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  1. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    But oddly enough, there are many countries with similar levels of gang activity, crime and mentally insane on the streets, and where guns are controlled they don’t get nearly the same murder rates. So, by objective physical evidence + logic, your argument fails.

  2. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, over 2 years ago

    @Lynne B

    No your argument is the one failing and your logic is absent. You failed.

  3. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    There is a nice summary here; the columns in the table are sortable by clicking on the header. There is painfully complete data here.


    Now, back up your assertions, instead of just calling names….

  4. Mr. MOR

    Mr. MOR said, over 2 years ago

    You can check homicide rates per 100,000 here
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate
    We (US) are still below countries like Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia (no gun control) and way above Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Romania (gun control)
    (I’m assuming Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Romania have gangs, but it may be that I watch to many action flicks)
    I noticed one country where gun control seems to have no effect on murder rates, but you’ll have to look that up yourselves.
    Here are the other links I looked at.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate#By_country
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics#Honduras
    All three sites are well referenced with UN data

  5. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The more voices the better. I’m not always able to comment, but am always glad to see your comments, too.

  6. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 2 years ago

    Nothing but simple facts here. Congressmen fear the NRA so much that they are compelled to turn their heads away from dead children. That’s the state of things here. Dead children are garbage. Guns are an altar of worship. God Bless America.

  7. cdward

    cdward said, over 2 years ago

    @zoidknight

    You have presented no argument at all. Taunting does not constitute an argument. However, facts are real. Countries with high gun ownership yet strict regulation (Switzerland is a good example) have much lower rates of gun violence. Countries with strict regulation and low gun ownership have dramatically lower gun violence rates than that. But even within the US, states with the strictest gun laws have the lowest gun violence rates. They are high by the standards of the world’s wealthy nations, but compared to gun-loving states, they are low.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago

    The problem with this comparison is that we have something Australia doesn’t- an exceptionally porous border through which we’ve been unable to stop the smuggling of human beings, let alone weapons.

  9. UM5

    UM5 said, over 2 years ago

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    And just what part of “Shall not be infringed” do you fail to understand?

  10. abersteve

    abersteve GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Omnius, gun deaths have been dropping over the past 20 years. In 2011, out of about 12,000 murder, about 300 were committed using rifles of all types. It’s disingenuous to ban the non-existent “assault weapon” in order to reduce gun violence.

    Plus, there’s that pesky constitution…
    http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/1114/what-does-the-right-to-bear-arms-really-mean

  11. chayasnana

    chayasnana said, over 2 years ago

    @UM5

    And what part of well-regulated militia do you not understand?

  12. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Thank you, well said.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago

    The idea of enforcing current law is a good one. The problem is that laws have been intentionally emasculated. Background checks must be destroyed soon after results are in. Laws are in place to limit the ability of local/state law enforcement to access ATF databases. The ATF hasn’t had a director since 2006. There are no more ATF agents in the field now than there were in the early 1960s. And, of course, I can dress up in a Nazi uniform, goosestep to a gun show, and buy as many items of destruction as I want to out of someone’s trunk, and that’s legal.

    What I say: Isn’t there a way to reduce gun violence without denying gun owners the many and varied pleasures associated with being able to put holes in living things from a distance? What they hear: YER GONNA TAKE MY GUNS.

    Until that conversation stops being repeated, we are doomed to more massacres.

  14. prfesser

    prfesser said, over 2 years ago

    With reasoning like this, we’d end up building a prison for every major town and most counties in the US. This would likely lead to a major opportunity to find jobs (as prison guards), but those prisons and guards are paid for by tax dollars. That sux. And if a large portion of our society is in prison, where they get free food, free health care and FREE CABLE TV (not to mention a free bed), there would be fewer people out in “the world” working to pay the taxes that keep the criminal element off the streets.
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    I’m not saying prisons are bad, or that we shouldn’t lock away criminals. I am saying that prison has to stop being a way to live off society, and must become a total form of punishment.
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    The only rehabilitated criminal is a dead criminal.

  15. wbr

    wbr said, over 2 years ago

    they arrested a man for thinking of killing kids http://www.wggb.com/2012/09/18/calif-man-arrested-after-post-about-killing-kids-in-espn-chatroom/

    the problem with background searches are 1] often asking for gun permit is used by authorities is a reason not to grant one 2] high fees proposed even when it is dad giving son a gun

    in my state voting requires either sending letter in to get ballot or walking in and getting ballot

    woman who guns were used in newtown shooting lied on app but was cleared so much for checks

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