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. 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

  6. D PB

    D PB said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    LOL, same demagogue rant, different day.

  7. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    Watch ‘Revolution’ on NBC

    Big Money Elected Our Presidents from RR to Obama

  8. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @TheTrustedMechanic

    The NRA does indeed promote Gun Safety.

  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. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    Your Support ot The 2nd Amendment and since you own Guns for your protection, this makes you a Red Neck Gun Nut

    Bet the burglars sued you fro allowing your dog to attack them albeit they broke the law by illegally entering their home and they won.

  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. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe said, over 1 year ago

    @Peabody-Martini

    of the 90 regions in the US, Chicago ranks 90th, or dead last, pun intended, in the enforcement of federal gun laws. Maybe, just maybe, if you enforced some of the laws that are supposed to prevent guns from being sold to criminal gangs and convicted felons, maybe if you prosecuted and jailed or depoerted the violent criminals, instead or releasing them, you might actually reduce the number of murders in Chi town.

    Oh wait, it is easier to blame others than to take responsibility.

    Maybe if you didn’t make chicago such a target rich environment for someone looking fo unarmed victims, you might convince some of these gang bangers to look for other ways of earning a couple of bucks.

  14. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe said, over 1 year ago

    @Adrian Snare

    Even Chairman Mao recognized that political power comes from the barrel of a gun. By keeping guns in the hands of the people we keep the ability to influence and affect the governing classes. Without it, the nanny state you see forming in NYC and CA and far worse, something along the lines of Pol Pot’s regime, will be imposed on a disarmed populous.

    Frankly I WANT those in government to worry that we may rise up and remove them from office. I want them afraid for the safety of themselves and their families should they betray the trust put in them. I want them to realize that We the People are in charge, not them.

  15. 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

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