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Mike Lester

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    A revolver at close quarters, and a bolt action long rifle still can “reach out and touch someone”. Massive magazines and high rates of fire are for suppression of an enemy, not school kids in a classroom. Restricting access to military weapons intended for combat, will not “sheer any sheep”.

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    “ONe in 17 Americans has a serious mental illness, statistically, most of them have guns, think about it.”

    That was a comment you made on another board earlier. Do you have a link that will make that credible?

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    To bad we’re forced to live with the shear terror of crazy people with semi automatic guns.

  4. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, almost 2 years ago

    @rvernon

    Ha!

  5. jonesb

    jonesb said, almost 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    Come on, we all know there are more Democrats and Republicans than that.

  6. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    So by your implied logic, we as Americans are extremely lucky there haven’t been more mass shootings with assault weaponry.

  7. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, almost 2 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Cars kill 3 times as many people every year as guns, but you are not trying to ban them. In China a man walked into a school with a knife and slashed 23 students. proving when their is a will there is a way. Think logically not emotiionally

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as published by the National Institute of Mental Healthl shows approximately 5% of Americans with serious mental illness in the past year or 1 in 20. Somewhere between he SAMHSA. NIMH, and the CDC, I did see that rate at 6% or 1 in 17 listed on one of those sites. Which of these numbers is valid would be a guess.

  9. denis1112

    denis1112 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    Too bad we’re forced to live with drug gang loons and thugs.Where I live most are from south of the Rio Grande,but there are a lot of really evil ones in the getto too.Just listen to the police scanner.Look at the Chicago Tribunes’s"Mugs in the News".But if your a dem you won’t want anything done,you’ll blame some “rich guy”.Without the thugs libs would soon run out of weed.

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 2 years ago

    @Kevin Robinson

    Yes, I heard about the attack in China. How many children died in that attack?

  11. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    There is an old saying that “You can shear a sheep many times, but you can only lead him to slaughter once.”
    I think means that you can only use an excuse once.
    Not sure how that applies to gun control.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 2 years ago

    @Kevin Robinson

    On the surface, a worthwhile argument. On closer examination, apples and oranges. First off, cars were built to transport people and things. In other words, constructive. When cars kill people, they call them “accidents”. Other than when I drove a taxi in Boston, I never saw anyone try to hurt another by using the car as a weapon. I know that it happens, but most injuries and deaths that are auto-related are not done on purpose.

    Guns, on the other hand, have one purpose, which is to put holes into living beings. Even the crappy ones seem to do that well. In other words, destructive.

    Most people who die in car crashes die accidentally. Most people who die from bullets die on purpose.

    And, to your second point, as others have noted, no children died in the knife attack.

    And for those of you who will use the “other things kill people; you want to ban those too” (again ignoring that almost no one wants to ban all guns), I’ll ask you when was the last time you heard of a “drive-by clubbing”?

  13. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @cjr53

    “So by your implied logic, we as Americans are extremely lucky there haven’t been more mass shootings with assault weaponry.”

    Sorry, that is the most Illogical statement you could have made. I asked for a link to a data source because there are so many unsubstantiated claims bandied about of late. Yours is the assumption…

  14. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Kevin Robinson

    You are wrong.
    Deaths from firearms are set to outstrip car fatalities for the first time, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and reported by Bloomberg News.

    The CDC estimates that auto-related deaths—long on the decline as more motorists wear seat-belts and face harsher penalties for drunk driving—will fall to 32,000 in 2015. Deaths from firearms, which include suicides and accidents, are estimated to rise to 33,000 over the same period.

    Every day, 85 Americans are shot dead, about 53 of them in suicides. This figure is still lower than 1993’s peak in gun deaths (37,666), but has risen significantly since firearm deaths reached a low in 2000 (28,393). The data goes back to 1979.

    Meanwhile, USA Today, which looked at FBI figures, reports that 774 people were killed between 2006 and 2010 by a mass killer, defined as a person who kills four or more people in one incident. The figures show that mass killers strike on average once every two weeks. A third of the 156 mass killings did not involve firearms, but rather fire, knife or other weapon. Almost all of the mass killers in those years were men, and their average age was 32. The dozens of deaths caused by mass killers represented about 1 percent of all homicides between 2006 and 2010.

  15. folklegendredux

    folklegendredux GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    No one died in THAT incident, but how about the dozens of others in China over the last two years involving knives or axes where children were killed beginning with the Nanping school massacre?

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