What’s the point of this gun music box?
The gun music box was an attempt by a Lithuanian artist to do something “positive” with guns. In the end, they did build the contraption, but the point they proved may not have been the one they intended.
For context, this artist’s portfolio includes international peace flags that are gray-scale versions of each country’s original flag, and violin strings made of human hair. Got an idea of where he’s coming from now?
Watch as his team chronicles the fabrication of what ultimately becomes a device that keeps time with a sick beat some bizarre Lithuanian hip hopper dreamt up.
If you’re like me, you ended the video thinking, ‘Wait, that wasn’t a music box.’ and ‘Is that rapper serious?’ and ‘Those weren’t automatic pistols.’ and finally, ‘Why?’
My thoughts aside, these guys set out to send a message by repurposing a tool they viewed as inherently evil. What they actually proved is something those of us who believe in freedom have been saying since the founding of our country: Guns are a tool. Their owners are the agent that determines whether the tool is used for good or bad.