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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 3 days ago

    How’s about we re-conconceive the ‘WELL-REGULATED militia’ phrase in the 2nd amendment to MEAN a well-regulated militia instead of an UN-regulated one? Are you listening Clarence Thomas? Some of this blood is dripping from decision-making of YOUR coterie on the Supreme Court. Hello? Anybody CARE about actual lives up there?

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, 3 days ago

    Wanna be militia’s are wanna be because they lack the discipline to be regular army.
    A “well regulated” militia means genuine effort and an amount of delayed gratification.
    This is America, good luck with that.

  3. cdward

    cdward said, 3 days ago

    The “well-regulated militia” part used to mean exactly that. Like Switzerland, all males (well, free white land-owning males) of a certain age were required by law to serve in local and state militias. These could be and were occasionally federalized. We dropped that with the creation of the National Guard. But I’d be okay bringing it back.

  4. Bats

    Bats said, 3 days ago


  5. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    We can’t even be bothered to do background checks on all gun purchases. There is an active gun running trade from Indiana gun shows and private sales into Chicago gangs.

  6. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 3 days ago

    The knee-jerk reaction of FOX News propagandists was to criticize Obama for his early impassioned response and to find numerous reasons why nothing can be done. If 22 beautiful children slaughtered at Sandy Hook won’t move the legislators, I doubt ten college students slaughtered at Roseburg, O. will. The cowardly, self-serving Congress needs to show leadership.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, 3 days ago

    It’s not the cowardly, self-serving congress. It’s the cowardly, self-serving Republicans. They have no right to call themselves “Pro Life.”

  8. Paul Gross

    Paul Gross GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    The blood is on the hands of the school administration. This loon walked onto a “gun free” campus with one unarmed security guard. Logic and facts would be helpful in this argument, but they seem to fly out the window as the president showed when he claimed gun deaths are higher in states with loose gun laws. the reverse is true. further gun deaths have been declining over the past 20 years. what is up is mass shootings particularly since 2008. Must be obama’s fault by the reasoning on display here. One of the real problems is that we no longer institutionalize mentally ill people, but it is easier to whine about Republicans than actually seek solutions

  9. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 2 days ago

    @Paul Gross

    ^Then why doesn’t congress actually try to seek solutions?

  10. dchavers

    dchavers said, 2 days ago

    Will somebody please explain why no on has the guts to stand up to the gun lobby? This daily toll of unnecessary gun deaths has been, and apparently, will remain ridiculous.

  11. rallsolo

    rallsolo said, 2 days ago

    So all you gun control nuts. What gun control law would have prevented this? I keep asking this and you all keep running away from it. Why? Because the problem isn’t guns. The problem is the people who want to do acts like this. A gun control law isn’t going to stop someone bent on committing murder. I know it. You know it. You just don’t have the guts to admit the truth.

  12. Cerabooge

    Cerabooge said, 2 days ago

    @Paul Gross

    This loon walked onto a “gun free” campus
    This is very confusing. Concealed carry is legal in Oregon, but individual colleges can ban them? What a mess.
    he claimed gun deaths are higher in states with loose gun laws. the reverse is true.
    Link, please.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, 2 days ago


    Well regulated. OK. There are around 300 federal regulations currently in force concerning the regulation of guns and their ownership.
    Here is a copy of the regs for you.

    That last one is a quick reference.

    Here, provided by that evil bastion of hate, the NRA is a place you can reference the individual state laws.

    So I do think – only my opinion – that the usa has the well regulated part down. It’s the enforcement of said laws that may be the problem.

    I know what I had to do to legally purchase my handguns. I also know that training (education) is paramount in being in compliance with all the regs. Plus well one must be proficient with one’s chosen means of defense. That could mean anything from a stick to an AR-15.

    A militia /mɨˈlɪʃə/1 generally is an army or other fighting force that is composed of non-professional fighters; citizens of a nation or subjects of a state or government that can be called upon to enter a combat situation, as opposed to a professional force of regular, full-time military personnel, or historically, members of the fighting nobility class (e.g., knights or samurai).

    So (as in your next post) you think that adults of a certain age be required to “train” at the direction of the government in order to qualify as part of this militia and then be subject to call up in emergency situations?

    Isn’t that the definition of “professional”?

    Hey, I understand the need to try and solve the problem. But I do have a question for you.

    In what universe does a criminal obey laws?

  14. ForALaugh

    ForALaugh GoComics PRO Member said, 2 days ago

    This is domestic terrorism. The prime supporter of this terrorism is the NRA. The NRA is the lobby arm of the gun manufacturers. There is no guarantee of uncontrolled firearms in the constitution. The wording says a well regulated militia. The ease of buying military grade weaponry plus the massive propaganda put out by the NRA only exacerbates the problem. If problem people can’t get problem weapons, then this terrorism will be reduced. The first step is gun registration and a limit on what kind of weapons are even allowed to be sold or owned. Thorough background checks must be conducted on anyone buying a weapon. This must be done through a national up to date data base. I realize that for many, happiness is a warm gun, but the rest of us, and we are a majority, don’t feel that way. So, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

  15. rallsolo

    rallsolo said, 2 days ago


    You’re right! Your post was good for a laugh! Nobody is claiming there is a guarantee of uncontrolled firearms in the constitution. Complete and utter BS exaggeration by you. How do you expect people to take you seriously when you can’t even tell the truth? Second lie is “the ease of buying military grade weaponry”. This shows you either know the truth or are woefully uninformed about what one can buy. Military grade weaponry is fully automatic, which is impossible to get for the vast majority of gun owners. So keep up the BS. It shows how out of touch with reality the gun control nuts are.

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