As noted in the previous post, if I get back into reenacting I may be in the market for a reproduction 1st model long land pattern Brown Bess flintlock musket. There is no way on God's green Earth I'd choose to buy one if it were pink. But then, I'm not the demographic they market these things to.
"Jim Astle, owner of Jim's Gun Supply in Baraboo, has been coating guns in pink and other colors for four years. His 12-year-old daughter owns a pink camouflage shotgun.
Connie Cody, a 48-year-old administrative assistant in Kenosha, said she wishes she had seen pink guns for sale after she completed her hunter safety course 18 months ago.
Since then, she has bought a 9-millimeter pistol, a .357 revolver, a .38 Derringer and a .380 pistol, all in traditional colors.
'If they stock them,' Cody vowed after learning about pink guns, 'I'm going to buy one.'"
When guns are cute, only cuties will have guns. Maybe also those well adjusted men who don't "give a rat's butt what their gun looks like."
Damn things look like toys, though, and firearms need to be taken seriously. I'm glad Ms. Cody did the responsible thing and took her hunter safety course before purchasing all those handguns, even if they weren't pink. I hope she gets her deer.