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  1. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    It’s also always too soon to discuss it.
    We must wait until all witnesses have died of old age (or another shooting, which restarts the clock).

  2. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, almost 4 years ago

    Fairfield Hills Hospital, location Newtown, CT. Large residential mental health facility. Shut down by public saying the residents shouldn’t be incarcerated.

  3. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    damn good point.
    and the shoe bomber wound up not killing anyone

  4. eepatt

    eepatt said, almost 4 years ago

    Good one again, Jen!

  5. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The NRA’s answer to the mass shootings is more guns. They say if teachers were armed they could’ve taken out the shooter. This ain’t the movies & it’s not the wild west & maybe finally common sense will prevail & ban assault weapons whose sole purpose is to maim & kill.

  6. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    •There is no point in outlawing guns. They are out there, there are millions, they are made of metal and will last for a thousand years if they are kept oiled. Failing that, I could find materials in my basement that would produce a workable gun, and it doesn’t take much knowledge of the subject to figure out how to do it.

    Bullets, on the other hand, are time consuming to make and require specific equipment. Production of enough to do serious damage would require planning and patience that are not characteristic of those who shoot up elementary schools. And, working on such a project might attract the attention of someone sane.
    Bullets can be individually stamped, and their sale can be registered, so that every bullet can be traced back to the person who purchased it. This way, a guy who wants to buy a couple boxes of bullets to go shoot deer, or the woman who wants a box to keep with the gun in her bedside drawer, won’t set off any warning bells. But the guy who is buying an arsenal will attract attention before he finds a more lethal way to do it.

  7. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    in China a man attacked a school of similarly aged children, guns are outlawed in China, the result is the children were attacked with a knife … loss of life… just the attacker … the children were hurt and maimed but all survived

  8. Rick Smith

    Rick Smith GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @D Lee

    Not really. A full lead round will not likely remain in a form that would allow a stamped number to be useable for identification. Some other metal/hybrid rounds might, but not every round is like that.
    Also, depending on where the stamping is, it can affect ballistics. Not good.

  9. Rick Smith

    Rick Smith GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @chireef

    China apparently has a regulation requiring people to register when buying large knives (after similar attacks in 2010). Why did it not prevent this attack?

  10. Rick Smith

    Rick Smith GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Looking at video of the attack, it seemed big enough to me. About the size of a meat cleaver.

    http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20121218/odd-news/knife-attack-in-china-school-caught-on-tape.450118

  11. Rick Smith

    Rick Smith GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    A quick google search of San Antonio news sites has this story, so I am guessing that it is real.

  12. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    They tried banning alcoholic drinks once. It proved disastrous. This was the only constitutional amendment to be repealed.
    I don’t want my ability to defend myself to be taken away.

  13. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m with you on this. The anti-gun crowd likes to point out that when the second amendment was written everyone had muzzle-loaded flintlocks. they say that soldiers and civilians had the same weapons. Wrong! The average soldier had a smoothbore with a range of 75 yards. The typical military musket at that time (Charleville, Brown Bess etc) also had no sights. The average colonist had a Pennsylvania or Kentucky long rifle, capable of a longer, more accurate shot. I submit that the average colonist had a superior firearm than the average soldier at that time.

  14. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I don’t really worry about those who have a permit to carry a concealed weapon; it’s those who pack heat illegally.
    It doesn’t matter how many laws they make. Criminals don’t obey laws, i.e., It’s already against the law to kill your mother and steal her guns.

  15. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    The colonists brought their own weapons to the Revolutionary War, so there was a range of ordnance capability in Washington’s army and the colonial militias. These days we have a professional military with its own (huge) funding. Do you think you should have access to, for example, top-of-the-line TOW missiles for defense of personal liberty?

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