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  1. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, over 1 year ago

    The NRA’s dream – and every rational person’s nightmare.

  2. aaum13

    aaum13 said, over 1 year ago

    Mass shootings are not a gun control issue, they are a MENTAL HEALTH issue.

  3. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 1 year ago

    @aaum13

    Agreed. And anyone who wants the freedom to conceal-carry or open-carry is essentially saying they want the freedom to live in fear.
    -
    And this is coming from a gun owner.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    I hunted birds and deer when there were places close by to do so. I’ve never felt the need to use a military grade weapon to do either. I support the 2nd amendment, but where are the “WELL REGULATED” militias by whom these weapons are meant to used, militias the 2nd amendment implies should be in place? If Ms. Lanza’s ownership of a military grade weapon had also required her to be part of a civil defense ‘militia’ regulated by local authorities, there would have been that much more scrutiny and opportunity for “well regulation” to take place.
    The 2nd Amendment is not endangered by limiting the number of shells/bullets a weapon can fire before the shooter reloads. I do not share the paranoia of individuals who seem convinced a ban on assault rifles and cop killer bullets will enable a Congress and Presidency to become a dictatorship.
    I do believe the old Civil Defense Corp should be reactivated, the Civil Air Patrol is one of the few hold overs from that time. Under a Civil Defense umbrella, guns and gun owners can not only be “well regulated” as the 2nd amendment seems to want, but people with exotic and powerful weapons could be available to assist the police when police find themselves outgunned by criminals, cartels, or terrorists. It will also reduce the number of accidental gun deaths occurring from gun owners who rarely fire their weapons and/or have little knowledge to how to use or care for them.
    It is also important to end the gun shows like the ones in my state of Virginia be forced to enforce waiting periods and background checks. Those checks would not have stopped some of our most recent attacks where legal weapons were used’ but if they stop one person from having a gun who should not, it could be a lifesaver.
    Respectfully,
    & with great sadness,
    C.

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    There are many other countries with as many guns as we have, and none of them have close to the number of mass shootings we do. The big difference is regulations (the second amendment starts with “A Well-Regulated…”). We should ban all assault weapons and magazines over six bullets (those are purely designed for killing lots of people, and we shouldn’t be surprised when they are used for their only purpose). It won’t stop all killings, but it’ll stop a lot of them. Closing the gun show loophole is a no-brainer, 76% of NRA members are for that (though not, of course, the NRA itself). We should look at Canada’s regulations, they seem to work quite well.

  6. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    “Satire” is lost on you, isn’t it?

  7. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @onguard

    Just to make it easier for you…

    Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, and society itself, into improvement.1 Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit as a weapon.

    A common feature of satire is strong irony or sarcasm—"in satire, irony is militant"2—but parody, burlesque, exaggeration,3 juxtaposition, comparison, analogy, and double entendre are all frequently used in satirical speech and writing. This “militant” irony or sarcasm often professes to approve of (or at least accept as natural) the very things the satirist wishes to attack.
    Hope that helps…

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Thank you for pointing out the irrational loony lefts idea of guns. Your strip has enlighten us all to your stupidity.
    Yes conceal and carry do prevent crimes. Open holsters are also a good deterrent.
    Let us go your way the other way and stick a nice little sign in your front lawn. “no guns here” “I know how to dial 911” or how about one of those no gun stickers not on a front door but on your forehead.

  9. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    So in your Ideal world,
    Someone cuts you off in traffic, you shoot him..
    Someone bumps into you in line at the store, you shoot him.
    Someone takes a parking space you were heading for, you shoot him.
    Someone does ANYTHING you don’t like, you shoot him.
    Yup, it’s the N.R.A. ideal world, all right!

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Any of you proponents of absolute gun rights care to argue that the death toll would have been as high if the shooter only had access to a revolver & a bolt action rifle?

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Uncle Joe

    “Any of you proponents of absolute gun rights care to argue that the death toll would have been as high if the shooter only had access to a revolver & a bolt action rifle?”

    The mentally ill kid turned the gun on himself only after having another gun turned on him. So I would say it does not matter what he had. He would have done it till someone else in the “gun free” zone shows up and pointed a gun at him.

  12. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, over 1 year ago

    Actually, I do feel safer with people who conceal carry. My chances of living through a shooting massacre just went up. This is going to sound trite, but police respond after the fact. 10 mins vs. 30 seconds is a long time. I’ll admit there are many details and complications to concealed carry, but we already hear the alternatives in the news every day.
    Banning assault weapons and bullet amounts are useless and distract from the national conversation we should be having about mental illness. The “crazies” as everybody calls them also is very telling about the stigma of mental illness. I agree that anyone who goes into a school and kills innocent children is certifiably insane, but how about getting them and their families some help before they pickup a gun. And yes, tea parties, this may require a tax or some support for decent healthcare in this respect.
    I don’t think everyone needs to or should conceal or open carry, but nor should people go absolutely nuts when someone does. Although I will put my money where my mouth is and suggest that if you want to conceal or open carry that proper self defense training and a psych eval should be involved.
    This may also put a damper on people who get their panties in a bunch when restrictions are suggested for gun shows or private sales.
    Like I’ve said in other posts, I don’t like lobbying and revile the way the NRA handles gun issues, but banning things is not the answer just as arming everyone isn’t. Gun owners need to have an honest discussion and offer some alternatives, because as a gun owner and a parent of elementary school children I get the message the other side is saying: We’re fed up of the death of innocents!

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Mr. King

    “Is this the cost we have to pay for your freedom to own any and all guns?”

    so now it is the guns fault? You show me these innocent victims. please tell me what how a gun caused this. Tell me how one of your anti laws would have stopped this. how? having two boys this age and a wife that works at a high risk inner city school, this hits me hard! you have no idea! to put their faces up and say a gun did this and guns are bad and we need to do away with guns is just shameful. It does nothing to help the problem of the mentally ill that would do such a thing.

  14. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Dianne Feinstein’s bill is the right idea, but the wrong solution. There is no point in outlawing guns. They are out there, there are millions, they are made of metal and will last for a thousand years if they are kept oiled. Failing that, I could find materials in my basement that would produce a workable gun, and it doesn’t take much knowledge of the subject to figure out how to do it.

    Bullets, on the other hand, are time consuming to make and require specific equipment. Production of enough to do serious damage would require planning and patience that are not characteristic of those who shoot up elementary schools. And, working on such a project might attract the attention of someone sane.

    Bullets can be individually stamped, and their sale can be registered, so that every bullet can be traced back to the person who purchased it. This way, a guy who wants to buy a couple boxes of bullets to go shoot deer, or the woman who wants a box to keep with the gun in her bedside drawer, won’t set off any warning bells. But the guy who is buying an arsenal will attract attention before he finds a more lethal way to do it.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    You did nothing to refute my point. If he had to stop & reload, more children could have escaped & an adult could have subdued him.

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