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    Tyson Beckford: Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day?

    Tyson Beckford: Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day?


    On Friday night, male model Tyson Beckford Tweeted the above image. “It’s not the first time the 45-year-old Rochester, N.Y. native has shown off his gun enthusiasm,” nydailynews.com reports. ” The former ‘Make Me a Super Model’ host made headlines last year when rapper Chris Brown called him out for spending time with his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran. Beckford responded to Brown’s Twitter threats by posting a video of himself shooting at a gun range.” You can view a sample of Mr. Beckford’s Instagram love for firearms after the jump, as I ask . . .

    Is it OK to signal your willingness to protect yourself by “flaunting” your guns in public? Or does a responsible gun owner necessarily walk softly and carry a big gun stick? That’s a tough one.

    If you’re being directly threatened, I reckon you’re fully justified in “notifying” the world that you’re prepared to defend you and yours by force of arms. In that case, sun’s-out-guns-out messaging warns off someone who’s indicated a desire to ruin your whole day. Deterrence beats defense.

    That said . . .

    What’s wrong with a general threat of armed self-defense, like the Tweet at the top of this post or one of those lawn signs that says “We don’t call 911” (complete with a picture of a handgun)? If deterrence beats defence, why not proactively proclaim that you’re the gentleman — identified by mothers — as the person with whom her children should not engage in a violent confrontation?

    I guess irresponsible firearms messaging is like the Supreme Court Justice Potter’s definition of pornography: you know it when you see it. (OK, you can stop seeing it now.) The gangsta boast in the Tweet above is over the line, IMHO. The AR vs. AK Instagrammage and similar posts? Chocks away!

    Is Tyson Beckford an irresponsible gun owner for that tweet? Again, I say yes. As a celebrity gun owner, Mr. Beckford has a special responsibility to represent The People of the Gun as calm, level-headed people — lest the antis find grist for their “all gun owners (yes even black ones) are Clint Eastwood wannabes or proto-psycho-killers” mill.

    Your thoughts?
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    #2
    Good trigger discipline, but way too much tacticool gear.
    Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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      #3
      Good for him.

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        #4
        I see a responsible gun owner who is proclaiming his support of 2A. He's trying to be cute, and so what? Spend more time infiltrating the thugs that post these pics and the world will be a safer place....

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          #5
          good trigger discipline, not enough tacticool gear.

          good for him. a few of the fast n furious guys r into guns

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            #6
            He's at guns for hire in jersey. Great place, great people.

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              #7
              Only part of that article that gets my attention is where it says he, as a celebrity, has a special responsibility. What? Celebrities and athletes stopped being role models decades ago. If that is still a standard then they should get out there and remind all the Hollyweird and pro sports assholes of which way is up.
              as far as the model guy, nice guns...no, not like DET would have meant it, I mean his actual guns.

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                #8
                Good for him. At least there are some celebrity's willing to show their love for the 2A.

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                  #9
                  Kinda looks like a fitter raceradam with a really great tan.

                  NM BEckford doesn't have enough camo on....







                  HIDE...
                  The escape is nowhere near complete. The inventor of LIBERAL fishing. (soon to be seen on ESPN 45 because the 44th never worked.)

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                    #10
                    i post nra and pro 2nd amendment on my facebook page all the time.

                    let's make america great again

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                      #11
                      I think its fine to work into your social media support of whatever you want.
                      Actually making ANY direct reference to a threat on any media would be foolish on a legal standpoint. Pre-meditated would be labeled to any event afterwords. Better off "fearing for your life" if something happens, and 'act in self defense'.
                      Hunter, NRA Life Member, NYS Deplorable

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                        #12
                        Hey, more power to him. He's a little too 'operator' for me, but hell, he seems responsible enough.

                        Maybe a bit of a d-bag regarding the tweets...
                        “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Llaara View Post
                          I see a responsible gun owner who is proclaiming his support of 2A. He's trying to be cute, and so what? Spend more time infiltrating the thugs that post these pics and the world will be a safer place....
                          What gang sign is that guy flashing?

                          Homie on the right is about to lose his shorts and shoot the cameraman too.
                          “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

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                            #14
                            Good for him! Fuck the haters

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