Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. davidblack

    davidblack said, over 3 years ago

    Is that figure correct? 270,000? I can’t believe that!

  2. mrbribery

    mrbribery said, over 3 years ago

    I’m sure illegal aliens think just like we do.

    Why else would they fly here?

  3. rayannina

    rayannina said, over 3 years ago

    @davidblack: I think that figure is accurate.

  4. palos

    palos said, over 3 years ago

    We have met the enemy, and he is us?

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The space aliens come around to try and stop the monkeys from blowing each other up with atomic weapons.

  6. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Get off the gun kick GT. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people; and airplanes weren’t banned after 9/11. In the case of gun control, you know the logical response: If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. I don’t have a gun, nor do I want one; but I don’t want to live where I need, either, because I would certainly have one. People were inventing weapons and finding ways to kill each other thousands of years before guns and gunpowder was even invented.

  7. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, over 3 years ago

    But of course, they are the source (carefully camouflaged) of all the better new high-tech gadgetry - especially the Really Top Secret stuff…

  8. 443123

    443123 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    AWESOME THOUGHT

  9. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, about a thousand people a week are killed in the United States by someone using a gun.

    Mostly these are suicides, or folks killed by family members or people they know. Most of the people pulling the triggers have no previous criminal record, or at least no felony convictions.

    Amateurs with guns are more likely to be shot than those without guns when encountering criminals. Having a gun can make you cocky and defending yourself can get you killed. Unfortunately, you never know if THIS guy only wants your wallet, or is one of the smaller number of crooks who won’t stop at that if you don’t stop him. But if no one defended himself or his property, and these days with police budgets being slashed everywhere …

    What some gun advocates want is to privatize law enforcement. I have heard it seriously maintained that if every citizen could defend himself, you would hardly need a police force. Riiiiiight!

    Even if this were true, it is positively feudal or Darwinian in its implications: those who for any reason aren’t able to defend themselves will just have to suffer, or place themselves under the protection of some more warlike person who is able to protect them. If every person carried a gun, the only safe way to rob people is to sneak up behind them, shoot them in the head, and then take their wallets (and their guns). And you could then carry your gun without it drawing attention to yourself , too. A fine state of affairs.

    In the old wild wild west, law-abiding honest citizens deplored the wide-open town. As soon as possible, they tried to establish law and order. And that usually meant that no one was permitted to carry a gun while in town. Turned them in at the sherriff’s office when you got to town and pick them up when you leave.

    The gun-toting line of men at the saloon bar was the exception, found in towns not yet properly established, rather than the rule, as Hollywood would have it. It was a passing phase, not the nature of society.

    We now live captive to our own myths.

  10. Lewreader

    Lewreader said, over 3 years ago

    Wait until the Greenies publish how many die as a result of automobiles, directly in accidents and indirectly through pollution and road rage. Remember, cars don’t kill people, unenforced laws do. We already have enough laws, registration and licencing.Keep the cars out of the hands of drunks, and people with cell phones..

  11. Thirdguy

    Thirdguy said, over 3 years ago

    Chikuku, the total number of dead on 9/11 was 2,996. Taking away the 19 hijackers it is still 2,977. One needs to remember the 246 passengers and crew from all four flights, and the 125 victims from the Pentegon.

  12. Ensoh

    Ensoh said, over 3 years ago

    The difference between terrorism and Darwinism.

  13. DaBoogadie

    DaBoogadie said, over 3 years ago

    ….but how is the Alien going to drink the coffee with it”s helmet on?

  14. Indyvice

    Indyvice said, over 3 years ago

    Chikuku - I suppose we can always protect ourselves with sharpened pencils that the 1st amendment guarantees us. It is interesting how the same proponents of gun bans are the same folks who man the picket lines defending abortions. I wonder how many lives of been lost there. Its nice to know none of us live in glass houses, right?

  15. PossumPete

    PossumPete said, over 3 years ago

    ^ Superior alien technology.

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