I like that image.
I have a .40s&w S&W pistol and a .40s&w Highpoint carbine.
Both shoot the same caliber pistol round.
The carbine appears way more menassing because it has pistol grip, fore grip, picatinny rails on every side, laser on the bottom rail, red dot on the top rail, collapsable stock, and a muzzle brake.
The pistol is a standard midsize S&W sw40e.
The carbine has a ten round magazine.
The pistol has a 14 round magazine.
So... (while the longer barrell of the carbine does give it sightly more external ballistic energy) the pistol is actually MORE menassing than the BIG BAD (looks-like) ASSAULT CARBINE.
But tell that to a liberal. They will never get it.