Mike Lester by Mike Lester

Mike Lester

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    An icy road in winter is NOT the same thing as a weapon, be it firearm, or sword. The NRA style “leaps” get more absurd with every mass homicide.

  2. cenright

    cenright said, over 1 year ago

    Mass shootings are intentional – i.e. with malice aforethought. Bus accidents are unintentional – at worse something stupid. That is a huge difference.

  3. Movingsound

    Movingsound GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    It’s a comic…. It’s supposed to show how ridiculous that argument is.

  4. Sr NONliberal

    Sr NONliberal GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    A couple of years ago, this guy intentionally ran over & killed 5 people with his car. Last week, this other guy stabbed a family of 4 to death. How would the stupid ban proposed have saved them? Face it, we need to address mental health in this country, we don’t need another band aid of an idea.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    A pregnant Arizona woman, was arrested the Saturday after the elections when she allegedly ran over her husband with the family SUV for not voting in the elections.
    If he had a gun, could he have stopped her? And what about the baby?
    I support banning high capacity clips except for those, as the 2nd amendment puts it, “well regulated” members of the police department, national guard, or police auxilary(or militia) who are deemed qualified by training and, if necessary, mental evaluation, to be safe.
    The bus accident was just that, an accident. If the driver was drunk, over tired, or medicated as has been the case in a few of our more recent incidents, there will be consequences for the driver and the company. It appears it was just very bad roads. If the bus driver was insanely angry and drove off the road while trying to ram another car, or while yelling at a passenger instead of watching the road, then we get a little closer to the gun debate and using ‘high capacity’ containers to kill lots of people.
    I think Mr. Lester could have made a better point here.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  6. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 1 year ago

    @Sr NONliberal

    That’s what we need… A “Stupid Ban”! A ban on stupid people!!! (Serious)

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 1 year ago

    False equivalency. A high capacity semi-automatic assault rifle is designed for one, and only one, purpose: to kill as many people as possible. The primary purpose of a bus is to move people from one place to another, not kill them. Name one person who has used a bus to intentionally kill as many people as possible.

  8. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 1 year ago

    @Movingsound

    In this case – what argument? Cause I´m pretty sure that a certain side is willing to use that as an argument to keep the curent regulations on guns.

  9. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    dtroutma, if you would check facts instead of emotions you would find that according to Government statics that three times as many people are killed every year in auto related accidents than by guns, knives, clubs etc…

  10. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, over 1 year ago

    We should ban people, without people guns would lead a non-violent lifestyle.

    Most murders committed with a firearm involve hand guns. According to the FBI annual crime statistics, the number of murders committed annually with hammers and clubs outnumbers the number of murders committed with a rifle of any type.

    FBI numbers: 2011, there was 323 murders committed with a rifle where as there were 496 murders committed with hammers and clubs.

    According to the FBI, nearly twice as many people are killed by hands and fists each year than are killed by murderers who use rifles.

    By the way I can remember at least 6 cases off the top of my head where the murder weapon was a car.

  11. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, over 1 year ago

    I dunno…the way some people drive on icy roads could
    be construed as using a car as a weapon of mass murder

  12. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Talk to a firefighter. Although exploding ammunition does not propel the slug, the shrapnel it causes can still be deadly (Brandon Lee was killed by a sliver of metal fired by a blank charge that was less than 2mm long). If a gun has a bullet in the chamber, a situation not recommended but possible in some paranoid gun owners’ cases, the slug can propel near velocity.
    A sudden shock can also discharge a chambered round (I have intimate experience with this), and there are cases of injury and death occurring from a gun being dropped or falling from a shelf.

  13. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    Ban birth then give it a few generations and problem solved.

  14. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, over 1 year ago

    @Sr NONliberal

    And it appears they can start with you.

  15. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, over 1 year ago

    @Kevin Robinson

    False. Currently the number of deaths by auto accidents is 20% greater than gun deaths. If the current trends continue, gun deaths will outnumber auto deaths by 2015.

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