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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Annie Get Yer Gun!

This cartoon was originally drawn almost 20 years ago. It is one of the last remaining original "BuckShot" cartoons that has not  yet been given a second (and more colorful) life on this blog. This is one of just a few political cartoons that I've ever done. This of course, is not a political blog. I won't rule out doing a political blog someday but right now the world seems saturated with pundits and blowhards. I don't care to add to that noise.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the gun control debate is raging like a wildfire across the country. I decided to leave this toon in its original, glorious, black & white, to drive home the point that gun control is not a “black & white” issue as the competing groups would have you believe. This toon does not necessarily illustrate my opinion on the subject, but I offer it as perhaps an interesting perspective to ponder briefly....and then move on.
Guys: Let’s all be mature about this and stay away from posting comments like “Oh yeah, fine idea…except for 5 days out of each month!”  Ladies: let’s not use this as an excuse for a frenzy of male bashing either. Thank you for your civility and cooperation.
This cartoon also has one of the earliest appearances of “Rudy-the-Dog” who has become my go-to dog over the years. He’s always available, shows up on time, and is a real professional.   See more of Rudy here, there, and some other places I cannot recall just now.

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