I haven’t posted anything about the Dark Knight shooting in Aurora, CO until now, because so many others have been doing it I wasn’t sure I could do it any justice. And I also think that people come to blogs like this to get away from things like that sometimes. I know I do.
But I read a few interesting things on the shooting and decided to share.
Here’s one from gawker, where they’ve summed up everything that’s happened since the shooting, with tons of links.
And here’s a link to a piece by cartoonist Chan Lowe that makes more of a political statement. It’s well done (and he explains the cartoon in a blog post) and offers an interesting discussion about how Americans feel about guns.
I’ve been drawing cartoons for decades about America’s peculiar quirkiness on this issue, and faithfully came up with compelling graphic arguments for gun control after Columbine, Virginia Tech, Gabby Giffords, and other incidents now shrouded in the mists of time. They never made any difference, because there is a disconnect in our national self-identity between the lone-wolf killer and the pioneer who crept through the forest with his Kentucky long rifle in search of food for his family.