Speedy Thoughts and Prayers — claytoonz

Cartoonist Clay Jones contributes this cartoon and essay regarding the absolutely shameless, conscience-free gathering this weekend of the National Rifle Association in, of all places, Texas. My home state, though I’m more embarrassed by the day to admit that. Thanks, Clay, for speaking truth to brazenness. Larry

While drawing this cartoon, I was afraid Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Texas Governor Greg Abbott would pull out of speaking at this weekend’s NRA convention in Houston, because it would be the right thing to do after a mass shooting with an assault rifle killed 19 children in their state. But fortunately, at least […]

Speedy Thoughts and Prayers — claytoonz

It’s Really Simple, You Guys

 

“Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.”

Yeah. With guns. 

Just curious, how many people do you think would have been killed this weekend in El Paso, Texas or Dayton, Ohio by bow and arrow, or machete, or knives, or anything other than guns?

How tough is this for you to get, gun lovers? Sure, people are responsible, and their actions are reprehensible, but their weapon of choice, over and over, is guns.

Or you, Congress? How many human lives is your continued impotence worth? I’d love for you all to travel to El Paso and Dayton, and explain to all the families who lost loved ones there why you can’t be more aggressive on gun control. I know that would go over really well.

I am so f*****g fed up with people making excuses. There is no excuse for this endless parade of gun victims.

Yes, GUN victims. Killed by guns.

When, when, when will that sink in?

 

Oh, and I love how He Who Shall Remain Orange denounced the shootings this weekend, saying, “Hate has no place in our country.” More hypocritical words have never been spoken.