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  1. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    flint-lock rifles and muskets were a bit different than what we have now.

  2. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 1 year ago

    Obviously more guns mean more shootings; just as obviously more shootings mean more deaths. Why would anyone think more guns will make the US of A a lovelier, happier and more peaceful place? Where is the model for such an imaginary world? Yemen? Guatemala? Gads…

  3. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    Wayne’s World where everyone gets a piece for freedom. Show your patriotism, buy more guns!

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    http://www.constitution.org/mil/mil_act_1792.htm
    ^
    That every citizen, so enrolled and notified, shall, within six months thereafter, provide himself with a good musket or firelock, a sufficient bayonet and belt, two spare flints, and a knapsack, a pouch, with a box therein, to contain not less than twenty four cartridges, suited to the bore of his musket or firelock, each cartridge to contain a proper quantity of powder and ball; or with a good rifle, knapsack, shot-pouch, and powder-horn, twenty balls suited to the bore of his rifle, and a quarter of a pound of powder; and shall appear so armed, accoutred and provided, when called out to exercise or into service
    ^
    In Williamsburg, Va., you can watch craftsmen making guns of the 1770’s using tools of the day. You can also see ‘militia’ loading and firing the weapons. As better guns were made, I’m certain there were many discussions on what the potential of guns would be.
    Better range, cartridges that increased firing times from 1 minute per shot to 2 or even three shots per minute might have been discussed. When Mr. Gatling introduced his gun after the civil war(?), people probably looked at it as we do mini-guns.
    I once read the inventor of the water cooled machine gun received a Nobel Peace Prize because no one would send soldiers against such weapons. I can’t find a citation for that so, it may be hearsay.
    A tv news team went to a recent gun show and among the guns being sold were 50cal machine guns.
    These are not hunting weapons.
    No doubt in my mind.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  5. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @wmconelly

    Obviously more guns mean more shootings"

    aaaa duuuu,
    how about the more strict the gun law the more murders with guns. Chicago is a great example.
    More deaths where caused by cars or even hammers then guns. So by your logic…
    And the 2nd is not vague. It is about personal freedom. Something the group mentality of loony libs do not understand.

  6. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    I very much like the spirit of this cartoon. Good job.

  7. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    In Chicago more deaths were caused by hammers then guns?

  8. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Add “sarcasm” to the list of things Ima doesn’t understand. (Either when reading it or trying to use it… I can’t be sure which… or maybe both?).

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ODon

    http://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2013/01/fbi-more-deaths-from-hammers-and-clubs-than-assault-rifles/
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/16/chicago-homicide-rate-wor_n_1602692.html

  10. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Harley look it up, 87% of Chicago’s 2012 homicides were from gunshots. Per CPD.
    Your selective reading of your own sources demonstrates why you lack credibility.

  11. Mr. MOR

    Mr. MOR said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Followed your links… 2011 FBI report says that of 12,664 murders, 8,583 involved firearms. Not helpful to your overall case, I think.

  12. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ODon

    City officials have blamed gang violence and the availability of illegal guns for the rise in the homicide rate,
    http://atlantablackstar.com/2012/12/30/chicago-gun-violence-produce-500-homicides-in-2012/

    so making it harder top get a gun has helped how?

  13. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    So you are dropping your death by hammer claim?

  14. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Sarcasm in posted comments is sometimes easy to misinterpret (though I don’t think I do that more often than most people) but Ima seems to have missed the sarcasm in the cartoon.

  15. JoeCoolLives

    JoeCoolLives said, over 1 year ago

    “And the 2nd is not vague. It is about personal freedom. Something the group mentality of loony libs do not understand.”
    _______________________

    Agree in the sense that the Second Amendment empowers We, The People to rise up against the sort of tyranny that would take away the right to bear arms from law-abiding citizens, leaving criminals, terrorists and (ahem) ‘law enforcement agencies’ the only ones that DO have and bear arms. If the 2nd Amendment is overly compromised, ask yourself what is next?…?…
    I do not believe for a minute that the Founding Fathers envisioned our nation becoming one where automatic (or semi-automatic) “arms” were the self-defense weapon of choice. But they weren’t just referring to “muskets an’ flintlocks” – they were protecting personal freedom and the future of the new republic itself.
    What we DO know is that they heartily embraced personal freedoms and the liberties of the citizenry…they’d had a bellyful of King George the tyrant…and they vowed to avoid a repeat by establishing a more limited and accountable form of government – “small” government – not some bloated leviathan monstrosity that would waste many times over what it would spend, and shove itself into every aspect of Americans’ lives!
    -
    Also, I do not NOT endorse the idea that the solution is for MORE guns, any more than I endorse the notion that MORE spending holds the solution for our out-of-control national debt. Fundamentally, “When you find yourself in a hole, the first order of business is to stop digging!”
    *
    History is a powerful teacher, if we will but listen to what it has to say:
    In the early 1030’s when Adolf Hitler was establishing the ironfisted control of his Third Reich, one of his first ‘executive orders’ was that ALL guns of all types must be confiscated from the people – removing their primary means of fighting the brutal tyranny of the government. Mussolini did the same thing, an’ so did Stalin. These nations had no equivalent to our Constitution’s 2nd Amendment. When you look at how the fates of those (and other) nations have played out, you can see how important this American freedom to bear arms has been for our nation.
    The very preservation of our basic liberty as free citizens is at stake.
    President John F. Kennedy famously said,
    “The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.”
    These are very powerful words, and they resonate with meaning for all Americans in 2013 every bit as much as when he spoke them a half-century ago.
    May GOD grant us the wisdom an’ strength to keep America free.

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