Son of a Gun

By Bill Maher 

Not all Americans love guns, but the ones who love guns really love guns. When gun massacres are in the news, they buy guns. And according to the New York Daily News:  

“Violent baby names are on the rise as gun-lusting Americans pull the trigger on names like Magnum, Shooter and Caliber…  The most popular of the macho monikers is Gunner, which 1,500 U.S. babies received last year. Gunner means ‘bold warrior’ in Swedish. Other names gaining in popularity for boys are more specifically gun-related: Trigger, Shooter, Caliber, Magnum and Pistol, plus names inspired by gun manufacturers like Barrett, Remington, Kimber, Browning and Wesson.” 

Wesson? Gun culture is less like the frontier obligation to defend constitutional liberties and more like a rubber fetish. There aren’t a lot of liberals out there naming their children Prius and Juicer.