Five Monks, One Gun and an iPod

    This interesting photo of Malaysian Buddhist monks was taken by photographer Wong Yu Liang and is one of the entries in the Sony World Photography Awards. The full size image can be seen at the Daily Mail.

    The gun in the photo looks to be a BB firing toy gun.

    I have blogged about Buddists and guns. Contra to popular perception in the West, many Buddists are not opposed to them, when necessary, occasionally even hiding them in monasteries when they are banned by local law. A number of gun lovin’ Buddists are long time readers of TFB.

    [ Many thanks to Valter for the tip. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!