News of the systematic gun confiscations in New Orleans hit me like a 2x4 in the face. I knew this day was coming sooner or later but I had hoped it would be later. But it's here now.

This cartoon will appear in the next Libertarian Enterprise, but I wanted to get it out asap and spread as far and wide as possible. Click here to view a 600-pixel-wide version. Feel free to copy and distribute, or post or link to your own blog.

If you are an editor for a print publication, I can provide an 1800-pixel-square version that's suitable for printing. Just e-mail me and ask for it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should have gone a step further and shown the people being carted into railroad cars circa 1939(?) while not told where they were going. And included the buses, planes in the New Orleans version.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Scott Bieser said...

You make a good point here, but an editorial cartoon is most effective if it makes only one point at a time.

The timing of things is important, too. What's going on with the refugees at this point can be shrugged off as bureaucratic bungling rather than malevolence. But when we start getting some horror stories about the refugee camps, that will be the time to make comparisons with the Jewish Holocaust.

I'm not doing many editorial cartoons these days because my time is filled with doing long-form comics and graphic novels. I interrupted my work schedule to do this one (which took most of my working day to execute) because I believe that this is the time to make this particular statement.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Dave Markowitz said...

Well done, sir.

9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I simply don't understand why NO ONE who's rights were blatently being violated did ANYTHING about it. If Ya'll are going to just sit around waiting for a court justice to decide whether or not this type of illegal activity by armed US military personnel is legal, or 'justified', you may just as well head to the nearest blacksmith shop & have your wrists & ankles measured up now, to save the trouble later...

7:42 AM  
Blogger Col. Hogan said...

Excellent statement, Scott!

I like to think, though I don't know, that had this happened in the West (with the probable exception of California, Oregon and Washington) it would have ignited an immediate and very noisy grassroots response.

I'm going to reproduce this graphic comment on my blogsite in the hope of aiding its viewership by a wee bit.


11:52 AM  

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