Nick Anderson by Nick Anderson

Nick Anderson

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  1. kykat

    kykat GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    BS. What a dumb analogy.

  2. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Hummm…

  3. Mbezdek

    Mbezdek GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Exactly right

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Well, let’s look.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/if-you-want-to-end-gun-deaths-dont-start-with-rifles/article/2516536#.UNOSLrb4-pF

    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).

  5. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, 12 months ago

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

  6. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Pressure Cookers are also Constitutionally Protected. We are not required to submit to a background check nor are we banned from using the internet search engine Google to look recipes to build bomb. We are not required to submit to a background check nor banned from buying a pressure cooker or the ingredients found in the Boston Pressure Cooker Bombs.

  7. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Donald Williams

    You are correct, only 3 died from the Pressure Cooker Bomb, Anderson is Exaggerating, this is SOP for all Politico Cartoonists

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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”.

  9. cuthwald

    cuthwald said, 12 months ago

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

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Mr. King

    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.

  11. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 12 months ago

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

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Bruce4671

    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.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @onguard

    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.

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months 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.

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