Black Friday

2015.12.02b

 

There were more guns sold in the US on Black Friday than almost any day in history. It demanded that the FBI process background checks at a rate of 2 per second. 40% of those sales were through unlicensed sellers. That seems a much more dangerous and porous process than the poor people who have to wait through 2 years of hell to get a ticket to our shores. I wonder what the process on Ellis Island was to gain admission to the land of the free besides not having some communicable disease. My photo teacher from RISD, Wendy MacNeil wrote to me this week saying, "Your stories and your photos don't have to "go together" in any way - just being your favorite pictures and favorite stories - YOU! - already means it's 'together'." So with that in mind, I am going to post a picture of Asher at dinner tonight along with my thoughts on guns. It looks like Asher is pretty weary in the picture of all this news, too. ‪#‎unforgettableinstagram‬ ‪#‎shootyourlife‬