Statues depicting children hiding under desks to be used to promote gun control.

By | 2018-09-15T09:05:08+00:00 September 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Oh yeah, that’s chilling.

Courtesy of WaPo:

Student organizers nationwide are planning to display chilling, life-size statues depicting a panicked student crouched under a school desk during a mass-shooting lockdown drill, part of an effort this weekend to sway voters to support candidates who back gun-control measures.

Ten of the statues — made using 3-D printers — will appear at voter registration drives in 10 congressional districts, including at a beach in Irvine, Calif., a booth in front of a museum in Philadelphia and at the Bay View Bash Street festival in Milwaukee.

Artist Manuel Oliver, whose son Joaquin, 17, was killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. earlier this year, helped design the statues as a way to raise awareness of the dangers students face while attending class.

“I know my son — he was a cool dude — and I know he would think this statue is a really powerful way to get our message across,” Oliver said. “That’s what art does, it stops people, makes them think. It connects with people in a more powerful way than trying to talk them into it.”

The statue of a child hiding under a school desk during a lockdown procedure — something many students practice in schools across the country — has the goal of “showing in one stark image what gun violence has come to in America,” Oliver said.

I find this very compelling and a good visual interpretation of what children are going through in today’s public schools. 

And let’s not forget that along with these lockdown drills that students are being sent to school wearing bulletproof backpacks because America is so hooked on guns that it cannot imagine breaking its addiction even to protect our own babies. 

Maybe, just maybe, seeing these statues will shock a few more voters into realizing that it is way past time to stop the NRA from choosing our lawmakers. 

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4 Comments

  1. EAS September 16, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Monday September 17, 2018

    Synopsis

    G is for Gun is a thirty-minute documentary film exploring the highly controversial trend of armed faculty and staff in K-12 schools. Only five years ago this practice was practically unheard of, but since the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012, it has spread to as many as a dozen states. Often without public knowledge, there are teachers, administrators, custodians, nurses, and bus drivers carrying guns in America’s schools. G is for Gun documents a growing program in Ohio that is training school staff to respond to active shooter situations with guns, and follows the story of one Ohio community divided over arming its teachers.

    G is for Gun documents a growing program in Ohio that is training school staff to respond to active shooter situations with guns. Often reflecting a multitude of social issues, explore what both sides have to say about the issue, and the divide it has created in the town of Sidney, Ohio.

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  2. DR September 16, 2018 at 7:45 am

    FB>”I awaken to what for me is just another Sunday, humbly aware what a profound luxury that is. My mind is with all those suffering in the Carolinas, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, the wake of wildfires, and other natural disasters, in warzones and extreme poverty, the children separated from parents, and with all those facing a day of suffering, hardship and pain.”<Dan the Man Rather

  3. Eye Roll Troll September 16, 2018 at 7:49 am

    It breaks my heart that, even in a sleepy town of 3500, this is now my grandchildren’s reality. After Parkland, David Hogg was the butt of so many jokes for speaking out in support of gun control and background checks, her heinous $arah buying Tawd a new rifle in honor of Sandy Hook :”because I could.” On and on ad nauseum, yet so many politicians in bed with the NRA that nothing will ever be done.

  4. BLM September 16, 2018 at 9:48 am

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