Turning Weapons Into Watches to End Gun Violence
By Todd Swillich and T.J. Raphael (original source WNYC)
“After yet another massacre, America finds itself in a familiar situation — there’s shock, anger, and mourning that’s followed by a persistent question: “What can be done?” The answer? Probably nothing.
With Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, it’s highly unlikely that lawmakers will act to keep guns out of the hands of people with a criminal record, a history of mental illness, or those on a terror watch list. But what if guns and ammunition could be recycled into art? Peter Thum has been working to make that concept a reality for years.”
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