Gunbroker auctioning AR15 to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation

From the press release:

In a bid to fight breast cancer, GunBroker.com® is hosting a charity auction of a unique pink rifle.  The auction, which can be viewed at http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=197284611, ends November 14.

Specifications for the AR-15 style DPMS Panther Lite 16″ Special Edition Pink rifle can be found on the auction page.  The rifle coatings were donated by DPMS Panther Arms and KG Industries.

The auction supports the fund-raising goals of the GunBroker.com family team, which includes walkers and crew members in the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk, held Oct. 22-24.  All proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, which funds innovative global breast cancer research and local community programs supporting education, screening and treatment.

There is the rifle that Gunbroker is selling off, as donated by DPMS.  If you want you M4 to have a little bit more style than anyone else at the range, this definitely the gun for you.  Throw a few flat dark earth PMags in that gun, and you’ll be ready to rock.

Both Gunbroker and DPMS have an excellent track record at supporting charities, this is the second year that they’ve done the pink rifle auction, and earlier this year both companies also supported the Honored American Veteran’s Afield Charity Auction as well.  Please head over to Gunbroker.com to bid on the AR15 for Breast Cancer research!

3 thoughts on “Gunbroker auctioning AR15 to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation”

  1. Susan G Joman has too much overhead and greed.
    In 2007 only 23.5% of proceeds was spent on research. In 2008 only 26.73% of proceeds was spent on research. In 2009 they dropped all the way down to 20.22% on research. Komen pays its executives ridiculous salaries and doesn’t put enough money where it matters.

    Before you bid on this rifle, consider donating 50% of what you would have bid to a local breast cancer charity. It will do more good there than lining the pockets of ‘charity’ execs.

    http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments//2009/751/835/2009-751835298-05c074f1-9A.pdf

    I appreciate what DPMS and GunBroker are trying to do here, but SGK is not the charity to use if you want your donations to help cancer victims.

  2. They sound like PETA, I heard somewhere that of the money they take in almost none actually goes to helping animals, most of it just lines their pockets too.

    It should be a law that if you are raising money “for charity” that at least 60% actually goes to charity, not paying for professional beggar’s salaries.

    1. The problem with that theory is that it fails to account for economies of scale. Say for the moment that the Komen Foundation only gives 20% of their total donations to actual research, but because they employ professionals to solicit those donations they raise $1,000,000. 20% of that is 200 grand. Now take a smaller organization that donates 60% to research, but because they don’t have the kind of staff that Komen has they’re only able to raise $250,000. 60% of that is less that the 20% that Komen can generate because it has those “professional beggars”.

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