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Art is supposed to get people talking… this one definitely will.

I try to avoid political designs at all costs. I feel strongly about this though, with the topic of controversy…


The design speaks for itself. An orange gun symbol with the words “#Enough Idiots. It’s not the guns fault. “

Orange is the color for anyone who has been affected by mass shootings. The color orange represents the value of human life.

Mass shootings are happening more and more and it is so sad that we have to fear going out in public! You shouldn’t have to fear that your life could be over just because you went to class or went to a concert.

The number of mass shootings is scary! 283 since the start of 2019, 22 of those being school shootings!

It’s not the guns fault! The gun is an inanimate object. Shooting is an action and can’t be completed without someone to complete the task.

DON’T BLAME THE GUN!!! It didn’t do anything.

In reality, we all deal with bullies and violence, buts its how the individual chooses to deal with it.

Its also sad that many of these mass shootings are in fact intended but not by terrorists but people with mental illness and pure hate.

The individuals that commit these crimes have some sort of motive, more than likely they are suffering in silence. As an advocate of mental illness as well, we need to focus on this as well! As a nation, mental health isn’t talked about until someone famous commits suicide.

But are we really stigmatizing the mentally ill?

YES! Not every person diagnosed with a mental illness has the urge to complete a mass shooting….

Many of these shooters did in fact have something wrong with their head. Did you know that it is easier to get a gun than it is to get mental health care?!?

Look at the past behaviors of the shooter, this can help predict the future.

CBS This Morning, February 23, 2018

Of course there are other motives such as having a past with violence and along with other motives (pure hate).

Another reason I have always thought is that these people are attention seeking, the wrong kind of attention… or they could possible be reaching out for help

Should violent video games be banned also as a result?

No. It’s not the video games fault either! Should teens with a mental health disorder being playing these games? No not really. That’s the parents fault for buying their teen the game in the first place.

We do need tougher gun laws, the same gun laws in all 50 states. We need to make people more aware of the mental health crisis, how many of people suffer in silence, and we need to teach people how to recognize the signs.

Thank you for reading. Share your thoughts in the comments.

-Abby (Purelifephotoss)


Abby Juli is a self titled creative rebel and creator of the brand Purelifephotoss. Abby is an advocate for animals and mental health awareness. Find her digital artwork and photography in multiple print on demand shops on a variety of products.


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