Light A Candle To Stop Violence

So the Brady Bunch are planning Candle-light vigils on January 8th to “Stop Gun Violence”. Now many have pointed out what a stupid and pointless gesture that is, also many are noting the dwindling numbers of people willing to come out in the cold with a candle for the sake of their lost cause.

I propose a display that will show we have the same goals, but our side is actually interested in results.

So on January 8th I ask everybody to post a picture of a lit candle and you carry gun. Because lit candles don’t do a whole lot but cast a meager amount of light…but a loaded gun in the hands of lawful citizens can do wonders to protect innocent lives from harm.

Also “Gun Violence” is a bogus and made-up term, so on January 8th I ask you all to light a candle to stop VIOLENCE, and show you have the means to do just that.

Do this across blogs, facebook, photo accounts, twitter, and any other means. I suspect with a little spreading of the word we can easily dwarf the anti-freedom effort, as well as make the world a safer place!

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119 Responses to Light A Candle To Stop Violence

  1. Bubblehead Les says:

    I’m in.

  2. DaddyBear says:

    I’ll see if I can get a picture of my 91/30 in low light instead. Seems more of a finger in the eye. Want to light up the dark? I’ll show you how to light up the dark.

  3. Lissa says:

    Remind me next week, please?

  4. I wanted to do something but wasn’t sure what. I’d actually love to have counter vigils with people open carrying but it would be a bit harder to pull off.

    Pic of gun and candle definitely work.

    *Counter vigil is for all the people who have been killed or lost loved ones because they were disarmed by some form of gun control.

    • Weerd Beard says:

      Plus we don’t really NEED to do anything to turn public opinion, even in Mass the tide is turning.

      That being said they’ll be working double time on and around the 8th to polish their little turd, and they’ll be seeing our efforts as well, and that will INFURIATE them!

      • That’s why I’d actually love to make some real vigils with gatherings. For every one at theirs there should be 10 at ours.

        Even better if you could do it across the street from some of theirs. Just let them see how lost their cause is. (Bonus points to anyone who goes the BC vigil first open carrying and then crosses to the other side and says, “Oh I thought this was the deaths by gun control vigil.”

  5. Cargosquid says:

    Or, if allowed by local laws….show up for their vigils….with open carry. Or even concealed. But be sure to inform them of it.

  6. Jack says:

    Good idea.

    Count me in.

  7. DirtCrashr says:

    To paraphrase J. Dillinger, “A lit candle and a loaded gun will get you farther preventing violence than a lit candle alone”…

  8. Lokidude says:

    I’m in. Like Lissa, I’d appreciate a reminder post next week.

  9. Roadkill says:

    Man, I wish I could either snag a flame thrower or a some tracers for this. But also in.

  10. Jay G. says:

    Brother, you *KNOW* I’m in. Hell, I’ll see if I can’t get to the range to get a shot of the Snubbie from Hellβ„’ making it’s own sweet, sweet light…

  11. hmmm, can we substitute a flashlight or something? I don’t use candles unless I’m in an igloo.

  12. AndrewSarchus says:

    If I wasn’t so busy with work I’d find a way to rail mount a candle. I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy a pistol with a rail.

  13. Knitebane says:

    I’m in.

    The Mrs. has it on her to-do list to go to our local hobby store and get a decent backdrop. It’s something that we’ve been wanting for a while anyway and this is a good recent to get off our duffs and go get it.

    I’d do it myself but I always confuse the camera with my pistol. Because I obey the rules all I ever get it pictures of targets.

  14. Cargosquid says:

    Oleg Volk needs to get in on this!

    I bet he could think of all sorts of pictures for this! Posters even using DirtCrashr’s quote.

  15. Don says:

    Just take a taper candle, or maybe one of those big cylindrical candles with a 3-inch diameter and 4 to 6 inches long, and ram it on the end of a fixed bayonet πŸ™‚

    Paper plate first, though. Don’t want to get colored melted wax down the barrel, or on the furniture …

  16. Jay G. says:

    I can get behind the idea of a candle impaled on a bayonet.

    Might have to get out the Mauser, I think…

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  18. I have a feeling my RSS Reader is going to be full of candle pictures… I’m in!

