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Nick Anderson

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    Freedom. Being ready willing and able to shoot someone and choosing not to. Thanks for the clarification there, NRA.

  2. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, over 3 years ago

    Because it’s oh so much better to deny the law abiding individual that needs protection from getting a weapon. Oh wait, crooks obey laws in the liberal fantasy world. Got it.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    It is getting tiresome to comment on this topic, I almost feel like posting links to previous well thought topics. I’ll just have to say that looks like a single shot bolt action rifle held by one guy, and a sharp pointy thing held by the other. Neither would be banned by current legislation.
    This was a new proposal of which I heard. I can’t recall, is it the DC times or post that’s the liberal tool/conservative propagandist?

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    The insurance angle is the winner. On top of setting up a smart regulatory mechanism, it creates a huge new PRIVATE industry.

  5. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    Hmmm, see if you can speak with Adam Lanza’s mother about that one.

  6. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, over 3 years ago

    One of the four fundamental human rights – Freedom from fear – took a serious hit yesterday. When the best arguments against restricting assault weapons and high capacity magazines are:
    1. Gayle Trotter, Independent Women’s Forum – “that one woman up against 4-5 intruders needs an assault weapon to defend her children.” or
    2. Lindsay Graham, U.S. Senator – “that one young woman defending herself may find that six bullets are not enough and she will need fifteen.”
    - Then you have to wonder if the inmates have taken over the institution.
    I wonder if they have considered that the bad guys are not standing around being willing targets for these courageous young women with high capacity assault weapons?
    And that’s not even mentioning Wayne Lapierre, NRA, who has his own financial and power based reasons for promoting fear and paranoia.
    The most articulate testimony came from Gabby Giffords who is partially paralyzed and speaks with great difficulty because of a senseless attack from a young man with a high capacity weapon while serving her constituents. And the majority of Gabby’s colleagues will find reasons to allow the public to keep their people-slaughtering weapons. Unbelievable!
    The rest of the civilized world who actually do live in freedom from fear are wondering what has happened to the good old U.S.A.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    Guns are 40 times more likely to kill someone in the house than an intruder. But conservatives reject math…

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Dude, really? OK I agree that if you buy a gun you should be required to pass a background check. That said, how exactly will making that law more strict (since background checks have been in effect for anyone buying a gun from a dealer with a federal license since 1993) keep a criminal from going to the same guy on the comer he always goes to to pick up the “9”?

    Whatever. It is YOU that miss the point.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Could a liberal organization be formed to inform gun safety? No.”

    Be fair, there are liberals who own guns & are actively involved in guns safety programs. The difference is they aren’t blindly opposed to any change to current laws like the NRA is. The NRA is much more an industry advocate than a “user” advocate these days.


    There is also the CMP, which is not politically active, but advocates marksmanship training for youth.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “I don’t carry a gun because I’m afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid.”

    I walk in some pretty lousy urban neighborhoods. I don’t think a gun would make me any safer. Being aware of my surroundings & how to avoid potential danger is a LOT more important than being armed.

    IMO, being armed makes you think you are safer than you really are.

  11. WilliamShort

    WilliamShort GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


  12. USN1977

    USN1977 said, over 3 years ago


    That shopworn quote has never been sourced. Even the originators of that statement later confessed they lacked enough proof to draw a conclusion.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The chances of a complete ban on firearms in the U.S. are zero. There are people on both sides who pretend otherwise.

    Almost everyone outside of the NRA & their allies realizes that there are weapons currently available that no normal person should want or need. But, for all of the focus on assault rifles, handguns are used in the vast bulk of killings. There are some big loopholes in background checks. It’s too easy to buy a gun in a state with lax regulation & transport it to another state. The NRA law that allows violent felons to have their gun rights restored needs to go.

    The NRA is an advocate for gun manufacturers, not typical gun owners.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    LOVELY country you’re building down there.”

    The “kill ’em all & let god sort ’em out” types like ansonia & harley, are very much in the minority.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    "And once when 2 men tried to lure me out of my house because they knew I had a key to a facility that kept prescription drugs, it wasn’t until I told them I had a gun and knew how to use it that they stopped harassing me.

    You know what? I think you have a solid case for needing that gun. It sounds like your job makes you a target to criminals & some wilderness areas do have dangerous critters.

    I don’t think that presents any argument against closing the loopholes on background checks & limiting the types of guns readily available.

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