Greg Bokor, a Massachusetts artist, is looking for Kickstarter funding for his entry into an upcoming art exhibition. It’s a 20 foot long Bushmaster AR-15 drawn in pencil, which he invites people to pick up a provided eraser and well, erase part of. He’s time-lapse filming the whole thing. He wants it to be a symbol of… something. He really hopes “to get some victims relatives to be the first to erase” and to do that, he may need your help providing airfare. Give ’til it hurts, folks. [h/t: TJ]
Pedro Reyes, an artist from Mexico City, had an idea what to do with a bunch of the weapons seized by the Mexican army, which are usually buried or destroyed. After they were de-mil’d, he turned them into mechanized musical instruments and used them to make beautiful (?) music. Something about the sight of AR uppers and lowers clapping together as percussion is sorta amusing. It appears that the a lot music is not actually being played by the former implements of destruction, but that they took a representative sound and then sampled it up and down the scale to make the notes they needed. But hey, this is art, right? It doesn’t have to actually mean anything. [h/t: Corey K.]
In case you missed it, the University of Kansas professor who sent a Tweet wishing death on NRA members children (maybe), has been placed on “indefinite administrative leave pending a review of the entire situation.” Actions have consequences. Even a liberal arts professor can see that, surely.
Emergency Management magazine has an interesting opinion piece about Why Emergency Managers Shouldn’t Alienate Preppers, and how not doing so can make Managers much more effective in their mission. “It’s important for emergency managers to understand that preppers are a cut-above the vast majority of citizens when it comes to emergency and disaster preparedness.” [h/t: Chip K.]
An American national traveling on business in India is being held after he was found in possession of (gasp) live bullets. After getting off a plane at Biju Patnaik Airport in Bhubaneswar, William Hurtubise was going through security prior to boarding a chartered helicopter when “at least eight .22 caliber bullets” were found in his medical kit. Mr. Hurtubise professed ignorance of their existence, as they had apparently been traveling around with him unnoticed for the last six months, including when he boarded the flight in New Delhi from which he’d just deplaned. He is being charged with “illegal possession of ammunition without any licence,” and potential punishments are unknown at this time. The US Embassy is involved.
Urge California Governor Jerry Brown to VETO gun control bills here: https://www.firearmspolicy.org/the-issues/california/2013-2014/askbrown/