'Innocent Targets' Used As Fodder For Anti-Gun Crowd

"We hope people will buy them and they’ll go on their walls not just as an art work, but maybe something that can provoke more of a discussion.”

The latest ploy in the anti-gun grabbers arsenal is called “Innocent Targets,” a “series of shooting range posters depicting the countless number of innocent victims killed by guns in America each year.”

The company purveying the posters, Banana and Associates, was started by international creative directors Ewoudt Boonstra and Zack McDonald. In a recent press release, they wrote, “There are an estimated 18,000 shooting ranges operating in America today. Many of these shooting ranges sell custom targets featuring thugs, terrorists, aliens and zombies. The painfully ironic truth is that the real targets of gun violence aren’t these fictional “bad guys but rather our real-life friends, neighbors, co-workers and children.”

“Ewoudt had the original idea,” Burrill says. “He was just shocked by the level of gun violence, and the way that guns are part of American culture.”

Although they do not expect to sell any of the targets to gun ranges, all proceeds will go to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.  “We’re just hoping they’ll go out into the world,” says Burrill. “We hope people will buy them and they’ll go on their walls not just as an art work, but maybe something that can provoke more of a discussion.”

The posters also feature facts about guns in America.

- Americans own 70 million dogs and 270 million guns.

- Twice as many women are shot by their husbands than by strangers.

- There are roughly 60,000 pizzerias in America and 120,000 gun dealerships.

 

Here is the press release.

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