It must be nice to “do something about gun control” without actually having to do anything; and to top it off, make a tidy profit while you do nothing!
The spring 2008 collection of Brandon’s clothing line Melani Von Alexandria, which debuted at a SoHo art gallery Thursday as part of New York’s Fashion Week, featured items fashioned out of real guns that have been collected by Philadelphia sheriff’s deputies, melted down and sculpted into cuffed bracelets, dangling necklaces and pendants. Her tagline: With each piece made, another gun is taken off the street.
I honestly don’t even know where to begin with this article. And actually, that last sentence in the paragraph I quoted is an outright lie, because the guns had already been taken “off the street” by the Sheriff’s Office, so really she’s not actually doing anything.
Uncle has a saying that “Gun Control is what you do when you don’t want to do anything”, and I’ve never seen it more aptly applied than right here. While I applaud this woman’s desire to “stop violence”, I am also relatively certain that taking already confiscated firearms and turning them into jewelry isn’t going to help anyone.
But hey, now she can feel like she’s “making a difference”, without having to do any actual work beyond taking melted junk and slapping it on some designer clothes. It’s nothing but a empty show, designed to make people “feel good” about themselves. When you get down to it, that’s what gun control is all about – it’s most powerful force is blind appeals to emotion.