48″ x 24″ | oil on canvas
The painting Blood Money explains why we do not have meaningful gun control in America. In the wake of Newtown, 45 senators disregarded the will of 90% of Americans who support universal background checks for gun buyers. They willingly put more innocent lives at risk just to ensure that their campaign contributions from the NRA keep coming. This is the most blatant and egregious example of special interests subverting our democracy with great sums of money. The sole reason for the NRA’s existence is to lobby congress not to create any gun control legislation that might hurt gun & ammo sales no matter regardless of the cost in human lives. Only in America do the profits of gun and ammo manufacturer’s take priority over the safety of their citizens. The blood of thousands of gun violence victims stain the hands of Wayne Lapierre and the politicians who take their money.