Yes, it's a Tactical Beer Mug! From Hero Gear, who say:
Battle Mug starts as a 13.5 pound solid block of 6061 T6 billet aluminum before it enters a state of the art CNC facility in Huntsville, Alabama. This facility produces specialized parts and equipment for the U.S. Department of Defense, major weapons manufacturers, NASA, and a host of other companies working at the U.S. Rocket and Space Center.
Built to military specifications, Battle Mug features a M1913 rail interface system which allows the operator to mount a standard issue M4 carry handle, tactical light, laser device, holographic sight (we call them “beer goggles”) or even a bayonet for close quarters, high risk operations.
Each individually serialized Battle Mug features Mil-Spec Type III anodizing and a crenelated base and is built with the operator in mind.
Whether you are fighting drug lords deep inside the jungles of Colombia, stomping out Al Qaida terrorists in Falluja Iraq, or eradicating no-good hippies in Berkeley, California…
I so couldn't make this stuff up! Meanwhile, from Tam at View from the Porch, an intelligent view of the "loaded chamber indicator:"
What's it supposed to do? Encourage people to think "Well, it's okay if I point this thing at Cletus over there because the loaded chamber indicator says it's empty..."?I agree totally.
Its very existence betrays a bad mindset to have around guns, which is the idea that "This one's loaded, so I'll treat it with extra special caution!" The problem is thinking that way implies the unwritten corollary that "I don't think this one's loaded, so I can handle it sloppily..."
I was about half paying attention to a Fox News piece on the NJ Governor's election, where there's a 3rd party spoiler, Chris Daggett, between the Dem Corzine and the RINO Christie. So Christie's sitting there on TV saying how he is in favor of "responsible gun control" and "there will never be concealed carry in NJ." Politics confuses me.