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  1. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 4 years ago

    We have let the NRA put the discussion of gun control off long enough. Everytime there is a shooting, all I hear is " Now is not the time". Well, we can’t go a few months between shootings here, so lets make the time. The distractions are non sequitur. A failure of the mental health system? No. None of these shooters did anything that would have put them in the system in the first place. The criminal justice system? No. None of these shooters had a criminal record. All they had in common was legal access to multiple guns. That is it.
    A question for all those who are afraid of the gubmint taking their guns away: how many times have you actually had to defend your house with a gun? If you want conceal carry, how many times have you drawn your gun in public? How many times have you walked into a convenience store and stopped a crime? Never. It doesn’t happen. When extra guns have been involved, innocent people got hurt. I have been held at gunpoint 3 times when I ran a drug store, and if I or anyone else would have had a gun, it would have resulted in a death (probably my own) instead of the criminal getting away with some Vicodin and being caught two days later because I stayed calm and identified them for the police.
    I will say the second amendment does guarantee gun ownership, but it is time to discuss what limits can be put on it. One hand gun and one rifle per citizen? How many do you need if you’re not looking to commit a crime? A required police trained course to acquire a gun? Why not? You have to do that to drive a car. Yearly registration and inspection checks? Why not? Again, your car requires the same. With every right comes responsibilities, why should guns be different?

  2. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 4 years ago

    I happened to meet up with a retrired teacher yesterday. She was deeply shaken by the events in Newton, Conn…not only was she a former grade-school teacher but she knew personally someone who;d been wounded in another mass shooting. Of all the memories of yestrday’s terrible events, that encounter is the one that will linger the longest. Talking to her, I couldt empathize with the teachers and children of the Sandy Hook elementary school in a way I could not have otherwise..

  3. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 4 years ago


    I am a gun owner and enjoy the use and benefits of the same. Personally, I wouldn’t mind the limiting of gun ownership to owning hunting rifles and shotguns and revolvers or single shot handguns. Semi-automatics of any sort are not needed for any reason unless you are going up against a posse or a whole herd of man-killing rabbits.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    In a nation where our dropping a bomb on a school, or wedding party full of children, from half way around the world, remotely, with “clean hands”, is easily accepted morality, why should we judge our local shooters’ “morality”?

    it isn’t just the guns, but the entire social value system. Just as we shouldn’t have to pay taxes to support those awful police and public “servants” who leach off the rich?

  5. kamwick

    kamwick said, almost 4 years ago

    Can we finally start having a reasonable discussion about control of semiautomatic weapons?

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    ‘Tis a shame Charlton Heston isn’t around to hold another pro-gun rally near the school, brandishing a high powered rifle and shouting how they’ll pry his gun from his cold, dead hands

  7. Joseph Del Valle

    Joseph Del Valle said, almost 4 years ago

    The object they should be cowering from should be a US Flag holding a copy of the Second Amendment

  8. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 4 years ago


    Almost all legal hunting rifles are 6 round capacity (most states’ laws limit you to a 5 round clip and one in the chamber) semi-automatic. The issue is capacity…no one should ever need a 5+ round clip outside of being in the military.
    Semi-automatic is a buzzword used by people who don’t know anything about guns. I am pro-gun control, and I own a very nice Ruger .44 magnum semi-auto hunting rifle…accurate to over 200 yards, too.

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago

    My high-school had a similar one. We had 3 drills: fire, bomb-threat, terrorist attack.
    In the latter, the bisley team (that’s with single shot .22 rifles) would be ordered to line up outside the armoury (yeah, my school had one). They would then be handed a rifle and 6 bullets each, then sent to pre-organised spots around the school as part of our defence against the attack.
    Beggars belief.

  10. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s also good to remember that there are high NRA officials that are also gun and ammo manufacturers. The gun rights hysteria is highly profitable to them.
    On a side note, the NRA also virtually only Republicans, consistent with protecting the wealthy interests.

  11. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    ^ “Any gun control inevitably leads to confiscation of all guns.”
    This will be the right wing response to all of these discussions. Brought to you by the same people who believe in ‘job creators’.

  12. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 4 years ago


    I’m not so sure they weren’t ‘in the system’. I’d like to know what medications they were taking, or had recently stopped taking …

    I think it’s also impossible to remove the guns from the culture, so that even if they were illegal, people who were either derailed or criminal would be able to get them.

    The answer is not in the hardware, it’s in the software. The culture is sick; unless we can find a way to heal it, this sort of thing will continue.

  13. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, almost 4 years ago


    Well said.

  14. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, almost 4 years ago

    For my part, I grow weary of argumentation comparing guns to cars, etc.
    There is no Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing a right to car-ownership. Basta!
    The 2nd Amendment was written to insure that U.S. citizens should never have to suffer the oppression of King George’s England, assuring that they have the means to resist tyranny.
    It’s sad that some crazies use their firearms to murder innocents – but taking guns away from the citizenry is not the solution for ending violence.

  15. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 4 years ago


    This “society is sick” argument seems to be the buzzword for this tragedy. It seems like another diversion to me. Blaming shootings on video games, movies, television, etc doesn’t hold water. Jack the Ripper had none of those, and yet still committed horrible crimes. If you know someone is unstable and needs treatment, do you allow them to have a gun or a knife? No, you make sure they don’t have access to any weapons. Saying our society is the problem is accepting that a full ban on firearms is the solution. We, as a people, are obviously not mature/responsible/sane enough to have them around.
    The blame can be put anywhere you want, but consider this: most of our mass shooters in this country have been middle class suburban white kids. Does that mean we should start profiling and detaining every white kid in this country? No. The truth is we have had no way of knowing who was going to commit these crimes ahead of time. Limiting access to guns may stop the next shooting from being as severe because the potential shooter would not be able to pick up the arsenal lying around the house and go shoot up a school just because he was feeling angry at his family/boss/school and wanted to go out leaving a mark on society. It saddens me knowing that, because anybody in our country can get as many guns as they want, one day my daughters might not come home from school.

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