There have been some hilarious memes of the Dalai Lama related to firearms popping up lately. They are obviously taken out of context but the image does match the meme’s idea. Only one of these is a real quote by the Dalai Lama. Can you figure out which one it is?

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  • TheNotoriousIUD

    “You paid $5,500 for a 1911…? Seriously? Your soul is deeply unbalanced.”

    • Bill

      But I reached Total Enlightenment.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        You worship false idol.

        • KestrelBike

          Lucky numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42

        • Mark Flaming

          Not so! The ghost of Browning has answered me… in stainless steel.

    • Justin Roney

      Like Scientology, the cost to achieve ultimate enlightenment in the Church of John Moses Browning is expensive!

  • Bob

    The shoot back quote is probably the real one. Nope, not Googling it, because I’m always right… Most of the time.

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    • randomswede

      It is but the full quote continues:
      “Not at the head, where a fatal wound might result. But at some other body part, such as a leg.”

      That is advise I have not heard from anyone who teaches the law or how to use a gun give.
      But if anyone lives a sheltered life it would be the Dalai Lama so I wouldn’t turn to him for advice on how to get through a violent situation alive anyways.

      • Bob

        “Might”? Shooting anywhere might result in death, head is just more likely.

        • Scott Tuttle

          I think danny glover said that too 😛

      • Chase Buchanan

        Fighting just isn’t his area of expertise. Personally, I think that’s okay. I wouldn’t ask him for help tightening my groups, but on the other hand, I don’t think Jeff Cooper would be a very good spiritual counselor.

        • Bill

          Don’t say that to his disciples.

  • Suppressed

    “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you…”

    I know because I looked it up for something else a couple months ago.

  • iksnilol

    the one with shooting back, only one with a source.

  • Swarf

    The Dalai Lama has also shut down vegetarians. Some snoot asked him if it wasn’t hypocritical of him to not be a vegetarian and he said, basically, that vegetarianism was a luxury diet only the rich can afford, and when he is offered food out of the kindness of someone’s heart, he eats what is put in front of him.

    Pretty cool guy, actually.

  • Hamma Hamma

    “You skin that smoke wagon and we’ll see what happens.”
    That…out of context seems more like a masturbation euphemism more than anything else.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      I don’t want to see what happens

  • Raoul O’Shaugnessy

    So I got that goin” for me…which is nice.

    • Kristoff

      So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at
      a course over in the Himalayas. A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock.

  • SirOliverHumperdink

    Before you can fire a gun, it must work for you.

  • OJS

    Ha ha those are funny! Love it!

  • Drunk Possum

    So you can post memes with the “F” word in them, but if my comment has it, it gets moderated. For the children. Makes sense TFB.

    • Swarf

      I think that’s about Disqus.

      Yes it’s stupid, but I’ve come to like the fact that Disqus is used on different forums and allows me to track comments across those different forums and use the same login on all of them.

      I wish TTAG would switch to it since they’re commenting is frequently jacked up and they seem to care about cursing anyway.

      Although less lately, now that I think about it.

      • Drunk Possum

        Nope, I drop F-bombs left and right on other blogs without recourse. Phil has moderated my posts on here before and has told me he does it for the younger readers. It’s definitely a blog to blog thing.

        • Swarf

          Interesting, thanks for the correction.

  • A Guest

    I QUIT!

  • Tassiebush

    This amused me. Some interesting quotes.

  • AD

    I see the humor, but to be honest I find these in bad taste.