I'd say there's no greater form of idiocy.
I mean posing with a gun is basically screaming "I need you to pay attention to my hick credentials or my ghetto credentials". It's just stupid. Most people who pose with guns don't even own a ranch to go hunting on, because no self respecting rancher or hunter would pose with guns.
Which goes to say, those who pose with guns are either:
Ultra white trash with no ranches and no hunting lease
Ultra minority trash gang affiliates.
It is somewhat ironic that poor white trash and poor minority trash basically have the exact same tendencies. Interesting to say the least.
I have seen hundreds of pictures of people with guns
almost all of them fall into the following groups
1) competitive shooters with their target weapons-like Katerina Emmons or my last picture on this board
2) Hunters with some trophy critter they bagged
3) military men posing with their service weapons.
I'll tell you something else. IF YOU ARE A FELON and you have one of your homies take a picture of you holding a weapon, you just have pretty well established probable cause for a criminal prosecution against you
last year, our criminal chief asked me to identify a target range pictured in a "Selfie" of some thug shooting at the range. he had a picture of himself with a pistol. HE got arrested. Sort of hard to deny you are a felon in possession when you are there on your own phone holding a pistol and then shooting it at a target range with the date on the selfie.
now that I would agree is idiotic. Now the picture my Green Beret Nephew sent me of some unnamed mountain in some place in the ME with him holding his M4 rifle is just plain cool.
How cool is that?