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Bob Gorrell

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  1. pdchapin

    pdchapin said, almost 4 years ago

    Mental health has nothing to do with most gun deaths. On the other hand, neither do semi-automatic weapons with large clips. Mental health and semi-automatics just get more press. Most gun killings are by completely sane individuals with hand guns.

  2. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, almost 4 years ago

    I never understood the concept of punishing everyone for the sins of a few. Reminds me of the teachers that used to punish the whole class because a few kids acted up.

  3. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, almost 4 years ago

    No – it is pervasive in both parties – the TSA as a response to terrorism comes to mind. I bristle at that crack organization every time I have to fly – which I definitely try to avoid.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Through education and empowerment. I’ve helped do it. YOU of all people should know this.

  5. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 4 years ago


    well said.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Most homicides in the U.S. ARE the result of handguns, and NOT folks with actual mental illnesses diagnosed, but I wouldn’t say they were exactly influenced by a “sane” cultural environment either. The HUGE number of easily accessed firearms, IS the real cause of the problem, because just as a screwdriver is a TOOL to “fix things”, America IS the place where folks can readily get that firearm “tool” to “fix” things.

    Which, why has, the National RIFLE Association, spent most of its time in the last four decades defending HAND GUNS, and more recently smaller, more concealable “rifles” and machine pistols? (Yes it’s a lot easier to conceal an AR-15 or M-4 than a Ruger M-77 or long barreled shotgun when out to “do the wrong thing”)

    Yes our “culture” of adoration for the gun IS a large part of the problem, but it is the GUN that is the tool used for most of the killing, and don’t forget all those thousands of shooting that do NOT end fatally. Just as our “defense” spending is greater than the 17 next largest budgets for other nations, so do does our homicide rate exceed that in those other nations, even ones WITH guns, that are REGULATED!

  7. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, almost 4 years ago

    Was any of those cases a school shooting with beforementioned weapons? If not then you are missing the point.

  8. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Could we get a show of hands of those who want to raise their taxes enough to actually boost the number of school psychologists and public mental health facilities to a level that would be able to impact this problem?

    And, now, the people who honestly would like to take all the CSI and Law and Order shows off the air, burn the Tom Clancy novels and do away with James Bond movies?

    Uh-huh. Okay, those who say it but don’t mean it, put your hands back down.

    Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  9. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, almost 4 years ago

    That certainly is true. All the black youths killing other black youths in Chicago (550+/2012) are followers of the Reverend Wright. Ditto DC, Detroit, Trenton etc.

  10. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m interested in hearing SOLUTIONS to this problem from each side of the argument. Pro-gun folks – what is a intelligent workable solution to bad folks getting guns?
    Anti-gun folks – if you were king, how would you solve this problem within the confines of the constitution. Discuss.

  11. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Well at least we get to watch live NHL again!
    (Absolutely off topic, I feel like “Ima-Howie”…)

  12. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m a bit disappointed – your posts are always passionate and intelligent. I was hoping to hear some good ideas. Lord knows I don’t have any.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    Well, you asked. Perhaps it was rhetorical. Whatever. The liberalization of the education system in this country has radically changed the culture in this country. In case you haven’t noticed. And not for the better. And what is this about rates of violence?

    Looking at both of those lists, you are correct in the relative positions of Canada and Japan as to the frequency of violent acts. However when I tried to compare the regions by religion, the was no correlation that I could see.

    Doesn’t mean I don;t agree with you just cause it’s you though.

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    OH! I thought hey WERE synonymous.

    Well from your perspective in the great frozen north I suppose your opinion is valid.

    Oh that’s right you were raised in West (by God) Virginia and ran to the north when asked to serve your country.

    Nope, that’s not right either.

    Yeah you drove a truck over the nw portion of the US as you went to University.

    Well maybe not.

    I’ve heard a lot of trash from you but you are really hard to pin down.

    I never said liberal thought was bad, just that the results of the last 75 years or so of the attack on this country by the liberals have resulted in bad things. Remember when “K” said we will bury you? It was a long term goal starting with the education of our youth. It’s been very successful in dividing this country, removing moral influence, marginalizing the “family unit” and creating a dependent population.

    Or are you not aware of current world trends?

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    Here’s something you might find interesting — I got it from an article on the Chinese physicist and human rights activist Fang Lizhi (New York Review, May 10, 2012, p. 65):

    “In an essay in these pages, he named five axioms of science that had led him toward human rights: 1. “Science begins with doubt,” whereas in Mao’s China students were taught to begin with fixed beliefs. 2. Science stresses independence of judgment, not conformity to the judgment of others. 3. “Science is egalitarian”; so non one’s subjective view starts ahead of anyone else’s in the pursuit of objective truth. 4. Science needs a free flow of information and cannot thrive in a system that restricts access to information. 5. Scientific truths, like human rights principles, are universal; they do not change when one crosses a political border."

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