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  1. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, almost 2 years ago

    If more sheeple were willing to die at the hands of a home invader, things would be better, right?

  2. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, almost 2 years ago

    I´m sure its true in some way. but doesn´t mean you don´t need more regulations.

  3. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, almost 2 years ago

    @sw10mm

    Why do you live in a place where home invasions happen?

  4. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, almost 2 years ago

    @sw10mm

    sw10mm asked “If more sheeple were willing to die at the hands of a home invader, things would be better, right?”


    I ask: If more sheeple were willing to die at the hands of a fellow home dweller, things would be better, right?

  5. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, almost 2 years ago

    Throw every gun on the planet into an arc furnace and melt them and use the steel for light rail for urban and suburban rapid transit.

  6. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    And how long HAS it been since the ATF had a director??

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    @sw10mm

    Missing the point again, eh? Let me explain it for you: The NRA says “enforce the laws,” while at the same time lobbying to make the laws unenforceable. Sneaky trick.

  8. Rad-ish

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

    @Tigger

    Where is your proof that what you are saying is correct?

  9. Rad-ish

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

    President Obama’s nomination of B. Todd Jones to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive is an effort to energize a depleted agency that has been denied leadership and resources by legislators aligned with the gun lobby, according to administration officials and former law enforcement officials.
    .
    .For the past six years, the Senate has not confirmed the nominees for ATF director by Obama or President George W. Bush. In the first case, individual Republican senators have placed a hold on the nomination.
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    http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-01-16/world/36384376_1_atf-director-kenneth-melson-gun-lobby

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    The ATF has overreached and abused its authority in the past. The ATF has been punished for these abuses to a point it is almost totally useless as a law enforcement agency. The gov’t should be using the lessons learned from past abuses. It should also be using the lessons learned from impairing the ATF’s ability to enforce the “laws already on the books.”
    ^
    A relatively short search on the internet will show how lobbyists have helped draft legislation that keeps the present day ATF from doing its job. These same lobbyists are actively working to keep a new director from being chosen until a ‘friendlier’ environment exists to install a director who is friendlier to gun and ammo manufacturers; one who places less emphasis on law and more on profits.
    ^
    92% of people polled want 100% background checks. This is the least that should be done. If a car is given to an adult child as a gift, the title has to be transferred. If a dog is purchased in my city, it has to be registered and an id tag is issued. Why should a legitimate gun owner not have to title their guns and that title be transferred as ownership changes? If a person owns guns, why is it wrong to show the weapons are secure from casual theft? If a car is stolen, why wouldn’t an owner not call the police, and why shouldn’t the same be required for the theft of a gun?
    ^
    This forum has seen many essays on these matters, but the point of the cartoon simply addresses the inherent hypocrisy of telling Americans that if the ATF would just do their job we wouldn’t need to go through all of this. Until a dedicated director of the ATF is in place, and the hobbles removed from the ATF’s ability to do their job, talking about how many laws are already on the books makes as much sense as funding an agency that has nearly no power to function.
    Notice in this cartoon, the shooter doesn’t even have to look in order to hit his target. The ATF is just that easy to knock down.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  11. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Whenever anyone on the right feels the threat of the “evil” ATF preying on their precious, precious guns, just bring out the Waco fuckup.

  12. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 2 years ago

    Still cracks me up that people think “home invasions” are a bigger problem than … say … meteorites or bedbugs.

  13. Ajax 4Hire

    Ajax 4Hire said, almost 2 years ago

    Remember,
    It is not about firearms, it is about protection and…
    The Police are not there to protect you (look up Warren v. District of Columbia).

    You are the first line of defense, you must protect yourself.

    If the 2nd Amendment were written today: The right of the people to a well trained legal defense (access to a lawyer) shall not infringed.

    If you read the Declaration of Independence you see the reason citizens need protection from government.

    The US Constitution, 2nd Amendment is NOT to ensure your ability to hunt; It is to protect YOU and me from the oppression of government.

  14. DavidGBA

    DavidGBA said, almost 2 years ago

    But the NRA made the current law unenforcable, weak, inconsistent and denies us any data on what we need and how well they work.

  15. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ottodesu

    That kind of thing can happen in “nice” places too. Cheshire, Connecticut- ranked #73 in Money Magazine’s “100 best places to live”- saw a violent home invasion, rape and murder, leaving a woman and two girls dead despite the police having been called.
    This issue hits close to home for me as well- four doors away from home, in fact, where a shooting happened late last year. But moving isn’t an easy proposition; any other apartments in the area cost at least $200 more a month for rent, and anything affordable would require a ridiculously long commute to work.
    This is why I support owning certain firearms (revolvers or handguns) for home defense and protection- and advocate for state-regulated safety and training courses. What I DON’T advocate for, though, is people owning home arsenals sufficient to supply an Army platoon, or having every last yahoo on the street packing heat with the irrational expectation that they can be perfectly logical if a situation happens.

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