the United States reeling from a new shooting

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The Uvalde shooting in Texas revives the eternal debate on the regulation of firearms in the United States. However, a change in the legislation is unlikely, as the issue divides the political class and American public opinion. In the country of the second amendment, where more than 300 million firearms circulate, things could well continue as before, ironically the French cartoonist Urbs.

Tuesday, May 24, at 11:30 a.m., in the town of Uvalde, Texas, a 21-year-old young man sowed horror in an elementary school, attended mainly by students of Hispanic origin: at least 19 children aged 7 to 10 years old and two adults were killed.

The American president, Joe Biden, immediately reacted by recalling that these mass killings had no equivalent elsewhere in the world. “As a Nation, we have to ask ourselves, ‘When for God’s sake! are we going to face the gun lobby?’” Joe Biden said.

New drama, but old debate, seems to tell us Urbs in this drawing without laughter and a bit pessimistic about an evolution of the legislation in the United States.

Rodolphe Urbs, alias Urbs, was born in Limoges in 1970. He is a cartoonist, having decided of his own free will to “hibernate” in a bookshop and an art gallery since 2002. Rodolphe Urbs owes his nickname to his punk period, very influenced by Bazooka, situationism and a Latin book on his high school desk [urbs signifie ville en latin]. He draws for the newspapers Le Résistant, Sud-Ouest, Dazibao, and Le Canard Enchaîné.

Cartooning for Peace is an international network of cartoonists committed to promoting, through the universality of press cartoons, freedom of expression, human rights and mutual respect between populations of different cultures or beliefs.


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