Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, over 1 year ago

    You left out a few, Mike.

    No training on proper use of a gun.
    Unrestricted access to guns.
    No restrictions on where a gun can be carried.
    High capacity magazines.
    Intimidation of those who seek to reduce the availability of guns.

    All of these courtesy of the National Rifle Association

  2. Zipi

    Zipi said, over 1 year ago

    You left out easy access to guns, courtesy of the “Justice” Department and the Obama Administration.

  3. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, over 1 year ago

    @PlainBill

    No restrictions on where a gun can be carried? Connecticut has laws restricting guns from schools, so nobody there could legally defend those children. Aurora Colorado has restrictions about loaded weapons, and the theater was a Gun Free zone. In a prior instance, a man with a gun prevented a mass attack at another theater, but he was marginally legal – an off-duty cop.

    The area of Ft. Hood that was shot up was a designated Gun Fee zone as well. As were the sites of nearly every mass killing since the 50’s.

    Where did the idea that there weren’t any restrictions, and how do you think they would make people safer instead of more vulnerable?

  4. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    Unearned fame covers most “stars” and celebrities.

  5. Richard

    Richard said, over 1 year ago

    The firearm itself, being an inanimate object, will do nothing by itself. The gun did not kill anyone. All of the problems shown here added up to an individual using the gun as a tool to punish others for thier problems. Acesss to guns, large cap magazines, etc etc are part of the problem, but they are not the only problem.

    To “PlainBill” – “No restrictions on where a gun can be carried” – Sandy Hook is a Gun-Free Zone – the shooter didn’t care.

    To “misterdantes” – “Do you realise that Dickens is part of the popular culture?” Yes, Dickens is part of the popular culture, but not nearly as much as “Grand Theft Auto” et al. To fully determine how popular something is in pop culture is, look at sales – who sells more these days, Great Literature or first person shooter Video games?

    Everyone wants to blame the NRA for all these problems. How rediculous is it to blame a national organization for the actions of an individual? Wayne LaPierrie (Head of the NRA) was not standing behind the idiot at Sandy Hook – he had not even known that twit existed before that day. Personally, when a idiot does something criminal, I blame that person, for they, not some outside organization, they are the one who did the deed.

    The discussion on gun rights will be long and tiring for everyone. Unless we can all agree, here at the start, to take rhetoric out of the discussion and focus on clear, logical thought, the discussion will become ugly and destructive to this country. Don’t keep yelling your opinion to the world, offer clear and helpful ideas and solutions.

  6. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    I have seen Gamestops all over Europe, even at the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, Finland.
    My first time in Galway, Ireland, I watched Scarface at 9pm, uncensored, on the local television network.
    Every industrialized nation has the same, sometimes even less restrictive, access to our “violent” culture, but none of them have these massacres or shooting deaths on a regular basis like we do. For some reason, we have a culture of fear-mongering that makes people want more and more guns, meaning that there is even more likelihood of things like this happening. The insane thing is, whenever something terrible happens, gun sales skyrocket because people think that they will never be able to buy another gun.
    Yes, all those things listed in the toon contribute to shaping the minds of young people, but young people in every other country are also exposed to it. We just keep guns lying around because the NRA and right wing pundits keep telling us we should, andact shocked when a kid picks some up and kills with them. That is the part of our culture that needs to change – the idea that an armed society is a safe society. Empirical evidence would seem to prove otherwise. Allow everybody up to one rifle, one shotgun, and one handgun, no large capacity magazines or semi-automatic rifles, and there is less access to weaponry that can cause mass shootings.

  7. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    But not guns. Another gem by Ramirez.

  8. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 1 year ago

    @Chillbilly

    You don’t need guns to take a person out; they help, but there are other ways of doing it.
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    That’s why “gun control” by itself won’t be enough to stop the carnage; you’ve also got to get at the root of what drives people to do these things.

  9. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    The seeds are planted and it’s growing…rapidly.

  10. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 1 year ago

    @ghostkeeper

    Inanimate objects are not the root of the problem, the decline of morals in this country is. When we reach the point when people twice elect a socialist, immoral slug like the Obamanation, we’re sunk.

  11. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    At least Ramirez shows the guy with the gun is the evil one, baby steps for Michael.

  12. John Locke

    John Locke said, over 1 year ago

    In this country, police of all stripes are VERY careful dealing with citizens. We can be dangerous. That is a good thing; just ask the Jews from Europe or Kulaks from the Ukraine. The danger from guns is minute compared to the danger from government.

  13. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Well then, I guess maybe they should enforce the laws that are on the books. That would be a start, anyway.

  14. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Thank you I agree Ramirez

  15. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Pop culture”? You mean, like editorial cartoons that go for easy answers and platitudes instead of real solutions, like gun control?

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