Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 2 years ago

    That’s not his father. That’s the head of the NRA.

  2. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Let us not forget 2 prominent Republicans have their own violent action movies coming out. Former Gov Arnold Schwarzannegger in Last Stand opens Friday. Sylvester Stallone has Bullett To The Head opening on Feb 1st. This is clearly not so black & white as the NRA would like to make it appear.

  3. ODon

    ODon said, about 2 years ago

    Or the new NRA app for shooting coffins with an assault rifle.
    (Recommended for four year olds and up)

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 2 years ago

    So why’d you bring your kid to the movies, moron? Oh, right… you want media to be a pacifier for your kid so you don’t have to do that “parenting” thing so much.

  5. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 2 years ago

    When I was in high school, I was the outcast (long hair, metal guitarist, only wore black) but I was also an AP honor student. Since I had the opportunity to do a semester of career shasowing, I chose the county coroner. I spent every Friday night and weekend going to crime scenes, nursing homes, fires, morgues, and got to assist with autopsies. Seeing death close up Is what gave me the best perspective on the reality of violence. Seeing what guns actually did to people, understanding the pain involved in how people must have died, dealing with the families of those we had to take away, all of those things and more created a healthy respect for all of the things my peers thought were “cool”. My end project was getting the school board to approve a plan for any student who was charged with possession of drugs, weapons charges, assault, drunk driving or alcohol use, had the option to follow the coroner for community service instead of jail time or highway cleaning project. It was very successful, reducing the number of repeat offenders by 60% in the first two years.
    In short, I think exposing kids to actual death, allowing them to see the difference between reality and entertainment, would do them good. US soldier suicides are at an all time high, perhaps because of the current generation of soldier that has been raised on Call Of Duty is finding the reality is not as much fun as the fantasy.

  6. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 2 years ago

    Movies. Those Los Angeles commie liberal pinko egalitarian tree hugging cinemaniacs are to true killers among us.
    (paraphrased from the NRA media handbook)

  7. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv said, about 2 years ago

    Well that’s a bit over simplified. If people didn’t want violence in their movies, they wouldn’t go to violent movies and Hollywood would quit making violent movies because they couldn’t make money off of it.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    @Mr. King

    “Django” like “Inglorious Bastards” were cathartic movies. In them horribly suppressed people take control and win against their oppressors. Feel good movies in fact.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    I prefer my violence in movies not in reality. Yes I can discern the difference and differentiate it.

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Texas Chainsaw 3D opened to number one the first weekend of 2013, taking in $23 million. This does not bode well.

  11. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Texas Chainsaw’s Leatherface is based on Ed Gein who was also the inspiration for buffalo Bill and partly for Hannibal Lecter.

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    Don’t blame Freud, the idea of catharsis goes back to Aristotle.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    So the African Blacks are mistaken their third class treatment here? The Jews (and others) also made a mistake from how they were treated by Nazis?

  14. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    Yeah, who ever heard of Aristotle?

  15. Ellen Gwynne

    Ellen Gwynne said, about 2 years ago

    Focusing on guns and death is too far along in the cycle of violence. Can we educate people early in life to understand why watching (and for some, doing) violence is so gratifying?

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