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Gary Varvel

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  1. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Assault rifles? Insults from ill informed liberals. Great strip!

  2. libsmasher

    libsmasher said, 8 months 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.

  3. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, 8 months ago

    I am Middle of the Road when it comes to Guns.
    Average Hunters do not want or need 30 round magazines, the option to modify their weapons to full-auto.
    On the other hand why do some people need 30-40 weapons?
    What the Gov of Georgia has just done scares the P—s out of me, guns in schools? Bars? Anywhere? I can’t wait for the first blow up in any of these places and see the Gov screaming about how wrong this is.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, 8 months ago

    @Michyle Glen

    “…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)

  5. jeff cartwright

    jeff cartwright GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

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

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 8 months ago

    And Hollywood creates the perception.

  7. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @libsmasher

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

  8. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 8 months ago

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

  9. Stipple

    Stipple said, 8 months ago

    @magicwalnut

    “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.

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2013/05/14/disarming-realities-as-gun-sales-soar-gun-crimes-plummet/
    Let the guns in and look what happened.

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @magicwalnut

    God has given us the right to own guns??
    You’ve GOT to be kidding!!!!!!!
    Do not know your constitution I see.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 8 months ago

    @ConserveGov

    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.

  13. Nohwear

    Nohwear said, 8 months 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.

  14. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

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  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    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.

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