Gary Varvel by Gary Varvel

Gary Varvel

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  1. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 3 years ago

    Actually the toon is spot on; it leaves it to the individual reader to determine how “feel good” laws will affect the common gun toting criminal.

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    And all you have given is insult, you have not shown you can give reason either.

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    I understand now. It is all coming clear. Any current gun law will not be enforced. Any proposed gun law is exactly the same as confiscation. There is no way to reduce gun violence. None.

    Allow everyone to have every weapon they want. Wait until they use it inappropriately and punish them. (Isn’t it interesting to see all the pro-gun posters talking about how the FBI didn’t prevent the Boston bombers from completing their task? I see a disconnect here…)

    It is time to accept the fact that gun laws will never change. Your right to be ready to blow the bejeezus out of the US Armed Forces when they come a-callin’ trumps the rest of our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Happy days are here again.

    When there is another mass shooting, and there will be many more in the future, remember to keep our priorities straight. Guns always good. Laws bad; criminals don’t obey the law.

    And if we could get rid of all laws, since criminals obey NONE of them, we wouldn’t have any prisoners. Think of the money we’d save….no courts, no prisons….

  4. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 3 years ago

    You’re right.
    Put laws in place that cap CEO and executive bonuses, allowing people to work and not be laid off to “protect profits”. Tax the Hell out of companies that move their labor force overseas, making it more profitable to keep production here. Increase welfare benefits so nobody has to lose their home/car becase they got laid off and can still feed their families. Outlaw microsecond transactions on Wall Street – you must own a stock for thirty days before being allowed to sell it; put the risk back in the hands of the stockholders, not the hourly employee.
    Reducing poverty reduces crime. Countries with a more efficient social system and education system (Sweden, Germany, Finland, Switzerland) have much less crime. Pure unregulated capitalism causes crime, as everyone wants theor piece of the pie, which means those with the money can deny it for those without. Lower wage gaps mean less crime. Higher wages means less crime. If the lowest class can still live without starving, they will not resort to drugs or crime to survive.
    Costco is now beginning to outperform Walmart – Walmart raised bonuses for the executives at the cost of cutting labor to meet profit expectations. Costco raised employee wages, and has seen profits rise. Coincidence?

  5. phdtogo

    phdtogo said, over 3 years ago

    Instead you project your Trotsky-like thoughts on us?

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Someone mentioned typical liberal intelligence and thought process. YOU just provided the prime example.

    No one is advocating any of the idiot ideas you sarcastically provide.

    We HAVE sufficient gun laws. In Florida, even the dealers at gun shows are required to process a new buyer, including a background check.!/home/terms-of-access-and-use/

    We have federal laws as well.

    When you prove you can enforce these then maybe we CAN loosen up on personal security.

    And where do you get the idea that the general population is gearing up to blast the fool out of our own armed forces? Don’t you understand that the standing army can not be used in the US for police actions? (this includes national guard)

    Should there be an invasion or a national emergency that limits the ability of the government to respond then we have the entire number of able bodied adults in every city and town across the nation to fill in the gap UNTIL the Armed forces can respond. Do you want them to be armed with a slingshot? Bows and arrows? Or do you want citizens that can hamper the advance of the enemy?

    Unlikely for sure BUT it is prudent to be prepared.

    And we are a NATION of LAWS. Why is it that liberals take the position that a criminal can be rehabilitated and released back into the general population with no chance of him committing another crime? Why is it that you insist that doing away with (KILLING) a convicted murderer is wrong? Did that person show mercy to his/her victim?

    BASIC law from way back when. DO NOT Murder. IF you do then you forfeit your own LIFE.

    But no we need to “feel good” about it so keep that murderer in a cell which everyone else must pay for and feed clothe and shelter him, make sure he is entertained and comfortable for the rest of his life no matter the cost to the community.

    Just my opinion so I must bow to your obvious superior intelligence.

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Your argument has one false preconception. If we don’t have the right to defend ourselves how can we have the right to life.

  8. John Mettler

    John Mettler said, over 3 years ago

    OH Please!!!!!!

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago


    I do not claim superior intelligence. I agree that there are many laws concerning guns that are on the books. I agree they are not being enforced. I think we can both agree that no one is asking anyone to enforce them any better now than they were, say, six months, six years ago.

    Where do I get the idea that people want to blast the fool out of the armed forces? From this very site. Have you not been paying attention? A very large percentage of responders talk constantly about being ready to defend themselves when the government comes after them. Since the military is sworn to protect the people from enemies foreign AND domestic, I don’t see this scenario happening. On the other hand, a lot of posters have been saying that the second amendment is there so we can defend ourselves once the government goes rogue.

    I’m on your side when it comes to helping our armed forces in an emergency. I have not seen this in any posts before yours today.

    If I knew that every person convicted of murder was truly guilty of the crime, I wouldn’t have a problem with the death penalty. As has been proven over and over, mistakes happen. How many deaths of innocents are acceptable to you in order to keep the death penalty?

    As far as rehabilitation goes, that would be ideal. Most criminals come out of prison and commit more crimes. Some of this is because that’s what criminals do, but some of this is because the criminal who wants to straighten up is not trusted with gainful employment.

    Our prisons are not set up for rehabilitation. They are set up for punishment. I don’t care if they have color TVs.

    And many posters say that criminals don’t obey laws, so there shouldn’t be any. They seem to believe this works fine for gun laws, but all other laws need to be on the books.

    Regardless, the major point is that it doesn’t matter who does what to whom. There will be no additional enforcement of existing laws. There will be no more laws. America has decided that being able to own guns is more important than public safety, and that mass shootings are just going to have to be a fact of life. That was my point, as sad as it is.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago


    Understood. Now let’s take that and turn it backwards….why should I have to defend myself in a polite society? I have heard the phrase that criminals like unarmed victims. I will say that victims like unarmed criminals. It appears that people love their guns so much that it’s okay if criminals have them, too, since anything that might keep criminals from getting them will never be enforced or passed.

  11. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 3 years ago

    Crime stems from poor people getting desparate to survive. You’re correct in the sense that more jobs can lower the crime rate. However, since the tax rate on businesses and the super rich have been lower, the unemployment rate has gone up. Perhaps the opposite approach is the answer? If companies want to do business with the US, they must be willing to have their production facilities here. Let the rich people themselves leave – they make no money without the American consumer. They can go where they want if they leave the jobs here. Lower the taxes on the company but not the individual. If they want to make money, they have to turn an honest profit, not a false one by laying off the workforce.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    OK, bow your head a pray….defeat is of your own making.

    Make your representative understand that no matter the subject you want the laws enforced or that representative will be replaced until you get one that does understand. NRA be damned.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago


    “Make your representative understand that no matter the subject you want the laws enforced or that representative will be replaced until you get one that does understand. NRA be damned.”

    Been doing that for decades. Nothing changes; I’m running out of enthusiasm. The fact that I’M willing to change representatives does not mean that others are equally willing. But thanks for the support.

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Hold on now, I can say you have done a lot of Republicans bad Obama good around here and to point out your own comment “always in opposition to the rightwing posts here”, why is that, could it be your conclusions that are at fault? Even if you are right every time I guarantee you the one’s that people remember are like the one I commented on here today.

  15. Stephen

    Stephen said, over 3 years ago

    What I’d like to see outlawed is alcoholic beverages. My wife and I have been involved in two accidents with drunken drivers; the last time was a head-on collision from which it took me months to recover. My wife still has nightmares about it and that was ten years ago. I didn’t take the time to look up statistics but I’d be willing to wager that there are far more innocents killed by intoxicated drivers than there are by gun owners.

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