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  1. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    That’s right, guns don’t kill video games do. So do movies & TV shows so instead of scrapping the 2nd amendment do we do away with the 1st ?

  2. Kylop

    Kylop said, over 3 years ago

    I believe Morty has offered to be our tyrant. He was way ahead of the curve on this one.

  3. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I watched LaPierre on Fox yesterday. Even Chris Wallace worked him over! I am amazed at how he maintains his “new” position on background checks when he used to support them. Oh well, it was interesting to watch for about 5 minutes and then watching cable TV of the Fox or MSNBC genre starts to make me itch…

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    All the video games based on combat and the talents of special operations folks, and the La Pierre position that video games kill.

    Enter the guy claiming the record number of kills as a sniper and his ex-SEAL buddy, ambushed on a gun range in Texas, while granted, helping a fellow vet who’s had “adjustment problems”.

    Yes, guns do kill, even the most highly trained combat veterans, who survived ambushes on multiple deployments “outside the wire”.

    Yes, it is time to ask, “Who’s crazy?”

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    As someone put it: if video games are so dangerous, how come people who own them can still buy a gun?

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    My brothers. Why do you turn a blind eye to truth? Guns do NOT kill. Yes that is their purpose. But it takes an operator using that gun with the intention to locate a target, point at it and pull a trigger. With out all that the gun will not, can not harm anyone. That’s just the cold hard facts.

    So how is it that people decide to do those things? Are they angry? Are they depressed? How did they get to that point?

    Well, if your are honest, you will consider that old saying “you are what you eat”. No we are not turning into broccoli. But what we fill our minds with day after day will influence and perhaps mold our thinking and decision making process.

    Do you think a young man who sits for hours on end immersed in “Call to Glory” or “Mortal Combat” or any number of other graphic games will not get “desensitized” to death? Where does fantasy stop and reality begin? Sure, most of us can make the separation. But some can not.

    When you turn on TV or go to a movie or rent a video what kind of entrainment do we have available?

    Popular music glorifies the gangster and abusive relationships.

    But no, you want to further erode the freedoms that the citizens of this country enjoy by tearing down the constitution. You want to restrict those that already are no problem because they obey laws.

    It won’t help.

  7. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    They play the same video games in Europe, Japan & Australia. Yet, those places have less violence. Not just gun violence, which is drastically less, but ALL types of violence.

    It’s pretty clear that there are a lot of people here who think extreme violence is often the best & first solution to any conflict.. THAT’s what we should be talking about, not video games.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Video games are inanimate objects.
    In the hands of a stable person they are just games.”

    In the hands of an unstable person, they are just games. A gun on the other hand, can be deadly in the hands of someone with mental issues.

  9. Baleine

    Baleine said, over 3 years ago


    Don’t forget rock music. That’s been corrupting kids for generations. I wonder if that is why congress is the way it is.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m sorry, I’m sick of the argument that “guns don’t kill”. You can’t kill a person at 600 yards with a rock, fist, sword, or even a crossbow, or even an old English long bow- you CAN with a rifle. At 30 yards, pistols become accurate, but long bows won’t fit in your pants.

    GUNS KILL! and people WITH guns kill a lot more people.

    Car deaths are generally “accidents” though they can and HAVE been used as lethal weapons for homicides, in fact, killing more police officers than “blunt weapons”.

    On “exposure” to violence. Despite all the movies, games etc, a trip to the morgue has influenced a good many kids when they see the REAL impacts of either auto accicents,or gun violence. When they see the actual gore, they know it’s real.

    Also, in movies, a fall from a tall building always finds the victim landing on a car, looking like they might have broken an arm, and with typically a dribble of blood from the mouth. From over 100 feet, in the real world, the body splatters over a radius in excess of 15 feet, often a good deal more. In higher falls, it literally is a whisk broom and dust pan situation, with a garbage bag.

    With guns, there’s always a nice round hole with a trickle of blood. In the real world that small hole in the forehead (another “classic”) doesn’t show that the whole back half, or top, of the head is blown off!

