WITH EACH modern American massacre, from schools to theaters to music venues to places of worship, one way to grieve and unite is through art. Creatively, cartoonists are often the first responders.

In the immediate wake of Sunday night’s shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 dead and hundreds injured, there has been a torrent of politically laced words — often the usual volleys about the NRA and the Second Amendment and automatic weapons.

Cutting through the fog, here is how editorial pictures have offered commentary:

ADAM ZYGLIS (Buffalo News):

(Adam Zyglis/Buffalo News/CagleCartoons.com)

R.J. MATSON (CQ Roll Call):

(R.J. Matson/CQ Roll Call/CagleCartoons.com)

JOHN COLE (Times Tribune, Scranton):

(John Cole/Times Tribune/CagleCartoons.com)

DAVE GRANLUND (Cagle Cartoons):

(Dave Granlund/Cagle Cartoons)

TAYLOR JONES (El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico):

(Taylor Jones/El Nuevo Dia, Puerto Rico/CagleCartoons.com)

TOM TOLES (The Washington Post):


(Tom Toles/The Washington Post)

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