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Matt Bors

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I like it better when they protect us from free speech in the public square rather than abuse of the right to bear arms. It’s much more exciting that way, and they can use tanks and stuff.

  2. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    Welcome to Wayne’s World, this ’toon nails it.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    One of the ads on my computer for this page is for a first person shooter game. Since I don’t do searches for such games, I don’t know why I have this ad. The pet supply and car repair ads fall in line with recent searches, but this ad seems to just complement the cartoon.
    Will armed guards in schools be part of the school budget or the law enforcement budget. School budgets aren’t even paying new teachers enough and are definitely not providing resources students need AND deserve. Those of us who remember recess period, art classes, and music classes know, or take for granted, the benefits those programs gave us.
    And with 130k schools hiring 5 to 10+ guards each, how long before one of those 1 million + guards has a bad day, or forgets to take meds, or whatever and uses his gun “improperly”. What is the back up plan after that?
    The Sandy Hook shooter shot through a locked door to enter the school. Columbine had at least 2 armed security guards, and Virginia Tech has an armed campus police department. In each case, it was the number of bullets the shooter was able to fire before having to reload that caused so many to die.
    100% background checks will “HELP” keep criminals and the mentally ill from acquiring guns. Tracking guns like we track cars will prevent private owners from selling guns illegally. But more than anything else…reducing the number of rounds a weapon can fire before being reloaded will allow a majority of potential victims to run away from a shooter. None of my weapons fire more than 6 rounds. And deer, quail, and other such game never shoot back. Tho, I’ve seen some really pissed off deer attacking people on video. They didnt’ have Kevlar on tho, so…
    I’m all for a “well regulated militia” being made part of local law enforcement. Under article 1 of the full description of the amendment you find what weapons and gear these militias should have.
    We don’t need armed guards in schools, we need some very modest improvement in the regulation of the weapons of mass destruction that firearms have become since the Gatling gun was invented.
    Tho, as the recent story about the young man who was turning tobacco containers into shrapnel bombs show, if a disturbed mind wants to do harm, they can find a way to do so.
    Rightisright says a revolution is warranted and freedoms are being stolen. This young man, a self described white supremacist, probably agrees. OrthodoxCatholic feels the death penalty should be given to those who perform or get abortions. There have been several bombings of clinics and doctors providing abortions killed by guns, one at the doors of his church. But as long as these killers can feel they are being “heroes” to commentators like Right and Orthodox, they can justify their actions, even if only in their own minds.
    What we really need is a nation of neighbors who are able to respect each other and compromise over matters where disagreement occurs. If we perform more random acts of kindness, and senseless acts of compassion, we might be able to show young people another way.

  4. Mikeyj

    Mikeyj said, almost 4 years ago

    Well, this nicely thought out (kidding) idea of the NRA gun nuts , should go a long way into making the next generation of Americans even more screwed up than the present one… After all, it’s every American’s right to own an atomic bomb, providing they promise to be “responsible” bomb owners…..
    I say we need to build a border wall; to keep the NRA nut jobs out of Canada!

  5. ScullyUFO

    ScullyUFO said, almost 4 years ago

    I think you are answering your own question.

  6. ODon

    ODon said, almost 4 years ago

    Scott help us out and also give links to all the gun deaths over the weekend.

  7. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, almost 4 years ago

    how about dogs in schools. It is a shame if some forein power want to take us over they will same a lot of time becasue they will not have to strip us of our freedoms because we have none

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 4 years ago

    I note that the article states the woman owns a .38 revolver- which would be absolutely unaffected by the kind of gun control the NON-fringe element is discussing. The debate is centering around high-capacity magazines and rifles better suited for the battlefield than the living room.
    I for one see nothing wrong with the actions this woman took in self-defense. But as I see it, a major problem in this debate is that there’s a large swath of people who think that “gun control” is just a code-phrase for “take away everyone’s guns”.

  9. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Thank you, C.
    My high school had 3 armed guards on rotating shifts back in the 80’s. My senior year, one of them was arrested for sexually assaulting a 16 year old girl. It doesn’t make me feel safer having a non-teacher with a gun around kids all day.

  10. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 4 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    I notice the examples from the right lately seem to prove the point of the left – a woman with a .38, not an assault rifle. An off-duty officer stopping a crime, not a gun-nut with an AK-47. None of the “good guy with a gun” stories ever features any of the weapons most people want banned or controlled.

  11. mshefler

    mshefler said, almost 4 years ago

    Well if the NRA wants the Feds to fund armed guards in schools, perhaps it would be appropriate to do so with a hefty tax on guns and ammunition.

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    Hillsborough County, FL is assigning a policeman for each of the 150 elementary schools. They will be paid the same as usual. This gives the 11 to 17 year olds more chances to break into your home and steal your electronics.

  13. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    And just think, you don’t need education to figure out how to pull a trigger!

  14. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 4 years ago

    You and others on the right keep bringing up cars as comparison. No one has shown a car to kill anyone by itself. Guns are designed specifically to kill. Cars (except for the Pinto) are not.

  15. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    …and against the one woman who stopped a bad guy, we’ve had over 400 deaths from guns since Sandy Hook. But you won’t hear THAT on Fox News, because they don’t want the actual statistics known. I’m reminded of people who don’t wear seatbelts because they heard of a guy who was able to escape from an underwater car, ignoring that for every guy in an underwater car, thousands are killed in every-day accidents because they weren’t wearing seatbelts. Guns kill people.

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