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A Pink Handgun Is Susan G. Komen’s Planned Parenthood Replacement

by David Badash on February 3, 2012

in Healthcare,News,Politics

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The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation not only dropped Planned Parenthood recently, it also dropped “Breast Cancer Foundation” from its name. With all that loss, it’s only natural that they would need to fill a great void, and what better way to do it than with a gun? Yes, that’s right, the “new and improved” Susan G. Komen for the Cure (their new moniker) now has partnered with the manufacturers of Smith and Wesson, the largest manufacturer of handguns in the U.S., to produce the Walther P-22 Hope Edition handgun in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer is a terrible thing. It kills an estimated 41,000 people (yes, a small fraction of its victims are men) annually. Gun violence in America kills 10,000 people a year. What better partnership could there be?

Susan G. Komen for the Cure used to be one of the most-respected “brands” in the non-profit world. Every major company wanting to not only help find a cure for breast cancer, and who wanted to improve their own brand, sponsored Komen. Now, Komen has become one of the least-respected organizations in America, literally overnight.

In fact, the President of the National Organization for Women yesterday said she fully expects Komen to not even exist in five years.

Oh, and by the way, the pink Walther P-22 “Hope Edition” (“hope”? Really, as in, “I hope I kill you?” Seriously?) can be yours for the low price of $429.99. Get them while they last.

Kristen Gwynne qnotes, “Komen will keep its distance from a group that provides health services to low-income women,  but  doesn’t mind teaming up with weapons manufacturers.”

Here’s the pitch:

Discount Gun Sales is proud to team up with the Susan B. Koman 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.

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.


  • Finish: Pink Slide / Black Frame
  • Action: DA/SA
  • Trigger Weight: 11 lbs / 4 lbs
  • Sights: 3-Dot Adjustable
  • Length: 6.3″
  • Height: 4.5″
  • Width: 1.1″
  • Barrel Length: 3.4″
  • Caliber: .22 LR
  • Capacity: 10
  • Weight, unloaded: 15.1 ozFeatures
  • Interchangeable frame back straps create an ideal fit to the shooter’s hand
  • Compact design and light-weight are achieved by a modern polymer frame (just 480 grams, including the magazine)
  • Traditional double-action operation
  • Ambidextrous controls for both left and right hand shooters
  • Integrated trigger lock, loaded chamber indicator
  • Magazine disconnect, hammer safety and firing pin safety for safe and reliable operation
  • Modern, eye catching high tech design
  • Fixed barrel for incredible accuracy
  • Windage adjustable rear sight and elevation adjustment with interchangeable front sights for variations in shooter operation
  • Interchangeable barrel (sold separately) can convert the P22 from the standard configuration to the target version in minutes

Let me repeat: Breast cancer kills 41,000 people annuals. Guns kill 10,000 people annually.

Do the math.

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Ronnie_in_Va February 3, 2012 at 1:06 pm

And according to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), guns are used 116,000 times annually for defense against criminals. The 2nd amendment is just as important to some of us as all the others.

I applaud "Susan G. Komen for the Cure" for reaching out to gun owners in the United States.

glocksavvy February 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm


glocksavvy February 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Just wrote about this on after reading an outrageous blog post that is getting a lot of media attention on the pink gun Here's my link :

David Badash February 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Yes, thanks for spamming our readers here.

Walt February 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Hooray for Civil Rights! Unless you happen to be a woman who wants to defend herself. Or an unborn baby for that matter.

David Badash February 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Or, unless you're a woman with an unborn baby who gets shot with a gun. Which is what happens far too often, all the time. But only in America. In the UK, in France, it happens, like, almost never. But yeah, guns are the SOLUTION. Right…

danalancaster February 3, 2012 at 10:36 pm

"Discount Gun Sales is proud to team up with the Susan B. Koman Foundation to offer the Walther P-22 Hope Edition in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "

There are three mistakes in that sentence. The middle initial of the organization is G, not B. Itʻs Komen, not Koman. And as you said earlier in the article, the name is now "Susan G. Komen For the Cure" not "Susan G. Komen Foundation".

When I clicked on the link to on the Alternet article you linked to, it says "Access Denied" and the image is broken.

Sure this is legitimate? Or is Discount Gun Sales using an alternate spelling to troll us all?

StuartWilber February 4, 2012 at 9:57 am
glocksavvy February 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm

No it is legit, I checked it out before I posted about it. I wonder if they got too many phone calls (pro or con) and had to pull it. I also saw a disclaimer from Susuan G. Komen Foundation denying any endorsement of a gun so maybe we've been had. Again, the pink gun isn't so scary to me as the controversy it stirred up.

bigignatz February 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm

"Homofascist"? "Reaching out to Gun owners? I know I'm not supposed to feed the trolls, but are you people really that GD stupid?

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