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benEzra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 11:01 AM
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66. Speaking for myself, I think the FSA/Bloomberg freakout about colored competition guns
Edited on Thu Mar-06-08 11:03 AM by benEzra
is asinine, and I thought that long before you crossposted their talking points here; the "OMG!!!!!COLORED GUNZ!!!!!" hysteria is almost a caricature of the serious gun-control movement. People who race cars as a hobby often paint them in ways you wouldn't paint a street car also. It is equally possible that the person who did the pink AR may well have done it in order to tweak those who freak out about "black guns" and/or see guns as "macho" objects.

If a kid gains access to the gun and thinks it's a toy because of the color, the problem isn't the color, the problem is that you allowed a child unsupervised access to a gun (unless you think it'd be OK to leave a black rifle just lying around). "Don't worry, it isn't loaded" is no less dangerous than "Don't worry, it's a toy"--and if you actually picked it up, you'd immediately be able to tell it's not a toy just from the weight.

FWIW, none of my guns are painted, nor are my wife's; not my thing. But if they were I'd much prefer something like this Remington hunting rifle:



Of course, Bloomberg/FSA probably want to ban that too.
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