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Matt Wuerker

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  1. charliekane

    charliekane said, almost 4 years ago

    . . .with death and violence for all.
    (or at least too many)

  2. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, almost 4 years ago

    What is the alternative? Weapons are out there. They will continue to be out there. You can reenact the assault weapons ban and be confronted with the existence of criminal assault weapons. Try to ban them all? Then it truly will be criminals preying on the disarmed.Myself, I live in a remote area. I hunt on occasion for food. I know it’s not necessary, but I won’t eat an animal that I wouldn’t be willing to kill. As a result I don’t eat veal or lamb, since I couldn’t willingly kill animals at that stage of life. If that makes me a “savage” so be it.I also know that a police response in my town is about 15-30 min away. Everyone once and awhile there is a robbery or home invasion in our area. Moving is not going to solve it. My family will probably not survive that even if we left the house after calling 911 unless I have the means to defend myself. I familiarize myself with the safety and use of any weapons I have and avail myself of proper self defense training. Not to mention assuring that my wife has that same training and that my children understand that weapons are tools and not toys. There will be a time when they learn, but not before they are ready.As for collectors of large caliber automatic weapons? Yeah, I’ll admit that very possible no one is really using an AR-15 for hunting unless it’s something as large like bear, elk or moose. In that case there is some middle ground to requiring more examination of a purchaser before buying a such as weapons. I also know this is part of the cartoon’s point, since the NRA always has a screaming fit when trying to find this middle ground.The real problem exists in the change in american culture. It’s not such much about guns. It’s about the extreme lack of follow through when it comes to dealing with someone with an extreme mental illness. Look at the profiles of the majority of shooters. Young males who are isolated from society while exhibiting high levels of paranoia and feelings of persecution either real or perceived. I’m not saying it’s all society to blame, but if you deal with the mind behind the gun then the gun is just a piece of metal.

  3. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 4 years ago

    @AgentSmith101

    Stopp selling bullets and the components to reload them.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “Rifle” association should be about actual “rifles”, not semi-automatic or automatic pistols with huge magazine capacity, combat weapons WAY above the sophistication of those available in 1791, or even swords, or blunt weapons of the day. Armor penetrating bullets should be a moot point not even discussed, just banned.


    Note to the “hard right”: ANYONE who discusses using firearms to violently overthrow the government, needs to move out of THIS nation, rapidly, before being arrested for what you propose: TREASON! period!

  5. AgentSmith101

    AgentSmith101 said, almost 4 years ago

    @walruscarver2000
    The bullets and reload capability are also already out there too. My point is that restriction truly won’t stop anything. I’m sure your point would be to slow it down. Not allowing citizens to purchase ammunition will only take it out of law abiding hands.

    @dtroutma
    “Note to the “hard right”: ANYONE who discusses using firearms to violently overthrow the government, needs to move out of THIS nation, rapidly, before being arrested for what you propose: TREASON! period!”
    Says the Tory to the revolutionaries. : )

    There is a saying that says
    Use boxes in this order:
    Soap, Ballot, Jury, Ammo

    I agree that if it goes past ‘Jury’ the system has pretty much failed. Remember, the chance of any “hard right” revolutionary group succeeding had about as much chance as a sneeze in a windstorm. It would literally take a military breakdown and defection to a revolutionary group. I don’t see any Marine doing that any time soon. We know that Semper Fidelis isn’t something they just shout for fun.

    As for the moot point of ammo or weapons calibers. I believe the US Constitution as a living document has been interpreted many ways. I’m not trying to weasel out of this, because you have a valid point towards the practical nature of the 2nd amendment. While I am not an attorney I do believe this amendment does allow for an interpretation towards more open gun ownership. Do I think that we should open the shop doors wide and allow anyone to get an HK 54-A jeep assault rifle? Not really, but for the law abiding citizen and collector it should not be an impossibility. As with my previous post, I am more concerned about open purchases at gun exhibitions where no check is required and guns can be sold to anyone. There are many times when Constitutional interpretation happen to my extreme dislike, but that’s why we are talking instead of shooting it out.
    Also, what concerns me is the misconception that just buying a gun will automatically be this self protection panacea. It takes some responsibility and time to learn how to use a gun properly and also when NOT to use a gun.
    I know bringing up these point is arguing somewhat against myself. I wanted to bring up the idea that some gun owners do see the need to find middle ground between “Buy Everything!” and “Ban Everything!”

  6. greyArea

    greyArea said, almost 4 years ago

    @AgentSmith101

    I like your take on this debate. The one thing that seems to slip through all of the cracks is that guns don’t kill… insanity kills. Are we not addressing this issue as we should? Perhaps this is the reason that a logical approach to the problem can’t seem to gather enough support from all quarters?

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @greyArea

    Any one who commits murder can claim insanity. So you are saying they should all get off being convicted of murder, by reason of insanity?

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @AgentSmith101

    Gun sales at gun shows will continue,as will straw purchases at gun shows, because efforts to regulate that problem have been thwarted by the NRA and gun sellers who claim it interferes with their freedom to make a living. Illegal gun sales flourish at gun shows.

  9. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @AgentSmith101

    I agree most gun owners are knowledgable ,but there has been a move,in Utah for example,to make it less restrictive by limiting necessary classes for gun use. The Legislature here, many representing rural areas, feel it’s too expensive to make gun owners attend training in gun safety. To their credit, many gun users contacted the Legislature to let them know they were wrong.

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @4my10851cs

    Cash purchase, out the door.

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @4my10851cs

    Article December 16th,2011 the Salt Lake Tribune.. Illegal gun sales are common in Utah. www.sltrib.com/sltrib/…/background-firearms-group-gun.html.csp

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    One on one gun sales are legal in Utah. It’s a way past the paperwork,anyone can get a gun easily.

  13. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Of the 50 gun massacres in the past 30 years, not one was stopped by a civilian individual with a gun.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Radish

    Good point Radishman!

  15. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    the armed forces are a branch of that “gorilla” you called government. If the conservatives hate government so much, why do they want to be part of it?
    Even the most conservative no doubt has a parent who benefits from Social Security and Medicare. So that you don’t have to be the one eventually changing their diapers.
    Also conservatives like fire departments and decent highways and hope regulations will keep e. Coli out of the food chain. Rightsright, you see what I’m saying?

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