The Back Up Lets You Keep a Shotgun Next to Your Bed at All Times

Tired of countless infomercials peddling face creams and exercise equipment? The Back Up is here to present the world with a whole new category of “As Seen On TV” product!

Kids have their teddy bears, so why not keep a loaded firearm next to your mattress?

I’m only about 99% convinced that The Back Up is a real product and not just an elaborate prank. The phone numbers advertised are not working, and the website at seems very amateurish. However, the company president, John Peters, has been interviewed about The Back Up on Fox News, and he also made this bizarre video where he brainstorms alternative uses for the product.

The Back Up will reach a whole new audience overlooked by other infomercials:

* Moonshiners ever vigilant for revenuers trespassing on their property.

* Members of the Crips, Bloods, Norteños, Sureños, and MS-13 expecting retaliation for their latest drive-by.

* Mafia dons who fear getting whacked by a rival family.

Mr. Kevin Trudeau should solicit the makers of The Back Up to advertise on his radio program…because when the Illuminati orders UN black helicopter commandos to round up his listeners in the middle of the night for placement in concentration camps and forced vaccinations, they will appreciate having a shotgun close at hand.


  • 4 Responses to “The Back Up Lets You Keep a Shotgun Next to Your Bed at All Times”

  • Having watched both commercial videos, I find myself wondering as well if this is a real product. The two commercials, especially the second one, seem like they were made on someone’s home PC.

    I do like how the (very amateurish) website tries to play up the idea of gun safety around children, but then the second commercial carries the disclaimer, “Not intended for use in homes with children or mentally impaired individuals”.

    Comment by Thomas on July 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm

  • Having seen the description for the “alternate use” video, I would not be surprised if the original intent of the product was for easy access to canes and similar devices. I can’t count on my fingers how many times an elderly person could easily have it fall from its perch against the wall.

    It would just be that the advertiser/marketer for this gentleman might well have said “You know, it can do so much more…”.

    Comment by Jeff W. on July 11, 2011 at 11:41 am

  • Hey look! The ATF lost track of 1400 guns. Maybe they’re all stashed in people’s beds!

    Comment by Julie on July 13, 2011 at 11:47 am

  • I actually improvised a similar thing to allow me to access my shotgun from the headboard/bookcase. That said, I must question the wisdom of having a shotgun that handy when you are half asleep or waking from a nightmare.

    Comment by Al Frank on July 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm