Posted November 10, 2015 6:00 pm by Comments

By Robert Farago

Machine Gun Jesus Gold (courtesy thecreatorsproject.com)

“The gun. It’s as American as apple pie,” DJ Pangburn writes at creators project.com. Originally envisioned by the Founding Fathers as tyranny deterrant, the gun has since become many other things: the criminal’s trusty tool, the hobbyist’s fetish and, depressingly, the police force’s preferred weapon in its dealings with African Americans. And though the NRA and responsible gun owners may point to hunting as a positive use of firearms, the reality is that the gun just can’t seem to outgrow the reason for its invention: ending human life.” Uh, what about protecting human life? Anyway . . .

But gun rights, ownership, and usage are complex issues. And the American Gun Show exhibition, curated by James Morgan and Dorothy Santos at at Works San José gallery in California, attempts to unwrap these complexities with artistic responses lying at the intersection of technology, free speech, personal liberty, and national identity.

Yada yada yada vagina gun, penis gun, Jesus gun, etc. While I’m sure the artists involved would love it if The People of the Gun were mortally offended by this exhibit, include me out. These works strike me as perfectly valid examples of artistic expression, created with …Read the Rest

Source:: Truth About Guns

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