You can see Mickelson, who deliberately describes himself as "not a gun person," with an earlier, slightly more basic work. It's obvious that the artist designs his projects with more in mind than simply appeasing the eye.
"If two people with opposite viewpoints about guns can agree that these glass sculptures have merit, let that serve as a starting point. Let the conversation continue and evolve, moving on the wings of art, until we understand each other’s viewpoints. We can still disagree, but we will at least respect each other and from there we can move forward together."