NewsWorks: Stuff We Like

Tony Auth is on a public list of people and organizations who have, as the NRA puts it, “assisted in the attack on Second Amendment rights.”

Take a look at some of his drawings through the years.

WHYY’s Phil Gregory came back from last weekend’s gun buyback in Trenton, N.J., with this photo.
Does one of these things seem … not like the others?
N.J. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa says a shoulder-fired rocket launcher was turned in among 2,600 other weapons.
I’ve seen it argued that it’s actually an empty missile tube, and therefore not a rocket launcher capable of firing anything, and aren’t we ashamed of ourselves for being duped by N.J. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa — but that entirely misses the point. Whatever this thing is, however deadly it may or may not be, someone in Trenton had one and traded it in for $250.
If you took this photo, how would you caption it?

WHYY’s Phil Gregory came back from last weekend’s gun buyback in Trenton, N.J., with this photo.

Does one of these things seem … not like the others?

N.J. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa says a shoulder-fired rocket launcher was turned in among 2,600 other weapons.

I’ve seen it argued that it’s actually an empty missile tube, and therefore not a rocket launcher capable of firing anything, and aren’t we ashamed of ourselves for being duped by N.J. Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa — but that entirely misses the point. Whatever this thing is, however deadly it may or may not be, someone in Trenton had one and traded it in for $250.

If you took this photo, how would you caption it?

2012: The year in cartoons

A retrospective of the year that was, from Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Tony Auth:

It’s always a revelation to go through a year’s work. This year I was surprised by how many drawings I’d done on gun violence.

The year was also dominated by the election, of course. And, in retrospect, looking at the cartoons done during the surreal Republican primaries, the final result seems so fore-ordained — though it didn’t seem so at the time.

See more from Tony in his blog Behind the Lines.