Clay Jones by Clay Jones

Clay Jones

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  1. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    …because you don’t say ‘please’, ‘excuse me’ or ‘thank you’.

  2. viewer1

    viewer1 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Because the bad guys are moving to places where folks cannot shoot back. Crime rates drop in areas where concealed weapons are allowed.

  3. crabbyrino

    crabbyrino GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I know this old lady is being more careful from accidentally bumping shopping carts at the market. You never know when that one misstep will be your last.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    More guns will solve ALL this benighted nation’s problems except one: accidentally or on purpose, it will be that much easier to get shot.
    Think how happy and fulfilled everyone will be though, waiting for the bullet!

  5. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The automation of death delivery in private hands, what could go wrong?

  6. stlmaddog5

    stlmaddog5 said, over 2 years ago

    We’ve become “too civilized” to properly punish people for criminal acts, so the fear of punishment is no longer a deterrent to crime. Combine that with the dumbing down of the educational system, generating generations of dumb ass teens and young adults not taught to think for themselves and you have a disaster. More guns isn’t the answer, a return to a justice system that works is.

  7. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I guess gun advocates somehow think the very high gun death rate in our country is justice. We have a broken mental health system that allows emotionally disturbed people to get those guns and blow people away. Many of the gang guns in Chicago are straw purchases made at Indiana gun shows. All makes perfect sense.

  8. martens

    martens said, over 2 years ago

    @Ted Lind

    Unfortunately, most of the gun deaths are not due to the mentally ill. They are due to “normal” people (whatever that means) having access to guns when they lose their temper or become afraid or are just frustrated and take it out in violence. Actually, studies have shown that the clinically mentally ill are less likely to kill than the general population.

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago


    Or drunken people. The only times I’ve had a gun pointed at me were by drunks. Both times at braais (bbqs).

  10. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    ? ? ?

  11. martens

    martens said, over 2 years ago

    Errrmmm…I don’t think Clay means those as tail fins so much as just the base of the bullet. Fins would be less squared off than what he has drawn. (You know the term “poetic license”?)

  12. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t think they’re fins, I’d say they are complete bullets, with their shell casings.
    This still supports your theory that the cartoonist may be ignorant about the physical aspects of guns, bullets and spent bullets.The bullet-head is shot out the barrel, the spent shell casing retained within the gun or expelled in the near vicinity of the gun.

    I’ll just not support your comment that he’s “stupid”; ignorant yes, on matters of spent bullets, but not ignorant in matters of logic and certainly not stupid.

    I’ll reserve “stupid” for ….others. :-|

  13. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    I lived in a society far more violent than your own. What your society is becoming is like the one I left, without the excuse that high national levels of poverty everywhere is its root cause.

    I didn’t live in a politer society, I lived in one where those who were not ‘decent’ gun ‘owners’ take out the ‘decent’ gun owner pre-emptively to avoid the polite conversation altogether. Call them surprise chats.
    The ‘indecent’ gun ‘owner’ usually came into possession of the gun from the proliferation of guns amongst ‘decent’ gun owners.
    When I had guns shoved under my nose, it was not from polite ‘decent’ gun owners but drunken gun owners.
    But violent crime has been steadily dropping over the past 20 years as education rates improve, poverty rates decline…but still incredibly high compared internationally.

    Joadtom said: “We are at historic lows for violent crime, but don’t let the facts get in the way.”
    Back to your country: Nationally, perhaps, but I think someone showed you a link elsewhere you decided to ignore. The US states with the highest violent crime and deaths from guns are usually those with the lowest education rates and highest level of poverty (like some inner-city areas within some of your larger cities).
    The decline is likely to do with factors like better social community programmes, better and smarter policing, better education, not higher gun ownership.
    But don’t let other factors get in the way of your narrative.

    It still has to explain the unusual high number of mass shootings though; a cultural thing? Europeans have a colourful national dress and a funny hoppy dance, the US has mall shootings?

  14. martens

    martens said, over 2 years ago

    Correlation does not prove causation. How many times do we have to say it on these boards? You are taking a data set of a very complex social situation and assigning the cause to one factor that you think correlates. That is unacceptably simplistic, as I could, without much effort, find a number of other factors that appear to correlate just as well. Causality requires much more than correlation. At best you could say that gun ownership per se does not appear to increase violence in the USA. You cannot assume that the decrease is due to gun ownership.

  15. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    As I said, and martens: “But don’t let other factors get in the way of your narrative.”

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