As the legend goes, the court jester in medieval society was the only human being in the King’s Court that could openly criticize, poke fun at, and tease the king without fear of being put on the gallows or worse. Obviously, in today’s hypersensitive world, we’re in an entirely different predicament and one of those is that nearly everyone out there has a joke to tell or something to have a good-hearted chuckle about – even if it’s something we love. That’s why today’s guest is one I’m happy to have on as he’s been a great source for me personally when it comes to being able to take a step back and laugh at the industry that I love – firearms. Natos_Revenge aka Wes is a self-described “internet meme lord” and runs a humorous set of Instagram accounts primarily centered around guns, gun culture, new firearms releases, and a bit of everything else in between. Today Wes and I discuss how memes fit into the world of firearms and how they might even help steer the gun industry towards a better future for all gun owners, even if it ruffles a few feathers along the way.
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Today on the TFB B-Side podcast we have a bit of a non-standard guest. I’ve been following and laughing with Wes (Natos_Revenge) for just about as long as I have had an Instagram account. Knowing Wes and a good chunk of both the online and offline internet community I’ve learned that the gun industry is actually quite an untapped source of entertainment, and humor for many, and I personally believe that it’s only been a boon for not only the gun industry but 2nd Amendment rights as a whole across the country. So sit back, relax, and laugh with me and Wes as we discuss our successes, failures, and hopes for the future when it comes to firearms and the memes we so lovingly share with all of you on the world wide web.
If you’d like to follow Wes, you can find him on Instagram via his handle @Natos_Revenge
All photos used in this article were provided by @Natos_Revenge
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