Annie Dell’Aria

  • Jen Edwards, Colt SAA Peacemaker, 2017, yarn, mixed media armature, 14 x 17". Photo: Rob Wolpert.
    slant June 23, 2022

    Point Blank

    IT IS GUNS.

    Such is the common refrain of gun safety advocates in the wake of these constant horrors. I started drafting this piece following the racist massacre of ten Black grocery shoppers in Buffalo, New York. Then, nineteen children and two of their teachers were murdered in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. As I revised, at least four were killed at a hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, followed by more carnage the following weekend. Beyond these widely covered mass shootings, the steady drumbeat of gun-related death continues to claim hundreds of lives each day in the United States. While