Komen Foundation offers pink handgun to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Discount Gun Sales has teamed up with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to offer a pink version of its popular Walther P-22 handgun in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Komen Foundation, which sponsors pink-ribbon walks and other events to raise money for breast cancer research, is embroiled in controversy following its decision to defund Planned Parenthood.

An undisclosed portion from the sale of each Walther P-22 “Hope Edition” will be donated to the Seattle Branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The gun retails for $429.99.

The Hope Edition has “an exclusive DuraCoat Pink slide in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month,” according to the promotion. “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.”

Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood supporters are rallying in the face of Komen’s move to defund the group, whose health centers have performed more than 4 million breast exams over the past five years, including nearly 170,000 as a result of Komen grants.

Besides $400,000 in smaller donations from 6,000 people, Planned Parenthood is receiving $250,000 from a family foundation in Dallas and a $250,000 pledge announced Feb. 2 by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to match future donations.

In Washington, 26 U.S. senators – all Democrats except for independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont – signed a letter calling on Komen to reconsider its decision.

“It would be tragic if any woman – let alone thousands of women – lost access to these potentially lifesaving screenings because of a politically motivated attack,” the senators wrote.

Click here to contribute to Planned Parenthood.

Comments 

+1 30 American 2012-02-24 12:31
Wow! I am truly surprised at how many people beleive that all guns kill people! :eek: What a shame. :sad: 99.9% of the population that own a gun or guns use them responsibly and for sport. I believe that this pink gun was a marketing idea indeed but only aimed at those who enjoy firearms and know how to use them, responsibly... 8) I think its great that a gun manufacture is willing to team up with a great cause and support something that is truly important. I think most of the nay sayers saw the gun and lost sight of the bigger picture here. :sad: Some people like to have their pink ribbon sticker on the back of their family station wagon...... :-) Others might want to have a pink gun ;-) more power to them. Try to remember everyone... guns dont kill people, people kill people.
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+2 29 Ehh 2012-02-19 09:31
May sound cooky, but I believe that some people, maybe not these but some, don't want a cure. You find a cure, then everyone working in these these foundations, special hospitals won't have a job. Think about it. :-*
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-8 28 Deanna Keith Hill 2012-02-10 03:48
Hey I got an Idea lets just ask them too make a Blood Red Gun and give donations to planparent hood for each one sold!!!!!! As Blood Red for all those behind Closed Doors Slaughter Like animals while they Look away!!!!!!!!! Just because they think they Have a Right to Tell someone else how to LIVE
THERE LIFE (BECAUSE IT IS THERE LIFE TO CHOOSE)WHO MADE ANY ONE GOD(I BELIEVE MYSELF IN MOTHERNATURE BUT HEY THATS MY BELIEF AND MY CHOSE)AND GAVE THEM THE RIGHT TO SAY TO ANOTHER HUMAN HOW THEY SHOULD LIVE???????? IF WE DONT HAVE A RIGHT TO SAY HOW WE LIVE ARE OWN LIFE THEN WE REALLY DONT LIVE OUR OWN LIFE DO WE SOMEONE ELSE DOES!!!!!

JUST MY OPINION
IM THANKFUL TO THE WONDER PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR AND AT
PLANNED PARENTHOOD THEY WHERE THERE FOR ME AND I WOULD HATE TO SEE IF THEY WERENT THERE FOR THOSE IN NEED
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-2 27 Bianca 2012-02-06 20:24
Planned Parenthood is an organization that gives women a CHOICE.... the right to carry a gun is a CHOICE. I commend SGK for the work that they do, who and what they support has nothing to do with the valuable research their donations help fund. As long as someone cares enough about at least trying to find a cure, I will continue to support them. all of the nay-sayers can go buy a lab and find a cure themselves.
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-4 26 way to go 2012-02-06 18:03
21 Seafoam 2012-02-04 12:07
This is beyond stupid, a charity to help save lives selling a gun to increase awareness? They have lost their minds. These Guns are for one thing - killing people.
I have a number of guns including a P-22 that I enjoy the sport of shooting. None of my gun have killed anyone in over the 35 years that I have owned guns. But if my life or my loved ones are in grave danger then I will be very happy that I live in a country that will allow me to protect myself and family if need be. People don't need guns to kill. It happens all the time all over the world every day.
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-4 25 Concernedgunowner 2012-02-04 22:04
Did anybody on the board note that the P22 has gained fame for being one of the main weapons used in the VT massacre? This was ill advised.
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+5 24 Jenn Taylor 2012-02-04 20:17
SGK did not MAKE or have this gun made. It is a deal with the mfg and marketing. I did the 60 mile walk 1 year and realized how much money SGK GETS each year and the amount of $$ they spend on commercials and have decided to never walk again, but donate as I wish to whom I wish.
Certainly they have raised MILLIONS and are a huge marketing machine...and still no closer to a cure than 15 years ago.
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+4 23 Lenore 2012-02-04 19:17
This just shows how corrupt Komen is. I hope that their race will be cancelled at NY Road Runners from now on. I would not support them in any case, and I will continue to support Planned Parenthood.
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-3 22 John from ga 2012-02-04 18:04
Greetings Badgers!

I guess you don't know, but I'm from Georgia and I see how this all went down. Our Secretary of State in 2009, karen handel, attempted to manipulate our state's voting rules to favor the Republican candidates. She resigned that post after the election and attempted to run for Governor as a tea party favorite.. What a joke. after that, she took on a high position at the Komen Foundation. This is where all this stuff is coming from, the Far Right Political Nazis. The chew away at any bonds they can find, like rats. They have an agenda, weaken women's health care, more guns. Beware.
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-8 21 Seafoam 2012-02-04 12:07
This is beyond stupid, a charity to help save lives selling a gun to increase awareness? They have lost their minds. These Guns are for one thing - killing people. If this "marketing" idea is true it needs to be publicized now so people can see that this foundation has lost all credibility and needs to be shut down. We don't want aborted babies but he is a gun to kill a full grown looser. What a farce!!
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