Tony Auth is digital artist-in-residence for NewsWorks' "Behind the Lines" blog.
Tony was the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Philadelphia Inquirer for 41 years, where his cartoons, seemingly simple and always direct, influenced public opinion and politicians in the city, state and country. At WHYY, working on both cultural and political subjects, he has pioneered a new form of online cartooning, while continuing to produce a steady stream of award-winning cartoons that appear first on NewsWorks before syndication across the country.
There have been 20 mass shootings during the past five years, resulting in 175 fatalities. These attacks are increasing in frequency. How long, and at what cost, will the country tolerate the regulation of automatic weapons as if they were BB guns?
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