Ben Sargent by Ben Sargent

Ben Sargent

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    Why just pick on the NRA? Their just one manipulative lobbying firm out of dozens… http://www.lobbyingfirms.com/
    scroll down to the bottom of the page to see more firms.
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    Your gov’t does not belong to you nor is it acting in your best interest unless you are a major contributor to party and/or legislator. They like us to fight with each other as long as it keeps them from having to pay any attention to us.
    ^
    Make them pay attention.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  2. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    You are right as the NRA is only one gun group showering Congress with money. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/us/politics/gun-owners-of-america-a-lobbying-group-grows-in-influence.html?pagewanted=all The NRA stiil spen three million lat year alone… http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-nra-vs-america-20130113

  3. curbco

    curbco GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The congressman should have been kissing the IRA guys butttt

  4. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    Once upon a time, the Great State of Texas had a law that only members of the Constabulary could have handguns, in order to convince the sceptical Yankees that Texas wasn’t part of the Wild West.


    My uncle’s job was to take business receipts from the businesses to the bank, so he had himself deputised so he could carry a handgun (or else he would never have managed to get the cash from the businesses to the bank).


    Fortunately, Bush, Jr had no love of Yankees, and so made possession of a handgun a basic right of ALL Texans, so no need to be deputised!


    Which is much better. As best I can tell, the only one who opposes the new and improved freedom is Mr Sargent, who can’t see the great value in Texans being able to shoot each other without violating the law.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    Poor Sargent just another angry, bitter liberal. I feel sorry for him. My support for gun rights have several reason, one being there are more scary things then a nut with a rifle.

  6. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Thanks, Shoe-Shine Boy. You’re humble, and loveable.”
    (Writes a $100,000 check)
    “Bless you, sir.”

  7. Rad-ish

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

    Conservative congress people love it when the gun lobbies suck up to them.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @rightisright

    That’s because liberal lobbyists are concerned grassroots citizens while conservatives lobbyists are a powerful lobby of corporations.

  9. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Another incredibly moronic cartoon. The NRA has around 5 million membersd. American gun owners are over 100 million.

  10. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 1 year ago

    Liam JumperSouth Carolina

    We’re having this national conversation, and our elected representatives are getting cold feet, because people don’t know what the carnage looks like. Out of respect and decency, and for the dignity of the victims, we very rightly don’t show the carnage the first responders see, or the carnage the medical examiners see at the morgue.
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    As a very young U.S. Army Captain, I led a few hundred men in combat for a year. I was always there with them before, during, and after.
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    I not only know what it looks like, with mental images any combat veteran will confirm linger for a lifetime, I also know what I thought as I walked among bodies. They looked human but the spark we call life was gone. I couldn’t bring it back. I was totally helpless to snatch back that life gone away.
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    Our legislators, and the public, only see the pictures of victims from when they were alive. It creates the delusion that they only went away. It dulls the pain of a lost loved one but it also dulls the clarity that supports the courage to ban public ownership of combat assault weapons.
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    It’s time our Federal representatives get some backbone and take action to restore the dignity of this nation as a place of pragmatic common sense.
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    This is not about ending gun ownership. It’s about removing from public sales devices with very fast human-killing capability that are not suited for hunting or home defense.
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    Are Federal legislators going to cower before fear mongering or pass laws needed to protect the public?
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    With a tip of the hat to Liam Jumper, SC

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    Very powerful, Mr. Connelly. Poignant.
    I grieve your losses and prayerfully honor your service. You have posted one of the most powerful comments I’ve seen on this topic.
    Thank you.
    Humbly,
    C.

  12. grimmer

    grimmer GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    Strange. I’ve had the same experience and come away with a completely different conclusion. If the south vietnamese peasants had assault rifles they would have suffered far less at the hands of the vc and the Americans that were there to “help” them.Back home my experience with the “goblins” in our society just reinforces my belief that a resolute man armed with a suitable rifle is the backbone of freedom.

  13. chayasnana

    chayasnana said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Unfortunately, that is what public education is coming to these days with all the tax cuts, closing schools, creating larger classes. And not everyone can afford private schools.

  14. Movingsound

    Movingsound GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Michael wme

    Bush is a Yankee, and Ben is not the only one

  15. grimmer

    grimmer GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    How do you infer that?

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