Conversation with Wayne


"John Cornyn's Amerikka #17" by Skid Lo

“John Cornyn’s Amerikka #17″ by Skid Lo

After connecting with Wayne Lo (aka Skid Lo), an Asian American artist once responsible for one of the highly publicized school shootings of 1990s, who dedicated a piece of his art to actor Jason Tobin, I was fascinated by his journey to become an artist. Even Weezer dedicated a song called “Lullaby for Wayne” to him.

Wayne and I are about the same age, both Chinese immigrants, I have always wondered what it would be like to be Wayne and be faced with his situation, point-of-view and the events that took place. It took me almost two weeks of figuring out the communication system for our conversation to take place with Wayne at his medium security facility in Norfolk.

NRA Offers Sensible Solution To School Shootings

It’s so simple I don’t know why I didn’t think of it first.

Now I know why the National Rifle Association waited a week to say something after 20 first graders and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School: they were coming up with a brilliant solution to the problem!

At a press conference, Wayne LaPierre, NRA CEO and executive vice president unveiled the “National Model School Shield Program,” which proposes putting more armed guards into schools, including retired police officers and volunteers.

Volunteers with guns in schools.  What could possibly go wrong?

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said LaPierre.

28 Killed In Elementary School Shooting Today, Among Them 20 Children

Remind me, again: why shouldn’t we have stricter gun control laws?

I’m sure there’s a good reason…

…just can’t think of it right now…