by Christopher Weyant/The Boston Globe ( 2018)

“WE’RE GOING to do something about this horrible situation that’s going on,” President Trump said Wednesday, as he met with students and parents during a 70-minute White House listening session on school gun violence. “And we’re going to all figure it out together.”

The day felt like a fierce collision of emotion and politics a week after 17 people were shot to death at a Parkland, Fla., school — another tragedy that joins the nation’s ever-growing toll from mass shootings.

Some survivors of the Florida school shooting protested in Tallahassee. CNN aired a town hall in which other victims scolded Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Meanwhile, Trump suggested that perhaps teachers should be outfitted with firearms for the next school shooting.

As the issue roils the nation again, here is how some of the country’s political cartoonists are rendering judgment:

NATE BEELER (Columbus Dispatch):

by Nate Beeler/Columbus Dispatch ( 2018)

ADAM ZYGLIS (Buffalo News):

by Adam Zyglis/Buffalo News ( 2018)

STEVE SACK (Minneapolis Star Tribune):

by Steve Sack/Minneapolis Star Tribune ( 2018)

PAT BAGLEY (Salt Lake Tribune):

by Pat Bagley/Salt Lake Tribune ( 2018)

DAVID FITZSIMMONS (Arizona Daily Star):

by David Fitzsimmons/Arizona Daily Star ( 2018)

CLAY BENNETT (Chattanooga Times Free Press):

by Clay Bennett/Chattanooga Times Free Press (WPWG 2018)

TOM TOLES (The Washington Post):

by Tom Toles/The Washington Post 2018

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