New Yorker Cover Takes Aim at America’s Gun Culture

An extension of this weekend's historic front-page New York Times editorial.

On Fridays, the media world is often abuzz about the next cover of The New Yorker. The artwork is usually released on that day, ahead of the arrival the following week of the issue in question. However, this Friday just past, the focus was on The New York Times.

As people catch up this weekend to the above illustration “Shopping Days,” there will be more discussion about a major U.S. media outlet’s front-page take on the issue of guns in America. The illustration is by Eric Drooker, a painter who has created dozens of covers over the years for The New Yorker.

While background-check laws prevent the exact off-the-shelf activities depicted above, there are certainly places in the U.S. right now where a couple can shop for both milk and firearms.

Previously on FishbowlNY:
The New Yorker’s Ferguson Cover
Here’s The New Yorker’s Somber Boston Marathon Bombing Cover