Sign of the Apocalypse #2: Hello Kitty AR-15
There is a teeming culture of all things Hello Kitty. I’m not sure when Sanrio created the Hello Kitty franchise back in 1974 that they knew how large of an impact that this seemingly innocent kitty would have on the world. They have products with the Hello Kitty moniker on them ranging from foods and clothing to computers and cars and passenger jets, and in Japan, its popularity has penetrated every aspect of Japanese daily life. In addition, there are many stores selling only Hello Kitty merchandise.
However, some crazy person has designed the Hello Kitty AR-15, which is a lightweight, air-cooled, magazine fed, autoloading, centerfire shoulder-fired rifle. I’m guessing it’s in response to the Hello Kitty AK-47 some other nutso made [just Google it to see the details]. A quote from the site that the “cuddly” machine gun was posted:
Well, in the “spirit” of the California Assault Weapon Ban I decided to do my best to alleviate the fears of my fellow citizens and gun-banning legislators when I put together a new AR-15 for my wife. Below is the result of my painstaking work to transform an Evil Black Rifle (EBR) into a Cute Pink RIfle (CPR). Introducing the Hello Kitty AR-15!
This rifle is 100% legal in California because it is based on an “off-list” lower receiver made by Stag Arms and has no evil features at all, instead featuring a fixed stock instead of the evil collapsible stock, a muzzle brake in place of the vile flash-hider, and a MonsterMan Grip instead of the heinous and malicious plastic pistol grip.
Wow. I’m glad I’m not this guy’s wife and would have to feign interest and delight upon receiving such a “great” present. What’s wrong with flowers?
[Rifle Gear via Mobilewhack via Gizmodo]