A Chicago public art installation is raising eyebrows in its protest of American gun culture.
The display, Chicago Gun Share Program, depicts an urban bike-sharing station, but instead pretends to offer people the opportunity to rent a rifle.
A sign invites anyone to "unlock and load" a replica high-powered, semi-automatic rifle known as an AR-15.
Activists say they want to raise awareness on how easy it is to "obtain a weapon of war".
The installation in downtown Chicago's Daley Plaza was commissioned by the Brady Center, a gun control advocacy group.
"We hope the Chicago community takes advantage of the opportunity to visit this installation and to learn just how simple it is for an everyday civilian to obtain a weapon of war," Kris Brown and Avery Gardiner, co-presidents of the Brady Center told US media.
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