Bushmaster assault rifle company issues "man cards" quiz

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Image from a quicklink There are lots of reasons to own guns: Hunting, self-defense, clinging purposes, but also to bolster your deflated sense of masculinity. This is not some glib liberal notion about how men only buy guns to compensate for their inadequacies, this is the explicit aim of an ad campaign from Bushmaster, the maker of the assault rifle that was used to kill 27 people last week in Connecticut.

You see, you're not officially a man until Bushmaster tells you you are. "To become a card-carrying man, visitors of bushmaster.com will have to prove they're a man by answering a series of manhood questions. Upon successful completion, they will be issued a temporary Man Card to proudly display to friends and family," a press release for the campaign reads.

Most of the quiz questions are pretty predictable and harmless, if dumb -- Do you eat tofu? Can you change a tire? Have you ever watched...

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