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Clay Bennett

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  1. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 4 years ago

    Not according to the NVGA. They still think it’s rifles.

  2. Mike Rossi

    Mike Rossi said, almost 4 years ago

    Of all the cartoons I’ve seen since the event in Newton, CT this one – for me anyway – really hits the spot. I grew up on a farm in the Midwest so I’m familiar with guns. Even I was shocked at how powerful a Colt .45 handgun was when a friend of mine and I went out to target practice with this Dad’s army issue service revolver when we were in our early 20’s (I’ll skip the part about how the Dad got the gun). The point is, that handgun sounded like a cannon with the recoil nearly tearing my thumb off. Hollywood & video games have so glamorized the use of firearms and violence in general that most people have NO IDEA how unrealistic it is to see Ahhhnold blasting away. Or what a body looks like with a hole ripped through it by a flying piece of lead! Killing another human being is NOT a game. I believe more and more people are becoming desensitized to it through the portrayal of killing and firearms through movies and games.

  3. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, almost 4 years ago

    If that was the case we would see far more killings all around the world.

  4. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Remarkably stupid cartoon….can’t say I know of one instance where a video game opened fire on a player.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    Should I even try? Probably not. Well, just once. Tigger says: “The Driver of the Truck was drunk, ergo Alcoholic Beverages Killed the children, Time to halt the manufacture, distribution, and selling of all Alcoholic Beverages.” You know, Tigger, there are restrictions on the use of alcohol, including pretty strict laws about driving drunk. And no one that I’ve seen has advocated the abolition of gun ownership, anyway. Before you post this message again, you might consider taking these points into consideration.

  6. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv said, almost 4 years ago

    Guns don’t kill people, video games don’t kill people, people who want to kill, kill people. Just take a look on Facebook to see all of the anger and hatred being spewed. Why are these people so angry? And with so many angry people in this world, is it surprising that every once in a while one of them leaves their keyboard to go commit violence?

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    The cartoon is not advocating the statement on the bumper sticker. Just noting that the right will accept ANYTHING, no matter how stupid, rather than accept that without a gun, this creep would not have killed a single kid in that school.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    A large part of the problem is that in movies, and video games, the “good guys” never die, even facing impossible odds against an overwhelming force of the “enemy”, THAT is the myth Americans have created. In real life, outnumbered folks, even with guns, usually end up dead.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    Would you accept an interpretation of the second amendment which did not vest the right in individuals but in militias?

  10. Baleine

    Baleine said, almost 4 years ago

    @Mike Rossi

    Movies and video games are exaggerated make believe.
    You want to see something that desensitizes people and/or pushed them over the edge? Try the news.
    One negative story after another is crammed down our throats. The fiscal cliff, a shooting, the war, negative election ads, etc, etc. All of this goes a long way to build a fear fuel sense of hopelessness and powerlessness. After years of swimming in this cesspool your probably so desensitized you don’t realized that it is a big factor in the amount of stress you feel on a daily basis.
    Movies and video games are a release where no one really gets hurt.

  11. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, almost 4 years ago

    Your thanks is misplaced, kind of like your thought process.

  12. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, almost 4 years ago

    Yet over 4 times as many died as a result of a vehicle than by firearm.

  13. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, almost 4 years ago

    @lonecat

    You do understand the word ban, don’t you?

  14. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, almost 4 years ago

    @ARodney

    Another lefty with no idea of the real world. Look at the dipstick that stabbed 22 people here recently. How stupid is it to ignore that people will kill regardless of the weapon?

  15. kamwick

    kamwick said, almost 4 years ago

    Yes, this is exactly the response from my southern redneck gun worshipping relatives. To contribute to the national discussion they’re all in favor of measures to prevent the mentally ill to be unable to access guns, but dont take away ANY type of weapons. All the while complaining that the govt. is too big. A few complain about the Medicaid they’re getting. How is the bloated govt. going to pay for monitoring gun access?

    Critical thinking and an awareness of cognitive dissonance were never their strong points…

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