The Susan G. Komen Foundation may not want to have anything to do with Planned Parenthood, but it appears to have no problem associating itself with handguns.
‘Nuff said – though I will add a bit.
Unlike most people on my end of the political spectrum, I have no inherent issue with guns; instead, I take issue with folks who read what is perhaps the most poorly-constructed sentence in the English language (sometimes known as the Second Amendment) to be an absolute ban on gun control or to permit absolute bans on guns.
Business Insider first reported Thursday that Komen, which has come under fire this week for cutting off its funding for Planned Parenthood in what appears to be a politically motivated move, has apparently maintained a partnership with a gun seller that offers a pink “Hope” handgun.
I grew up around guns and even the most fucked up people in my family had a basic understanding for what guns can do and what people who are dumbasses can do accidentally with guns if, well, they are real dumbasses…
which, getting back to the Second Amendment, I suspect is why the people who crafted that sentence – albeit badly – did not intend for there to be no mechanisms whatsoever to control who can play with guns and where.
In short: The people who put this country together weren’t willing to simply “hope” that anyone old enough to open a bible is automatically competent to handle a gun.
“Discount Gun Sales is proud to team up with the Susan B. Koman [sic] Foundation to offer the Walther P-22 Hope Edition in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A portion of each P-22 Hope Edition will be donated to the Seattle Branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation,” reads the description on the gun seller’s website. “The P-22 Hope Edition has an exclusive DuraCoat Pink slide in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Utilizing the same reliable controls and firing mechanism that has made the Walther P-22 America’s top selling handgun, the Hope Edition will be a limited production pistol offered exclusively through Discount Gun Sales.”
And I bet that even the most puritanical of the bunch would refuse to believe that you can actually be ‘pro-life’ while simultaneously preventing poor women from obtaining a medical procedure that might save their lives and promoting a firearm promotion so bizarre that I’m surprised it wasn’t one of the fake commercials in the original Robocop movie.