Gun Rights Activists Are Sure To Shake At Quilt Museum’s Anti-Gun Message
By Tom Knighton
We’re in trouble now, folks. I mean, we’ve dealt with anti-gun politicians, musicians, and actors for years, but our goose is well and truly cooked now. It seems that not only do we have to contend with these powerful voices that help shape American culture bashing our right to keep and bear arms, but now we have to contend with the truly powerful.
A creative force unlike any we have faced before is aligned against us. That’s right. Now we have to deal with the anti-gun message of a quilt museum!
The gun control issue addressed by the current exhibit at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles is meant to inspire the kind of discussion that keeps people up at night.
“I wanted to insert more social and political issues into our exhibit calendar,” said Curator Amy DiPlacido. “A lot of works in this show would never get put on a bed.”
“Guns: Loaded Conversations” came about after the shootings at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in June 2016, which left 49 dead and 53 wounded.
“At the time, the politics of gun control were on everyone’s mind,” DiPlacido said. “The shooting happened without any solid (political) action afterward.”
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Source:: Bearing Arms