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Matt Bors

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Laws won’t stop people from speeding, but respect for others will. Good luck with that!

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    Military training used to be to attack when ambushed instead of take cover. Of course, it’s a little different to attack when your armed instead of bare handed.

  3. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 4 years ago

    You mean like the advice given to deal with bullies.

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 4 years ago

    I’ve been hearing this sort of fantasy a lot over the years- “well, if I was there, I’d take the bad guy out in a heartbeat; I’d be brave and fearless, and anyone who does any less is a coward!” Typically said by people who haven’t faced a situation more dangerous than somebody cutting in line in front of them at a Starbucks. As somebody who has actually had a gun pointed at him by a hostile human being, I can only say to these people: Pray you’re never in the position where your fantasy can come true.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    Usually if I disagree with a position I can at least imagine why someone might hold it. For instance, I disagree with conservative economic policy, but I can imagine why someone would think that the debt is an immediate crisis (rather than a long term problem, as I think it is). But when it comes to this idea that the solution to gun violence is to put guards in all the schools, well, my mind just boggles. I just can’t imagine why anyone would hold that opinion. It’s not just that I disagree, I can’t believe anyone would seriously propose that. I’m not sure where a dialogue on the question could start, it just seems so looney.

  6. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 4 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    I’ve been held up three times when I managed a pharmacy, and you’re correct. The best thing is to remain calm and not upset the one with the gun. I’ve seen enough Jackie Chan movies to know exactly how to handle a gunman, but for some reason always seemed to second guess my own reflexes in that situation…

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    You mean like the advice given to deal with bullies.

    There’s an ever so slight difference between an unarmed bully and a nut case blasting away with a military grade semi automatic assault rifle.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

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  9. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Ok…did Megan actually write something that remarkably stupid?

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    1. Bullets ARE faster than fists, especially for we who have become “old farts”.

    2. HOWEVER, it might be important to note that in the REAL WORLD, in the Giffords incident, the shooter was taken down by a guy WITH a gun, and permit, who DID NOT USE THE GUN! He also had help from others who jumped the gunman when he had to stop to reload. Which is why, 1. guns don’t always save the day, and 2. reducing maximum magazine capacity, to force reloading, even a new clip, DOES reduce the number of rounds fired before someone “in the crowd”, can react, and put a stop to the incident.

    The Colorado movie shooting stopped when the shooter ran out of ammunition, and went to reload.

    The Connecticut shooting ended when the ammunition ran out.

    3. Tell me again how large capacity magazines in AUTO loading weapons don’t increase the kill? Yes, NRA and other arms “experts”, and auto-loading weapon IS an “automatic” weapon, as opposed to bolt action, lever action, pump, or revolver, single action or double action, it is NOT whether a single trigger pull releases one, three, or 50 rounds. If the gun puts another bullet in the chamber on its own, it IS an “automatic” weapon, whether pistol,, rifle, or shotgun.

  11. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 4 years ago

    I wonder why having a bike means he doesn’t also have a car or truck?

    Did I miss a new law or is there another logic fault, howie?

  12. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 4 years ago

    No Harley no necessarily evil at all, but perhaps a danger to as many innocent honest citizens (or children in school, for God’s sake!) as they would be to the criminals among us.

    Perhaps, even a danger to themselves, as some of our fully trained police have even been killed or injured by their own weapons.

    Neither I, nor you, nor anybody else, has a total answer to this very complex and human problem. But I must admit having more and more armed guards or citizens does not impress me as the way to a safer society.

    Sorry if that goes against your feelings, but I think it is the truth.

    Have a very Good New Year!!

  13. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 4 years ago

    No stickers, but I don’t see how me or anyone else having a gun would have made for a better result than the gunman getting what ha wanted and being arrested two days later each time.
    If I had carried a gun, I could not have used it while the other gun was pointed at me. If I had drawn it afterwards, what is the result? If he has turned to leave, my life and everyone else’s is no longer in danger, so it is no longer self defense but murder. (There are police reports and court cases upholding the verdict.)
    If someone else had drawn a weapon, there is a chance of me being hit by them (I would assume they would be on the other side of the robber) or the robber pulling the trigger on me first. Also, had another person fired, the robber would squeeze his trigger after being startled or hit as a reflex, resulting in my death.
    I don’t trust guns in the hands of untrained civilians, and I do feel safer when I know they are not around. Most robberies try to avoid shooting people, since a 1 to5 year sentence is better than 25 to life. As far as mass shootings, adding more bullets to the confusion would only up the body count.

  14. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Lapierre had a perfectly workable solution to the problem of gun violence in schools. Just put in enough armed guards to handle the situation. I estimate the average school would require about 10 armed guards to cover all of the doors.

    Where would we get the money to pay them? No problem, just tax each sale of weapons or ammunition enough to cover their salaries. That wouldn’t just cut down considerably on the sale of guns, it would be a big help in finding work for returning vets.

    If you’re wondering if I’m serious or this is satire— frankly so am I.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I agree it should have made more press, but, “SHE” was a trained law enforcement officer, carrying an “off duty” weapon, NOT a school teacher whose career choice did NOT include firearms proficiency.

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