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  1. tiredofit

    tiredofit said, 9 months ago

    We really should protect our first amendment rights to bear arms, all arms!

    After all, why limit it to gunpowder-based arms? We should be allowed to store chemical and biological weapons in our house to throw at intruders if we want! Suitcase nukes for protecting our suburban towns from the urban hordes!

    After all, the Constitution doesn’t define “arms” at all, so they are all fair game. I mean, they didn’t have 100 round capacity magazines for weapons that could fire five bullets a second back in 1791 when the Second Amendment was ratified, but we’re allowed to have them! ALL ARMS MUST BE LEGAL TO CARRY IN A CHURCH OR BAR!

    Unless you believe the idiocy above, that all arms should be legal, then you believe in arms control. And if you believe in arms control, then we should be able to discuss which arms are allowed and which are not.

    Myself, I would limit non-sporting weapons (hunting, target, etc.) to 10 rounds and limit firing speed, require that they be locked separate from their ammo when not in use, and shooters be trained and licensed just like drivers and weapons be registered just like cars.

    Unless you plan on armed insurrection or mass murder there are few rational reasons to have more firepower than listed above.

  2. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 9 months ago

    antiquetracman: If you read the whole thing, you will see the distinction, but the first amendment is what you want to destroy with the second – the right to believe, to communicate, and to join with others to do what the Constitution says.

  3. jonpeterson001

    jonpeterson001 said, 9 months ago

    Antique, you aren’t doing your side any favors with that argument/name calling/radicalism (Every citizen is a member of the militia).

    BTW, I am not a member of any militias.

  4. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @tiredofit

    “…. require that they be locked separate from their ammo when not in use…….
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    Yeah, I always keep my gun locked in my safe, and my ammunition in another.
    I figure if someone breaks in, in the middle of the night, they’ll be willing to wait while i unlock my safes to get out my gun and ammo, and load it, etc.

  5. goweeder

    goweeder GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    “And you want them all dead because they don’t conform to your ideas. So, that makes your ideology as bad as theirs.”
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    No, we want them dead because they are fanatic murderers who kill everyone on sight because it’s so much fun. And they kill women and children with no remorse, because they want to be the boss of everyone they don’ kill. And they’re mean, too.

  6. dchavers

    dchavers said, 9 months ago

    Numbnutz-read the entire response so that you understand his comment.

  7. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, 9 months ago

    goweeder said, “…they are fanatic murderers who kill everyone on sight because it’s so much fun. And they kill women and children with no remorse, because they want to be the boss of everyone they don’ kill. And they’re mean, too.”


    I don’t like it when you talk about Americans that way.

  8. ODon

    ODon said, 9 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    “Yup. About a third of firearms deaths are suicides. Another third are gangbanger POSs shooting each other. That leaves about 13,000 people killing others with firearms.”
    So 1/3 don’t count, 1/3 are subhuman leaving 1/3 killing others so it really isn’t a big deal (?). What is the point you are making?

  9. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 9 months ago

    Twice this year we’ve had an idiot put an automatic weapon in the hands of a pre-teen child, resulting in someone dying.

    I knew we worshiped stupidity in this country, that we’d violently defend our right to not learn anything ever, but it seems we’re willing to give our lives for it.

  10. ChevJames007

    ChevJames007 said, 9 months ago

    Luckovitch lives in a lily white neighborhood and keeps a Glock under his pillow—you can bet on it!

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    And giving 9 year olds fully automatic Uzi has proven so good an idea. BTW: in the 18th century, “arms” included swords, and “biological” weapons had been used for centuries during siege warfare. (Even though they didn’t really understand what it was about dead livestock in wells that was lethal, just like so many today don’t understand either chemical or biological weapons of “terror” that aren’t really all that effective.)

  12. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 9 months ago

    dtroutma: Chemical and biological weapons are effective – in fact too effective. They ignore all boundaries and given enough use and time, will travel all around the world and attack the user. Check out the August 2014 Scientific American article on how chemical exposure can piggyback on DNA without changing it, to the point of being detected five generations later.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    ^My point is that any “weapon” just as likely to kill the user as the “enemy” isn’t very effective, but yes, I do see your point there as well.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Just another note? Our HOMICIDE BY GUN rate is roughly three times the number of our losses in years of war in Iraq, EVERY YEAR! “ISIS BOY” has it right.

  15. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 9 months ago

    @dtroutma

    The population of Iraq is 32.5 million. The population of the US is 315 million, plus 10-20 million illegals “in the shadows”.

    Also, people with a criminal record were more likely to die as homicide victims. Between 1990 and 1994, 75% of all homicide victims age 21 and younger in the city of Boston had a prior criminal record.42 In Philadelphia, the percentage of those killed in gun homicides that had prior criminal records increased from 73% in 1985 to 93% in 1996. Do something about our permanent criminal underclass and the homicide rate will fall.

    One reason the extent of gun ownership in a society does not spur the murder rate is that
    murderers are not spread evenly throughout
    the population. Analysis of perpetrator studies
    shows that violent criminals— especially murderers— “almost uniformly have a long
    history of involvement in criminal behavior". So
    it would not appreciably raise violence if all law
    abiding, responsible people had firearms because they are not the ones who rape, rob, or murder. By the same token, violent crime would not fall if guns were totally banned to civilians. As the respective examples of Luxembourg and Russia suggest, individuals who commit violent crimes will either find guns
    despite severe controls or will find other weapons to use.

    The non‐correlation between gun ownership and murder is reinforced by examination of
    statistics from larger numbers of nations across the developed world. Comparison of
    “homicide and suicide mortality data for thirty‐six nations (including the United States)
    for the period 1990–1995” to gun ownership
    levels showed “no significant (at the 5% level)
    association between gun ownership levels and the total homicide rate.” Consistent with this is
    a later European study of data from 21 nations in which “no significant correlations [of
    gun ownership levels] with total suicide or homicide rates were found.


    Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy: Would Banning Handguns Reduce Murder and Suicide?

    Conclusion: NO!

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