Part of the Reflections On An Age of Anxiety Series. Lay Down Your Weapons is a Digital Collage which takes aim at the staggering rates of Gun Violence which occur in the United States. According to the Gun Violence Archive in 2017 to date there have been a total of 48,309 incidents of which 1,571 were unintentional shootings and 564 resulted in the injury or death of a child (aged between 0 - 11 years). That's without mentioning the almost daily mass shootings including the recent tragedy in Las Vegas. Still the debate rages on and heavy resistance to increased gun controls persists. I hope your wearing your vest!