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Susanne Oberhauser-Hirschoff

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Spread the word on the "Pink Gun Law" petition

Actually it's not my idea. But I find it brilliant:

and I can't put it into better words than the petitioners of this petition, open for signing until Feb 28:


WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Require that all Civilian Firearms be Painted Pink
Regulation of specific types of guns may be well- intentioned, but until we confront the underlying psychological and social issues that feed the violence, these laws will have little effect. The fact is that in America, guns have become potent cultural symbols of machismo, masculinity and power.

Therefore, we propose that every civilian firearm in America be painted a shade of bright pink over no less than 90% of their exposed surface areas.

We believe this simple act will fundamentally change the dynamic of American gun culture while still passing Constitutional scrutiny. All will be free to legally buy guns-just so long as they are Fabulous.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/require-all-civilian-firearms-be-painted-pink/YfFtRGVL

please discuss here, sign there...

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  • Feb 6 2013: it would be really interesting to see what happened...but I don't think it would ever happen, just as most men wouldn't have their Ferrari etc etc painted pink.
    and what about a soft 'baby' pink rather than a bright pink?
    babies are very vulnerable, and dependent...
    • Feb 6 2013: A google image search for both "pink ferrari" and "pink gun" is quite revealing :)

      I agree with you that the tone of pink (or other colors of a floral, light, friendly palette) merits discussion. I'd allow floral patterns of a certain predefined palette. That would also give sports guns something fashionable. Not only for the women in biathlon.

      Biathlon is about the mix of intense high pulse skiing and calm low pulse shooting that makes the very special challenge of this sport. The color of the device really doesn't matter.

      Or Hunting. Hunters I know tell me it's about the quiet, the waiting, and then later about the great taste. It's not about bragging about the cool gun. So as long as the color of the gun does not give the hunter away, who cares about the color?

      Contrast that with guns owned to mark strength. The Godfather screwing a pink silencer onto a pink pistol? Nah.

      So for that area it's a change.

      And looking at the google image result for pink guns, I fear the palette and the rules need to be tightly controlled. It _is_ possible to have aggressive looking pink guns :D

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