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America’s love for guns & how Sue Gray’s ‘Partygate’ report has opened up a can of worms

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

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The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.

In today’s featured cartoon, Adam Zyglis mocks those still opposing gun-control measures after a lone gunman shot dead 19 children and two adults in a Texas elementary school last Tuesday. 

Kevin Siers | Charlotte Observer

In the backdrop of the Texas school shooting, Kevin Siers draws the US Capitol as he comments on the stance taken by some American politicians, primarily Republicans, who claim that the answer lies in more security in schools and increased access to mental health care, but refuse to budge when it comes to gun control.

Peter Brookes | The Times
Peter Brookes has this hilarious take on senior UK civil servant Sue Gray’s report about boozy parties that took place at No. 10 Downing Street while the rest of the country was under lockdown. The report details ‘multiple gatherings’ which were marked by excessive alcohol, vomiting, brawls and mistreatment of staff.
Andy Davey | Twitter/@DaveyCartoons

Andy Davey comments on UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement of a £5 billion “windfall tax” on oil and gas firms to help households that are struggling with the cost of living crisis. Opposition parties have alleged that the decision was taken only to distract the public from the release of the Sue Gray report on lockdown parties at 10 Downing Street during the pandemic.

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