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Nick Anderson

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  1. kykat

    kykat said, over 3 years ago

    BS. What a dumb analogy.

  2. Mbezdek

    Mbezdek said, over 3 years ago

    Exactly right

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Well, let’s look.

    So of the 12+ “murders” in the US in 2010, 358 were done with a “rifle” (almost 3%) and that doesn’t even conclude that it was an “assault” rifle.

    wait. slow down, I am citing “murder” not “gun deaths” which in 2010 was a tad over 31K. So the rest of them must have been “suicide” and “accidental” deaths by gun and as far as I know an assault weapon was not used.

    I must agree with kykat, The analogy is bad. While you are at it Mr. An-der-son (movie ref) why don’t you compare it to the 1.2 million abortions in 2011. At least some of them were a matter of “convenience”. (54.5 million since 1973).

  4. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 3 years ago

    I think I might be confused. There were FOUR deaths from pressure cooker bombs?
    Did Anderson throw in the death of the policeman, who was killed by gunfire?
    Or did I miss something? (If so, I apologize.)

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Yep, four dead, versus 30,000 plus every year, obviously we need to step up restrictions on pressure cookers. Of course “shock and awe” killed at least 100,000 civilians, but that was to get Saddam (who had nothing to do with 9/11 whatsoever) so that was okay, and “keeping the peace”.

  6. cuthwald

    cuthwald said, over 3 years ago

    so when are they going to outlaw cars the kill more people than guns do?

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    hmmmm, So two false equivalencies don’t make a true equivalency?

    Mr. King. Perhaps you should critique the cartoon with the same gusto as you seem to do my comment.

    Let’s do that.

    Two bombs resulted in the direct death of 3 people and the indirect death of 2 others (if you count the bomber that died). Bombs being placed at random in the public square is illegal and not protected protest.

    Mr. Anderson compares that to annual deaths by an “assault rifle” which is constitutionally protected.

    The suggestion? That we condone “murder” if it is done by a gun but condemn it when it is done by a bomb.

    Nothing could be farther from the truth. Murder is wrong legally and morally regardless of the method used.

    And current law is very clear on that.

    But if you want to compare methods – as Mr. Anderson seems to want to do – then why can’t I also compare abortion figures which is also constitutionally protected?

    It’s all the taking of a life without the consent of the one that possess that life.

    But, it seems that YOU would not only condone it but support and expand the “right” to end a child’s life for whatever reason a “mother” might have. Even if that child = when aborted – ends up alive.

    But you have my attention.

  8. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    Protecting the 2nd amendment. One person at a time.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    The false equivalency is comparing an embryo with a person. Pretending that late term abortions are common is another falsehood put out by the anti-abortion crowd. 80% are done in the first 10 weeks. 99% are done by the 2nd trimester. There is a reason why lawmakers have had success passing laws to prevent late term abortions except in the most dire of circumstances. They are rare, and no one is really comfortable with them.

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The Police One survey is about as trustworthy as the ones on any website that uses ‘self selection’ as the recipient criteria. Gun rights advocates actively steered people to the survey. Only 16% of the respondents felt that gun violence was a significant problem in their jurisdictions.

    In other words, this survey is BS.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The guys saying that rifles are really not the main driver of gun violence have a point. Handguns are used in the vast majority of crimes. That’s why the universal background check is a must.

    Keep pushing for unlimited gun rights & you’re going to start convincing a lot of people that the only thing to do is repeal the 2nd Amendment.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    proof please. Your making statements is just you expressing your opinion. It isn’t that I do not think you are doing it in good faith BUT you should always be ready to back up your claims.

    Where do you get your information?

    Is it a credible source?

    Does that source have an agenda?

    Now, just for grins, tell me when a human embryo results in something other than a human.
    When does “personhood” begin?

    Aren’t you happy that YOUR mother understood that the “growth” in her womb was indeed a child and not an inconvenience?

    SO many questions all of which you will discount as the raving of a madman.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    So YOU don’t agree with it so it is BS.

    Yes, I can see your rational…..LOL

  14. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 3 years ago

    You are correct, only 3 died from the Pressure Cooker Bomb….
    I wonder why he didn’t make it five since one of the suspects also was killed.

  15. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, over 3 years ago

    Well, these two fellows also shot and killed an armed policeman. The U.S. police chiefs blasted the Senate for their gun vote.
    I did mention in my previous post that a policeman was killed by gunshot. That doesn’t make him a victim of the “Pressure Cooker Bomb,” does it? Thus, the cartoon is misleading.
    With regard to the link you posted, I looked at the letter from the “U.S. police chiefs” you mentioned, and the first thing I did was to examine the list of cities represented by the “Major Cities Chiefs Association” who sent the letter (listed on the left of the letterhead); imagine my surprise to find:
    1) Calgary, Alberta
    2) Montreal, Quebec
    3) Ottawa, Ontario
    4) Toronto, Ontario
    5) Vancouver, British Columbia
    6) Winnepeg, Manitoba
    The next thing I did was ask myself: “What business do the Canadians have interfering with U.S. Politics of this nature?”
    In my mind, it is a misrepresentation to parade this letter as being from “U.S. police chiefs.” That’s just me.

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