OK, I'm thinking this is just a (inside) joke started years ago that grew legs, and I just missed the beginning of it. But can anyone tell me why Hello Kitty is a popular motif to making guns look cute? Is it because somebody had a contest once to think of the most innocent and benign idea possible, and Hello Kitty won? Or is it just a joke that perpetuates itself? (Like the Chuck Norris jokes). If it's Hello Kitty for the sake of Hello Kitty, I can understand. If it's "I wanted to choose something cute & cuddly", then one might think koala bears or Teletubbies would also be popular, but they aren't.