Gun Distributor, Komen Foundation Team Up To Sell Pink Handgun
SEATTLE (CBS Seattle/AP) — The Susan G. Komen Foundation is teaming up with Seattle gun distributor Discount Gun Sales, LLC, to sell a pink handgun to help raise money for the breast cancer organization.
The gun, a Walther P-22, is already available for purchase at $429.99.
“Discount Gun Sales is proud to team up with the Susan B. Koman [sic] Foundation to offer the Walther P-22 Hope Edition in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” the page reads. “A portion of each P-22 Hope Edition will be donated to the Seattle Branch of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.”
The promotion is reportedly a limited time offer, according to the website.
The foundation has been the subject of a great deal of media scrutiny over the past few days after electing to pull funding from Planned Parenthood.
The subsequent resignation of top-seated officials within the foundation added fuel to the fire.
However, on Feb. 3, they announced the decision to reverse the call and reinstate funding for breast exams at Planned Parenthood centers throughout the nation.
“We want to apologize to the American public for recent decisions that cast doubt upon our commitment to our mission of saving women’s lives,” a Komen statement said.
As first reported by The Associated Press on Tuesday, Komen had adopted criteria excluding Planned Parenthood from grants because it was under government investigation, notably a probe launched in Congress at the urging of anti-abortion groups.
Komen said Friday it would change the criteria so it wouldn’t apply to such investigations.
“We will continue to fund existing grants, including those of Planned Parenthood, and preserve their eligibility to apply for future grants,” the statement said.
Attempts to reach representatives from Discount Gun Sales and the local Susan G. Komen Foundation chapter were not immediately answered.
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