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Jim Morin

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Odd how much they spend on opponents of those they don’t like, not just those they want on their side.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    Freedom: being ready willing and able to shoot someone, anyplace, any time. Love yer vision, NRA.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Google: Chicago + Gun Laws + Murder Rate.
    Laws aren’t the problem.

  4. Kingoswald

    Kingoswald GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Ah, that would be one from that list of selective reports that the NRA gives to its Tea Party stooges so that neither they nor the Arms Manufacturers whose trade union they are have to be arsed with communicating with the public directly. Never get your hands dirty when there are mugs out there just drooling to do it for you!

  5. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 3 years ago

    “If gun control works, Chicago ought to be safe.”
    This argument is mistaken as a matter of both statistics and law. While a simple glance at rough homicide rates suggests very little difference in crime rates between cities with strict gun laws and those without, the relevant research strongly suggests that ease of acquiring guns legally increases the local gun homicide rate. A 2001 paper by Mark Duggan estimated county-by-county gun ownership, finding that counties with higher rates of gun ownership had higher gun homicide rates. A second paper, which used a different measure of gun ownership, came to a similar conclusion. Both papers found that only gun homicide rates — and a county’s other homicide or broader crime rates — is affected by gun ownership, suggesting that easy access to guns increases gun homicide by getting more guns to more people.

    A third, more recent paper goes further, finding that gun ownership increased gun homicides even when you control for levels of urbanization and poverty. That is, cities with more guns, all other things being equal, will have more homicide deaths, as will poorer areas. This points to the basic statistical error in the “what about Chicago?” argument — the question isn’t whether gun regulation is the only or principal determinant of gun homicide rates, it’s whether there’d be more or less gun death in Chicago if Chicago and nearby counties did a better job restricting access to guns. Given that states with tighter gun laws also have less guns (and less gun deaths), it seems the same would hold true (again, if you hold other variables like poverty and overall crime rate constant) on the city-to-city level. Moreover, studies of cities with strong background check and illegal sales enforcement provisions have found clear evidence that imposing these measures lowered the number of guns being diverted to criminals.

    There’s another, well-known problem with this conceit — lax federal and state laws make it easy to purchase guns from nearby, underregulated counties or states and bring them into cities. In Chicago, for example, gun sellers will simply set up shop just outside the city limits and sell to traffickers who bring the weapons into the city. That’s one of the key arguments for the sort of federal action being considered today, especially universal background checks at nearby gun shows to prevent this sort of trafficking. A uniform federal standard would make it much harder for criminals to take advantage of state and local variation.

  6. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, over 3 years ago

    Laws against guns will definitely work better than laws against drugs or laws against illegal immigration. Honest.

  7. Becca

    Becca said, over 3 years ago


    Spot on. Guns aren’t the problem, either.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago


    I am in conditional agreement with your post. The data seems logical and reasonable. The reason I say conditional is because research of this type is often weighted to support the researcher’s predisposition by finding areas that will give them the data that will support their preconceptions.

  9. Larry

    Larry said, over 3 years ago

    Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts teach gun safety.

  10. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 3 years ago


    There’s that liberal mentality right there. Any reality that doesn’t fit the PC agenda must be dismissed and ignored. Ignorance is superior to knowledge, fantasy is superior to reality.

  11. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, over 3 years ago

    This is going to come as a shock to you, as statists simply cannot grasp the concept, but criminals don’t CARE if guns are illegal. See, that’s what makes them criminals in the first place. But hey, at least in cities and states with strict gun control laws, and in “gun free” zones, the innocent are disarmed and defenseless. Which makes them easy targets and victims for you and your ilk to exploit for political power. And isn’t that what’s REALLY important? Creating innocent victims to exploit for political purposes?

  12. Movingsound

    Movingsound GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It’s not about killing. It’s just about the interpretation of the 2nd ammendment and keeping/aquiring guns. Simple. Don’t confuse the issues.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago


    OK here is the link to the National Boy Scout Shooting Sport Manuel. Look at the references in appendix 6. In addition to the equipment manufactures they get their instruction and they get their material from…wait for it ….. NRA.org.

    Not that they do not teach it but one MAIN source of information for them is the NRA.

  14. ninety_nine_percent

    ninety_nine_percent said, over 3 years ago

    Great ’toon.

  15. Yvonne Nothing

    Yvonne Nothing GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I liked your take on the NRA/Politicians. Thanks for your cartoons, I enjoy them a lot. You always hit the nail on the head.

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