Sunday, September 26, 2010
Gun Shows and Obsession With Nazi Germany
Whenever you go to a gunshow, you're certain to find two things: guns and Nazi memorabilia.
Well, three things if you include fat white guys.
Now, gunloons will usually try to explain this in several ways. One way is to deny ever seeing Nazi memorabilia at a gun show. But even gunloon forums acknowledge Nazi memorabilia is omnipresent at gunshows.
Another gunloon explanation is to say gunshows sell beef jerky as well. But this doesn't really work; after all, jerky is a staple of hunting. Some gunloons will try to call the stuff 'militaria' as if changing the name will render the practice more palatable. Problem is, true collectors of 'militaria' aren't going to go to a gun show for their hobby. Similarly, numismatics don't go to computer shows for their coin collecting needs.
I have a theory. Gunloons are attracted to the Nazi-era for many of the same reasons a lot of German males in the 1930's were.