Forbes: I’m Going to Blame Mass Shootings on Gaston Glock, Because He’s Rich and Invented A World Renowned Sidearm


Deniz Cam over at Forbes, covers the world’s richest people.

I’m sure she means this as an overview of how she opines on the lifestyles of folk with money but in this article she takes a swing at billionaire inventor, Gaston Glock. Because we must get in a jab at the man who invented what is arguably the world’s most popular modern sidearm. Mass shootings are his fault after all.

Next, Miss Cam will likely take on Henry Ford and expound on how his brand has become a mainstay for drunk and distracted drivers, costing thousands of lives annually. Wait, probably not. No easy low hanging political points there despite a drastically higher death toll.

Nope. Ahhh GUNS! GLOCKS!! Terrifying death machine… used across the world by the most professional military and law enforcement personnel, literally in the millions of units deployed. No mention on how the greatest culprit category for firearms used in homicide is a shifting ‘model’ but overwhelming has one characteristic ‘cheaply acquired’.

The shock and surprise expounded by this Forbes piece, that a wildly popular sidearm gets used by bad people too, smells of a tragic lack of journalistic integrity. In its place is ACTIVISM! Let’s gloss over the fact that societal violence has a myriad of motivating factors and just blame the guy who made a product that works.

Screw you Apple and Android! You too Zuckerberg! Cheaters are your fault! How dare you be rich!


See how stupid this is?

The Austrian military needed a sidearm. Gaston made the best one. He made it so well that in its 5th generation it isn’t radically different than in its 1st. Millions exist and serve in the hands of peaceful people every single day.

This has made Mr. Glock a billionaire, good on him. I’ve contributed to his wealth, owning probably about a dozen Glock models in the last decade.

Shaming an old man for his successful invention based on its willful misuse… classy, Forbes. I will be certain to look for the excoriating critique of General Motors board of directors when DoT releases traffic fatality stats.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.