The shirt design was inspired by Herman Hesse's novel Siddhartha. In Hesse's story the protagonist feels disconnected from society and he is in search of meaning. This shirt has nothing to do with Buddhism. The symbol of a peaceful character (Buddha) was chosen to contrast with our view that we must stand up for ourselves against evil, even using weapons if we must. There shouldn't be an internal conflict nor a social disconnection. Our gunfighter knows what he needs to do and he gets it done. Life has purpose, he has a mission and he is going to fight. He must not live life passively. Our view is that men and women must live vitally and our sentiment can be summed up here: "Where is the locus of your pain? We can all joke about an injury by asking what is the "boo boo" and to show where it hurts. We'll even get a few laughs but the reality is we are susceptible to pain and deep pain simply cannot be ignored. Most men in our modern world who feel disconnected from the common culture and experience feelings of meaninglessness and futility should understand we are milliseconds away from reducing our suffering simply by attacking doubt with action.