YouTuber hickok45 uses a rifle to carve his pumpkins—an innovative new approach that will surely catch on this holiday season. His real name is Greg, and he's a 64-year-old retired middle school teacher from Tennessee with a passion for marksmanship. He started making shooting videos 7 years ago on a lark, and accrued a following after his first gun-carving video went viral in 2009. Since then, he's published a carving video almost every year with different gun. This latest edition features him using a Henry Rifle to make a smiley face in his pumpkin.
In a comment on the video, Greg reveals that he's pro-gun (duh), albeit in a pretty cheeky way:
A question just occurred to me: Is this video an example of "Gun Violence," or is it "Gun Kindness" ? With it's own conscience, the rifle violently rips apart some of the pumpkin's face; however, it "kindly" creates a nice little Jack O' Lantern for kids to enjoy. So, I'm still left with the perplexing question: Is my gun "Violent" or is it "Kind"? :-) The freedom haters and gun banners seem to think all guns have "Violent" personalities, but I can make an argument that my guns are all "Kind." They help me out by trimming trees around the compound, keeping me off dangerous ladders. They help rid the world of gallons of unhealthy "High fructose Corn syrup" each year. They kindly carve pumpkins for me, helping to keep dangerously sharp knives out of my hands. The large amounts of time devoted to keeping them cleaned, oiled, and exercised, keeps me from hanging out at bars and strip clubs every night. One day any one of them could even save my life from an evil-doer. Yep, I guess the gun haters out there are talking about somebody else's guns; all MY guns are "Kind." There's not one single "Violent" personality amongst them! :-)
Don't you see? Guns don't carve pumpkins. People carve pumpkins.