Cunning political ploy, or common sense legislative solution? You be the judge. But when it comes to the so called compromise solution in Colorado to raise the Democrat's 2013 15 round firearm magazine limit to 30, the debate was not short on characters. Democrat Colorado state Rep. Joe Salazar, depicted here as Lucy from Charles Shultz's Peanuts was one of the original founders of the compromise concept. Meanwhile, Jon Caldara of the Independence Institute either "took the bait" or "unlike many others, put on his grown up pants and joined in on crafting the compromise." It all, of course, depends on how you look at it.
Dudley Brown (Peppermint Patty - holding pom-poms here - no, not wearing a tutu) and his team at the National Association for Gun Rights on the other hand had no part in it, taking a no-compromise stance and calling the deal between Salazar, Caldara and others a sell-out plan that did little to take back Second Amendment rights lost to the Democratic Party's "grab" of 2013.
Regardless of your take, I enjoyed taking classic Peanuts characters and transforming them into Colorado political firebrands for this cartoon.
One of the fun things about being known as a cartoonist is that friends, colleagues and other associates sometimes approach me with ideas for the drawings. This particular idea came from friend and former colleague, Colorado state Senator Chris Holbert ... yes, a Republican, a gunny - and quite a good shot from what I hear.