Gun Photos


If you know me, you’re well aware I don’t dig guns. So I wrote about it. Not in a “guns are evil gadgets of wickedness” way, but more like in a “I’m not anti-gun, I just don’t want to shoot one or hold one” kind of way. In, fact, that’s the name of the article.

I had to scourge the depths of the internet to find a photo I could use that conveyed something to the tune of, “guns are not sexy or cool.” But everything I found made guns look sexy and cool.

As much as I wanted to be Jill Monroe when I grew up, I don’t think guns are sexy or cool. But the “finger gun” kind of is. And yes, I will use any excuse to bring up Farrah Fawcett, because she was a goddess. FYI, I tried, but I couldn’t find a photo of her doing the finger gun.

But I did find this:

…But I couldn’t use it because of stupid licensing issues, blah, blah, blah, so I tried to recreate it myself. Disaster. It looked like I was choking, and besides, the selfie stick wasn’t charged up, and my husband’s arms aren’t long enough for the necessary depth of field. Then there was this:

Ends up, the black and white part is a photo from the photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino, who directed Madonna’s “Justify My Love” and “Human Nature” videos, both of which I love. Serious fierceness. But I couldn’t use that one either.

Then there’s this, which I kind of love for her “peekaboo” hair:

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I’m not anti-gun. Do what you want, go to the gun range, shoot at the paper villain and put the bullet-ridden guy on your refrigerator when you get home. When my then-8-year-old nephew was here from Australia four years ago, my husband and his brother took him shooting. I don’t think it was the worst idea. Hopefully he walked away with a healthy respect for guns. Until he sees “Straight Outta Compton.”

I’ve shot a gun exactly once. I was 18 or 19 in the desert with friends who were shooting guns. I think I killed a cactus.

Read what I wrote about guns:

I’m Not Anti-Gun. I Just Don’t Want to Hold One or Shoot One.

Written by Anne Clendening
Anne Clendening was born and raised in L.A. She's a yoga teacher, a writer and occasionally slings cocktails in a Hollywood bar. She could eat chocolate cake for every meal of the day. She has a huge fear of heights and flying. And fire. She wishes she could speak French, play her guitar better and make cannoli. She's probably listening to The Dark Side Of The Moon right now, kickin’ it with her boxer dog and her hot Australian husband ★