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  1. Justice22

    Justice22 said, almost 4 years ago

    Sooo, The liberals are wanting guards in all of the schools so they can add to our tax burden? I always thought the NRA was a democrat organization.

  2. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 4 years ago

    Interesting that this toon come from a conservative cartoonist. It kind of shows the NRA is getting even further away from the people it claims to represent.

  3. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 4 years ago

    So we’ll be seeing an excise tax on firearms and ammunition purchases in order to fund this? Or does Mr. LaPierre think that armed guards will work for free just to protect the children?

  4. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    I agree. I disagree with the Court’s interpretation, but hey, they are the Court and I’m not. I do believe that the relevant decisions do allow some kinds of gun control, and I’m all in favor. But as I’ve said elsewhere, I’ve given up on gun control — (1) there are too many guns in circulation now (2) there is just a crazy aspect to US society, and that needs to be controlled. I think one thing we need is a serious grass-roots movement against guns and gun-violence — the equivalent of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. I’m sure there are other ideas we should consider.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, almost 4 years ago

    So I suppose that the wealthy that send their kids to private schools who have private security that is armed on the premises are out of touch with reality as well?

    I suppose that government officials and wealthy private citizens that surround themselves with armed guards are also out of touch with reality?

    And how about our President? His children go to Sidwell Friends School that has 11 armed
    guards on staff. No, not the secret service guards for his kids – though they are there as well – but hired security for the children.

    But somehow when someone suggest that we may want to add security for all children at schools everywhere he is a crazy gun nut.

  6. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, almost 4 years ago

    The NRA is such an embarrassment it’s hard to believe that they aren’t intentionally being foolish. I see them going the way of the KKK, being shunned and ignored, and seen in a shameful light by the thinking members of society..

  7. trm

    trm said, almost 4 years ago

    Funny that the infamous far-right extremist, Bill Clinton, proposed a ‘Cops In School’ program to protect kids, back in 1998.
    Yep, that far right gun nut Bill Clinton sure is out of touch with reality.

  8. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago


    So, there are just about 125,000 public schools in America, Let us say that the average pay of even one armed guard is $40,000 per year. That comes to an addition of some $5 billion dollars for the school systems of this country (and that is for only one guard per school). If you were to have one guard per classroom (as recommended by the NRA) then I would say that would raise the amount to at least some $100 billion dollars.

    And many of these systems are struggling to find the funds for such traditional items as school books.

    So, just where is all of this additional funding supposed to come from anyway?

    After all, it is a conservative mantra that there be no such increases in taxes!!

  9. trm

    trm said, almost 4 years ago

    @Robert Landers

    Way to dodge the point. Radish claimed that only “far right gun nuts” believed that armed cops in school would keep kids safer. I pointed out that Bill Clinton proposed the same idea in 1998, and suggested that Radish’s opinions were in fact the ones “out of touch with reality.”

  10. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 4 years ago


    “dodge the point”?
    It has to be paid for, pretty big point.

  11. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “So Mr. conservative my taxes are too high, who’s going to pay for security in public schools?”
    If you think they are high now wait till the Bush tax cuts expire! We are all going to feel the big hand of government emptying our pockets.
    That aside, many in my area (me included) who are self employed, retired, ex military, and others who have firearms training (and experience) have volunteered to work as security in our local schools. The bonus is most also have “approved” weapons (sidearms) of their own and would be willing to sign on for a long term commitment at very low compensation. Most of us are those dreaded gun owners you all rail against, and of course most are members of the NRA.

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago


    Unfortunately not every school system has access to such as yourself. Perhaps the NRA could screen such members for the schools, and then maybe their suggestions would be more valid. But tell me honestly, do you really think they are going to do that?

    Perhaps, there could be formed some kind of a database on the internet of such people who could indeed volunteer to help guard the school systems of this country. Something similar to neighborhood watch, only with fully authorized and trained armed guards taken from former police or military personnel

    IF the NRA were to advocate such a solution, then this particular relative liberal would be more than happy with it.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    “So we’ll be seeing an excise tax on firearms and ammunition purchases in order to fund this? Or does Mr. LaPierre think that armed guards will work for free just to protect the children?”

    If they did put an excise tax on ammunition to fund school guards it would wind up in the general fund and we would still complain about the cost of those guards.

  14. wbr

    wbr said, almost 4 years ago

    putting an armed guard in each school in my dist would increase cost 3/4 of 1% big deal

  15. trm

    trm said, almost 4 years ago

    “tax the bejeebus out of high capacity firearms.”
    Can you clearly define what constitutes a “high capacity firearm?” The “capacity” of many firearms depends on the size of the magazine used. Your firearms ignorance is showing.
    “Anyone who owns one of these weapons is either planning to kill large numbers of people or is fantasizing about it.”
    Your slur on responsible gun owners is ridiculous and insulting. I know probably half a dozen people who own semiautomatic weapons. All of them are law-abiding citizens; none of them have plans or fantasies to kill anyone. Your firearms ignorance is showing again.

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