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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 7 2013: Considering obesity kills far more people per week then those killed by guns per year, you should be trying to have ugly green dye added to all sugars and fats.
    (Actually it is my idea, But I find it in no way to be brilliant or to be taken seriously) ;)

    http://www.ted.com/talks/jamie_oliver.html
    at 02:12 / 21:53
    • Feb 8 2013: LOL should you change your mind let me know :)

      I see just be one little glitch in the comparison:

      A guy with an obesity problem on the street is sad but it's his problem.

      A guy with a gun problem on the street is a threat to you, to me, to all of us.

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