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Monuments to Gun “Culture”

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Usually the news cycle moves on a week after a tragedy, but since Congress is still on vacation, there’s not much new news. The Uvalde police continue to look guilty of dereliction of duty as they refuse to cooperate with investigators. Which puts everybody who kissed cop butt over the last two years in a tricky spot.

Marches and protests against gun violence are planned across the country next weekend. Given what happened in 2020, I’m not expecting anything to happen, but the outrage at our leaders’ inaction is only growing.

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Summer Book Blowout

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Another mass shooting at an elementary school, with cops bungling the response and possibly making the body count of small children even higher. There are some other topics in here. Who cares.

The Senate’s already on vacation for the long weekend, hoping this all blows over and they can keep giving COVID funds to cops and continuing business as usual. Every normal person seems equal parts pissed and hopeless.

Try to find a way to enjoy a part of the unofficial start of summer!

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Welcome Back to School

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My sympathies to all the parents, teachers and school staff out there. Governors, mayors, and everyone else eager to get bodies back in office buildings are pretending children under 12 don’t exist in order to get public daycare (the school part is secondary to these goblins) up and running.

Many other terrible things happened this week. Hope you got to enjoy that one week of Hot Vax Summer.

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White Nationalist Terror Defense Kit

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Doing a comic about the Democratic primary last week was a brief respite from covering the white supremacist domestic and state terror that happens every single day. As much as John Delaney sucks and Joe Biden gaffes his way to a repeat of 2016, it’s small potatoes compared to the pogroms that are going on.

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Semi-Automatic Excuses

Speaking of excuses, I’m late on everything this week because I’m sick with a bad cold. At least it’s not round 2 of the flu, which I was unlucky enough to catch in December.

Getting sick as a freelancer is the worst. There are still deadlines to meet unless you want to throw income in the trash.

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Total Electoral Eclipse

Total Electoral EclipseTrump’s malignant shadow is obscuring everything else going on in the world. The ugliness of his campaign and its supporters is certainly newsworthy, but we’ll have a lot of catching up to do if and when the Trump phenomenon fades.

I wrote and drew this before Neil deGrasse Tyson proved himself to be no political scientist over the weekend on Twitter:

Maybe everything he knows about astrophysics leaves very little brain real estate for civics.

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A Gun Culture Christmas

A Gun Culture ChristmasThere were more mass shootings last week, and so I’ve drawn another cartoon about it. I’m feeling like the woman in the second panel, out of ink to spill on the subject long before this blood-soaked country runs out of ammo.

Santa’s naughty list and the FBI’s no-fly list are both not great pieces of intelligence, but in the absence of any practical reform, I don’t see the harm in adding a teeny little hurdle to the gun-buying process. Ideally, these recent tragedies would result in all guns being confiscated and melted down to be used in fixing our bridges, but I have a hunch I’ll be posting another cartoon with similar themes in a few months.

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