Sculptor Philip Simmons’ latest project is a chandelier of golden guns. This giant bit would be one branch.

In a small town in Texas, teachers are packing heat. High schoolers guess which teachers are concealing guns as they make their way through the cafeteria line or head into their classroom. The idea to put guns into teachers’ hands came from a school administration scared of the nearby highway and the distance from the sheriff’s station in town, worried security guards would be quickly taken out while teachers would be helpless to stop a massacre at school. Read the rest of this entry »