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  1. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The Outrage doesn’t disappear and the victims and their family are not forgotten.

    Once the shock of the event is over – people realize that the cure offered by Obama and Biden (Give up constitutional rights) is worse then living with the risk of a few nut jobs.

    There are, of course, easier cures to the problem. Most schools now are locked during the day and require that you use a badge or show ID to a camera before you are allowed on school grounds.

    Forwarned is forearmed – People are a little more likely to report a guy walking down the street with an assault rifle on their back.

    I don’t have a problem with background checks but I do have a problem with the Federal government getting more involved with any issue. I want less of them.

  2. Neeeol

    Neeeol said, over 2 years ago

    To Mephistopholes: “Constitutional rights” like not being searched without a warrant, or being able to yell “FIRE” in a crowded theater? No constitutional rights are absolute. Except it seems when we want to trot around with a killing machine. (In case you hadn’t noticed, that’s what a combat rifle is.)

  3. Dale Netherton

    Dale Netherton said, over 2 years ago

    Fortunately we have a second amendment in the law of the land.

  4. Doug Stegenga

    Doug Stegenga said, over 2 years ago

    … dead for now, but not buried. The first steps toward total gun confiscation.

  5. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, over 2 years ago

    They even supress collecting information, so there are no facts to base a restriction on !

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I have stated my own feelings about this numerous times. Prohibition doesn’t work and I am not disappointed that it (thus far) has failed on the federal level. What does bother me is the defeat of the background checks. If it would deter anyone from buying a firearm that shouldn’t I’m all for it. The paranoia factor about the government databases containing ownership information is ridiculous. I have been affiliated with the criminal justice system enough in the past to promise you that 5 minutes or less on a computer and any law enforcement person knows all about you.

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Bang bang, my baby shot me down.
    Hey Hey, ho ho, NRA has got to go.

  8. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 2 years ago

    @Dale Netherton

    Of course, you need to know what “the militia” entails. The Second Amendment is clarification of existing federal law from 1791, and is very clear what weaponry the militia should have.

  9. prfesser

    prfesser said, over 2 years ago

    It’s not that the outrage dissipates fast, it’s just that Congress is full of people with selective ADD – they have short attention spans when it comes to having to do something.

  10. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    Excellently stated. Gun control opponents always raise the issue of government confiscation and the horrifying knock on their door at midnight. Ain’t ever gonna happen. That knock on the door is much more likely to be an armed criminal.

  11. rickf1968

    rickf1968 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    you obviously haven’t been paying attention to the UN arms treaty that is being discussed right now by our prez.

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-gops-real-agenda-20130313 The GOP is getting worse, not better!

  13. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The new global arms trade treaty was overwhelmingly approved by the United Nations, with U.S. backing, but it was clear on Wednesday it faces a tough fight for ratification by U.S. senators who contend it could affect Americans’ gun rights.
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    The treaty, the first of its kind, seeks to regulate the $70 billion business in conventional arms and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers.

    A U.S. commitment to the treaty is important to get China, Russia and other big arms producers on board, diplomats and activists say.

    The United States is already in compliance with the treaty’s terms because of its weapons export and import laws, they said, but U.S. approval could put pressure on other nations to adopt similar limits.
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    “I … commend the U.S. negotiating team for crafting what appears to be a strong, effective and implementable treaty that would in no way infringe on the rights of American citizens under our domestic law or the Constitution to bear arms,” Menendez said in a statement.
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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/03/us-arms-treaty-un-usa-idUSBRE93216F20130403

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Prove it illiterati.

  15. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    “it faces a tough fight for ratification by U.S. senators who contend it could affect Americans’ gun rights.”


    Considering the fight going on right now and the diminished prospects for a federal bill, I would say the U.N. treaty is DOA. Add to that the lack of compliance to existing U.N. treaties and you might consider their efforts as futile.

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