Seems the New York Times magazine section didn’t get the memo from the paper’s HQ that guns are bad, bad, bad. Judging from the spread of chi-chi handguns assembled by Chee Pearlman they’re fab, fab, fab! While those of us in the pro-gun sphere (we call it planet earth) appreciate the nod to normalization, it’s too bad Pearlman doesn’t know the difference between a full-size gun and a “purse pistol.” A Ruger Mark II Competition Target gun is about as purse-compatible as a Swiffer. With or without fuchsia effects or Hello Kitty markings, the SIG SAUER P226 weighs in at 34 ounces and extends 7.7 inches east to west. I’d also like to point out that responsible gun owners don’t “pop [a gun] into a handbag.” Handbag carry is inherently dangerous, clunky and susceptible to hijacking by the bad guys. Kinda like the New York Times editorial page.