Heartbreaking ‘New Yorker’ cover honors victims of Las Vegas shooting

New Yorker's cover in response to the tragic Las Vegas shooting shines a heartbreakingly candid light on the problematic gun culture in America. The David Plunkert cover, titled, “October 1, 2017: One Day in a Nation of Guns," honors the 58 victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, which injured 527 others. Plunkert displayed each of the victim's names on different-sized bullets, scattered across a red background.  SEE ALSO: Empire State Building and other global landmarks went dark in honor of Las Vegas victims Plunket tweeted an image of the cover on Friday, announcing it was his second for the magazine. He also gave his condolences to the people of Las Vegas. My 2nd cover for @NewYorker : "October 1, 2017: One Day in a Nation of Guns." My condolences to the people of Las Vegas. — David Plunkert (@plunkert) October 6, 2017 “Based on the prevalence of guns in this country, there’s a bullet for every man, woman, and child,” the artist said about the cover, which will accompany the magazine's Oct. 16 issue. According to the magazine, the names on each of the bullets were taken from the Clark County, Nevada, Office of the Coroner and Medical Examiner's official list of victims. When words simply aren't enough, oftentimes magazines turn to cover art to get the message across, and in this case Plunkert's cover already seems to have resonated with people online. Powerful New Yorker cover by David Plunkert. When will the U.S. stop worshipping guns? Not sure that will ever happen. — TerryBorder (@TerryBorder) October 6, 2017 @RepErikPaulsen Latest New Yorker cover. Perhaps it's time to stop taking money from the NRA. One of these bullets represents a Minnesotan. — JustaUSCitizen (@JustaUSCitizen) October 6, 2017 Terrifying, dark, but warranted. Absolutely compelling. — Matthew (@miso_matthew) October 6, 2017 So powerful. Thank you. — Laura Sewell (@lauralazsewell) October 6, 2017 Wow. Latest New Yorker cover features 58 bullets with the names of each victim. #LasVegasShooting — Tuxedo Flask (@TheLoveBel0w) October 6, 2017 Plunkert's first
New Yorker cover — titled "Blowhard" — came in response to Trump's weak response to white nationalists marching in Charlottesville. An early look at next week's cover, "Blowhard," by David Plunkert: — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) August 17, 2017 "President Trump’s weak pushback to hate groups—as if he was trying not to alienate them as voters—compelled me to take up my pen," Plunkert explained. "A picture does a better job showing my thoughts than words do; it can have a light touch on a subject that’s extremely scary." Here's hoping Plunkert's Vegas cover will inspire Trump to take action against gun violence in America. WATCH: Jason Aldean and other celebs react to the Las Vegas shooting
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