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Ben Sargent

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  1. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Check and mate, NRA.

  2. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Does the Grover Norquist pledge fall into this definition?

  3. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Say ‘no’ to domestic terrorism: Arrest the NRA.

  4. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, over 1 year ago

    Senator Dianne Feinstein,

    I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.

    I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.

    I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.

    I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.

    We, the people, deserve better than you.

    Respectfully Submitted,
    Joshua Boston
    Cpl, United States Marine Corps
    2004-2012

  5. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    @sw10mm, The government knows you have a car and requires license and insurance, and a car was designed to transport, not kill. A gun was designed specifically to kill. Therefore it should require even more licensing.

  6. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, over 1 year ago

    @Clark Kent

    Yes they know people own cars and require a license. If that’s true and a ban works so well, why do you need to buy uninsured motorist insurance? Also, look at the death statistics by the CDC and FBI. Hammers and clubs have killed more people than with rifles.

  7. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @sw10mm

    I highly suspect that the “Government”, or at least the ATF already knows what types of weapons you own, unless you have only bought all of them for cash from an unlicensed dealer. If toy used a credit card, or wrote a check, it was listed in the audits they run periodically.
    99.9% of the time, they really don’t care, but it’s the occasions when someone buys 50,000 rounds of armor piercing shells for a .50 Caliber machine gun, or some such thing that it will trip a red flag in the system.
    Normally, if you are a hunter, or a sports shooter, they already know, but it’s not a real concern to them.
    It’s the whackos they are trying to keep an eye on, and some people don’t realize this.

  8. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Whoops…typo. “If You used a credit card…”

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @sw10mm

    Selective much? Try comparing handgun deaths in the US to, oh, any civilized nation IN THE WORLD rather than “rifles” versus “hammers and clubs.”

  10. blackash

    blackash said, over 1 year ago

    This country was founded on a rebellion against the British crown which was also considered treason. The Declaration of Independence gives us the right to rebellion.

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @sw10mm Had this person (and just because he is either a current Marine or a former Marine does not mean he can not be wrong) been talking about a normal firearm such as a hand gun, rifle, or shotgun, then I would have applauded his message. But he is talking about a semi-automatic Assault weapon normally only used by police tactical squads or the military.By the way, it is relatively simple to convert such a semi automatic firearm to fully automatic, as they were originally designed to be fully automatic. Criminals frequently do this. And I am certain that you can find instruction in how to do it on the internet, heck you can find the plans of atomic bombs if you look hard enough!And do not give me the usual argument that if tough gun laws are passed only criminals would have guns. I am so against criminals using guns that I am for (and I think the NRA even agrees with this) laws that state that if you commit a crime with a gun, you go to prison for the rest of your life, no possibility of parole. If you commit a crime with a gun and anybody is killed, then your life could very well be forfeit in return!!

  12. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Section 3 defines treason and its punishment.
    .
    Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    And Ben makes an excellent, and totally accurate observation, completely outside the NRA’s ability to comprehend.

  14. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    If the Founding Fathers didn’t want us all to possess assault rifles, machine guns, bazookas, and shoulder-mounted tactical nukes, they wouldn’t have written the Second Amendment.

  15. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @sw10mm

    “A WELL REGULATED MILITIA, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
    US Constitution
    Article I – The Legislative Branch
    Section 8 – Powers of Congress
    includes
    “To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
    To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
    To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;”
    and
    Article II – The Executive Branch
    Section 2 – Civilian Power over Military, Cabinet, Pardon Power, Appointments
    “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States;”


    Or, in other words:
    The US Constitution specifically lays out the definition of that “WELL REGULATED MILITIA” as an organisation under the control of the government.
    Used, in fact, if necessary, to put down insurrections.
    It seems like they had something pretty much like the National Guard in mind.
    The right of people to bear arms is tied, in the 2nd Amendment, to a regulated organisation, with officers, under the control of the government.


    Ideally, in a democracy, the government serves the people. Equally, however, you do serve it. And you are under every obligation to follow its laws. If you don’t like the laws, then lobby to get them changed; however, simply deciding that you “don’t have to” obey them quite rightly gets you prosecuted as a criminal.


    Cope.

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