There is an odd, unholy even, relationship between guns, religion, and wealth. The connection between religion and violence is well documented and the pages of history run red with the blood of the victims of the devout. Jesus would certainly not be walking around strapped if he lived today and yet it is very common for enthusiastic supporters of the 2nd amendment to be devout Christians. There is also a historical Protestant tenet that wealth is a sign of God's favor. This belief serves as a strong undercurrent to conservative pro-capitalist ideology. All three - Religion, Violence, and Greed - are symbolized together in this piece, because all three too often are found combined in the self-righteous and the Rich.
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