Yesterday, TTAG reported on a fund-raising drive by Susan G. Komen Foundation. The cancer research org would get a cut of the cash from the sales of special “Hope Edition” pink Walthar P-22s sold by Seattle’s Discount Gun Sales. Our man Zimmerman predicted howls of outrage. Before the metaphorical ink was dry on Dan’s post, the Komen Foundation spokeperson told cbsnews.com nuh-uh (paraphrasing). They haven’t partnered with Seattle’s Discount Gun Sales. What’s more (or less), they have “no record of receiving money from this company.” The DGS web page for the pink gun is denying access . . .
A store employee at the gun retailer chain’s headquarters in Seattle, who would not give his name, told Hotsheet they took the page down Friday afternoon because of a dramatic increase in interest in the product. ‘We removed it due to the inundation of phone calls over an item we do not stock,’ the employee said.”
So did Komen come down on a deal that may or may not have existed? Well . . .
When asked if they took the webpage down at the insistence of Komen, he said no, and when asked if Discount Gun Sales entered into a partnership with Komen, he said he had “no comment on the particular item at the moment.”
Cancer research is good. Guns also help protect life. But once again, America shows that firearms is still the “f word” amongst a certain segment of society. The more I think about it, the more I think gun owners should co-opt the $2 bill. Know what I mean?