    Yes, seeing real world is NOT TV, or movies, and when kids see the real damage, their attitude toward firearms changes. When my son was about six, I showed him the damage to a deer i’d shot in the neck. Three vertebrae were blown to pieces, and the wound was, in his words: “gross”. It impacted him to the extent that when I did teach him to shoot at age 12, he had respect for the weapon in his hand. He’d long NOT handled my real guns, and was not allowed toys, and he knew from that deer that there is no such thing as a “toy” gun, nor an unloaded one!

    My son, like me, has been to real war, and seen real death. Participating makes one much more aware, than the average person screaming for “gun rights”. Well, if guns don’t klll, why teh “H!” do folks think they should have “rights”?

    Not once have I called for banning all guns. I DO however hold with SCOTUS, including Justice Scalia, that it IS the responsibliyt of government to REGULATE firearms, and the people who possess them.

    When the sniper was killled, it was after he’d been critical of Obama, or anyone else, calling for regulating firearms. One could only wonder if his dying words, on his final breath were, “too bad he didn’t have an M-16 or Barrett .50”.

  11. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Dude, not to be controversial (hehe) but men that wrote the Declaration of Independence said in the opening paragraph of explanation,
    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…”

    So I must say that Jefferson, when arguing against the “Divine Right of Kings” was pointing out that Kings were not alone in that arena, that “Divine Right” was the provenance of ALL men. So he felt rights came from God.

    The authors went on to say: “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,”

    And so we see the idea was that government was then tasked with protecting a citizens “God given” rights not deciding what that right may be or who and under what circumstance one might be privileged to exercise that right.

    Now, your distaste for God and the philosophy involved is evident. No one requires that you believe, nor worship in any fashion, nor support any religious organization. However, everyone else has the right to believe, worship and contribute as they see fit….or not.

    That FACT makes your opinion the one that is un-american.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago


    Trout, you are letting your emotions rule you. Yes, guns are the instrument of many deaths. No one can argue that. But the gun in and of itself will not target and will not fire. There MUST be an operator, a brain, a personality that is in control of that instrument. It is NOT the guns fault, it has no thought process going on. So chill out dude.

    By banning a certain gun you will not keep people from using guns to kill.

    But regulate away.

  13. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m a left wing christian liberal who believes that the founders have put the 2nd amendment in for a reason. I believe it is our right to make sure that tyranny does Not take over democracy.
    Does anyone Really? want a 1 party style government?
    People who insist that “Obama is going to take away our guns” overlook the fact that more than half of Americans are asking for “gun control”

    Also most of them have very little real knowledge about difference the sizes of calibers , styles, And why the AR-!5 is not really any scarier than other guns. etc.The president has to try to make a truce or at least, try to make one side happy without alienating the other. And I think he knows that “Gun Control” is not going to be passed in the form of “taking your guns away” it will be more likely to be something like more background checks (which don’t really help) or something like it.

    I get upset with the mindless hatred of the president. It really borders on madness. We have good presidents and we have bad presidents.
    It’s not like any of them are going to just hijack the white house.

    Please, everyone just be reasonable and think some things thru.
    This too will pass, so we don’t have to get ulcers from it. Smile at some body.

  14. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Governments don’t kill people, um.. oh wait. Yes they do. Rest assured that governments will always attempt to gain the power to do more harm and phrase it as the power to do more good. The Greater Good needs ID theft prevention. The rights of sentient beings comes from the fact of their being. The rights of government comes from those beings it governs, until it decides that it needs to usurp power. President Bush is usurping power! I saved that snowball in the freezer to throw it now.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Well, no I am not proposing any such thing. Those that want to produce violent games are free to do so.
    Those that want to play them are also free to do so. Same with books, movies, tv shows and so on.

    The problem is not there in the exercise of “free speech” the problem is in the use of said product.

    How many of the "mass killers’ had parents supervising their entertainment, giving alternatives to that entertainment, selecting “appropriate” items for children and giving basic guidance every single day AS OPPOSED to letting the game/TV/Movie become a surrogate occupying the child’s time and attention UN-supervised? How many of the “mass killers” were under the care of a mental health professional or taking medication to correct mental disorders and so on.

    We do not need to eliminate one persons right to say what he will in order to filter the information on a personal level. That is why there are OFF buttons on every communication device. No one is FORCING you to allow your child to be exposed to violence on the scale it is presented.

    (I’d LOVE to have a tank, but not the fuel bill)

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