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Matt Davies

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  1. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 3 years ago

    @mdavis: Nah, only the above one is. The Pixel version means you can hold down the fire button and get continuous firing.
    From what I have observed, the latter usually held by automatons (no, never had the fascination for FPS games)

  2. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    What about the collective version where one man controls entire armies of guns without any ability of the populace to provide meaningful resistance to wrongful death? The search for a philosopher’s stone magnetic mono-pole continues.

  3. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    Leftists should arm themselves against the impending attack on America by hate-filled right-wing extremists.
    .
    That’s the only useful purpose of guns other than hunting.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    AGAIN! Your thoughts add to the truth that banning a gun is NOT going to keep those that want it from getting it.

  5. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    Bruce, pitting any proposed restriction against any specific anecdote will always expose loopholes. No regulation will close all doors, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t things that could improve the situation. Drunk driving still happens; that doesn’t mean we should rescind all the laws against it.

    From what I’ve heard about Newtown, essentially none of the regulations bandied about would have mitigated that. His mother was the registered gun owner, she’d accumulated her collection over time, and she was the guardian of her mentally precarious son and would have had to seek treatment for him. The only proposed regulation that may have mitigated things even slightly is the reduced magazine size.

    But many of the proposals on the books could well have helped prevent Columbine, VT, or Aurora.

    One of my wife’s friends got her gun license in Germany, and from what she said about the process there, I thought it sounded great. To get the license, you had to take a very detailed safety course plus there was required range time and marksmanship. When someone has a license in Germany it definitely fulfills the “well-regulated” part.

  6. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    And banning tyranny is probably failing also.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @meetinthemiddle

    Hey, personally, I have no problem adhering to the current laws concerning gun ownership and use where I live. I make it a point to educate myself – every time – concerning the laws in states where I may travel and abide by them as well.

    We already HAVE laws that severely restrict the ownership of true “assault” weapons as they are defined by the defense department. New laws will only impact those that will obey them in the first place. That leaves out criminals and the mentally impaired, the very ones that commit every one of the tragedies that have or will happen.

    The knee jerk feelgood reaction is not the way to go. Calm down, find and address the real problems. Hopefully that is what Obama and Biden are going to do, but I have my doubts knowing their past history on gun control.

  8. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    So Bruce, what would your reaction be if it came down to closing the gun show loophole and banning clips > 10 rounds? Personally, if the Feds thought it was worthy to standardize history and math teaching, I wouldn’t mind seeing some better standards for training and licensing. Like I said earlier, there should be mandatory range time to get licensed. You should have to shoot at a target with a shotgun, a rifle, and a handgun.

    Thanks for being a responsible gun owner, as are so many.

    I don’t quite get what all the hysteria is about. The previous assault weapons ban a) had silly exceptions so most guns could get out of it and b) grandfathered guns already in possession, so any effectiveness was very limited. It also came before Obama was anywhere in office. Why the “they’re going to take our guns!” sky-is-falling reaction?

  9. John Russell

    John Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @meetinthemiddle

    real good word!

  10. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 3 years ago

    @meetinthemiddle

    “One of my wife’s friends got her gun license in Germany, and from what she said about the process there, I thought it sounded great. To get the license, you had to take a very detailed safety course plus there was required range time and marksmanship. When someone has a license in Germany it definitely fulfills the “well-regulated” part.”

    Not a fan of gun control. Too Hitleresque. This though, I have no problem with. Europe also require more from people before they can drive than we do.

  11. SZonian

    SZonian said, over 3 years ago

    Hey Morty, why don’t you ask your man in the white hut about Fast and Furious? Why not ask the US AG why he’s stonewalling? Why not ask the so called US media why they aren’t flaying 0bama and Holder alive about the illegal shipping, transfer and use of firearms to Mexico?

    Don’t you care about the US Border Patrol agents and hundreds of dead Mexicans murdered as a result of this administration’s attempt to backdoor public opinion against lawful gun owners? F&F was not “botched”, it was all part of the plan…and the TEA Party, well if you’d actually do your homework instead of sitting in front of the idiot tube or du, you might find they’re just average folks who are tired of being told what they can and can’t do by a goverment and other groups.

    What’s so wrong with telling the government to back down? Why does that generate a visceral response from leftists? Because leftists don’t like free people., keep on drinking that kool-aid being poured by the media and other shills determined to malign otherwise good Americans who are just damned fed up with a government spiraling out of control.

    Don’t tread on me is analagous to our government today…they are quite busy determining what we can and can’t do.

    I pity you and folks like you…just keep trusting your government Morty, I’m sure they’ll eat you last.

  12. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 3 years ago

    You know, the militia movement existed before the tea party. There were a lot of the same rumblings up until Oklahoma – but that drove them back into hiding, and didn’t escalate. Hopefully it won’t take something like that to wake people up again.

  13. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 3 years ago

    There may have been more than 1, Church, but when I saw it on the evening news the fact that the AR-15 owner was black was in there. In fact they interviewed him. I think it was in Phoenix in 2008.

  14. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 3 years ago

    It’s been a while, but the coverage I saw was on the street with the guy carrying his AR-15. I thought it was day-of, but it’s been so long I can’t be sure.

  15. Joe boyle

    Joe boyle said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    the question is “why do so many WANT guns?” What are they afraid of? Evidently, of their own elected leaders – who are afraid of the NRA.

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