Artist Melts 1,527 Guns Into Shovels To Plant Trees


This story isn’t new, but in the light of the weekend’s awful, senseless carnage, we found it sadly appropriate. Mexican artist/activist Pedro Reyes took over 1,500 confiscated guns, and melted them into molten steel, which were then formed into shovels. The shovels were then used to plant trees, turning weapons of death into tools of life. Very moving transformation, and a reminder that guns are so often the problem, so infrequently the solution.  Via True Activist: