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Jeff Stahler

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  1. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, about 3 years ago

    That has got to be the silliest single thing I have ever read you post on this site. Which given your propensity for bombastic nonsensical utterances is saying a lot.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago


    No, Archimedes, he’s actually said sillier things. This does tie with some of his top five though.
    He may or may not be aware that 3d printing is enabling the manufacture of working guns made of plastic.
    I like the name you use, and I just read your profile page with your last ten comments. I hope you’ll post more often. I’m pretty sure we’ll disagree on things, but I do like your style.

  3. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 3 years ago

    “Bet then he wished some patron possessed a gun to “save” his own butt.”
    Even most police officers and armed security personnel would not have time to react under those circumstances.

  4. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 3 years ago

    To a gunman intent only on killing (not robbing), anyone else with a gun is a threat, and therefore the first target. They will have full control of the situation, and will e able to react to a concealed carry gun owner as he or she tries to draw.
    A live fire situation is both frightening and disorientating, Let’s say there are several “good guys with guns” available. If everyone is sitting minding their own business, most will only hear the first shots, not see who is shooting. This means that if someone can draw and fire back (adding more bullets into the crowd, as most people defending themselves will empty the magazine), the third person has a 50% chance of firing on the wrong person. More bullets means more casualties. The military calls it friendly fire, and it happens all the time in combat among veteran soldiers. Armed civilians are even more susceptible to panicking when fired upon.
    Nothing will protect you (except perhaps some body armour) from the truly deranged who want to kill a large amount of people in a small area. The key is keeping the guns away from them in the first place. If tis means passing Obamacare so that every American can have their mental health history entered into a database to be accessed during a gun sale, perhaps that is what the NRA should support, if they truly care about the safety of the American people.

  5. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Somebody comes into a store carrying a gun, and I (and a lot of other people) am outta there and won’t come back. Proprietors aren’t gonna be too happy about gun nuts emptying their places of business just to assert their political point of view.

  6. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 3 years ago

    “What does that have to do with open carry and those that open carry being harassed and turned away?”
    There is a guy who used to open carry in my town. I outweigh him by at least 60 pounds (I’m not fat, just taller and stronger). While we were both at the 7-11, I asked him about his gun, and then asked him what was stopping me from hitting him from behind and taking it from him to rob the store or shoot everyone (I know the owner an cashier personally, so nobody called the cops).
    The next time I ran into him, he had no gun, so I asked him where it was. He said I scared the Hell out of him, so he suddenly felt safer without it.
    That is the point. Bringing a gun into any place does not make it safer. If I want to hurt people, yes I can use a knife, a pipe, a display of candy bars, but seeing an available gun is a prime opportunity.
    It also has to do with the friendly fire situation. Less bullets in the air = less deaths. It’s easier to dodge one shooter than 2, 3, 4 or more.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Simple history lesson; IF the “armed citizen” with a concealed weapon can stop an armed attacker, explain how a shooter can go into a coffee shop, shoot and kill four ARMED POLICE OFFICERS, and walk away?

    Actually, taking that coffee with him, and holding it between his legs as he drives, then spilling it, may be as deadly as carrying a gun!! Four THOUSAND pounds of steel can be just as deadly as four pounds.

  8. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 3 years ago

    “well if someone wants to rob or even kill sees a gun in a holster, they are less likely to act.”
    And as I said before,I would see my first target, or another available weapon.

  9. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    I saw a video of a lady firing a “printed” pistol. The maker warned her to hold it as far away as possible [looked very awkward] and he wouldn’t stand next to her. His design blows up occasionally. This is not an immediate problem. The major hang up for these printed guns is finding suitable materials that can be deposited in layers, to build up the barrel & breech, and still be strong enough to handle the pressures created by the burning powder. There won’t be a lot of progress until a commercial/military org. gets interested. Criminals won’t bother; it’s easier to steal or buy a firearm on the black market. For the time being, my opinion, the issue is more hype than reality.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago


    Agreed. There was a great video of some folks who printed out an assault rifle. I can’t find the same video I shared with my friend who shoots competitively but the lower receiver of the gun was made with 3d printing and used a drum style magazine. In their first effort, the gun fired a score of rounds and jammed. In the second, it seemed to fire until empty.
    I did find several videos of similar guns, but not from sources one could consider objective.
    Considering some of the items rumored to be seen in the CIA museum, I will be very surprised if plastic guns, and perhaps even bullets, aren’t being developed. If you google 3d printed assault rifles, you can find what I did. I would welcome your critique on how the technology is evolving.
    I agree that criminals won’t bother, but terrorists might.
    Thank you for your reply, and your patience.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    “So when you see some one carrying a knife are you going to run away?”
    Uh, actually, yes, I’d stay very clear of someone who felt it necessary to have a knife on display as well.

  12. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I have friends who told me of the 7-11 and a restaurant emptying out when a guy walked in with a holstered gun. We have a lot of bikers from different clubs come to my beach bar all the time – sort of neutral territory, perhaps. Be Nice or Be Gone is our motto, and it works well. Throwing in the guns is only inviting trouble.
    Point is, I shouldn’t have to bet my life that the gun-carrier is a nice guy, and the proprietor doesn’t need to have his customers leave, either.

  13. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    Obviously a Wall Street banker… He’s robbing the customers not the corporation….

  14. 3hourtour

    3hourtour GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    …The NFL’s weapon of choice is the football helmet.Of course,theNFL player’s helmet doesn’t hurt other players,the NFL player using the helmet hurts the other player…

    ..but that being said,the NFL is trying to eliminate helmet injuries.They are not trying to get rid of the helmets,just trying to eliminate the injuries…

    …I think-ultimately-that the NRA will see the light just like the NFL and try to do the same.As it is,the NRA by taking the stance that it is taking,is basically saying that without the person on people gun violence they could not/would not be able to sell as many guns as they do now.

    …As a pro~gun person,I find this lack of faith by the NRA in it’s own product very disturbing.It is as the NRA is actually endorsing crime because if they don’t business will go down.

  15. eugene57

    eugene57 said, about 3 years ago

    “Doesn’t take most; only takes one.”
    That the best response you can come up with?

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