Jack Ohman by Jack Ohman

Jack Ohman

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  1. sjc14850

    sjc14850 said, almost 2 years ago

    A tasteless, shocking, and absolutely necessary cartoon.

  2. Loco deSane

    Loco deSane said, almost 2 years ago

    @sjc14850

    No, it is misleading. What does gun control issues have to do with this tragic event? CT already has some of the most restrictive gun measures in the nation. This monster tried to buy a gun and could not (what the law was designed to do, no?) so he murders his mother and takes her guns to commit the crime. Now, how on earth would any law have prevented this?
    Sometimes evil just is and we can’t legislate it away.

  3. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, almost 2 years ago

    Blaming the NRA and responsible gun owners is like blaming doctors and responsible users of pharmaceuticals for drug overdoses.

  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    Very much over the top.

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 2 years ago

    @Loco deSane

    The gun laws in our state our only restrictive to people who believe that there should be NO restrictions. What citizen needs access to a semi-automatic weapon with multiple ammo clips?
    You want to form a well regulated militia? Get yourself a single shot, manually loaded bluster buss like the ones that were common when the second amendment was passed. You’ll get no argument from me.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, almost 2 years ago

    A tasteless, pathetic excuse of creativity. You sir, have problem, get help.

    That’s what some people say about your comments.

  7. ODon

    ODon said, almost 2 years ago

    @midaswelby

    “Blaming the NRA and responsible gun owners…”
    The problem is the NRA no longer represents responsible gun owners or gun ownership. The association has become irresponsible.

  8. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, almost 2 years ago

    @Loco deSane

    In 1995 Timothy McVeigh detonated a bomb in Oklahoma City, killing 19 children under the age of 6 (and 149 older children and adults). When asked to justify the killing of children, McVeigh shrugged it off as ‘collateral damage’.

    Your statements indicate you have the same mindset as McVeigh. May you burn in hell with him.

  9. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, almost 2 years ago

    @PlainBill

    What Loco was trying to say is “this was not a gun control issue, but rather an issue with someone being mentally ill and not receiving treatment.
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    From what I’ve seen, there were warning signs that the shooter was unstable, but no one acted to get him the help he needed.

  10. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 2 years ago

    Mr. Ohman; if you look straight up you can see the gutter.

  11. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 2 years ago

    The NRA needs to stand up and show some contrition and admit that there’s a problem. But they won’t. Ohman’s cartoon is powerful and just.

  12. lbalch

    lbalch said, almost 2 years ago

    @midaswelby

    The NRA ceased representing responsible gun owners in 1977.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    @Loco deSane

    The kind of law that could have prevented this? Requiring that guns be secured at all times.

    Nothing will stop gun violence, but we can try to minimize it. Better mental illness recognition and treatment would help, but we “don’t have the money”. We have the money to go around the world with all kinds of ammo and heavy machinery and cause death and destruction, but we don’t have the money to educate our kids or provide worthwhile health care. We have been dumping mentally ill people onto the streets for decades as a result of budget cuts. Insurance barely covers it.

    But the NRA is complicit. First the NRA works to weaken gun laws and reduce funds for enforcement. Then they are shocked that gun laws are not being properly enforced.

    And why is it that when anyone even brings up the SUBJECT of gun control, the response is “I’m responsible, and NOBODY’s taking my guns from me.” Hey, if you’re responsible, relax. Unfortunately, this is the conditioned response taught from an early age by the NRA: that any talk of gun control MUST end with confiscation of all weapons.

    This is a symptom of what is wrong with our dysfunctional American society: people assume the other guy is bent on the total destruction of their lifestyle, so the knee-jerk response is “OH, NO YOU DON’T.” Compromise? That’s for sissies.

    And you see how well that’s worked in so many aspects of American life. It’s time for us to realize that extremes usually provide problems, and the best answer is somewhere in between.

  14. Rad-ish

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

    The NRA started as a way to keep guns away from blacks, became a legitimate marksman and hunting organization, and then became infested with the remnants of the John Birch society. This is the same anger, fear, and fevered paranoia that has become the hallmark of the modern conservative movement.
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    http://farleftside.com/2012/12-17-12-gun-victims.html

  15. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, almost 2 years ago

    @ODon

    The problem is the NRA no longer represents responsible gun owners or gun ownership. The association has become irresponsible.
    -——————————
    Smiley
    I gave up my membership in the NRA when they sent me a request to assist “our friend” Tom DeLay with his legal problems. (Remember his misuse of Homeland Security resources to track down truant Texas legislators?)
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    I responded that Tom DeLay was no friend of mine – and I got into an extended argument with NRA reps.
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    I’ve never looked back, nor have I regretted severing my relationship with NRA.
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