This is a post for all of those people out there who daily google “pink gun” and get my blog, because I once used a picture of a pink gun to make a point about something or other, probably feminism or why it’s important to let women decide if they want to have abortions, or the like.

I would like to take this opportunity to say to anyone who has accidentally stumbled upon this NRA-hating, left wing, Obama-voting person’s blog, that if you are googling “pink gun” in order to purchase such an item, you are part of the problem contributing to massacres such as the one in Denver last week that left a whole bunch of children orphans.

To quote wikipedia on the subject, “The incidence of homicides committed with a firearm in the US is much greater than most other advanced countries. In the United States in 2009 United Nations statistics record 3.0 intentional homicides committed with a firearm per 100,000 inhabitants; for comparison, the figure for the United Kingdom, with very restrictive firearm laws (handguns are totally prohibited, for example) was 0.07, about 40 times lower, and for Germany 0.2.”

The right for all citizens to bear arms is an absurd anachronism going back nearly 250 years to a time when you might have needed a gun to kill a bear coming through your front door.

This usually isn’t a problem today.

The problem today, is that the world is full of lunatics who are capable of ordering 9,000 rounds of ammunition online and opening fire in a movie theatre without feeling particularly bad about it.

The difference between America and most civilized countries, is that in America the wherewithal to accomplish such an action is perfectly legal.

This is utter idiocy.

If you’re not clever enough to understand that, please leave my blog and don’t ever come back.

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16 thoughts on “Pink Gun

  1. David McMath 4 years ago

    I am with you Meg. Well said.

  2. Jody 4 years ago

    Love you for writing this.

  3. K M Lockwood 4 years ago

    For this, I’m glad to be in the UK.
    Well said indeed.

  4. bookwitch 4 years ago

    We were discussing this only yesterday, re someone’s comment that the peaceloving Nordic countries have large gun ownership. Whereas things can obviously always ‘go wrong’ the difference is that here people have guns to hunt, because they like being out in the woods, etc. Not many people have guns in case someone tries to burgle them or someone just looks at them the wrong way.

  5. Erika W 4 years ago

    Good, and sticking to you like glue.

  6. Sandra-Lynne 4 years ago

    Hear hear!!

  7. Vanessa Harbour 4 years ago

    I couldn’t agree more. What I don’t understand is why they can’t see how wrong it is? Powerful post Meg, thank you

  8. Candy Gourlay 4 years ago

    Yup. And yup. Hope lots of pink gun buyers come this way and read your point succinctly made.

  9. Jane McLoughlin 4 years ago

    I’m also an American writer resident in the UK. Thanks for this, Meg. I’m so sorry that your blog has been sullied by gun-loving nutjobs. I think it’s also worthy o note that America’s cultish love of firearms fuels a type of paranoia and distrust (“they” are going to come after us and we need guns to protect ourselves from “them”) that is often at the root of shooting horrors. Guns fuel craziness, and both are, regretably, still in plentiful supply.

  10. Stella Wiseman 4 years ago

    So completely with you.

  11. Nicky Schmidt 4 years ago

    A powerful and necessary post. Well said, Meg!

  12. csperryess 4 years ago

    Amen!
    Violence is never the right answer, & guns by their nature promote violence.

  13. Ray Hewitt 4 years ago

    I would have insisted on taking a Pink Gun to Iraq had I known they existed…

  14. jackie 4 years ago

    I do not like guns of any colour.

  15. Jude 4 years ago

    What bothers me, as a resident of Colorado, is that gun sales are up. People are buying *more* guns because of the Aurora shooting. I just don’t get it.

  16. Kirsten Baron 4 years ago

    I’ve had some heated discussions with my American Facebook pals about this – most of them, although usually capable of rational thought, seem to think that the answer to the problem is for all the “good guys” to arm themselves to the teeth too. And most of them insist that the problem is not with gun ownership: “if someone wants to kill, they’ll find a way”, they claim, deliberately ignoring the appalling statistical evidence.

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