Have you met Pistol Pete? That’s New Mexico State’s new mascot.
What’s interesting is that the school has previously shied away from the Pistol Pete mascot. In 2005 the school shortened his name to simply “Pete” and gave Pete a lasso. Fans grew angry, started calling the new mascot “Lasso Larry” and within a year Pistol Pete was back.
Now they seem to be totally embracing both Pistol Pete and his guns with their new helmets, which is sure to be controversial.”
Earth Day is controversial, naming a street after Malcom X is controversial. Guns are MAINSTREAM.