Ben Sargent by Ben Sargent

Ben Sargent

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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 2 years ago

    This does not make sense at all. Is the pollster confused with who he is talking to?
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    Or does anyone here believe the occupant would give that answer?

  2. Rad-ish

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

    @Stipple

    You have to understand that Sargent lives in Texas.

  3. Sky_Soldier

    Sky_Soldier said, about 2 years ago

    I agree that a great many gun owners seem to have mental health issues also.

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 2 years ago

    Simplistic!

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 2 years ago

    @Sky_Soldier

    Can you show any proff of that, also did you know certified concealed gun owners have a lower crime rate then police officers.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    Mr. Sargent, an cartoonist whose art and theme I usually like, is more focused on issues within his state than many of the cartoonists on whom we comment.
    This cartoon may be nuanced towards an issue in Texas of which I’m unaware, but it does present a concern of mine.
    Let us assume the man with the gun has returned from several tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and has PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury. I knew men who returned from Vietnam for whom hunting was a form of therapy. Just being away from the noise of town and insensitive civilians was more important than actually shooting anything. I can see a soldier saying something like what we see here.
    “Take me, help me get the treatment I need, but do not punish me for serving my country and being injured by taking my gun.”
    And of course the man with the gun may have never served in the military and forgets to take his lithium as ordered by his doctor.
    It’s just how you look at it.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Dumb cartoon that does nothing to illuminate a very serious issue.

  8. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Bravo. This Toonist is one of the few to mention the ‘Mental’ connection to most of the mass murders and attempted assassinations of politicians. I have trouble with his focus, though.

  9. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    How about noting the connection of shooters/parents to the Democratic Party?

  10. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Mr. Survey person- Please identify the Mentals that have access to lots of Ammunition. They usually are not registered gun owners. The gun owners should be considered accessories to murder for not securing weapons.

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Perhaps it would have been better if he had stated, "I agree that a great many of those that commit crimes with easily available firearms. Especially the mass murder of others, and in particular children. CHILDREN for Heaven’s sake!!

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    Perhaps we could even agree (at least as much as that would be possible) on that particular slant on this very complex issue?

  12. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    anyone up for fishing or water-skiing or ice fishing instead?

  13. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Gun ownership is at all time histortical highs, yet both murder rates and murder numbers are at over 40 year lows and crime across the board is at decades long lows. THe state for crime going back to 1960:

    http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/uscrime.htm

    In 1987 Florida got concealed carry. The propaganda from the antis claimed Florida would become the “Gunshine State” because gun related deaths and murders would skyrocket. They lost the battle because they lied. They used the same lies in every state where concealed carry was proposed. THeir dire predictions never came true. Not happy about the sire name but it’s a sarcastic dig at the anti cncealed carry nuts.

    http://www.gun-nuttery.com/rtc.php

    You can track the progress of open carry here. There are states with open carry, no license required and states with licenses required and states with rural open carry with no license required.

    http://www.opencarry.org/

    The most honest, instructional guide to understanding “gun control” lies about guns. By an Orange County Sheriff Deputy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yATeti5GmI8

    Between the four cites provided you can learn about laws concerning carrying of guns, crime rates, etc.. There’s a lot of idiotic lires about guns and gun owners in he “news” lately. Become informed.

  14. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @mdavis4183

    “… murder rates and murder numbers are at over 40 year lows and crime across the board is at decades long lows…”
    There is a population trend that Police have noticed- the number of people in the usual age range for these crimes is decreasing substantially. There are not enough young people to commit crimes at the old levels. Another factor- violent people are being locked up for a long time due to tough laws. Our prisons are working.
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    All that said, gun owners are defending themselves all the time instead of becoming victims in crime statistics.
    Only YOU can protect you when a criminal is in your face. The cops just take notes after a crime.

  15. 4my10851cs

    4my10851cs said, about 2 years ago

    Think about this:

    > A. The number of physicians in the US is 700,000.
    > B. Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year is 120,000.
    > C. Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171.
    > (US Dept. of Health &Human Services)
    >
    > Then think about this:
    > A. The number of gun owners in the US is 80,000,000.
    > B. The number of accidental gun deaths per year is 1,500.
    > C. The number of accidental deaths per gun owner 0.0000188. Statistically,
    doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.
    >
    > FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.
    > Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.
    > We must ban doctors before this gets out of hand
    >
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