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Komen Said No to Planned Parenthood But Yes to Guns | The Walther P-22 Hope Edition For the Cure

When a friend sent me this link, I thought it was a joke. I was wrong.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation, which has found itself in the center of a storm over abortion this week after cutting off Planned Parenthood then reversing their decision, may have just stepped into another emotional policy debate: guns.

A Seattle-area company, Discount Gun Sales, is advertising a “Walther P-22 Hope Edition.”

The company says on its website:

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Discount Gun Sales is proud to team up with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to offer the Walther P-22 Hope Edition. A portion of the proceeds for every P-22 Hope Edition sold 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.

The price is $429.99.

Can you believe this? Seriously, can you freakin’ believe this!!!

I can just hear Koman Foundation now, “But a legal gun owner does not buy a gun to kill people. They may enjoy going to the target range. They may carry a handgun for protection. It’s purpose is not to kill, but it does happen in extreme circumstances.”

Well, Planned Parenthood was not designed with the sole purpose of being an abortion clinic. It was designed to help women with the entire spectrum of female health-related issues. It’s purpose is not to provide abortions, but rather save lives. And abortion does happen in extreme circumstances.

I am not opposed to owning guns, although I do believe there are types of guns which should not be legal to be owned by an average citizen. I come from a background of family and friends who were hunters (not sport killing), and each and every hunting rifle was carefully stored – unloaded – and locked in a secure closet with the key only available to the adults in the house.

But the hypocrisy is thick with this move.


    • Yeah.. .I know. (hangs head) One of those fools who promote war, promote killing, promote nukes, fight anything against Christianity, yet hate abortions and will blow up clinics killing adults all in the name of pro-life.

    • Yeah. A lot of my FB friends just aren’t getting it though. But then, many have no clue as what’s going on in the news. They’re focusing on the gun and asking why I’m opposed to the gun, and I keep telling them to read the article and catch up. It’s not the gun, Hell, I used to (legally) own a handgun at one time. Never used it, thankfully, other than a shooting range. it’s the double-standards that Koman is showing.

  1. Well at least they got hit with a serious backlash of outrage and were forced to back off on no longer funding Planned Parenthood, and now the backlash from Komen pink guns is just icing on the cake. Their right wing ways are going to cost them dearly – I was reading on another blog that many women have no intention of ever making contributions to Komen again, and will instead support other charities in the fight against cancer. Sometimes there IS justice!

  2. I don’t get it. I’m all for Planned Parenthood and criticizing the Foundation for their interactions with the company, but what do guns have to do with anything, much less a Walther P22? The foundation is supporting one of the most popular starter guns for women, which is a positive thing. Shooting and gun-owning is a very empowering activity and many women have found friendship and self-esteem through doing so. As a company that is trying to provide strength to women (and let’s be honest, make money) there’s nothing wrong with them teaming up with a firearms company to do those two things.

    One of my competition guns started as a Smith & Wesson M&P Julie Golob edition and part of the reason I chose that firearm is that part of the purchase was donated by Smith & Wesson towards breast cancer charities. Wouldn’t it be more applicable to criticize Walther or DGS for supporting the foundation post-Planned Parenthood kerfluffle?

    I guess I fail to understand what a Walther P22 has to do with anything.

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