Poster Contest: 2nd Amendment!


A Contest

Unified Patriots presents a contest to create the best Second Amendment poster. This is our first contest, and yes it is for the Second Amendment.The rules are you must create a poster readable at a width of 450 pixels and no taller than 650 pixels. This will allow most people to view it on one page of this website. The contest starts Monday, March 28 and the last entries will be accepted on Saturday, April 2 at midnight eastern time. The winner will be announced Monday, April 4. All posters must be acceptable for a family audience, or at worst a PG13 audience. No nudity. No profanity or obscenity. No scenes of slaughter. Don’t gross us out, in other words. The contest is open to every human being on Earth, or elsewhere for that matter. In fact, if any extraterrestrials happen to see this contest announcement before it ends on April 2, 2011 their entry into this contest would be perfectly legitimate.

Why the Second and not the First Amendment first? Because we already had all these great Second Amendment posters already out there on the internet. We’re going to have to search to find or make up some examples of First Amendment posters for the next contest.





One more thing. Have a nice day! But Don’t Monkey With Me!

The Second Amendment codifies and guarantees the right to self-defense into the laws of the United States. Without such a law, the American people would no doubt have been disarmed before now. We might have even been disarmed during the Great Depression, as no doubt FDR and many of his Kitchen Cabinet were of the belief that Americans were dangerous if allowed to keep guns. And as the Yamamoto quote on one of the posters notes, that might have changed the Japanese strategy for WW2.

What will be the prize?

Readers of my age group will remember the Marvel Comics of the 1960s and 1970s with their Stan Lee-penned editorials in the center of the issue. There was always some sort of contest going on and the prize for the winning entry was that most treasured of all rewards:

The No Prize

There is no prize you will ever receive that is more valuable, more treasured than the no prize. There is no achievement so great or so poor that a no prize won’t make better. It’s much better than an atta-boy or atta-girl, because they are condescending and a no prize is not. Seize your chance to earn a no prize of your very own.


Please accept the rest of this as inspiration for your efforts. It came from one of those emails that keeps getting forwarded around the internet. I don’t know who wrote it or where all these poster examples came from. If any readers know, please pipe up in the comments!

The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either… The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.

  1. Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
  2. I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.
  3. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
  4. A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him ‘Why do you carry a 45?’ The Ranger responded, ‘Because they don’t make a 46.’
  5. The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm ‘Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you expecting trouble?’ ‘No Ma’am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought my shotgun.’
  6. Beware the man who only carries one gun. HE PROBABLY KNOWS HOW TO USE IT!!!

But wait, there’s more!

I was once asked by a lady visiting if I had a gun in the house. I said I did. She said ‘Well I certainly hope it isn’t loaded!’ To which I said, of course it is loaded, it can’t work without bullets!’ She then asked, ‘Are you that afraid of someone evil coming into your house?’ My reply was, “No not at all. I am not afraid of the house catching fire either, but I have fire extinguishers around, and they are all loaded too”.



















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March 28, 2011 2:36 pm

I like the condom/cellphone/pistol/cop poster best. The argument “when you need a cop in seconds, they are only minutes away” is in my opinion one of the strongest arguments one can make for not just 2A rights, but for proactive defensive carry of firearms by everyone who wants to and is able.

The overhead map illustration is pitch-perfect.

redneck hippie
March 28, 2011 3:06 pm

IDP, do you remember when I was twisting your arm to get you on the Fred bandwagon at PL? You liked the “no hand show” Fred, but didn’t want to participate in Fredsgiving Day. You’re a welcome addition, and this time I’m not trying to gouge any money out of you. But perhaps you’ll send a few friends over to keep you company here 🙂

March 28, 2011 7:26 pm

I love the posters, and they seem to get better every year. I know nothing about graphic art, so I am saddened that I cannot contribute, but I do have the “Gun Control” t-shirt, wear it proudly, and hope it causes people to think.

Queen Hotchibobo
March 28, 2011 9:31 pm

Those are some fantastic posters. I doubt that I can come up with anything. First, I’m not creative, and second, I barely know how to crop photos on that program. I’ll never get photoshop, but maybe I can find one somewhere. 🙂 Second, one of the best arguments for why the Second Amendment doesn’t even matter (if we were a sensible society anyway – as opposed to British) was by Uncle Teddy. He said (paraphrased): If there was no second amendment, no Constitution, no law of any kind, it would be my right as a human being to protect myself… Read more »

March 28, 2011 9:36 pm

When you hear an intruder. In your home. In the middle of the night. Remember this. A police cruiser travels at 80mph TOPS.

A BULLET travels at 800mph. Which one do you want to be your first line of defense? After all. Waiting for the cops could take the rest of your life.

Kenny Solomon
March 29, 2011 7:28 am

Was going to attempt an entry, but last night, I saw something and…… well…… click it:

‘Bout sums it up, eh ?

Kenny Solomon
I.S.U. and T.A.S.G.

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March 29, 2011 10:15 pm

guncontrol 01

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March 29, 2011 11:21 pm

bare arms

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