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Ben Sargent

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  1. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Check and mate, NRA.

  2. Pete Rogan

    Pete Rogan GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

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

  3. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 2 years 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

  4. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 2 years 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.

  5. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, about 2 years 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.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years 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.”

  7. blackash

    blackash said, about 2 years 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.

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 2 years 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!!

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Section 3 defines treason and its punishment.
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    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.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

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

  11. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years 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.

  12. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years 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.

  13. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @blackash

    The US Constitution is the governing document of the country, not the Declaration of Independence.


    Among other passages mentioning the necessity of obedience to the government:

    Article III,

    Section. 3.

    “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.”


    Rebellion is very unambiguously “levying war against the United States.”


    I continue to the amazed at the number of people who invoke the Founding of the US with what appears to resemble religious fervor, and are nevertheless grossly ignorant of the details of the basic documents which went into that founding.

  14. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, about 2 years ago

    @Dycel

    Dial it back a bit… If we’re going to have a second amendment, the people who are well trained are not the ones to pillory. 10mm is taking a more absolutist stance, but to me anyway, yes his service buys him the right to it. We’re an all volunteer service now, and anyone who volunteered in the last dozen years volunteered to be shot at for their country. Or blown up. Or lose limbs. Think about that.

    I still think some common ground can be found closing the gun show loophole and limiting magazine size. Possibly outlaw hollow points as well.

    I don’t know 10mm at all, but perhaps he’d also allow that there needs to be much more rigorous training to get a license. More like Germany, where the licensing course includes breaking down and cleaning weapons, range time, and a lot of background history. I don’t think people should be able to walk into a Walmart and buy a gun without ever firing one before.

  15. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, about 2 years ago

    @blackash

    To slightly correct your history, this country was founded by 13 separate colonies rebelling against the British Crown. Then they formed a government, in which those 13 states feared an oppressive central authority. Much like the EU, the individual states felt like sovereign countries and were leery about how much sovereignty to cede.

    For over 200 years, the Supreme Court ruled that the 2nd amendment was reserving the right of fire arm control to the states for their defense, no the individual. Heller in 2007 was the first to change it.

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