Snapshots: Clouds on the Horizon

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posted on May 2, 2014
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When you have magazines dating back to 1885, you end up flipping through pages and chuckling at times over what you find. Although American Rifleman is the world's oldest and largest firearms authority, it doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun. And we’re willing to share that fun with our readers. Thus begins the American Rifleman’s weekly photo caption contest.

Snap Shots, Week 1: Clouds on the Horizon

The original drop in the May 1952 issue was “In this day of giant tanks, supersonic airplanes, devastating atomic explosions, does the Army value the man with a rifle?” In case you are wondering, the answer was yes.

That said, we invite you to give us a better caption.

Keep it clean. Bloomberg probably pays an intern minimum wage to read this blog. Entries will be subjectively judged by staff editors between takes of the TV show, testing guns and making authors seem literate. The winner and others we deem worthy will be printed here. All judgments final. No returns. Winner will receive a random item from a box under Mark Keefe's desk the manufacturer did not want back, yet was marginally valuable enough to not throw away. This week, it appears to be a LaserLyte Zombie laser for a Ruger LC-9. At least that's what we think it is. The package has been opened like Ralphie tearing open his Red Ryder on Christmas morning. Yep. We're pretty sure that's what it is.

Official Snapshots Rules:

• Caption submissions must be made in the comments section of this blog, or on the corresponding Facebook post.

• One winner will be chosen, selected by Mark Keefe or a randomly selected guest judge.

• Keep it clean, folks.

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