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Bob Gorrell

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  1. Larry

    Larry said, almost 4 years ago

    Yes, those four categories should be controlled.
    And why not?

  2. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 4 years ago

    “…..If you’re a reasonable person and can think it through, you can come to no conclusion other than that more guns is the answer, not less….”
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    A lot of reasonable people have thought it through and have come to the conclusion that your suggestion is about as idiotic as its possible to get.

  3. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 4 years ago

    A popular quote by the gun lobby that may or may not have had relevance in the 1940s, but going by the wave of shootings lately, you would now have to conclude that an armed society is a violent society.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Maybe if more Americans went back to again caring about people, people would get health care, mental health care, jobs from American corporations that have shipped all the jobs overseas, and politicians and justices who realize that corporations are NOT “people”.

  5. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, almost 4 years ago

    Do you think I give up my seat on the bus or train to a pregnant woman because I think if I don’t, she might shoot me?

  6. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, almost 4 years ago

    Penn and Teller did a Showtime episode on their series called BULL$HIT that concluded that violent video games do not incite further violence in the players. That seems counter-intuitive but I’m willing to accept it as fact – they could not find hard evidence one way or the other. Yes I realize they are entertainers not journalists but assuming that is true do you think violence in movies and TV cause people to be numb to real violence? I would like to hear the thoughts of others.

  7. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 4 years ago

    @What-D-Hey

    I heard an interview with Piers Morgan by Larry Cudlow where Morgan said that Britain has as many violent movies, violent video games, and about the same incidence of mental illness but Britain has zero mass shootings. The difference between Britain and the U.S. being that Britain has no assault weapons in the hands of the public.
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    You could say the same thing about Japan where gun ownership and gun violence are almost zero. You could almost say the same thing about Canada and Australia where mass shootings are almost zero.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    Over and over gun-people quote this line from “Beyond This Horizon”, which is surely one of Heinlein’s weakest novels. You might try “Tunnel in the Sky”, which has a lot to say about why government is necessary and why people have to work together.

  9. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 4 years ago

    @radish

    harvard! be serious, harvard is a radical left-wing organization and was discredited a long time ago. Isn’t obama from harvard?!
    see that proves it!

  10. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, almost 4 years ago

    I read it – interesting and I agree that it is sounds logically true – but they do not cite any actual evidence to support their case. They say that boys spend 13 hours average doing this stuff. If that is true, seems like we should have killings every week.

  11. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, almost 4 years ago

    @Gypsy8

    Well first, as I understand it, this act was not carried out with an assault weapon, and in fact Connecticut already has some strict gun laws. Second, the countries he mentions have significantly fewer people that the US -
    US=280 mil,
    Britain=80 mil
    Australia=20 mil
    This according to a chart I just found online. More people equals more chance of any given thing happening or more whackos available to flip out.
    I’m not saying that what he infers is not true – just saying that the comparison may not be fair. Also, I am more interested in the effect of violence on TV and movies rather than video games.

  12. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, almost 4 years ago

    @What-D-Hey

    The Newtown shootings were carried out with a Bushmaster AR-15 semi-automatic assault weapon. Similar gun to the recent Oregon shopping mall shootings, the Aurora movie theatre shootings, and the Washington Beltway shootings.
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    Regardless of relative strictness of gun laws in Connecticut, guns and assault weapons are readily available as indicated by the guns used being legally owned. Some near-by states have almost no gun restrictions, Vermont for example.
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    The U.S. has approximately double the assault deaths per 100,000 population as the rest of the world.

  13. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 4 years ago

    @radish, COLUMBIA?!?! another radical, left-wing, elitist, discredited L I B E R A L institution!

  14. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 4 years ago

    ^that’s a bit of twisted logic. if terminating a pregnancy was mandatory by law, i’d agree with you. I know of NO such law that requires a woman to terminate a pregnancy.

    please give us an example of one.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Again you make an absurd statement trying to show your superior grasp of things through sarcasm and only show your ignorance and lack of common sense.

    You do realize that “murder” is already illegal and punishable by a life in prison or death? You do understand that these laws are being set aside or done away with because liberals think they are barbaric or at the very least not humane or reasonable?

    If when a person is convicted of murder they were marched outside and shot, there would be a true deterrent to the crime. Yes, I understand that some innocent people get convicted. However, the appeal process with it’s guarantee of many years of life, albeit in prison, takes the deterrent out of the punishment. Some killers walk free after minimum time served.

    Yep, need to actually punish the criminal and place qualified people in position to protect and stop these crimes against the innocents NOT pass laws that only restrict those that obey law in the first place and are no threat./

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