shooting range posters depict the innocent targets of gun violence
 
shooting range posters depict the innocent targets of gun violence
nov 04, 2014

shooting range posters depict the innocent targets of gun violence

shooting range posters depict the innocent targets of gun violence
all image courtesy of innocent targets

 

 

 

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.

 

with this evidence as the project’s preface, creative studio banana and associates have produced a series of shooting range posters, each illustrating the black and white portrait of a potentially innocent victim of gun violence, such as a pizza delivery man, a wife and a dog owner. printed beside the images that comprise the ‘innocent targets’ series are staggering 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.

innocent targets posters aim to put an end to gun violence
americans produce 75,000 albums each year and 5,500,000 guns

 

 

 

innocent targets‘ intends to serve as a reminder of the thousands of lives lost, and to act as a call-to-action to put an end to it. proceeds from the purchased posters go to the coalition to stop gun violence. an exhibition of the series will be presented at protein studios in london from november 12th – november 16th, 2014.

shooting range posters depict the innocent targets of gun violence
twice as many women are shot by their husbands than by strangers

innocent targets posters aim to put an end to gun violence
every hour, an american younger than 25 is killed by a gun

innocent targets posters aim to put an end to gun violence
in 34 american states, it’s as easy to buy a rock online as it is a gun

innocent targets posters aim to put an end to gun violence
there are roughly 60,000 pizzerias in america and 120,000 gun dealerships

innocent targets posters aim to put an end to gun violence
abused women are five times more likely to be killed if their partners own a gun

innocent targets posters aim to put an end to gun violence
hunters accidentally shoot more than 1000 people each year

innocent targets posters aim to put an end to gun violence
americans own 70 million dogs and 270 million guns

innocent targets posters aim to put an end to gun violence
20 american states allow people to carry guns in churches

innocent targets posters aim to put an end to gun violence
more than 19,000 americans use a gun to commit suicide each year

  • “Lives” are “on-sale” @ Walmart.com. suggest you people purchase a few.

    Fred
  • On close examination of these portraits the title of the project should probably say ‘innocent white targets‘ as there is little diversity in the representation of a potentially innocent victim of gun violence

    jason
  • would be much better if they were shooting at a mirror.

    Vicki
  • Yeah right!! And more people in THIRD WORLD countries are killed by the same government which prevented their citizens from owning guns. Want proof go to Indo-China.
    A responsible gun owner uses his gun to protect those he love from the people who hate them and want them dead.

    Tung Cab
  • Why is everyone nice and white? I’m white, but this seems pretty skewed.

    Kelley Jo Petersen
  • Very moving and informative.

    Cindy

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