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Gun Show


 “Gun Show”

Featuring work from many of our VALISE collective members:

Greg Burnham, Brett Carlson, Lin Holley, Pascale Judet, Rachel LordKenga, Jiji Saunders, Sharon Shaver, Hita Von Mende and Ina Whitlock.

 

 

 A Fighting Chance, by Elizabeth Warren, p.237-8 , Apr 22, 2014

“We lose 8 children and teenagers to gun violence every day. If a mysterious virus suddenly started killing 8 of our children every day, America would mobilize teams of doctors and public health officials. We would move heaven and earth until we found a way to protect our children. But not so with gun violence.

The politics surrounding this issue make me want to tear my hair out. I know that Americans care fiercely about keeping our kids safe. So why do we toss common sense out the window when it comes to protecting our kids from gun violence?

Of course, not every kid has the same risk of becoming a victim. A large number of those gun deaths are in poor neighborhoods. Gang violence and street crime pose a far smaller threat in well-off suburbs than in gritty inner cities”.

 

--Mission statement:

“Our lives begin to end

the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Martin Luther King Jr., Assassinated April 4, 1968

 

Our hope for the tone of this show is to initiate dialogue regarding gun law reform in Washington.