No, It’s Not a Bike Rack

Source: Chicago Tribune

What if getting a gun was as simple and straightforward as renting a Divvy bike?

A short-term art installation at Daley Plaza, The Chicago Gun Share Program, teases this very notion. The Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence commissioned the piece, working with a local ad agency to bring forth this display — The Chicago Tribune reports that artist Nicholas Berg designed the exhibit to provoke people and get them talking about gun reform.

Berg says the steel installation took four months to create and “is baseball bat-proof” to withstand any form of protest. “I saw an opportunity to take advantage of the conversation without tragedy being tied to it,” he said.

This is a post related to the Gun Policy strategy of the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities.