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Mike Lester

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 3 months ago

    Ha! Great toon Mike!

  2. Nohwear

    Nohwear said, 3 months ago

    The solution is clear. Guns for everyone!

  3. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 3 months ago

    Never there was a criminal that feared prison or the cops more than they did finding their victim is armed.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 3 months ago

    The more guns the better, happier and healthier the society.
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    There are no statistics to back that claim, of course, just Lester Toon and the NRA.
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    How’s about you ‘free speech’ types in the audience politely ask for some actual figures to back NRA ‘facts?’ And tell us what happens.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 3 months ago

    In the specific instance of the cartoon, if the guy holding the newspaper were to reach for his gun, he’d likely be shot before he could even touch it. Having a gun means nothing when you’re caught by surprise and already at gun point.

  6. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @Jase99

    You have a gun pointed at you but can not get to yours? You lie say you do not have one. The guy hopefully believes you, shoot when the guy turns his back.

  7. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, 3 months ago

    @wmconelly

    murder rates #/100,000 vs gun rates civilian #/100 guns

    Highest murder rates by country

    Honduras 91.6 vs 6.2 (legal and illegal)
    El Salvador 69.2 vs 5.8 (legal and illegal)
    Venezulia 53.7 vs 10.7 (legal and illegal)
    Belize 41.4 vs 10.0 (legal and illegal)
    Jamaica 40.9 vs 8.1 (legal and illegal)

    By lowest murder rate is much harder as reporting is iffy for many—can not believe them, for example Hong Kong, does anyone believe a .2/100,000 murder rate there? So I have taken the lowest rates among those whose numbers are somewhat believable.

    Japan .3 vs .6
    Austria .6 vs 30.4
    Slovenia .7 vs 13.5
    Switzerland .7 vs 45.7
    Czech Rep. .8 vs 16.3

    The countries with the five highest murder rates ALL had gun ownership rates lower than four of the five countries with the lowest murder rates.

    US for comparison

    4.8 murders per 100,000 and 101 guns per 100 people

    There’s your numbers.

    archimedes

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @Archimedes

    so the only way to murder someone is a gun?
    nice numbers, to bad they do not mean much.

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Maybe he could have hid behind a gun free zone sign or something.

  10. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @Archimedes

    Let us look at something closer to home.

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2014/04/04/chicago-enacts-concealed-carry-murder-rate-promptly-falls-to-1958-level-n1818843

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2013/05/14/disarming-realities-as-gun-sales-soar-gun-crimes-plummet/

  12. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Those are the “edited” numbers in your “opinion”. Not that it makes any difference. There are so many other factors involved that a simplistic approach proves little.

  13. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, 3 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    No I never said that but the argument is that guns make a country less safe and the numbers do not say that Here look at it this way

    Highest gun ownership vs murder rate.
    United States 101/100 vs 4.2/100,000
    Serbia 58.2 vs 1.2
    Yemen 54.8 vs 4.2
    Switzerland 45.7 vs 0.7
    Finland 45.3 vs 2.2
    The United States is first in gun ownership and 103 in murder rate among reporting countries.
    archimedes

  14. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, 3 months ago

    @Harleyquinn

    These are not murder rates by gun these are overall murder rates.

  15. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, 3 months ago

    @Ted Lind

    You are of course correct, but those that wish to limit gun ownership make NO complex arguments, there position is GUNS BAD.

    archimedes

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