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Jim Morin

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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Ironically the cartoon couldn’t be further from the truth. LaPierre pretty much engineered his way through intimidating enough democrats to block the gun control bill, or so it appears. Democrats from conservative states are covering their butts for the next election and the Republicans are in full stupid mode calling for a filibuster.

    I’m no fan of prohibition as I have stated repeatedly, but I totally support a thorough background check system. Oh well, politics and a leaderless government stumbles along, failing their citizens on another important issue.

  2. Becca

    Becca said, over 3 years ago


    We already HAVE a “thorough background check system.” It’s called the NICS system.

    The big question is: how do you get criminals to submit to this check? They don’t go to gun dealers for their guns. They go to other criminals – or they steal them.

  3. boreas2

    boreas2 said, over 3 years ago


    whats wrong with background checks ? i dont get it

    so far ive only seen that twisted logic , but nobody explained why they are agaisnt it

  4. feverjr

    feverjr said, over 3 years ago

    ATF has been without a director for six years. “The ATF has been without a director since the position was first required to be confirmed by the Senate in 2006. President George W. Bush’s first nominee, Michael J. Sullivan, was blocked by three Republican senators who accused Sullivan of not doing enough to end the ATF’s “overly burdensome regulatory policies” on gun owners.”

  5. Becca

    Becca said, over 3 years ago


    The only people who submit to the NICS background check are the law-abiding citizens. Over 9 million checks have been done since the inception of the check, and how many people have been caught and convicted by that check? Last I heard, 41. So, 41 people out of over 9 million checks. Does that sound like it’s catching a lot of criminals?

    Here’s an article to read: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/03/robert-farago/the-truth-about-the-universal-background-check-bill-senate-bill-s-374/

  6. Becca

    Becca said, over 3 years ago

    Another good article on the subject: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/02/bruce-w-krafft/the-problem-with-universal-background-checks-part-1/

  7. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 3 years ago

    It’s worse than that. It’s all about money. The left will demonize anyone who funds and/or supports the right, then shakes them down behind the scenes. Mob tactics. Truly heinous as they use the deaths of children as the context for this purely political process. But to Godless progressives the ends justify the means.

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago


    Good Lord,, you people and your lack of logic simply tire and astound me. Criminals do not obey ANY laws (except for their own twisted selfish logic) and law abiding citizens do. So your answer is to simply eliminate laws, as they do not work with the criminal portion of our population anyway? Boy, that should make things really safe for everybody (including the law abiding gun owners). Think of it, we could then go back to the Dark Ages, when every feudal lord was only safe in his stone fortress (or in modern terms, his gated community with his rent-a-cops), and everybody else had to live by the “Law of The Jungle”. Would that be “Happy Times” for even law abiding middle class gun owners???

    And that is NOT a liberal position, but an extreme conservative pro law, anti criminal one!!

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    40% of gun sales are without background checks at gun shows, private sales,, and straw purchases.
    You RWNJs live in a fact free universe.

  10. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    “Let’s not regulate guns because bad people have them.”

  11. Larry

    Larry said, over 3 years ago

    Isn’t it the case that legitimate hunters use a soft pointed bullet and prefer a bolt action?
    Doesn’t the semi-auto need a hard point, military bullet to feed properly?

  12. Troy Young

    Troy Young said, over 3 years ago


    Absolutely correct, Becca. For some reason, people can’t get this very simple concept through their thick skulls.

  13. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 3 years ago


    The issue is that background checks are another part of the process in keeping guns away from potential killers. You only need to kill one time to become a murderer. I hear all the time that “if this (enter action here) saves one life, it is worth it”. Background checks are for that. If they can stop one potential mass shooter, stop one suicide, stop one person from killing his wife or kids, why is it not worth it? If you are a law abiding citizen, how has it inconvenienced you? You can still get your gun.
    Or are you all worried about the other right wing rant – “we need to just keep the crazies from getting them”? How do you do that without background checks? Lock everyone away who has ever taken Zoloft, or acted stressed in public? Adam Lanza had Asperger’s Syndrome, which is very common. I work with several engineers who have that as well, because in varying degrees it allows the person to be very detail oriented and focused; very important traits to have as an engineer. Do we lock all of these people up so that you have unlimited access to guns? Hardly seems like the fair trade off for preventing someone who had been arrested for domestic battery from getting a gun he could potentially turn on his wife.
    Criminals are criminals. They made a choice, and will live that life as long as they are on the street. Each illegal gun they own is a few more years you can add to their sentence, and possibly get the person who sold them the gun off the street as well.

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    OOPS! Sorry, you have been misled. I say that because I do not think you are stupid nor do I think you are just a liberal shill.

    Gun owners support background checks. Currently, every state now requires some sort of firearm background check before a gun can be sold.

    Of course, only a licensed dealer would observe that rule. Many gun shows do background checks because you are taking to a licensed dealer at the show. The supposed problem is with private sales. Most of those that the president cites (40% a figure from 1996) are transfers between family members or an inheritance.

    However, there are those that walk around and buy/sell a gun on the grounds. Cash only. No check. Will the passage of an additional law or making the penalties stronger stop these sales? Who knows. I’m guessing not.

    All the rhetoric going on in DC now is a smoke screen, making feel good promises that will do nothing – absolutely nothing to prevent a criminal or a loon who intends to murder from obtaining the weapon of his/her choice and attempting to execute the plan.

    You want to get tough? Then put violent criminals behind bars to stay. Can’t afford it? Why then do you pander to criminals giving the “rights” and entertainment. 3 hots and cot is all you deserve. No cable TV. No library. NOTHING but an 8×8 cell with a bed a chair and a toilet. Shared with 2 more “buddies”. No a/c. NOTHING. They are criminals and should be punished. And if they are convicted of murder then they should be executed within the week. Sorry. Show only the mercy they have shown to others.

    THAT will eliminate violent crime.

  15. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    After the attack yesterday at a college campus without guns, will our government now take away all knives and cutters so we go back to eating with our fingers so no one gets hurt?
    I remember reading, a long time ago, that forks were also dangerous tools.

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