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gorfle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-06-08 12:34 PM
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71. Oh horrors, it's a COLORED GUN!!!!
Give me a break. Guns are often decorated in a variety of ways. My latest Guns and Ammo shows a collection of "Guns of Islam" with firearms that have been extensively decorated with gold and jewels. Next you will be saying we are trying to appeal to people who wear jewelry.

Firearms have always been functional tools combined with aesthetic design. Some are highly functional with little aesthetic appeal - the so called "black rifles" fit into this category. Of course then they become the targets of gun bans because they "look evil" or "look like military weapons". Others are carefully crafted works of art, with engraving, inlaid gold and silver, and exquisite carved and finished wood, ivory, or mother-of-peral furniture.

With the advent of laminated stocks, some stock makers have made use of layers of colored material to make brilliantly multi-colored stocks:



The fact of the matter is, this is just another straw for the anti-gun folks to clutch at. They won't be happy no matter what color the firearm is. If it's undecorated, it's an evil assault weapon. If it's decorated, you're appealing to some unsavory market or sickly glorifying an instrument of death.

Frankly I don't know why anyone would want a pink AR15. I strongly suspect this is a satirical "thumbing of the nose" at people who want to ban "evil looking" firearms - black rifles. Like the news article said - the maker of Duracote says he doesn't get many orders for these bright, garish colors.

But who cares? If I want to have a fuschia firearm, so what? A firearm is just as deadly no matter what color it is. Children should not have unsupervised access to firearms no matter what color they are. And police should shoot people pointing guns at them no matter what color they are. I don't see the problem here.

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