Dana Loesch Debunks ‘Why You Should Never Date a Gunsplainer’ Article

First off, what the heck is a “gunsplainer”? I think it’s a term invented by Everytown for Gun Safety to typecast gun owners as white, male, dunderheads who go around obnoxiously hitting on women.

In an article titled, “Why You Should Never Date a ‘Gunsplainer,’” Prachi Gupta of Cosmopolitan Magazine defined gunsplainer this way:

We’ve all met mansplainers, but have you ever met a similarly dreadful gunsplainer? He’s the type of guy who will attempt to hit on you by calling you “schnookums” and, like the mansplainer, he will condescend to you about why you’re safer in a world where guns are easier to buy than Sudafed, or how a good guy with a gun is the best antidote to a bad guy with a gun. He may echo the words of National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, who said in 2013, “The one thing a violent rapist deserves to face is a good woman with a gun.”

Well, nationally syndicated radio host and NRA News commentator Dana Loesch didn’t take too kindly to the implication that gun owners are a homogenous group of knuckle-dragging meatheads or that women aren’t fully capable of defending themselves with a firearm. In a video released by the NRA, Loesch fired back at the gunsplainer stereotype and the attack on a woman’s right to choose her self-defense tools.

“The real gunsplainers are the gun-illiterate, sexist men and women who think zeal is a substitute for knowledge and who lecture law-abiding women like myself and attempt to make us feel inferior to men when it comes to bearing arms,” chided Loesch. “Yes, men are stronger, which is why I train and carry a gun. It is my ultimate equalizer. So thanks for making the entire point for me, Cosmo.”

“But this new marketing campaign is more than a dippy little video, it’s another example of the sexist messaging,” continued Loesch. “Newsflash to the gun-control brigade: Women had the right to carry long before we won the right to vote, and no amount of airheaded, proxy lecturing through vapid women’s glossies is gonna change that.”

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • ejharb April 11, 2018, 6:34 pm

    Strong spirited smoking hot and funny as hell! And the fact she likes guns is icing on a delicious cake.

    If I had the biotechnology to design my ideal mate she would be identical to dana.

  • Gary March 30, 2018, 8:49 am

    WHO would want to date one of these anti gun idiots to start with?
    Let them breed among themselves until they go extinct!

  • KT Carpentry July 7, 2017, 9:41 am

    The actual reason this article is sad instead of hilarious is that Cosmo readers will believe every word. They believe that each one of them is a powerful woman, too powerful to be duped into buying a gun for self protection. No doubt, they are more than prepared to defend themselves because of the skills they picked up in that aerobic/kickboxing class.
    Did anyone else click on the Cosmo article? Horrifying. I also read the article “Why you should date a feminist”. That one was funny. As part of their highly educated, biting political and sociological commentary on modern feminism, “if he refuses to go down on you, but expects a blowjob…”, or, if he thinks that feminism means man-hating. According to many powerful women I know, that’s only half of it. The other half is woman-hating. Things like, actor has replaced actress, because female pronouns are offensive. Really? Denying your gender is empowering?
    I also like the part about how feminism denyers only allow their concubines out to make casseroles. What of they want to be CEOs? What if that requires the man to stay home? You’d better ask him about this on the first date.
    Now, being a bitter clinger, I believe that being a feminist equates to being a man-hater. My wife agrees. She has always despised the “feminists”. Women who want to wear the pants. Because wearing a dress is demeaning. What if, and I know this is tremendously offensive, you go out and prove yourself instead of wearing a vagina hat? The point of this is, I need to go gather up the kids to go to Walmart because my wife is at work. She’s a CEO of a multinational corporation, btw. I stay at home to cook and take care of the kids. I don’t do casseroles though. I’d bet I would love a casserole. That’s just meat and pasta in the oven, right? After I run through this magazine of .380, I may have to get online to find a recipe.
    Anyway…just remember that facts have absolutely no bearing on the politics of the left. It’s all about feelings. You can produce pages of facts and statistics, but it won’t change their minds if it doesn’t feel warm and fuzzy. “Happiness is a warm gun”, said the communist. I don’t know how to make personal responsibility comfy, but calling out the left on the concept that the big government’s nanny state is slavery might be a start. Otherwise, we have to keep being gunsplaners. Try to give facts. Accept that Cosmo readers are vapid. And they vote. Perhaps, if we can include gun safety statistics in an article on vagina maintenance?

  • Second Amendment April 18, 2016, 1:12 pm

    “Comments disabled for this video” Thumbs up/down counter hidden. Typical for every hoplophobic video on YouTube, the uploader can’t take the heat, doesn’t actually want “dialogue” and surely doesn’t want anyone to see the overwhelming number of Thumbs Down for their gun-grabbing crap. They’re even cowards on the interwebs! LOL.

  • ejharb April 17, 2016, 7:53 pm

    If i had the ability to design the perfect wife she would strongly resemble dana loesh

  • Chris Baker April 17, 2016, 4:25 pm

    I’d love to see what would happen to this “Prachi Gupta of Cosmopolitan Magazine” person if said person tried to tell my wife that load of garbage. Yes I am the proverbial old fat white guy who clings to God, and my guns, but one of the things I really liked about my wife when we met was that she owned just as many guns as I did. I even copied one of hers later, after we were married, I got my own little Beretta pocket pistol although unlike her 25 I got a 32. She also had a 1911A1 and a 6mm remington magnum chambered rifle. Sweet. I imagine she’d tell him (her? it?), very politely of course, where to shove the latest issue of cosmopolitan.

