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Matt Davies

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  1. Enoki

    Enoki said, over 2 years ago

    He makes Jocylen Elders look sane and she was crazy as a loon.

  2. Melekalikimaka

    Melekalikimaka said, over 2 years ago

    He reminds me of Brad Pitt’s character, Jeffrey Goines, in 12 Monkey’s.

  3. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 2 years ago

    The NRA clearly believes that THEIR interpretation of the Second Amendment (which is out of step with the vast majority of Americans) is entitled to special treatment, including overrunning the FIRST Amendment. They’ve tried to prevent pediatricians from discussing with parents the dangers of keeping guns at home. They’ve managed to block people collecting data on gun deaths — what are they afraid of? They don’t want anyone even DISCUSSING the idea that guns kill people. Period.

  4. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @motivemagus

    I’m not entirely certain that not wanting it to be mandatory for doctors to collect data on who has guns in their homes is the same as trying to prevent pediatricians from discussing the dangers of gun with parents.
    And, of course, there is no reason to believe that amassing such data is in any way part of some nefarious scheme to locate and confiscate all the guns from the populace in some whacky plan to overthrow the legitimate government at some shadowy future time and disarm the populace before beginning the “revolution” and getting rid of the messy business of allowing conservative thought a place in government.
    No reason at all. Why, that’s ridiculous.

  5. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    So then you aren’t speaking of the new national health database and the requirement that patients disclose whether they have guns in their homes, but an entirely unrelated issue against which the NRA has no stand?
    Well then how do you intend to make your point?

  6. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The money in that bag must be coming from somewhere. Member dues and/or donations?

  7. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I’m not on anybody’s side. I am enjoying an examination of contemporary topics with my contemporaries. The NRA is suggesting a national mental health database as a step to meet the needs of those who use the ability of the mentally ill to acquire weapons as a lever to move the issue of gun control in a desired direction.
    Personally, I don’t see how any of these proposed measures toward gun control will change the availability of black market weapons, except to make them more lucrative. Were I a criminal, I would be fighting for stringent gun control to open up the market for new import opportunities.

  8. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It has been proven time and again that if it didn’t bother anybody, then nobody would be fighting to control it.
    Fighting to disarm them by means of pen and paper is less risky than manual force, but so very time consuming that I fear that those whose objectives require a subjugated and dependent populace are beginning to lose patience, on the presumption that they exist, of course.

  9. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It doesn’t require any great intelligence to recognize that a tool meant for killing is a health risk. That is, after all, its purpose. The matter in question is whether it is better to allow too much power in the hands of random strangers, which historically has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people every year, or to allow too much power in the hands of the government, which when given such power has been historically known to kill millions in a short span of years, as well as generally oppressing, depressing and disenfranchising the subject populace under its unrestrained dominion.
    The long view of history favors one more than the other. I leave it to you to reason which is preferable.

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