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Mike Luckovich

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  1. Dale Netherton

    Dale Netherton said, over 2 years ago

    Gun laws don’t stop maniacs from committing crimes and violence. Criminals don’t obey laws…even gun laws.

  2. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 2 years ago

    Only someone else with a gun could have changed this outcome. My church has an on duty police officer in the building during Sunday services. Why wasn’t there one at this theatre where hundreds of young adults were assembling?
    Not criticizing, just wondering.

  3. ODon

    ODon said, over 2 years ago

    We can’t be far from the day a group of strangers start shooting at each other each thinking they are getting the villain and saving the day. A deadly mistake.

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @ODon

    been there and done that – shoot out at the OK corral LOL

  5. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, over 2 years ago

    Church services with a police presence? And people wonder why I’m an atheist…

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @ Dry (if you stop in here)

    Checked that 1.5 hour thing. Most sources say 1.5 hours with a couple saying “over an hour”. They had to drive from Oslo and then their boat broke down.

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 said, over 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    “Typical—libs cry gun control every time a lunatic goes on rampage. Unless, of course, it is a terrorist like the one in the Ft Hood massacre—then it is ‘not so fast!’”

    That would be because most lunatics who go on a shooting rampage bought their gun legally. We don’t care if responsible citizens buy a hand gun or shot gun. We want to stop nutters from buying guns and killing.

  8. Heavy B

    Heavy B said, over 2 years ago

    @narrowminded

    “Only someone else with a gun could have changed this outcome”

    In a dark, smoke filled room full of paniced people? Someone else with a gun would have made things SO MUCH WORSE.

  9. Heavy B

    Heavy B said, over 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    In the aftermath of fort hood, CONservatives were calling on a purge of all muslims from the military. Does that mean the right wants christians banned from movie theaters? Because the terrorist who shot up the movie theater was a christian. Christian terrorist…

  10. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    Anyone who says that this guy could have been stopped if there had been someone in the audience with a gun — well, you’ve watched too many movies. Try to get your mind out of fantasy world and try to think about what the situation was like in reality.

  11. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, over 2 years ago

    @Heavy B

    ridiculous statement. Only someone with NO training in firearms would say something like that. Concealed carry required both training and intelligence. I single individual with a handgun at that theatre may not have ended the threat—after all the assailant had more firepower and a superior position—but an armed trained individual in the theatre could have ended everything with one well placed shot.

  12. piobaire

    piobaire said, over 2 years ago

    @Archimedes

    Please hear the tone of respect and compassion I write this in, as you read: The individual you describe would have to have very extensive training, not just that required to get a gun permit. Many police offiicers, FBI or ATF agents, serving or past military, might be able to pull it off.
    The individual you describe would have to first realize what was happening, draw their weapon, chamber a round or otherwise ready the piece, get a clear field of fire, assess what was behind the shooter, probably move towards the shooter unless they were in the first five or six rows (through panicked, running citizens, or climbing over the bodies of injured or those taking cover), and then, overcoming healthy fear, adrenaline surge, with bullets flying and lights flashing, take aim. I’d love to see someone have dropped him at the beginning of the attack. Hell, I would love to have been the person to do it. But there are darn few 007’s out there. One has to be realistic.

  13. piobaire

    piobaire said, over 2 years ago

    @Archimedes

    To give you your due, Archimedes, and again with respect: I understand that after the attacks on Israeli schools in the last century, school personnel with the necessary military training were issued with weapons, which are kept secure but handy in case of future attacks. I emphasize that the personnel are trained veterans of the military, members of the reserve.

  14. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Not to mention that the guy was dressed in black, firing indiscriminately with automatic weapons into a crowd. The “bad guy” didn’t care who got hit; the “good guy” presumably would have to.


    One more person in the audience with a gun, however well-trained, may have resulted in fewer casualties or may have resulted in more casualties, but one FEWER person in the audience with a gun would have resulted in ZERO casualties.

  15. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 2 years ago

    NRA: “Arm yourselves, America! Be ready to help kill the next crazed gunman!”

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