Earlier in the year, Texas Republicans came to the Capitol with their eyes on new gun laws. The goal was not to limit access to weapons or ban assault-style rifles, but to expand gun rights. After a pro-gun legislative session applauded by the National Rifle Association, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed new laws that eased restrictions on where firearms can be carried, from schools to churches, apartments, and foster homes and barred cities from passing their own gun and ammunition sales limits. Texas is one, if not the most, lenient state in America when it comes to gun control.
The poster is, one might argue, absurd in terms of the imagery and handling of the form, but then again, so is Texas. In an effort to communicate the sheer insanity of this legislation, I chose a cheeky, visceral approach through expressive line work and vibrant color.