Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

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  1. cdward

    cdward said, almost 4 years ago

    It is important to know that states with strict gun laws DO have lower overall gun death rates. While not every country with strict gun laws has a low gun death rate, it is true that every country has – among other things in common – strict gun regulation. Switzerland, which has nearly as high gun ownership as the US, also has extremely rigid gun regulations including mandatory and repeated training, strict limits on which guns can be kept on the home, how much ammunition can be kept in the home, and serious background checking. You can’t stop every madman from attacking the innocents, but this is a small fraction of overall gun deaths – and you CAN reduce those numbers with proper NATIONAL regulation. (We don’t have national regulation which makes it easy to transport weapons across state lines. In NYC, 90% of the weapons used in crimes were brought in from states where gun purchasing is easy and virtually unregulated).

  2. bztk

    bztk said, almost 4 years ago

    Following Varvel’s jackass logic… why are we banning drugs?

  3. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    More guns in kindergartens. What could possibly go wrong?

  4. brent

    brent GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Misleading subtext. Nobody is proposing banning guns. Nobody.

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    Remember that it was Reagan who closed the mental hospitals to save money.

  6. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    “This wouldn’t have happened if…” your assumptions are just that. Why not add “if” the fire power was not available in the first place.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    “We must reject the idea that every time a law is broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker.

    It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions." – Ronald Reagan

  8. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, almost 4 years ago

    It helped.

  9. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 4 years ago

    the Human Race has had “bans” and LAWS since Adam’s days…if a person wants to kill another person, all bans and all laws are ignored and violated. Killing can be done with a stone, a baseball bat, or any inanimate object or chemical.
    Guns do not commit murder.
    Cars do not commit murder, but more Americans die by reason of cars by accident or on purpose, and no one organizes to “BAN VEHICLES”….
    Since the days of Stalin, the Communist Party goal includes “disarm the people”…that is the root and source of today’s ‘GUN CONTROL’ agenda publicity! Blaming guns does not originate with sane thinking.

  10. Anweir88

    Anweir88 said, almost 4 years ago

    So, Dr. Canuck. You think that it takes a lack of conscience to decide to protect innocent children? Very telling…

  11. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    “Remember that it was Reagan who closed the mental hospitals to save money..”

    Can’t we leave this beyond finger pointing? I’m sure Clinton could have acted to do something to restore the system. Then we have Obama in office, including a two year hiatus of total control of all three branches of government. Nothing was improved, quite the contrary, clinics and services are still being cut back on state and local levels.

  12. dtriedel

    dtriedel GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Not the same. Fool.

  13. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, almost 4 years ago

    Riiiight so now the mother is a whack job… that is some serious denial you got going on.

  14. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    1. In 30 years, there have been 62 mass shootings, including a number in states with liberal gun laws and a lot of armed citizens. Not a single mass shooting was ever stopped by a citizen with a gun.

    2. Lanza DID grow up with both parents. His parents had only divorced three years ago.

    3. The ACLU didn’t do any such thing; this is pure invention on your part as well.

    But by all means, don’t let any ugly old facts get in the way of your kneejerk defense of assault weapons.

  15. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 4 years ago


    pray tell, what do you base your assertion the mother was a wack job?

    that she owned assault weapons?

    that she taught her son how to shoot them

    . i haven’t seen any other evidence so far, besides those two items, that would make me consider her a wack job. unless, of course, you’re blaming the victim – she was murdered too, you know.

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