaded

        And you know this with the same certainty that you *knew* it was a BB gun, right?

  • Mike

    Probably too used to pellet guns. A .22 must be a step up for her.

  • draysum1234

    Ruger 10/22 good little gun but not the best Choice when challenging some one to a shootout!! Hell at least put some camo on if your not gonna use the safety gear!!

  • http://orlandowebdevelopment.com dbcVisuals

    Just curious, how many of you hunt without glasses and ear protection?

    • HanaFiveO

      I always wear the foam plugs because the muffs are annoying. I also wear shatterproof prescription sunglasses for eye protection.

  • BigTim Mullins

    I’m a die-hard Conservative Republican, but this is the silliest argument I’ve ever seen. You guys are truly grasping for straws on this one. Let it go. It WILL bite you in the butt, because the Dems will turn it around and argue we pro-gun advocates are the ones who are childish, picayune and attempting to attack and vilify her. This, therefore, will draw more to their pro-gun control side of the argument by making us look desperate. This one is a LOSE for us Michelle…..trust me….please drop this and delete it!

    Eye/ear protection is rarely used by folks on their own property or in the woods. (Oh, don’t believe me? Try You Tube!) There is NO standing, all-encompassing rule designed by any firearm authority that states one must always were e/e protection when shooting. Do you actually think hunters use them in the field? Then you’ve never hunted.

    I’m from the country and I’ve been shooting and hunting since I was 8. We never wore it. The only time it’s worn is when your at a shooting range, and it sure as heck isn’t for your “safety”! It’s mandatory so they don’t get sued with frivolous lawsuits! You really think they give a crap about your safety? Duh.

    Lastly, are you going to ask that criminal to “hold on a second” while you don your goggles and earmuffs so you can defend yourself “safely”? Duh.

    This is not a realistic argument nor debatable approach.

    • Finrod Felagund

      You can’t be too safe when it comes to firearms.

    • Thomas

      Agreed, as a diehard Conservtive Independent when I am out at the ex-wifes farm target practicing with pistols and/or rifles I seldom use eye or ear protection (exception is when one of my grandkids are with me), only when I am at the Lake City Range do I. I never use ear protection when deer, pheasant or duck huntin’.

      • ceili_dancer

        It looks like she is at a shooting range

        • Thomas

          Looks like someone’s back porch/patio area to me. Heck, who knows I am just a silly redneck, we shoot out in our backyards quite often.

          • ceili_dancer

            That might be true, there is a bug zapper just above her, but there is an orange object the looks like it could hold smaller targets in the right side of the picture. On the other hand, there doesn’t look like there is a catch for missed shots.

          • Thomas

            I was thinking the orange object was a hand pump for well water. You could be right though.

  • John Andrews

    It makes sense that Eye and ear protection is lost on Liberals… They do not listen to reason and could careless about facts that are staring them in the face. No eyes or ears needed…. Just a mouth to spew hate and lies…

  • Gordon Waite

    What idiots! I was in the military, law enforcement and was raised with weapons and never did we wear eye protection, as bullets are coming out at the end and going away from you. As for ear protection I use plugs. And big deal if it is a pose for the photo!

  • Gordon Waite

    Who wears eye protection for firing, or posing, with a rifle?

  • BigDogJunction

    How many of you have forgotten McConnell declared war on US!?

    I hope the dem kicks his ass, just to get rid of him. He’s worse than the enemy.

    • Thomas

      McConnel is going to be primaried

      • BigDogJunction

        And who do you think the GOP is going to sink their money into and who are they going to work with the DNC (just like VA), to destroy?

        • Thomas

          Surely you do not think we Conservatives are going to bend over for the Republican establishment like the blue dog dems for the democrat establishment? Never going to happen and the RNC, Karl Rove, Chris Christie and the like need to understand that. I will never again financially support and or vote for a John McCain or Mitt Romney moderate type.

      • ceili_dancer

        He is, look at Matt Bevin. http://www.mattbevin.com

  • Over_head

    All this uproar over someone shooting a .22 without eyes and ears? We are reaching here a little, aren’t we?

    • cmazzJK

      Yes, I shoot in my backyard all the time without eyes, is it dumb potentially, but so is driving a car on public roads…

  • dabbobean

    I have no idea how horrifying are her politics…..but every time I shoulder a rifle does not mean I’m going to shoot it…..plus her form looks pretty solid like she has fired a gun a few times…..plus it’s a .22, who hasn’t fired a .22 without eye and ear protection?…….I shoot a 308 or a .270 when hunting without either, who goes hunting with ear plugs in?…nobody.

    if you see a groundhog in your garden do you run to find your safety glasses and ear plugs?…..or do you pick up your .22 and shoot him in the head?

