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Gary Varvel

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  1. libsmasher

    libsmasher said, over 2 years ago

    It’s great when the Democrat party runs with this meme since it always hurts them at the polls. The average citizen despises gun-grabbers, and many understand that if you were born in the U.S., gun ownership is a birthright, since the Bill of Rights specifies it on a list of things that government cannot take away.

    Leftists believe that this right comes from government, when the founders explicitly stated that it comes from our Creator. This tends to trip the average liberal up – they have a problem grasping the concept of government serving (not controlling) the people, and their proclivity toward immorality makes many of them abhor the idea of a Creator.

    It’s difficult for the Democrat party to represent most of the American population with such views, hence their failures when trying to punish the entire population for the bad actions of a few.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    “…the option to modify their weapons to full-auto.”

    I think if you do a little research, you will find that it is neither cheap nor easy to modify or even own an automatic weapon. (c/BATF)

  3. jeffrey cartwright

    jeffrey cartwright GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Thank You For a More Realistic View of a Proud Multi-Million Member Group of Americans.

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    And Hollywood creates the perception.

  5. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    God has given us the right to own guns??
    You’ve GOT to be kidding!!!!!!!

  6. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 2 years ago

    Would-be mass shooters will be stopped at one victim.
    Then themselves, of course.

  7. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 2 years ago


    “you’ve GOT to be kidding!!!!”
    this with respect ot libsmasher’s post.

    Satire, plain and simple. At a certain point it became obvious his tongue was firmly in his cheek with the over the top post.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago


    I wish I could believe you.

    Picture, if you will, a darkened movie theater. The movie starts with loud music and action. Suddenly, a person dressed head to foot in Kevlar stands up and starts shooting indiscriminately.

    Several armed citizens stand up, locked and loaded, ready to take down the Kevlar criminal. But where is he? It’s dark, and people are running around and screaming. Suddenly the lights come up, and several people realize that they could easily be mistake for the original shooter. Who shoots at whom in that situation? Same when the police arrive and find a dozen or so people with guns drawn: who do you shoot? Who do you arrest? And, in the time it takes to assess the situation, the original shooter has left the area. Someone please explain to me how additional armed people will help this situation.

    Or let’s take an example less hypothetical: what about the man who was shot dead in New Orleans because an off-duty police officer didn’t realize he was shooting at two fleeing would-be car-jackers?

    More people with guns may make you more safe in a home break-in, but there are many situations where this will cause more confusion, and potentially more injuries and death.

    Nothing is as simple as the black-and-white default arguments on either side.

    Personally, I do not feel safer when I see someone demonstrating their right to open carry. I recognize I have to trust others to stay on their side of the road, for example. It’s hard enough to do that. But when a stranger shows up with a gun, I am being asked to assume that person is sane, calm, and trustworthy. I do not have that trust. If you do, more power to you.

    I agree that gun owners are demonized more than they deserve. The same can be said for those who recognize that guns are used for killing, and that anytime there are weapons around the odds of getting killed increase.

    This does not mean I am for confiscation, although that’s the foregone conclusion from many who enjoy gun ownership. I think, if we would take the time to stop shouting and start listening, we’d find that we all can agree that there are certain people who should not be allowed access to weapons. The big question should be how to keep them from getting them, while allowing rational sane people to feel as though they can defend themselves and/or hunt and/or shoot for sport.

  9. Nohwear

    Nohwear said, over 2 years ago

    Really its the same problem facing any large group. The most attention gets payed to the small extreme part, to the point that MOST people come to think of the nutters as representative of the whole. The real sad part is that those who are victims of this are often guilty of applying it to other groups themselves.

  10. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The problem for you is that the critics are informed and not all of them are Liberals. The NRA spends too much time keep their gun and ammo manufacturers happy by keeping sane gun regulation from being implemented so demented and evil people keep getting guns and huge amounts of ammunition to hit soft targets. They won’t go after police, military or any place guarded.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    No ones “grabbing” guns anyway. That is just the hysteria of the sell guns to anyone mentality.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    Tell where Hollywood has created such a perception?

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    When the economy for most is still in the crapper and the some drug war is still on those are two reasons for more gun violence.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Personal attacks and “bad words” will get you either hidden or banned. Having an opinion usually doesn’t .

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