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Joe Heller

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  1. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago

    Truth be told, larger animals, too. 14 pointer deer for instance.

  2. jonesb

    jonesb said, almost 4 years ago

    @omQ R

    Spike bucks are much tastier.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    That’s me standing on the hill. Anybody who wants to join me, we can have venison and quail for dinner. At least the dog isn’t biting anyone.
    Since I KNOW liberals can NOT take ALL guns away from gun owners, I ask gun owners again.
    1 – What are YOU willing to let happen to help reduce the number of people one person can kill in an incident.
    2 – Who and how do you recommend we pay for it.
    (Gun haters, please do not respond to these questions unless you can do so objectively and respectfully, It doesn’t help the discussion to put people on the defense)
    I have seen good answers to these questions by gun owners, but then I see the messenger attacked, or past ‘failures’ dragged out as a reason to not do anything.
    Tigger likes to point out that alcohol kills too. But when deaths from driving and drinking were at a high point, legislators stiffened laws and since that time, there have been drastic reductions in dui deaths nation wide.
    I do not want guns banned. I do want guns, like drugs, alcohol, and automobiles better regulated, tracked, and controlled. I believe most of us who enjoy hunting and target shooting want common sense controls in place so people will quit accusing us of being part of the problem.
    It is, in my opinion, only the extremists who are preparing for the government to suddenly turn on us, that want the status quo. If you want cop killer bullets and a clip that allows you to kill 30 americans before reloading, you will find few allies among the majority of gun owners, and none among ‘liberals’.

  4. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    The NRA just released a new app for those 4 and up. Shoot an assault weapon at coffins. And they blame Hollywood!?

  5. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    I think it’s pretty safe to say that anyone who believes that angry old racist white guys with a gun fetish are somehow more reliable defenders of liberty than the current government is by definition dangerous and insane and should have their guns confiscated immediately.

  6. Larry

    Larry said, almost 4 years ago

    NRA rank and file should recall their “leaders”. They need leaders who represent them, the membership.
    Until that happens, and it will not be immediate, restraint (control) is essential. Who will do it for us?

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    Hello Clark, you would like the concept of the health book, Forks Over Knives. It shows how a diet made of things that never had a mother or eyes can save a person from a surprising number of health problems. Rutabega, asparagus, bulgar wheat, and tofu have it’s place. But they really taste good next to a well cooked piece of meat.
    Pardon, I’m day 13 into being vegan to lose weight and get my cholesterol back below 150. I want a burger. However, (insert sigh here) Humane techniques when using animals as food, clothing, entertainment, or pets is imperative.
    As far as guns go, I’m 99% sure if you can’t vote them out of existence, you’ll just grit your teeth and settle for what you can get.
    I’m more concerned of groups like this…..
    Liberals hammer spikes into trees to protect forests. Still deadly, but not ‘confrontational’.
    Some people feel that their version of what is right is the only thing that is right.
    That’s wrong.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago


    see you just participated in “hyperbole”. What, do you not go the a range to practice? Those are NOT coffins but “silhouettes”. But no YOU had to try and inflame the already our of control rhetoric by calling them coffins.

    But, giving you the benefit of the doubt I’ll conclude that you just have no knowledge of gun range targets.

  9. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 4 years ago

    Hunt what, that’s the question: deer or six year old kids??

  10. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Hi C,
    As another gun owner/dog lover/bird hunter, I’ll take a crack at your answers.

    1. I don’t know. If you look up the “mad minute” it was a challenge for Canadian and British soldiers to be able to get off 30 accurate shots within a minute with a bolt action rifle (Lee-Enfield). I can give you the Canadian perspective. Up here we need to take a course, pass a test, be approved by the guy giving the course, have our spouse, or ex-spouse of the past 5 years sign off on our license. and go through a background check. That’s for long guns (including semi-auto’s). For a pistol, we need to take the course and apply for a restricted license.
    That being said, it does not seem to keep the guns out of criminal hands. Toronto and Vancouver have high gun crime rates. About equivalent to US cities of the same size. One major difference I have noticed though is attitude. Most Canadians will not give “home defense” or government as a reason they own guns.
    2. Canada dropped the long gun registry because it cost more than it was worth and it didn’t reduce crime. Pistols have been registered in Canada since the 30’s.
    I agree with you that there’s no reason for 30 round clips. The only state whose hunting regulations I’m familiar with is WA, and you can be fined for hunting with more than a three round clip. But there are so many giant clips out there, and no way of knowing of where they are.
    I don’t like the wording of the current regulations that they seem to be pushing through. For one reason it would ban the old Lee-Enfield since it is a rifle that was made for combat. Well everyone and their sled dogs has one in Canada. Most of the WWII vets just took their rifle with them when they were discharged. My father never hunted with anything else. Semi-auto’s are also not something that needs to be banned. If I shoot a deer and the shot is bad, I want that second bullet there before the animal can run off.

  11. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    “Liberals hammer spikes into trees to protect forests. Still deadly, but not ‘confrontational’.”
    I’ve met victims of the spikes, it’s sad to meet these men. But I also live in a province where 80% of the forest has been lost to the pine beetle. Yet the people who run the place want to blame the reduction of animals on the evil hunters.
    One story I like to point out is the area my husband used to pheasant hunt. Up until the 70’s there was plenty of pheasant and they were hunted on a regular basis. Then the area was brought into the city boundaries and hunting stopped (no hunting within city limits). Pheasants were fine until the farmers switched from open irrigation (water going down troughs by their trees) to drip irrigation. That took a major toll on the pheasant population, but there were some still around. Then the city went through a major building expansion, and none of the family, including those that still own farmland have seen nor heard a pheasant in 5 years.
    How can this be the hunters fault?

  12. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago


    Bruce I commented on an app that includes an option of coffin shaped targets. Play all the word games you care to but don’t expect much of an audience.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Even the Dahli Lama has confessed his doctors told him to eat some meat, as his vegan diet was harming him. I shoot animals for food, don’t like to go for “trophies”, because you can’t eat antlers.

    BTW Rottliv: in forests, far more “spikes” are left in trees by campers hanging lanterns and hammocks, and tent flies than have ever been left by “environmentalists”, btw, a lot of those campers ARE hunters!

  14. USN1977

    USN1977 said, almost 4 years ago

    One slight problem…criminals do not apply for licenses or undergo any backgroud checks.

  15. Scott Baker

    Scott Baker said, almost 4 years ago

    If you want to be a Vegan, that’s fine by me, however I am an Omnivore, I eat meat, nuts, grains, and vegatables. I do not try to talk others in to my preferences and I prefer that others not try to lord their preferences over me. As for taking away all guns, I’m just glad that your not in charge, as I enjoy target shooting and practicing my skill on a variety of different guns and bows. (I’m not very good with a pistol, but then I don’t own one either)

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