Get a free gun and save a life!

ANYONE out there fancy a free gun? Or to be more precise a 9mm semi-automatic pistol? In order to qualify you need to be over 18, a US citizen, and – given that the free weapons are being dished out in a Girls Saving Girls Gun Giveaway promotion – female.

Jim Garrow, the man behind the gun giveaway initiative

Jim Garrow, the man behind the gun giveaway initiative

The GSGGG initiative – aimed at “saving lives” – declares:

In Pink Pagoda Girls’ tradition of saving lives, we support the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America [the right to bear arms]. In keeping with the spirit of that tradition, Pink Pagoda Girls is giving away 1,000 9mm semiautomatic pistols to qualified U.S. citizens over 18. This is not a contest – it is a giveaway! All you have to do is fill out the form below!

Pink Pagoda Girls? Well, here’s the lowdown. It’s:

An organization dedicated to rescuing baby girls from gendercide in China. One of the harsh realities of the national policy of one child per family in the People’s Republic of China is the diminishing value of females. The national policy of one child per couple plus the traditional place of the first born male as the provider for parents in their old age leaves many couples with a dilemma of what to do if their child is a girl. Some make the tragic decision to end her life and try for a boy.

So far so good. Until you read who is behind PPG: A right-wing Christian fanatic called Dr Jim Garrow, executive director of the Bethune Institute, which runs PPG.

Now what a gun giveaway has to do with saving infant girls in China is a complete completely beyond me. What I do know is that current offer comes on the heels of a gun giveaway in earlier this year. Garrow, allegedly a Nobel Peace Prize nominee three years ago, said on his Facebook page:

Earlier this year Pink Pagoda Girls (our philanthropic work in China) gave away over 1,000 handguns (or the finances to purchase them).

Apparently not everyone used the cash to buy a weapon, but took the money to buy food. Those recipients, said Garrow:

Praised the one who had arranged for their prayers to be answered. That would be the same God that we prayed to for guidance in what to do and when to do it. What an awesome God we serve.

Garrow, incidentally, hit the headlines in January this year when he claimed that President Obama is using a new “litmus test” in determining who, among his miltary leaders, will stay and who must go.

The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not. Those who will not are being removed.

The American Everyman blog dismissed his claim as “bullshit”, and pointed out:

Garrow runs a ‘not-for-profit’ which takes Chinese girls and hands them over to other people across the world, for a donation of course. One or two people over the years have done some investigation into his little organization (Pink Pagoda) and they can’t seem to find anyone who claims to know of his operation in China. Garrow says he has to keep it secret but other agencies, above board agencies, have been running similar programs in the country for years without problems.

Seems like Garrow is basically practicing a form of human trafficking for profit … 

As for his being a Nobel Peace prize nominee, according to this blog:

All nominations for the international prize are kept secret for 50 years after they are submitted, but Garrow says he learned he was on the list from the man who nominated him, the president of a Chinese university whose granddaughter was rescued by Pink Pagoda agents.

Garrow says he can’t reveal the man’s name, the university he heads, or the province he’s from because that could put the man in danger.

Hat tip: Agent Cormac

15 responses to “Get a free gun and save a life!”

  1. remigius says:

    ‘Garrow, allegedly a Nobel Peace Prize nominee three years ago…’

    Unfortunately we’ll never know if he’s telling the truth as nominees are kept secret for 50 years. I know because I’ve been nominated 7 times!

  2. AgentCormac says:

    On his Facebook page, Garrow mentions a web-based radio show to which he and some equally deranged buddy of his will be contributing. He summarises by saying, “…this week we are doing web radio together and expect to cover a wide range of issues. We will be expressing opinions that you will either agree with wholeheartedly (especially if you are a pro-life, anti commie, American Republic loving patriot) or will be throwing things at the radio.”

    I think we all know which option we’d take.

  3. Broga says:

    @remigius: Peace Prize – it does get to be a bit of a bore, doesn’t it? I get nominated every year for trying to quash religion, the biggest source of conflict in the world.

    This man seems totally to have lost the plot.

  4. Daz says:

    We will be expressing opinions that you will either agree with wholeheartedly (especially if you are a pro-life, anti commie, American Republic loving patriot) (tea-bagging, uneducated capitalist lap-dog) or will be throwing things at the radio.”

    Tha’s better…

  5. Canada Dave says:

    We do not watch the TV any more.

    Here in Canada we have a ring side seat to all the entertainment one could ever wish for….we simply look south and watch
    The “United States of America” stumble blindly through it’s daily comic, dramatic and tragic happenings.

    Today’s sampling on the Freethinker is but a small taste of the menu available here each and every day.

    Saves a bundle on cable fees.

  6. Matt+Westwood says:

    I wonder if anyone in the US actually knows (or remembers) what a “commie” actually is, apart from a vague idea that it’s one of those killjoys who want to stop Aymerrykuns being Aymerrykuns.

  7. Trevor Blake says:

    Think not that I [Jesus] am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. – Matthew 10:34

    Then said [Jesus] unto [the disciples]: but now he that hath a purse, let him take it and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. – Luke 22:36

    But those mine [Jesus] enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before Me. – Luke 19:27

    All hail the Prince of Peace!

  8. Angela_K says:

    God, Guns and Gays – three things the American right spend too much time obsessing over.

  9. remigius says:

    Trevor. Yahweh was the was god of the Canaanites. Like father, like son!

  10. remigius says:

    Should have been WAR god of the Canaanites 🙂

    Barry. Edit button please.

  11. 1859 says:

    Rescuing Chinese female babies and giving away guns for girls in the USA? I…errrmm….am lost? This is an intellectual leap too far for me. I’m going to the loo….

  12. Daz says:

    Kind of on-topic-ish:

    Satellite Photos Reveal Forced Relocation Of Tibetans

    More than 2 million Tibetans have been forcibly moved to new housing since 2006, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. The Chinese government has demolished villages and replaced them with substandard living conditions, the nonprofit organization says. New before-and-after satellite images show the destruction of original villages and their replacement with government housing


  13. Martin says:

    Joe Eszterhas, is that you?

  14. Marky Mark says:

    (Unfortunately we’ll never know if he’s telling the truth as nominees are kept secret for 50 years. I know because I’ve been nominated 7 times!)
    …Me too! Time to start a non-profit charity.