  19. Mr Evilwrench says:

    A lighted candle on the bench at the range, accompanied by the muzzle flash of something known for it. Could make a heck of a dramatic picture. May look into it.

  20. Adam says:

    I’m in!

    I think I can fit a taper candle into the business end of my Remington 870 HD. Maybe some mini tapers in a speed loader next to my S&W M10!

  21. Yankeefried says:

    Think I’ll use a battery powered candle. Can’t be too careful!

    Hey, CAPTCHA ended in 45. Its a sign!

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  23. snowdog says:

    I could always impale a candle on the bayonet of my SKS and light that. Course with my luck my super gun shy in laws would see it and there would be much freaking and domestic disharmony. But then my wife thinks it’s funny so we just might do that.

  24. Wally says:

    I’m in. I am so in.

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  26. PawPaw says:

    I’m in. I’ve already got a post edited and scheduled for that date.

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  28. Kevin Baker says:

    I love my people.


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  30. Dave Aronson says:

    Great idea, but I’d like some clarification please. You say “post a picture of a lit candle and you carry gun”. Do you mean “and your carry gun”, or “and you carrying a gun”, or what? Not a big deal, but consistency might help the cause….

    • Weerd Beard says:

      Honestly I’m wide open on how you express yourself (I’m just doing photos, but I’ve suggested people with youtube accounts could do videos)

      Generally my take-away point is a candle won’t do much to prevent or stop violence. But an armed, lawful citizen can do a whole lot. I’ll say I have some submissions from Friends that aren’t carry guns or their HD guns, I’ve even suggested people may use non-gun defensive arms.

      Really the Candle is the symbol being chosen by those who wish to disarm us. I’m pointing out its a useless symbol unless backed by other tools, if combating violence is your REAL concern.

      Hope that helps.

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  32. EMac says:

    Requesting permission to copy your blog post (with due credit and link) on my FaceBook page to spread the word even further.

    Thanks for the great idea!


  33. Lisa C says:

    Nikon dusted off. Picture taken. Link to this blog up on my Facebook page under the shots!

  34. wildchildt says:

    I’m totally in and passing this along

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  36. 45er says:

    Yep, I’m in. I’ll have to think of something. Hmmmm

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  38. EMac says:

    I’ve taken my photo for inclusion, but don’t know how to add it here!

  39. chip says:

    While I think this is a pretty cool idea , I choose not to partake in the taking a picture of any of my weapons & poating them on the internet Call me paranoid or whatever I just as soon no one knows what I have in my home or person…just my 2 copper pieces

  40. Xspectre8 says:

    Has anyone started a Facebook event yet? If not I’ll do one up & invite my gunny FB friends.

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  42. R Lore says:

    I’ll light a candle and carry my benelli too.

  43. Most definitely in!

    Now should I use a scented candle for the occasion or not? Hmm.

  44. Pat says:

    Done and done (since I’ll be at the Range tomorrow!).

  45. bluesun says:

    Mine will be going up tomorrow.

  46. Erin Palette says:

    Since we seem to be starting a day early, here’s my contribution.

  47. JSW says:

    Here’s my shot- jumping the gun due to required attendance at a funeral the 8th.

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  56. DirtCrashr says:

    Here’s my olsd Colt – not a carry-gun since we’re in an Un-carry Police Only State…

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  58. TL671 says:

    They aren’t carry guns, but I do have a tactical sling for the shotgun. I’m getting it up here late, I did however post it just before midnight on twitter.

    • TL671 says:

      I don’t know how it slipped my mind, but the pump .22 on the left was actually used to repel a home invasion. It’s amazing how just the appearance of a firearm, no matter how puny, immediately changes an aggressors mind.

  59. Rhenda says:

    Dang! Brilliant!! But I missed the day! I totally did not see this post until it passed. You should set another date and give us all a chance to spread the word in Fb and blogland. In the mean time, I’ll go get a pic of my .357 long barrel, my shotgun, all my rifles and my Christmas candle. πŸ™‚

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  62. Kerry says:

    I’ve posted an ‘Imaginary Candle’, real CZ. Nice shootin’ Weerd.

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  66. JJ says:

    Yes I know I’m late, but here’s mine for what its worth…

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