Hello Kitty is a Japanese cartoon. A stylized white cat with a bright pink background that has spawned any number of products emblazoned with the image and colors. Like this There is no end to what can be done, and even contact lenses have been created with the image. This trend, and the development of gun finishes in a rainbow of colors, inevitably led to this. I assure you that is not Photoshopped. It is a real, California legal AR-15 painted in a Hello Kitty theme. I think it is an abomination. Lacking a pistol grip, forced to use a magazine that only holds ten rounds, with a muzzle brake instead of a flash suppressor, it is a cobbled up echo of what the rifle should be. But the paint job is cute.
This project, as sure as day follows night, lead to the news media deciding that painting a gun pink made it more dangerous.
Eyewitness News obtained an internal intelligence bulletin showing pictures of the new colored guns. Officers could be faced with criminals using Hello Kitty rifles and pink handguns.
Where to start? First, this would a time consuming, expense adding project. Why would you bother unless you did this as a whimsical gift to a female shooter? Next, it would be just as easy to spray paint a gun with whatever color you wanted from Lowe’s paint aisle, it wouldn’t hold up, but if a colored gun is somehow supposed make crime more efficient, you might as well go cheap and easy. Then, it seems more likely that a criminal would paint a fake gun black and try to use that. Let’s follow this up with the idea that confronting police with weapons and threatening them and/or actually shooting at them is already a crime in every jurisdiction I am aware of. It is also a great way to commit suicide.
The truth is, the gun haters hate them all, and a Hello Kitty gun created for a young shooter generates just as much hate as my Evil Black Rifle. Do a search for “colored guns” and see the hysteria for yourself. It’s something to remember when they propose a ban on the “assault weapons”, and you think your hunting rifles and shotguns are safe.
If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them, Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in, I would have done it.
–Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif,