Jeff Stahler by Jeff Stahler

Jeff Stahler

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    At a school with an intensive “security system”. Maybe it’s time to realize we ARE a violent society, bringing same to others, repeatedly and keeping our heads in the sand to avoid seeing who we REALLY are?

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago


    Maybe give your Hate America speech a rest for at least one day.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, almost 4 years ago

    March 13, 1996 – Scotland
    A deranged gun collector kills 16 children aged four to six and their teacher at a school in Dunblane. He then kills himself.

    April 20, 1999 – United States
    Two youths aged 17 and 18 armed with guns and more than 30 home-made bombs kill 12 students and a teacher at Columbine high school in Littleton, Colorado before they both commit suicide.

    April 26, 2002 – Germany

    16 people, including 12 teachers and two students, are gunned down at a school in Erfurt in eastern Germany by a 19-year-old former student, apparently in revenge for having been expelled.

    April 16, 2007 – United States
    A South Korean student kills 32 people on his campus at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He then kills himself.

    November 7, 2007 – Finland
    An 18-year-old student opens fire in a school in southern Finland killing five boys, two girls and the headmistress before turning his gun on himself.

    September 23, 2008 – Finland
    Eleven people, including the gunman, die in a massacre at a training school at Kauhajoki, Finland.

    March 11, 2009 – Germany
    Nine pupils, three teachers and three passers-by are killed in a school shooting at Winnenden in southern Germany by a former pupil who then kills himself.

    April 7, 2011 – Brazil
    A man believed to be a former student opens fire in a school in Rio de Janeiro killing 10 people and wounding 18 others before taking his own life.


  4. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    “March 13, 1996 – Scotland”…..

    Interesting post. I knew China was having problems with people going into schools and stabbing kids, but wasn’t aware that school shootings were so pervasive on a world wide basis.

  5. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, almost 4 years ago


    With respect, that’s a big spread of dates and almost the only massacre ever in those countries.
    However, we’re getting used to hearing that sort of news within a single year or two from USA only.
    And you’ve left out lots of countries that never have massacres, especially those countries that restrict gun ownership, loony or not.
    In any case, the examples provided simply encourage the idea that there should be severe gun restrictions, which happened in Australia and no more massacres after 1996.

  6. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago

    Why don’t we actually start to attempt to respect each other by not changing the names of things, or even shortening them for the purpose of dis-respecting others on these message boards?

    Heck, I will not even say ultra conservative(s), but only relatively conservative, if that would be more respectful. Words can be both hurtful and violent in nature. Perhaps being peaceful and non violent could begin even here???

    Would that even be possible for some on these boards?
    This is not being just PC, but even reasonable human beings.

  7. Mighty Mouse

    Mighty Mouse said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m a non USA-ican, and from where I sit, any non farmer or non military/law enforcer that wants to own a gun should be locked up in a mental institution. Why do you guys feel the pressing need to own things whose sole purpose is to kill someone in your community?

  8. Mighty Mouse

    Mighty Mouse said, almost 4 years ago

    And how exactly do you keep the crazies from getting a gun?

    BTW two thirds of your world-leading numbers of gun deaths are by suicide.

  9. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, almost 4 years ago

    @Mighty Mouse

    I’m an American, raised on a farm and learned to use guns at an early age. The best response I can give to your question is: It appears to be a character flaw. As a rational man I accept that owning one or more guns will not protect me against someone out to do me harm. Pretending that they will, or claiming shooting at paper targets is a sport only demonstrates willful self delusion.

  10. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 4 years ago

    Amen to your message, Mr. Stahler.

  11. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago seems Mr. Stahler’s message is lost on most of his commenters…

  12. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    Conservegov’s list of mass murders since 1980 in other countries is depressing, but not for the reason he thinks — we’ve had more than that many mass murders in the past two years. Banning assault weapons state by state doesn’t help, because you can drive across borders. Mexican gangs get a significant amount of weapons from Arizona gun shops, as Fast and Furious showed. We need a federal ban on guns that can fire more than six rounds without reloading. There is no conceivable purpose for these weapons except mass murder.

  13. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    The principal had just implemented new security procedures.
    Visitors would have to show ID and after a certain hour ring a bell to be let in, where they were to go to the office and sign in.
    The shooter’s mother was a teacher at the school, so the security didn’t work.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 4 years ago

    We need better and more comprehensive mental health care.

    No matter your position on guns, I think we can all agree that there are people who should not have access to weapons.

    I know a single mom whose son got into all kinds of chemicals, and he had already been born with a bad temper. Since she was a single mom with two small children, she had a pistol and knew how to use it. When her then-teenage son started to become unpredictable, she tried to get mental health help, but there is very little available until it’s too late.

    She was smart enough to have the firing pin removed from her pistol, though.

    Most families know when there is a family member who is “troubled”. Maybe we can work out a system whereby these people can be better identified (earlier) and treated.

    Meantime, love as much as you can. I was watching SportsCenter ages ago, and the talking head was mentioning a certain player whose status was listed as “day-to-day”, and then he added, “but aren’t we all?”

    This incident is an ugly reminder. Can we hope to improve things, or will we follow the exact same script spoken by the exact same people on the exact same TV shows? Watch me turn blue as I hold my breath…..

  15. Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Ketira shena Pretarasedrin said, almost 4 years ago

    Stahler — Great minds think alike, as McCoy also drew something like this.
    And for those who didn’t read my post on that forum: I’m sure that’s what every parent is doing this morning….

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