A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 12, 2020
“If your guns have ugly tattoos, I revoke your right to bare arms”

The Second Amendment “right to bear arms” has nothing to do with “bears” or “bare arms,” but there are several tattoo jokes.

“Going to the tattoo shop to forfeit my right to bare arms” was posted on Twitter by funkytownbeer on December 16, 2008. “Is my refusal to have tattoos my right to bare arms??? Hahaha” was posted on Twitter by SaiWut on March 18, 2011. “The right to bear arms means no tattoos...” was posted on Twitter by #LongLiveBJ on March 25, 2012. “People who don’t have #tattoos have a right to #bare arms” was posted on Twitter by Geddenon on August 3, 2012.

“If your guns have ugly tattoos, I revoke your right to bare arms” was posted on Twitter by JoshWitz on September 18, 2015. The “guns” here mean “arms,” as in the popular expression, “Sun’s out, guns out.”

“I decided my right arm is going to be for bear tattoos because I have a right to bear arms” was posted on Twitter by Mikhail Popov on May 9, 2018. “My wife won’t let me get a tattoo of a grizzly on each bicep. She is infringing on my right to bear arms” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on November 10, 2020.


Wikipedia: Second Amendment to the United State Constitution
The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arms. It was ratified on December 15, 1791, along with nine other articles of the Bill of Rights. In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the Supreme Court affirmed for the first time that the right belongs to individuals, for self-defense in the home, while also including, as dicta, that the right is not unlimited and does not preclude the existence of certain long-standing prohibitions such as those forbidding “the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill” or restrictions on “the carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons”. In McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010) the Supreme Court ruled that state and local governments are limited to the same extent as the federal government from infringing upon this right.

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funkytownbeer
@funkytownbeer
going to the tattoo shop to forfeit my right to bare arms
6:45 PM · Dec 16, 2008·Twitter Web Client

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SaiWut
@Saiyaman2113
Is my refusal to have tattoos my right to bare arms??? Hahaha
1:54 PM · Mar 18, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

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The Duke of Umbrage ✪ Self Isolating In Style
@ICETWICE
WHY do American citizens still have right to bare arms when there’s a tattoo parlour on every street corner?
3:25 AM · Oct 20, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

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#LongLiveBJ
@Fxck_Yo_Couch
The right to bear arms means no tattoos…
1:06 PM · Mar 25, 2012·twicca

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Anthony Sauceda
@Frit0Bandito
Replying to @DaveLaziness
@DaveLaziness when people ask me “Why don’t you have any tattoo’s?” I simply reply “Because I have the right to bare arms” Wokka Wokka!
12:31 PM · Apr 23, 2012·Echofon

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Glam Girl
@glamxoxo
By refusing a tattoo I’m exercising my right to bare arms.
11:09 PM · Apr 24, 2012·Echofon

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Geddenon
@Geddenon
People who don’t have #tattoos have a right to #bare arms
1:03 AM · Aug 3, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Jared
@JaredontheRight
Everyone has the right to bare arms but I’ve noticed a lot of tattoos lately.
6:15 PM · Dec 28, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Transwomxn R Womxn JK Rowling
@Equinoxious
When the founding fathers gave you the right to bear arms, that didnt mean wear a sleeveless shirt and punish us with that ugly tattoo
6:14 PM · May 15, 2014·Windows Phone

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Weird Wire
@WeirdWire
Allen West Believes In The Right To Bear Arms & The Right To Bare Arms (To Show Off His Tattoo) http://huff.to/1rCbVPi
3:45 PM · Sep 9, 2014·dlvr.it

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Big D
@_ItsBigD23_
Can’t wait to get a tattoo and express my right to bear arms!
8:26 PM · Mar 19, 2015·Twitter for iPad

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JoshWitz
@RaceSurrealist
If your guns have ugly tattoos, I revoke your right to bare arms.
1:04 AM · Sep 18, 2015·Twitter Web Client

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Ask A Marine
@AskAMarine
Right to bare arms: Marine Corps new tattoo policy http://j.mp/1tai653
4:32 PM · Jun 8, 2016·IFTTT

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Andrew Savage
@A_Sav
Don’t get a pun tattoo.
Don’t get a pun tattoo.
Don’t get a pun tattoo.
“I’m thinking about getting a tattoo that says ‘Right to Bear Arms’”
4:13 PM · Aug 15, 2016·Tweetbot for iΟS

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HobbesQ
@HobbesQ
If we outlaw tattoos we can ensure everyone has the right to bare arms
@brightmatrix @pseudosoldier
11:55 AM · Nov 1, 2016 from St Cloud, MN·Twitter for Android

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dildo says BLM
@onlineguy420
i hope the govt takes away the right to bare arms cuz everyone should have tattoos
8:23 PM · Apr 2, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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Mikhail Popov
@bearloga
Replying to @bearloga
I decided my right arm is going to be for bear tattoos because I have a right to bear arms.
1:51 AM · May 9, 2018·Tweetbot for iΟS

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USA
@ChannelfastC
Replying to @fred_guttenberg @NRA and @NRATV
WE AMERICANS HAVE A RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS!
Some Americans feel the need to tattoo them as well.
9:47 AM · Jun 23, 2019·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Doc_OToole November 10, 2020
My wife won’t let me get a tattoo of a grizzly on each bicep.
She is infringing on my right to bear arms.

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Dad
@ImYourDad___
My wife won’t let me get a tattoo of a grizzly on each bicep.
She is infringing on my right to bear arms.
9:36 PM · Nov 9, 2020·IFTTT (Posted after the above.—ed.)

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keepingitcreel
@Keepingitcreel
My wife won’t let me get a tattoo of a grizzly on each bicep. She is infringing on my right to bear arms.
3:14 AM · Nov 10, 2020·IFTTT

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Dad Jokes
@Dadsaysjokes
My wife won’t let me get a tattoo of a grizzly on each bicep.
She is infringing on my right to bear arms.
3:49 PM · Nov 10, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

LaffGaff
No Tattoos
November 12, 2020 by laffgaff
My wife won’t let me get a tattoo of a grizzly on each bicep.
She is infringing on my right to bear arms.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military/ Religion • Thursday, November 12, 2020 • Permalink