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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Does the world enjoy cars? Airplanes, computers, technology? The world would still be in the 1800’s without the US’s inventions.
    You can thank China for gunpowder tho…

  2. DaSharkie

    DaSharkie GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    1) World’s biggest arms maker – so we want manufacturing jobs, and the world needs its militaries and police forces……we just don’t want weapons.
    2) Largest weapons dealer – since we make the most arms, does’t this make sense? Suppose we would rather have China or Russia doing it. Just look at how well all those AKs and their variants have worked out in every third world dump.
    3) Gun Violence – A third of firearms related deaths are suicides. Another third are gang bangers (predominantly minorities – which is incredibly sad and profoundly disgusting.) The remaining third are “accidents,” self defense, police involved, and other crimes.

    As for Martin Luther King, Jr. – maybe he would just be outright disgusted that after fighting for equality, a large segment of an entire ethnicity in this nation has pi$$ed that opportunity away…..then again with Al and Jesse pushing the race card and selecting its use……what would one expect?

  3. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    well, whitey is out in force today

  4. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @nighthawks

    Racist. Really…YOU are the racist!

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 6 months ago

    Resisting the point of the cartoon again? Martin Luther King, Jr. was an advocate for peace and nonviolence. No matter how you rationalize it, the US is one of the biggest supporters of violence around the world.
    It’s not about “well, others will do it if we don’t.” Or “we’re not as bad as other people.” We do it.

  6. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 6 months ago

    Why is he looking at you like that uncle sam?
    Because he was right when he said those words many years ago.

  7. Quipss

    Quipss said, 6 months ago

    @PianoGuy24

    First of all chances are is that the British would have invented the computer given time
    Airplanes were also a global race
    Cars followed the invention of the steam engine
    Technology, you do realize that the wheel is technology, that a lever is technology, that a screw is technology, are you claiming that all of these exist only in the USA ?
    in summery you have conducted false equivalency combined with fallacious claims that wraps up on broad terms to try and get the message out better

    P.S I myself am not a fan of the race card being played by the cartoon.

    None the less it does seem that the USA is happy to drive on the global arms trade. One could argue that China and Russia would default the gap, yet in terms of small arms (personal arms) The USA has a strong lead. Which in turn would seem to correlate that countries with an abundance of personal firearms have greater rates of both Homicide and “Defense” deaths. The sooner often being noticeably greater within family killing family and the later often occurring in basis where force was not needed (If it is wrong to kill for money why is it right to kill somebody to protect the stuff you buy with it)

  8. Dale Hopson

    Dale Hopson GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @skipcarlsen

    So that makes it okay, skipcarlsen?

  9. Dale Hopson

    Dale Hopson GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Oh, he will… we all will!

  10. Dale Hopson

    Dale Hopson GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Quipss

    “P.S I myself am not a fan of the race card being played by the cartoon”

    What race card? Seems you’re the Joker in the deck…

  11. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 6 months ago

    @Quipss

    “Which in turn would seem to correlate that countries with an abundance of personal firearms have greater rates of … Homicide…”

    Except it doesn’t. In Russia, gun ownership is practically unheard of, but their homicide rate is over 10 per 100,000. In the US, guns are prolific, but our homicide rate is 4 per 100,000.

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    @PianoGuy24

    “Does the world enjoy cars? Airplanes, computers, technology? The world would still be in the 1800’s without the US’s inventions.
    You can thank China for gunpowder tho…”


    The car, airplane, and computer weren’t invented by Americans. While the Chinese developed the explosive black powder that we call gun powder, they used it for mostly peaceful and celebratory purposes. It was Europeans and later Americans who perfected the art of killing humans with it.

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    US leads the planet in gun violence.
    -
    Gun violence advocates are happy with that.

  14. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Quipss
    But they didn’t, did they? What’s wrong with you and Adrian? Self-loathing much? Must be a real downer to hang around you.

  15. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @PianoGuy24

    Thank Germany for the Automobile, not USA

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