    • KTCarpentry July 7, 2017, 1:04 pm

      It would be best to remain gender neutral. That way don’t offend “it”, and that allows “it” to choose which gender feels appropriate today.

  • Larry Lash April 17, 2016, 12:15 pm

    I have written in on my ballot, Dana Loesch, Dallas, Texas, for nomination to 2016 National Rifle Association Director’s Election. If elected she would to serve on the NRA Board of Directors. I believe Dana has the dedication, best qualified, and expertise and freedom needed to best serve the needs of the NRA and its members.

  • Alan April 15, 2016, 8:36 pm

    At 56 years of age, an avid ‘gunny’, and white male, I have NEVER struck a woman. I was raised not to. Its a deplorable act.
    I’m Not collage educated, I’m not P.C. I’m just an average guy.
    Strange, the Left claims to deplore stereotypes, and uses them extensively.
    Left wing progressive = hypocrite.

    • Ransom May 20, 2017, 2:58 pm

      ” I’m not collage educated” I see what you did there… nice.

  • Bob Lee April 15, 2016, 8:34 pm

    Crap sells….people seek validation not information….they are spoon feeding the swill they think will mean more subscriptions….when something makes no sense follow the money, or follow the tribe (that’s a separate rant…)

    • Jay Warren Clark April 16, 2016, 10:34 pm

      A few decades back a poet wrote: “knowing has become ‘knowing what to buy.'” So if someone puts it in a magazine, or on t.v., someone else will buy it–even it it is krap. JWC

  • Conrad Lingus April 15, 2016, 2:00 pm

    But I thought it was all about DIVERSITY and INCLUSIVENESS?

    Is it not interesting how quickly they choose to EXCLUDE a person who voices an opinion contradictory to their own?

  • perlcat April 15, 2016, 11:02 am

    Anybody that reads Cosmo for information is deluded. That’s where women learn stuff like “11 things to turn your man on (that don’t work unless he bats for the ‘other’ team)”, and “fifty easy ways to sexual fulfillment”, all with a slick cover of compressed breast material. It’s a women’s dirty magazine, and the fact that they had to invent a stereotype, and then invent imagined behaviors (“Schnookums”? Really?) before they could write a “hit piece” on them? It’d be sad if it wasn’t ludicrous. So far as encouraging numbskulls to not date a man who enjoys and understands the reasoning behind owning firearms? I’d consider that a figurative bullet dodged — any relationship between an intelligent, reasoning human being and a weapons-grade moron is doomed to fail..

    • EMC(SS) Dave April 15, 2016, 1:23 pm

      Amen to that. The “Straw Man” meme is very popular with those to whom facts need not apply.

  • Larry April 15, 2016, 10:18 am

    Give em Hell, Dana. You’re my kind of woman!

    • romney dickinson April 15, 2016, 11:56 am

      She’s is my kind of woman too. Got a brain, spine, and is a very hot woman! Whew.

      • ejharb April 17, 2016, 7:58 pm

        Shes awesome,a man named chris loesh is one lucky dude because he got her first and shes loyal.

        But we can love her from afar,lol

  • Mr. Sparkles April 15, 2016, 9:28 am

    What concerns me the most is the level of intelligence that the “gunsplainer” ad was focused to appeal to. Is the general public really as ignorant as that ads hopes we are? I raised four daughters and in addition to teaching them that they are responsible for picking up their own room and cleaning their own hair out of the shower drain, their mother and I (yes, we are still married and love and support each other) taught them that they need to be responsible for their own well being, both financially and from a personal safety standpoint. As a result they are all professionals(Nurse, Dr., and 2 Engineers) and they are all capable of protecting themselves and their loved ones both by being careful and being prepared. If all Dads and Moms focused on developing their child’s sense of personal and social responsibility and taught that the child’s sense “self esteem” should come from meeting those responsibilities, the need to protect ones self from those entitled ones that would see fit to take what they want from those that have earned and acquired would be less of a priority. I know that sounds ultra conservative but if it was good enough for the settlers of this country, it is good enough for me and mine.

  • Tom Horn April 15, 2016, 9:13 am

    Well, I was gonna take Dana out tonight, but she blew it. I guessing someday she’s going to need a, “gunsplainer (whatever the hell that is), and there won’t be one around. What an ignorant ….

    • Z April 15, 2016, 9:56 am

      Somehow I think she’ll manage just fine without you.

    • K M Fields April 15, 2016, 9:59 am

      I think you got the names mixed up. Dana was in the second “rational” video. Prachi Gupta of Cosmo was the big nose gal in the first video who want’s to make women second class citizens…Gupta was the ignorant… Just saying…

  • Eric X Equis April 15, 2016, 6:15 am

    Look for the “…more” under the red subscribe button and report under “infringes on my rights”.
    Put the pressure on them and make YouBoob pull this sexist hoplophobe piece of crap!

  • Sam April 15, 2016, 4:24 am

    Now, tell us what you really think. I’ve never heard the terms. I guess I need to renew my ‘script’ to Cosmo. As a man who absolutely adores women, and feels eternally blessed that he helped raise two wonderful girls who became two extraordinary women, I’m not sure I want to know how a ‘mansplainer’ acts.
    And Spartacus Khan, yes Dana is hot. Now, you have to wonder, how often does she say, “I really need to dress up today, in case I run into that wonderful Mr. Khan” ?

  • Dustin A Eward April 15, 2016, 2:58 am

    Not enough women with brains to go around…

  • Spartacus Khan April 8, 2016, 12:09 am

    I wish Dana Loesch would be my schnookums….

    • Flyingdog April 15, 2016, 1:26 pm


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