Chicago Gun Share Program

Looks like a Divvy bike rack right? Nope it's an art installation at Daley Plaza of mock AR-15 military style rifles. This was purposely set up in one of the busiest pedestrian spots in the loop. The short term exhibit, "Chicago Gun Share Program" resembles a Divvy bike share docking station and shows visitors how easy it is for people to get their hands on weapons. Nicholas Berg created this installation and said it took four months to create and he also made sure they are "baseball bat proof" to withstand any form of protest. They stay in place to make sure children trying to play with the weapons don't get hurt. The exhibit is meant to provoke people and get them talking about gun reform. Berg said people typically talk about gun laws after a mass shooting but he wants the exhibit to change that. 


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