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Gary Markstein

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  1. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 1 year ago

    If you are willing to give both your time and effort, start home schooling, for the safety of your children, if nothing else. And, it can be done in such a manner as to give them a far better education for the life they must have in the future to be anywhere near successful!

  2. r2varney

    r2varney said, about 1 year ago

    Right.. a shoot out between the cowardly teacher and a student that has a grudge,what could possibly go wrong.

  3. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 1 year ago

    Many must be asking why these school killings are largely an American phenomenon. Could one reason be opportunity? The U.S. has far more guns per 100 population than any other country in the world and 50% more than the second ranked gun ownership country, Yemen? Everyone has access to guns – men, women, children, social misfits, and the village idiot. Could another reason be values – that it is okay to settle your score with guns. After all the U.S. attacked Iraq, killing and maiming hundreds of thousands. And Iraq was a country innocent of charges, but was in the U.S. bad books for other reasons. Maybe the answer to why there are so many school killings is obvious, but too many Americans don’t want to hear the answer.

  4. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Good comment!

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    While I support the Second Amendment as a WELL REGULATED right to bear arms, as supported by SCOTUS in the actual decision of “Heller vs D.C.” stated, there IS an interesting comparison to Japan where firearms are EXTREMELY restricted, but not totally illega.

    Japan: 4 guns per 100 people. U.S. 88 guns per 100 people.

    Japan: 4 gun homicides per 100,000, U.S. 4,600 gun HOMICIDES per 100.000.

    Yes, there’s certainly no connection between the availability of firearms, and firearm violence.

    Also, graduated from high school in ’62, and even though we had “altercations” between folks, it was an open campus, and nobody had guns. Went back for my 40th class reunion, and the school was more heavily barricaded than the minimum security prison within a mile of my house today. There were also four armed guards at the gate checking I.D. before you could even enter the premises to “sign in” as a visitor. They were still confiscating the occasional handgun from students, INSIDE the security screens!

    Yep, our culture has changed.

  6. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Overlooking 30,000 weapons deaths a year as pedestrian trivialities speaks volumes about KP.

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Spend a Friday evening at the Denver General E.R and you may find the Denver police blotter isn’t filled with trivial things. I’m a Denver native by the way.

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

  9. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 1 year ago

    No question the vast number of people are good law abiding citizens. But the question still remains, why are these senseless shootings occurring despite those good characteristics you speak of. And why is this largely an American phenomenon? I’m not sure if I got the stat right, but I thought I heard on TV that a gun incident occurs in American schools once every two weeks on average.

  10. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 1 year ago

    It is unthinkable to me that after the Newtown slaughter of children and adults, not one thing changed in congress to prevent a recurrence, despite lobbying by parents of the victims. One of congress’s major responsibilities is public safety and security, and they could not find one thing that could be done for fear of a public backlash from a small but influential gun lobby. Come on!

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago


    Colorado officials who tried to change things with gun safety legislation were targeted by the NRA.

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    NRA voter intimidation at polls. Who wants to be shot by an NRA nutbag!

  13. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    Bullets or needles?

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    My niece and nephews all graduated from Columbine H.S. in Littleton, before the shooting. It was interesting that they told about the little “trench coat” clique existed for a long time before Klebolt and his friend. While the group was “odd ducks”, for long time flags weren’t flying about them being dangerous.

    Point being, these mass shooters ARE individuals, and addressing a GROUP as all alike is not a wise decision. That applies as well to many cultural and religious groups that Americans are very quick to “brand”.

    If however those individuals profess radical views, and are joined, it may be that SUB-group that does indeed raise reasonable suspicion.

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