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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:

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.


please discuss here, sign there...


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    Feb 6 2013: It's an interesting idea, but pink handguns aren't any safer: http://www.greenvilleonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013302040072.
    • Feb 6 2013: Ouch. Indeed, they are still weapons. Which preserves the Second Amendment, which makes the Pink Gun Law constitutional.

      I'm not sure whether in a very sad way, this horrible incident might even support the point: Will those with little self esteem regard pink guns as something for kids, not for "grownups"? And thus have less interest in this kind of "toys"? And find less lethal toys as appropriate way to express "greatness"?
    • Feb 7 2013: Alan, I was thinking more about this horrible incident.

      I think the problem there was that the gun was in reach of children. It had little to nothing to do with the color of the gun. An unsecured, real weapon must not be in reach of children, ever.

      So I'd be interested in your opinion whether an obligatory pink look has the potential to make guns less attractive to "the right people", i.e. those who don't handle them appropriately?
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        Feb 7 2013: I think the color of the gun made it more attractive to the kids, but no gun--regardless of color or any other feature-- should ever be where children can get it.

        I'm not sure a desperate criminal would worry too much about what his gun looked like. For most everyone else, there should be no objections to pink guns..

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