Mike Lester by Mike Lester

Mike Lester

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Ha! Good stuff.

  2. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 1 year ago

    Chicago is surrounded by jurisdictions that do as little as possible to regulate the sale of firearms. The conservative dominated state of Indiana is a particular problem. Until this gets addressed at the Federal level there is very little that the city government of Chicago can do. This cartoon totally does not reflect reality in any way, shape or form.

  3. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    Once again, a reasonable and reality driven post. Too bad, we can not have the same from our more ultra conservative element here!

  4. Francis Lapeyre

    Francis Lapeyre GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    Education and morals are the ultimate solution.

    In the meanwhile, narrow-minded reactionary responses such as limiting firearms for law-biding citizens are having the opposite effect.

    “It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.”
    —Dean Inge

  5. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    I completely agree with you on every point except the last. If you look at the cartoon ir shows wide open areas around the wolf free zone that aren’t wolf free zones.
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    But this reality driven argument you put forth will go no where with the RWNJs and their gun-nut friends. Sadly you can’t have an intelligent conversation with these people as they have demonstrated long ago that there is no intelligence left in their arguments. They simply keep holed up in their stupidity bunkers and keep firing the same tired, refuted, senseless arguments.

  6. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Francis Lapeyre

    “Education and morals are the ultimate solution.”
    You are absolutely correct on this point. Sadly society has lost its morality long ago. Or else we would not have so many deaths by firearms. As for the education, what education? The republicans have waged an all out war on education. Or if not specifically on education on the unions that represent the teachers that teach. And the poor children suffer with schools that sadly have to “teach to the test,” find ways to provide a quality education to any and every child that enrolls regardless of funding from the government, unlike charter schools and private schools that get to pick and chose who they admit. Or are you talking about the gun safety education that the NRA used promote but no longer does? Either way education is sorely lacking. So unfortunately you are correct, what we need are quality education, not just on guns but on life and skills for life. And education on gun safety. We also need a reestablishment of a moral society. But I do not see that as a viable outcome of the current “Divide and conquer” attitude of the political parties.

  7. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    “The conservative dominated state of Indiana is a particular problem.”


    The attached article quotes a Chicago police chief saying they identified 20% of firearms they recovered in crimes coming from Indiana. California, where I live, has the same issue with Arizona and Nevada. It’s a cop out to blame their gang, crime, violence problems significantly on Indiana.


    http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/21449677/indiana-gun-show-draws-hundreds

  8. D PB

    D PB said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    LOL, same demagogue rant, different day.

  9. wbr

    wbr said, over 1 year ago

    sorry wrench jockey USA is 1st [thank you gop] in spending per kid ] but way down in results
    http://rossieronline.usc.edu/u-s-education-versus-the-world-infographic/

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    All the harping on “Chicago’s tough gun laws” proves is that we need a consistent FEDERAL and NATIONAL policy and set of laws to REGULATE, as required by the Second Amendment, access to certain firearms that have no place in a civil, civilian society.


    I support the Second Amendment (as stated many times) AND the regulation of firearms and purchasers, possessors, of those said same firearms. Neither “gang bangers”, nor “soccer mom’s”, need extended magazines on auto-loading firearms, be they long or short barrel versions, like either the M-4, AR-15, MAC 10, Uzi, or Sig Sauer with 20 rounds. Neither do they need armor-piercing bullets, or bullet resistant (not really “proof”) vests, or body armor that IS pretty bullet proof (but not for a head shot!).


    Up to the age of 65, I never felt the need for a firearm for self defense, having other non-lethal, AND lethal, techniques at my disposal. However, at 65 I discovered I’d slowed down a whole lot from my youth, however, a .45 APC had not slowed down a bit, so in a very few areas I do occasionally do have to go to, or through, a small “defensive” weapon (.38, not 45 however) does give a greater sense of “security”.


    But for actual “home defense”, a dog, even a yappy little Chihuahua, may be a far better “weapon” than a gun. As when I had a 120 pound standard poodle in my childhood, who “ate” significant portions of TWO burglars before the police came and arrested them, it did prove the point that big, “family friendly” canines ARE pretty good protection as well.

  11. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @D PB

    Prove what I wrote is false.
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    I notice you aren’t capable of refuting one thing I wrote. Never have, never will. Just like ZIT you spew hatred and stupidity instead of trying to justify, defend or substantiate your position. Typical right-wing tactic.

  12. D PB

    D PB said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    LOL, I, as well as others, have refuted your blatherings in the past, just because you refuse to accept that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened.
    Oh, and by the way, my post was in response to your first post here, where there is nothing to refute. It’s just, as I said before, demagoguery, left wing nut job talking points and personal opinion trying to look like fact and reason. Fails on both counts.

    I’m curious though, there are times that you have been reasonable, they are few and far between, but times. It’s almost like you leave the computer out in the shop and let anyone who works there write a rant when they like.

    Oh, and another thing, I don’t fit you stereotype label applied at the end of your current rant either, but keep trying.

  13. outside looking in

    outside looking in said, over 1 year ago

    people dont vote but complain my neighbor wont vote but complains about gov. they dont get it dont vote so the ones that do get to call the shot majorty rules always has way country has been run dont like it get people to vote your way or find a country that doesnt belive in democercy

  14. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @D PB

    Just out of curiosity, what do you do when you don’t have me to harass and call names? Is there really that little to do in your world that you have to come here and throw about your unsubstantiated demagoguery?

  15. Mhic Dhu Ghaill

    Mhic Dhu Ghaill GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    OBoy’s shining star at home at last….suck it up.

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