PG editorial cartoonist Rob Rogers has gone overboard. His April 14 cartoon contains a National Rifle Association figure suggesting that a 16-year-old should have taken a gun to school instead of a knife because guns are so easy to get. What message is he sending to a young troubled kid who is on the edge? And as always he has to link any tragedy to the NRA, the Republicans or the Tea Party but never to who is really responsible.
Should the next kid who takes a gun to school and does something horrible give Mr. Rogers the credit for this advice? Society, parents, teachers and friends influence kids more than the NRA. To even think that any member of the NRA would think or say something as stupid and as ignorant as Mr. Rogers suggests is sick.
I can’t believe the Post-Gazette editors approved of this cartoon. Parents everywhere who have kids in school should be outraged. Enough evil thoughts, Mr. Rogers.
JAMES R. MARTIN SR.