    • mike_in_kosovo

      I have the ‘eyes and ears’ stored with the gun and grab all of them at once.

    • Kenneth James Abbott

      I know few, if any, people use eyes and ears when you’re hunting…

      But how many people fire off a few dozen rounds when they go hunting? If you do, you need to grab your eyes and ears, and take ’em to the range.

  • JD Brock

    I don’t get why she isn’t holding it sideways?

  • Hap Brindle

    I’m with the girl on this one. That little rifle isn’t going to hurt her ears or her eyes. I can’t remember ever using goggles or earplugs to shoot a .22. Come on ,,, man up a bit.

  • JD Brock

    “That’s an assault rifle” -Obama

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Eyes? Yep. Needed. She’s busted

    Ears? That’s a 22….about as loud as a bowl of rice crispies.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      I want to know where you get your 140db Rice Crispies from…

      • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        LOL

        You gotta get em straight from the factory.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      Ears are absolute at the range, not based on caliber being shot or it’s loudness. Eyes and ears – no exceptions.

  • libwhacker

    They won’t beat Mitch I would like to see a real conservative beat him but I don’t see these 2 doing it.

  • angeleyez

    .
    ….. Isn’t that a 45 on the picnic table ?

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Looks like a double-stack magazine well… hard to say what brand it could be, not enough detail.

      Given the hammer, it’s not a Glock or S&W M&P…maybe a Sig or HK.

  • seemorejustice

    Is Alison Grimes exercising the Joe Biden rules of gun operation?

    • Kenneth James Abbott

      No, she’s pointing the gun ~away~ from the door.

  • Scotty G.

    It took me awhile to see what the problem was, but then I’m heterosexual.

    Despite her attempt at credibility amongst gun owners, and the fact she does some shooting, no doubt she still supports “common sense” gun laws. Sorry Alison, not buying it.

  • Hoosierdaddy

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Not only is she violating one of the most important gun safety rules (Eyes and Ears), that handgun on the table in the background isn’t being treated with too much safety either. End should be pointed down rage when not being handled (and even when it is) and slide should be back so anyone going near it knows there’s no round in the chamber, plus the magazine should ALWAYS be removed when a gun isn’t being used. Utter fail on every level for this obviously staged photo.

  • LochGates44

    The real question is who is she trying to impress with this photo op?

  • Steve Harris

    That’s a 10/22 you really don’t need ear protection for a 22 LR. I’ll argue that all day. also there are many shooters who pass on eye protection when using a scope.
    That said anything larger then a 22 LR like a 17 HMR (I know 17 is smaller, But its louder then even a 22 mag) or 22 Mag. got to put ears on.

    • Kenneth James Abbott

      Go ahead and argue it–I’ll speak extra-loud for you.

      • Steve Harris

        No need I’ve been shooting 22 LR all my life with no ear protection and I have perfect hearing.

    • Angyl Ricardi

      But the point folks are making here is – it’s a STAGED / PANDERING PHOTO OP. The girl never shot a gun in her life and don’t give a crap about gun owners, gun safety, gun rights etc etc etc. SHE is the one that was pandering. The clothes, the gun, the background all staged and pandering to and for the poor gun toting uneducated folks of Kentucky. *not my thoughts – HERS.

  • Arelar2

    Guess all you hotshots have never been hunting. No goggles or ear muffs there. Plinking off the back porch or just scoping the field for errant Dems require none either.

  • Dick_Gosinya

    I dig the dress wife beater. Nothing like watching an amateur do the “hot flying brass against the boobs” dance.

  • Diane Shearer

    Is her finger on the trigger? Good Lord!

  • Ken Pax

    If she wants to shoot by her barn, that’s her prerogative whether or not to wear hearing protection. It’s a free country.

  • Kickass Conservative

    That white tank top though…

  • AdamsParachute

    like “Skeets” Obama

  • Skevvy

    Mitch needs to be gone, and one more dumbass Democratic in the Senate is irrelevant. But, i’d vote for her if she wore that outfit on the Senate floor. This kind of ridiculous campaign BS is one more reason why Senators should not be popularly elected. Now we have a 435 member House of Representatives and a 100 member House of Representatives. Neither of which really seeks to represent anyone but themselves and their crony sponsors.

  • Voting Female

    Besides no eyes & ears protection there is a third violation of gun safety in that photo.

    The pistol on the table next to her is not pointing down range. An RSO would have a fit about that one.

  • sardiverdave

    That’s a semi-automatic rifle! They spit out 700 rounds a second!

    WHY DO YOU WANT CHILDREN TO DIE???

  • sardiverdave

    I couldn’t care less about her eyes and ears. If she wants to be deaf and blind, fine.

