Yes, in fact EVERYONE here noticed this a while ago. Trudeau has been sniping at the Starbucks thing for a while now, and at least two other threads on the subject re up.
This Sunday's strip, however is particularly vile. Trudeau (1)) uses a character of a wounded young veteran to scold the open carriers: "Listen, dude. I spent two years behind an M-60 machine gun to protect your right to be a moron about guns". This was made in response to one of the OCers in the strip asking the wounded kid: "Hey, don't you believe in freedom?" (2) as if the OC people are loud, obnoxious and rude.
And the OCers are of course pictured as lard-assed middle aged fogies in polo shirts and baseball caps (and need it be said, all white?)
The cherry on top of this propaganda parfait is the fact that the young veteran ("Leo")'s soliloquiy is delivered without stammering, and is the first time he has spoken clearly since he was brain damaged in a bomb attack in the war.
The implication of it all being that even a brain-damaged soldier can figure out that guns are bad.
If any of us has some artistic talent, here's what I would like to see:
A parody cartoon in which Alex (the cartoon girlfreind, not me) and Leo are talking in the coffee shop when in walk Open Carry Laurie and the twins walk in packing their heat, and draw Leo's attention to the point that lAllex gets way jealous. The possibilities are endless (and parody is - settled law - NOT copyright infringement. )
Somebody has GOT to draw this and post it. I am certain Trudeau reads this site to see how we are reacting. So by the way Garry: two words for ya, and they ain't "happy birthday" either.