In yet another example of throwing good money after bad, the City of Minneapolis is teaming up with some of their poverty-pimp non-profit friends to host a gun buyback on August 27th, in North and South Minneapolis.
I’ll let that sink in for a moment as you mark your calenders and locate your ATM cards.
But to add some extra wieselfreude: there’s public art involved!
Unlike typical gun buybacks, following the August 27 buyback … the weapons will be decommissioned and given to Twin Cities’ artists to create statements about the impact of gun violence in our community.
Building upon the momentum of the national Guns in the Hands of Artists exhibit that PUC recently presented in the Twin Cities, the reclaimed guns will be given to local artists to create statements about the impact of gun violence in our community. This art will be a part of a new campaign called “Art Is My Weapon: a Minnesota Installation of Guns in the Hands of Artists.” A call for artists will be posted soon atwww.ArtIsMyWeapon.com.
And will this ‘art’ be sent to North Minneapolis, where the actual violence is?
Or will this stay in Kenwood and Crocus Hill, like all the other anti-gun protests?