Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Watch Out, She's Pinking Heat

This Taurus 9mm semiautomatic pistol is available from Gander Mountain, price $429.99. There are also Remington shotguns with pink stocks (free pink hat with each purchase).

I'm wondering if a pink-handled pistol makes firearm ownership kinder and gentler or something. One year the legendary Lionel electric train line included a pastel-colored set for little sister; it wasn't a great success. My wife qualified in pistol marksmanship with a standard police-issue Smith & Wesson .32 revolver, thank you.

Can you imagine the chagrin of the would-be assailant who gets bagged by a sorority girl packing pink? In the words of one local perp (he attempted robbery at an ATM, but the young lady sandbagged him with her purse and a handicapped onlooker plugged him with a .22 pistol), "It ain't right, man." That's what he told the police when they took him into custody at the emergency room.

Meanwhile, old song titles are running through my head -- Pistol Packin' Mama, Annie Get Your Gun, the Beatles' Happiness is a Warm Gun. Or with a little re-writing for the commercial, the Go-Go's can sing Girls Just Want To Have Guns.

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