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Clay Bennett

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  1. jeff cartwright

    jeff cartwright GoComics PRO Member said, about 18 hours ago

    Just a pointless point what are you saying you know this is not true but what the heck just make stuff up. I do recall drive up liquor stores in Tenn.But that is OK?

  2. comsymp

    comsymp said, about 17 hours ago

    Jeff-

    Cartoonists routinely “make stuff up” to comment on an issue. If gun stores actually had drive-thru windows this wouldn’t qualify as a cartoon.

    The “pointless point” of this cartoon (in my opinion) is to show how incredibly easy it is to buy a gun in America.

  3. sandflea

    sandflea said, about 17 hours ago

    ^If the NRA had their way, this would soon be the law of the land.
    Hell, everybody needs easier access to guns and ammo.

  4. donaldo

    donaldo GoComics PRO Member said, about 17 hours ago

    Americans will rather see their kids shot than pass sensible gun laws. Who can understand their sick love of guns? It’s a killing/maiming device. What’s to love?

  5. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 17 hours ago

    1200+ murders in my state last year.About 2/3 with a firearm.
    3375+ traffic deaths.It seems that by driving anywhere,one is 3 times more likely to die from driving drunks,dopers,and morons.Then to be murdered with a firearm

  6. zippy06

    zippy06 said, about 17 hours ago

    @donaldo

    Still have to pass a background check.
    Even the NRA backs the Enforced Laws and background check.
    Why does the DOJ not enforce the laws?
    Zero convictions of the “Brady Law” since berry took over.
    Why are there FELONS walking around?

  7. zippy06

    zippy06 said, about 17 hours ago

    @donaldo

    Why doesn’t Law Enforcement(judges,lawyers, state legislators, etc.) enforce the LAWS?
    Guess, they hate kids.

  8. zippy06

    zippy06 said, about 17 hours ago

    @donaldo

    +5 MILLION people love their kids.
    That’s the NRA.
    You prolly don’t know that the NRA came out with the first safety program for kids.
    The first Civil rights group(they helped black folks with the KKK),
    Helped to arm Great Britain for WW2.

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 17 hours ago

    “Yes, I’d like the #4 ‘Enhanced Masculinity’ combo deal….”

  10. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 17 hours ago

    @denis1112

    Of course, you leave out the injury and suicide statistics.
    Should we leave out the auto accidents where family members are the only ones hurt? Same thing.

  11. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 17 hours ago

    Typical Republican “statistics”, just cut everything out until you get a meaningless “number” that will fool the people who know nothing about the subject.

  12. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 17 hours ago

    Here are real numbers. Oddly enough, the stricter the state’s gun laws, the lower the numbers. Which is why you never see these. You get the NRA approved version.
    http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/firearms-death-rate-per-100000/
    Firearms Death Rate per 100,000

    1. Alaska 19.8
    2. Louisiana 19.3
    3. Mississippi 17.8
    4. Alabama 17.6
    5. Arkansas 16.8
    6. Montana 16.7
    6. Wyoming 16.7
    8. Oklahoma 16.5
    9. New Mexico 15.5
    10. Tennessee 15.4
    11. South Carolina 15.2
    12. Missouri 14.4
    13. West Virginia 14.3
    14. Arizona 14.1
    14. Idaho 14.1
    16. Nevada 13.8
    17. Kentucky 13.7
    18. Indiana 13
    19. Georgia 12.6
    19. Utah 12.6
    21. North Carolina 12.1
    22. Michigan 12
    23. Florida 11.9
    24. North Dakota 11.8
    25. Colorado 11.5
    26. Kansas 11.4
    27. Pennsylvania 11.2
    28. Ohio 11
    28. Oregon 11
    30. Maine 10.9
    31. Texas 10.6
    United States 10.4
    32. Delaware 10.3
    33. Virginia 10.2
    34. South Dakota 10
    35. Maryland 9.7
    35. Wisconsin 9.7
    37. Vermont 9.2
    38. Nebraska 9
    39. District of Columbia 8.9
    40. Washington 8.7
    41. Illinois 8.6
    42. Iowa 8
    43. California 7.7
    44. Minnesota 7.6
    45. New Hampshire 6.4
    46. New Jersey 5.7
    47. Rhode Island 5.3
    48. Connecticut 4.4
    49. New York 4.2
    50. Massachusetts 3.1
    51. Hawaii 2.6

  13. jlpen77

    jlpen77 said, about 17 hours ago

    @zippy06

    In many states, like mine (Vermont), you only need a background check if you buy from a licensed dealer, which means private sales such as online, or (like the latest movie theater shooting) from a pawn ship, don’t need a background check.

  14. jlpen77

    jlpen77 said, about 16 hours ago

    @zippy06

    You are right that the NRA didn’t start out as the kind of organization it is today. It started as a gun sports group promoting safety and pleasure. In modern times though it has become an instrument of the gun manufacturers, one of the most powerful lobbies in Congress, and it gets income from many manufacturers who “donate” (and get tax breaks for doing so) so much for each gun sold, which means the NRA has a direct financial interest in blocking any reasonable measure to keep guns out of the wrong hands. Even though this position means contradicting their past support of many gun control measures.

    The NRA has successfully blocked full funding of ATF, or even federal funding to study the problem of gun violence. That is why enforcement of federal gun laws is less than perfect, meaning among other things that many gun sales have happened that shouldn’t have because the federal background check couldn’t be completed in the three day period mandated by law. (One recent mass shooter, I recall, got his gun that way.) The NRA opposes extending the waiting period and has pressed to do away with it altogether.

    Living in VT, where we have a hunting culture, I know full well that the majority of gun owners are decent people who use their guns responsibly. Some are NRA members, some are not; many who are do not feel the NRA really represents the majority of gun owners, 80 percent of whom, in Vermont , supported extending background checks to all gun sales. (We have a problem with gun trafficking in this state.) The NRA lobby blocked that effort here, just this year.

    The effectiveness of the federal law depends not only on more enforcement (we have maybe two or three agents in all of the state, which isn’t enough), but on whether or not states pass “mirror” legislation allowing their own police to enforce the federal law, and whether or not those states close the loopholes in the federal law, to apply background checks to all gun sales. States that have done so, have seen a decrease in gun violence. One state that went in the opposite direction, Missouri, saw an increase in gun violence. (AFT statistics.)

    No law is going to prevent all gun violence, but we can certainly notice that in other modern, democratic nations with stricter control of access to guns, there is nothing even close to the number of gun deaths every year in this country.

  15. rallsolo

    rallsolo said, about 15 hours ago

    @OldCoal

    So you put every conceivable category in and call it good? That is even more dishonest since liberals try to pretend they’re only after gun control which would do little to nothing about suicides and accidental shootings. So which is it? Are you talking about a total gun ban in which case your numbers are accurate? Or are you talking about gun control in which case you should be looking at murders with guns.

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