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16 Heartbreaking Cartoons From Artists Responding To The Las Vegas Shooting

Cartoonists across the globe turned to their tools in the wake of a shooting in Las Vegas that killed at least 59 people and injured 527 others. It is the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

Posted on October 3, 2017, at 9:35 p.m. ET

The mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night that left at least 59 people dead and 527 others injured shocked the US and the world. The shooter, identified as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, opened fire on a country music festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino before he was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The motive for the shooting is unclear, but in the days that followed, commentary from illustrators around the world have focused on the United States' approach to gun control.

Here are just a few of their illustrations:

1. Cathy Wilcox.

Comfort your loved ones. My @smh cartoon.

2. Rick Maynard.

#Cartoon of the Day: 10-2-17. #LasVegasMassacre #LasVegas #VegasStrong

3. Lectrr.

#cartoon #lasvegas #LasVegasShootings #lasvegasattack #LasVegasShooter #LasVegasTerrorAttack (via…

4. David Hayward.

Cartoon for Las Vegas: "RIP Guns!"

5. Dan Wasserman for The Boston Globe.

Editorial cartoon in @GlobeOpinion: "We're observing a moment of silencers." #LasVegas

6. Paul Zanetti.

Gambler Tomorrow's cartoon... #StephenPaddock #Mandalay #NRA #LasVegasMassacre #LasVegasShooter #LasVegas…

7. Jon Kudelka for The Australian.

Too Familiar in today's @australian

8. Nate Beeler.

Don't miss my toon on the Las Vegas massacre:

9. Ruben L. Oppenheimer.

10. Morten Morland for The Times of London.

Today's powerful cartoon by @mortenmorland - on the Las Vegas massacre

11. Adam Zyglis for The Buffalo News.

Safe bet this will keep happening until we make a change #vegasshooting #VegasStrong #GUNviolence @TheBuffaloNews…

12. Gary Clement.

13. Francisco J. Olea: "60 years before the attack in Las Vegas."

60 años antes del ataque en Las Vegas

14. Robert Unell, re-sharing an old work.

I have sadly shared this cartoon again, and again. And now for Las Vegas...

15. Lalo Alcaraz.

Las Vegas shooting. #laloalcaraz cartoon, please share.

16. Dave Brown for The Independent.

Today's @Independent cartoon #LasVegas #guncontrol #NRA

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