The project aims to make guns tangible to those who know little about them— not just violent abstractions but as mechanical devices. The physical force required, the precision, the coldness of the machined steel against the tip of your index finger.
The hope is for those who know little about guns to go forth with more confidence in their research and understanding. I hope they will be better equipped to talk about gun control with the 100 million Americans who owns guns, so that honest engagement between gun-control and gun-rights groups can happen. And for gun owners, I hope to question whether semi-automatic rifles have a place in American society; whether their benefit is worth their risk.