A man named Devin Patrick Kelley shot and killed 26 people in the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas this weekend. This follows very soon after the murder of over 50 people at a concert in Las Vegas at the hands of yet another white man with an astounding arsenal of guns.
Some people cling desperately to their guns after a mass shooting, bleating about the 2nd Amendment. But enough people want change, and it's possible that lawmakers could make a difference. There's just one thing in the way: money. The NRA pays enormous amounts to legislators every year, and many people believe this is so that they'll vote against the safety interests of their own constituents.
Artist Chris Fairbanks decided to share a drawing he'd been working on that illustrates exactly where the balance of power is, and it's upsetting because if you ask me, it's true: