Ever since a reader clued me in to Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index, I've done nothing but browse through all of these political cartoons. Half the time that's the only thing I like about the Editorial page. Granted, the cartoons reflect the political perspective of the artist just as much as the editorials that accompany them. But, it is very interesting to see how the various cartoonists choose to express themselves through their art. The outcome is often very creative and witty. Of course, the cartoon world isn't devoid of bigotry and ignorance either (see here).
I noticed that a large number of the editorial cartoons that were published around the time of this disaster seemed to blame the NRA and our current "gun culture." I think such a reaction is entirely too simplistic, but I suppose it's no surprise considering the media is still a predominately liberal enterprise. What follows are what I deem to be the most worthy and respectful cartoons in reaction to the murders at Virginia Tech. I'll leave the distasteful ones to fall into obscurity.
Remember, you can click on each pic to see a larger version of it.
Here's something for you to throw darts at:
I don't entirely agree with this cartoon, but you have to admit, it's funny: