Pink guns? WTF?

UPDATE: I just came across an article from just about a year ago talking about this same gun manufacturer and quoting the Komen people as saying they had nothing to do with them.  Good news. I hope they can come up with a copy of a cease and desist letter, since they seem to enjoy handing them out pretty liberally to charities they don't like.


Just a quick note. After earlier reports to the contrary, posts later today have indicated that the Susan G. Komen Foundation had nothing to do with the pink gun with which a three-year-old boy, apparently thinking it was a toy, shot himself last week.


According to The Atlantic, a company called Discount Gun Sales had advertised a Komen tie-in for a pink gun they were selling. The Komen Foundation is maintaining that it never had anything to do with the gun promotion and never received any funds, as the ad had promised.


I hope this is true. After their problems last year with Planned Parenthood it would be unconscionable for them to be doing something like this. On the other hand, after their problems with Planned Parenthood it would also be inconceivable for the public to accept the Komen statements at face value. If they're smart, or at least smarter than they were a year ago, they will throw open their files and release everything they have that proves they had nothing to do with the pink gun promotion, and I hope they do exactly that.

22 thoughts on “Pink guns? WTF?

  1. goes against having to have those ‘scary’ looking assault weapons available for women to defend her home and her babies from 3-4-5 hardened criminals.

    But, Hello Kitty!

    See, they really are just fashion statements. Nothing to worry about.

    You can accessorize them with big magazines, scopes, pistol grips, bipods, and sling mounts. Its just like getting a case for that smartphone. Or a fancy strap for that hand bag. Or some designer shoes or glasses.

  2. Yes.  If you want to defend yourself, I recommend Ruger’s new Paisley 9mm AutoGranny–comes with ankle-length ‘Granny’ clip (100 rounds).  You won’t even have to use it.  Your attacker will laugh himself to death.  (Hey, guess you’ll still get busted for wrongful death)

  3. It’s hard to think of anything that would make Hello Kitty even more offensive, but sticking it on a pink assault rifle just might do it.

  4. … the direct contradiction to the “guns are not a toy” message, and the insult to women’s intelligence suggested by the concept that manufacturers can sell anything to women as long as it’s pink?

    Other than that, hey, no problem


    What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?

    Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
    ~ Wilfred Owen  

  5. … automobile radiator coolant. It doesn’t even pass the “reasonable person” test for whether it could be confused for a toy. Since children don’t make it into the “reasonale person” category by dint of their age, the guns are literally child deaths waiting to happen – more so than boring old gun colored guns.  

  6. they are not a toy, however many ppl personalize their possessions with their favorite icons, characters & colors. In this case perhaps to give it a friendly feel or image.

    I’m a huge Hello Kitty fan myself and also have pink shoes, but black & grey are actually my favorite colors, the color of most weapons. I would put the pink logo on a black or grey gun.

  7. Obviously toys, yes?

    Weirdly, I’ve seen lots of toys in black.

    We should probably do something about that.

    For the children….

  8. we can get VT teddy bear to do a co-branding line of weapons. Maybe team up with Ben and Jerry’s to do a snack sack pack to go along with it? And Seventh Generation to do some non toxic cleaners and polishers? And the VT Brewers to issue those helmets with the beer holders (filled with Vermonster or a special run of Heady Shooter?)

    Imagine our fearless Defenders of the State (TM) carrying matching and accessorized VT Teddy Bear NonAssault Weapons fending off those sneaky Canadian Maple Syrup Cartel Thugs, or those flatlanders looking to build more vacation homes, or those utility companies looking to put up more wind towers. Hell said defenders could start with VY and work their way through a list as I’m sure we could come up with as ‘Enemies of the State’.

    No shots would be fired. Folks will simply retreat when they see our full on color coordinated kit!

    Oh, and lots of these.

    :) :) :) :) :)

    So everyone knows I post in jest.

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