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Rep. Steve Cohen and Bill Day - NPTR 49

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Bill Day's award-winning cartoons are syndicated in more than 900 newspapers worldwide four times a week through CagleCartoons.com.  Day began as a political cartoonist while studying political science and art at the University of Florida. Bill has won numerous awards including two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, The National Headliner Award and The National Press Foundation's Award of Merit. A recurring subject in Day's cartoons is gun control. He has drawn many cartoons advocating the need for more gun control and criticizing the role the NRA has in the gun debate. On September 18, 2013, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) tweeted one of Day's anti-NRA cartoons, which featured a gun with the words “NRA” along with the U.S. Capital and Washington Monument attached to it. The cartoon and tweets drew an angry response from the right, including Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, who called the tweets "despicable" and said Cohen was trying to "exploit the mass murder for political reasons. “Bill Day is one of the great cartoonists, and is one of my friends and constituents. He’s been doing a series on gun violence and how it’s affected America," Cohen said on msnbc. “I wanted to get Bill Day’s cartoon out there in the marketplace of ideas, and I think there definitely is a connection between the NRA and the continuing gun culture that we have.”