The New Yorker previewed the cover of its October 16 issue with an evocative message following last weekend’s mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.
The cover, titled “October 1, 2017: One Day in a Nation of Guns,” displays bullets scattered across the page. The names of the Vegas shooting victims who died are scrawled on the bullets, which vary in calibre.
“Based on the prevalence of guns in this country, there’s a bullet for every man, woman, and child,” artist David Plunkert said.
It was a commentary on subject of gun rights in America, which has been thrust into the spotlight after nearly every mass shooting in recent US history. In addition to those who died, hundreds more people were injured in the Las Vegas shooting rampage, which was carried out by 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, who had amassed an enormous cache of weapons and ammunition ahead of the attack.
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