Ending Gun Violence artwork by Boris Bally

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About the Art

Artwork Title: Loaded Menorah
Artwork By: Boris Bally
Artwork Medium: Disabled hand-guns, gun-barrels and components, 925 silver. (weapons courtesy Good4Guns Anti-violence Coalition, City of Pittsburgh, PA)

Menorahs are symbolic of universal enlightenment. This piece embraces the fundamental Jewish purpose of striving for, and work toward, universal peace. Once lighted, the candles become lights of hope and peace rising above violence and suffering.

Boris is a Swiss-trained goldsmith working as a contemporary metalsmith based in Providence, where he maintains his studio business, Bally Humanufactured. For years, he has been organizing major art exhibitions facilitating political activism to end gun violence.

Biden’s Plan

Joe Biden knows that gun violence is a public health epidemic. Almost 40,000 people die as a result of firearm injuries every year in the United States, and many more are wounded. Some of these deaths and injuries are the result of mass shootings that make national headlines. Others are the result of daily acts of gun violence or suicides that may not make national headlines, but are just as devastating to the families and communities left behind.

Joe Biden has taken on the National Rifle Association (NRA) on the national stage and won – twice. In 1993, he shepherded through Congress the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which established the background check system that has since kept more than 3 million firearms out of dangerous hands. In 1994, Biden – along with Senator Dianne Feinstein – secured the passage of 10-year bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. As president, Joe Biden will defeat the NRA again.

Read Biden's Full Plan