    It’s the handgun with action closed that’s pointed “up range”, and would need to be picked up that way, that concerns me.

  • Richard Jefferies

    A .22 caliber plinker hardly requires hearing protection; not that I believe for a minute actual shooting is going on. Is she taking over for Gabby Giffords as the gun enthusiasts democrat?

    Now Mitch, we conservatives all know you are a panderer… to the left, but can you do us a favor and get yourself an AR-15 and ask Allison Grimes to accompany you at the range?

  • Travis Lane

    OK few things here guys…haters…. i dont like democrats and this MIGHT be a staged photo…..but if you are gonna say that dont bring up eyes and ears…really. that lil 10-22 isnt going to do anything to your ears and if u are shooting a responsible area/target you wont have any ricochet. when i shoot real guns like 40s 45s or 308s and 5.56s then you should use eyes and ears. this lil instance is fine. seriously. ive taken courses and and big on safety but cmon. The only thing i can say thats irresponsibly is shes in a residential area shooting in her back yard probably with no backstop or hill etc. who knows she might even be within city limits. lighten up.

  • Harold Steffee

    All I see in these various tweets is a nervous nelly approach, I have fired a .22lr rifle many thousands of times without injury to my eyes or ears. That particlular rilfe is one of the safest made. The photograph does not show what she is shooting at, but I am sure it is a safe place to shoot.

  • Hank Silver

    was raised up with guns have been to many rifle ranges and hand gun targets I have only worn earmuffs when shooting indoors . And how many hunters will you see wearing ear muffs and safety glasses .

  • Monroe Smith II

    People of earth, what is the big freaking deal with this photo staged or not?!!!! Why are we wasting time talking about nothing. Being a Marine, there is nothing wrong with what she is doing. Should she have ear protection? Maybe, maybe not, she may even have it we just cannot see it cause it fits in her ear vice covers her ear. two this doesn’t look like a public shooting range where you’re standing shoulder to shoulder and eye protection would come in handy due to spent brass. Ear protection would protect your ears from 20 other shooters firing at the same time, but does she really need it shooting off a porch in someone’s bakyard. The mistake she is making is the way she is shooting she should bring her elbows closer to her body if she can in order to give her a more stable platform to shoot in the standing. This isn’t boxer with an AK and her finger on the trigger flagging everyone in the room… Let’s concentrate on real issues not this made up crap!

  • Monroe Smith II

    not to mention she looks kinda hot from this angle…

  • Muns

    It’s a 22… I’m 100% behind the 2nd amendment but getting all stupidly righteous about some Dopey Dem not wearing safety glasses and ear muffs when firing a pop-gun 22 makes you all look like complete IDIOTS grasping at any straw you can get a hold of… Man….Dumb neocon stupidity once again making true conservatives look like complete fools. It’s a 22… lighting a large firecracker is more dangerous than firing a 22 down range…

  • Ross Calloway

    This is much to do about nothing. Sure, eye and ear protection is required at a shooting range, but she’s not at a shooting range. Looks like she’s on her own back porch on her own property, not shooting beside other shooters with larger calibre weapons. Geesh!

  • Junebug Actual

    As crazy as it may sound, when I started shooting as a child over 45 years ago we did not use safety goggles, safety glasses, crash helmets, shooting gloves, ear muffs, or fire retardant shooting jackets. Nobody did. Not my grandfathers, my dad, my uncles, brother, sister, cousins, uncles and aunts. None of them. What a bunch of unsafe retards! We must have fired hundreds of thousands of rounds between us over all the years we shot. Amazingly, nobody went deaf or had their eyes blinded. Wow, even when I was in the United States Marine Corps Infantry we rarely used the issued ear plugs. Nobody had “safety glasses”. What a lunatic, danger magnet freak show we were.

    Now, depending on the when, where, and what I am shooting, I will usually wear ear protection. Since I already wear prescription safety glasses all the time, can’t see without them, I always shoot with safety glasses on. But, that is my decision.

    To the gun safety PC police: That is clearly not a public range. It appears to be the back porch of a rural farm and she is shooting a Ruger 10/22. Wait … let me rephrase that. There is a free, adult woman, engaged in shooting on (probably) private property according to how she sees fit. Where does your holier-than-thou stone tossing chastisement fit into that picture?

    If Alison wanted to come to my place and shoot a damn .22 rifle off the porch with no eye and ear protection, I’d welcome her with open arms and a glass of iced tea. If we moved to some higher caliber weapons, or pistols, or some more interestingly configured I’m sure she’d pull some glasses and muffs from her range bag. If not, I’d offer mine. But, I would ALWAYS support her in making her own decisions as is right for those who truly support personal liberty.

    There it is.