A syndicated political cartoonist and adjunct professor at Eastern Connecticut State University is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment in response to the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas this past Sunday. He called it a “cursed amendment.”
Writing on Facebook this Monday, Bob Englehart expressed his cynicism that mass shootings would ever end unless the right to bear arms was taken away by the government.
“Get used to it, folks. This will never stop. We can only slow it down by repealing the Second Amendment and even then it would take a generation, or two,” he wrote. “But repealing that cursed amendment would make it easier to control guns with restrictive laws. Right now, there’s a creep out there with a perverted belief system thinking, ‘Fifty-eight? Hell, I can top that.’”
Englehart, who a syndicated political cartoonist for Cagle Cartoons, used the tragedy as a platform to attack the ineffectiveness of open-carry laws, arguing that at least one of the concert attendees had to have been carrying.
“Certainly there were people packing in that crowd in Las Vegas. Open carry for protection? Dream on,” he said, in screenshots of his Facebook feed collected by Campus Reform in a post today.
The professor, who wasn’t done with his tirade, turned his gaze on President Trump, who he called a “dumb f***.”
“That f*** in the White House said he’d keep us safe. Oh, right, from Muslims and foreigners.” He wrote on Twitter, where he repeated most of the comments he made on Facebook.
Englehart told Campus Reform that he was “angry and frustrated with the President” as well as the Second Amendment, and with Congress. “I have never felt such deep despair for our country. I pray for it daily,” he said.