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Nick Anderson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Yup, Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, U.S., Iraq, Israel, not at all like ruthless Japan, England, Australia, New Zealand, or all the other nations were reasonable limits are in place.

  2. Rad-ish

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

    All those polite gang bangers are a great example.

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    How long has the NRA been dead set against them violent video games that cause those mass killings?
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    Was it before last Friday?

  4. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    Always.
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    Name the game that caused this latest mass killing and you will find the NRA is dead set against it.
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    Since before last friday.

  5. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, almost 2 years ago

    Whoever said, An armed society is a polite society" was phantasying about a “good old days” that never existed… Tombstone Arizona in 1880, maybe? King Arthur’s Court?

  6. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, almost 2 years ago

    Thomas E. Woods’ “33 Questions You’re Not Supposed To Ask About American History” notes that the Wild West wasn’t as wild as most people think it is.
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    Rather, the combination of “strict private property laws” and “common firearm ownership” helped serve to keep the crime rate in check, such that for some towns the murder rate was almost non-existent.

  7. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, almost 2 years ago

    Mr. Blair, I applaud you. The vast majority of people don’t realize their ideas of the wild, wild west were inspired by penny novels and early Hollywood films. They had nearly total gun control in towns, which is why when someone used a gun to kill someone in a town the event was doubly horrifing and made a place for itself in history. And the prevelance of guns didn’t come until after the Civil War when excess manufacturing capacity encouraged the gun makers to expand their marketing thru myth making – read: general lying.

  8. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, almost 2 years ago

    @saywhatwhat

    Not sure, but I think it was Robert Heinlein, whose “armed” society also provided basic needs such as food, housing and medical care despite its liberterian leanings.

  9. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    As far as I can recall, the NRA has not mentioned violent video games, as a possible cause of weapon related crimes, before last Friday’s announcement. I may be wrong on this, but I doubt it. Maybe the video game industry hasn’t been making generous enough “contributions” to the NRA lately? Is that the reason for them being singled out? I wonder.

  10. daves306

    daves306 said, almost 2 years ago

    Hey Nick, Try carrying an AR-15 slung over your shoulder down the sidewalk in your neighborhood and get back to us on how that turns out for you. Because responsible gun owners walk around like that all the time.

  11. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 2 years ago

    ^The NRA is practicing it’s 3 legged strategy. The first leg is to insure the drafting ineffective laws, so they can point at the them after an ‘incident’ and say that laws are ineffective (were the earp brothers in dodge city?). The second leg is to distract the conversation to anything else. video games, mental health. while these are societal problems that the NRA certainly doesn’t care about, they make a fine scapegoat for un-educated liberals. The third leg is to refuse to discuss guns, as that guns are not and have never been the problem.

  12. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    @Darsan54

    And had a strict code duello as well.

  13. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    The OK Corral shootout was a showdown between two gangs of thugs. Wyatt Earp was a crooked faro dealer, and one of the other Earps was a violent pimp.

  14. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    @mr troll, in those countries they won’t hesitate to call out the military and defeat you in short order. They will consider you an alien invader.

  15. Craig Linder

    Craig Linder said, almost 2 years ago

    The NRA’s position is effectively the personalization of the Cold War concept of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). In the Cold War the U.S and the U.S.S.R. were deterred from using nuclear weapons because the first to use them would have started a chain of retaliation that would have led to the destruction of both countries.

    Fortunately, no political madman or set of circumstances took us down that path (although the Cuban missile crisis came too close for comfort). But there were only two main actors in that drama. With millions of armed individuals, someone is bound to step over the line and start a chain of shooting that will leave many dead and wounded. I’ll even go so far as to predict it would lead to more dead than our current situation.

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