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Pat Oliphant

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  1. Mowog

    Mowog said, almost 2 years ago

    Add first-shooter video games and movie plots that glorify assault weapons and you’ll have the recipe to help restore some semblance of sanity to our culture.

  2. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, almost 2 years ago

    Wow, it must have taken hours to draw all the weapons in this cartoon. They far exceed the number of weapons that will be destroyed because of this incident.

  3. sbeavin

    sbeavin said, almost 2 years ago

    @Kris Jackson

    or should be because of this incident. It was not the gun. It was a crazy person and his enabling mother!

  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @sbeavin

    Yes, we will always have people who become unhinged & do terrible things. Unless you think we need to start locking up every shy, awkward kid out there, our best option is to make the guns available less lethal.

    Look at the record of mass shootings, & you’ll find the body count goes up when the shooter has a semi-automatic rifle with a large clip.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 2 years ago

    Guys before we send the police door to door to do the above lets remember that the worst school murder had nothing to do with guns but explosives way back in the 1920s, in the Bath School Bombing.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disaster

  6. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, almost 2 years ago

    …off the cliff.

  7. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, almost 2 years ago

    Australia had a voluntary buy-back program, and it seemed to have worked. I don’t think anybody is advocating that we “send the police door to door”….

  8. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    “Unless you think we need to start locking up every shy, awkward kid out there, our best option is to make the guns available less lethal.”


    Make the available guns less lethal, make the lethal guns (if that’s not a redundancy) less available. Either/or (preferably both).


    Between the extremes of “Everything, all the time” and “Nothing, ever” there’s got to be middle ground, but when you take absolutism as your position you have to expect absolutism in response.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @fritzoid

    Kringle, that’s just too reasonable! Most Americans agree with this line of thought.

  10. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, almost 2 years ago

    Guys, I like Oliphant as much as anybody, but here he is – regretably – wrong, the number of purchases for semi-autos has gone UP since the shooting, probably because everybody knows that legislation is unavoidable.

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    After 2009 (Scary Muslim Black Marxist Anti-Gun President) and mid-2012 (the same, only LOUDER) the weapon manufacturers are really bringing in the dough. I even thought: what if all these shootings are STAGED by the weapons guys in order to increase their sales. But that’s too cynical, right? Right???

  11. Jase99

    Jase99 said, almost 2 years ago

    Wow, it must have taken hours to draw all the weapons in this cartoon. They far exceed the number of weapons that will be destroyed because of this incident.

    Sadly, drawing one gun would likely exceed the number of weapons that will be destroyed because of this incident.

  12. feverjr

    feverjr said, almost 2 years ago

    “Just across the highway from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in a stately white building with an American flag flying out front, is the headquarters of the United States’ premiere industry association for gun retailers.

    It’s not the consumer-focused National Rifle Association. The National Shooting Sports Foundation has kept a lower profile over the years, but is likely the second-most-powerful force for firearms use in the country."
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    http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/111148/three-miles-tragic-shooting-bastion-gun-rights#
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    In Newtown, CT…

    “The police department logged more than 50 gunfire complaints this year through July, double the number for all of 2011, records show. Some of the complaints raised another issue. Gun enthusiasts here, as elsewhere in the country, have taken to loading their targets with an explosive called Tannerite, which detonates when bullets strike it, sending shock waves afield. A mixture of ammonium nitrate and aluminum powder, Tannerite is legal in Connecticut, but safety concerns led Maryland this year to ban it.

    Mr. Faxon, the police commission member, who is a lawyer, said he wrote the new ordinance, which would have imposed additional constraints on shooting, including limited hours, and a requirement that any target shooting range, and the firearms that would be used there, be approved by the chief of police to make sure they were safe. This was no liberal putsch, Mr. Faxon said; three of the five commission members are Republicans, and two members are police officers.

    “I’ve hunted for many years, but the police department was getting complaints of shooting in the morning, in the evening, and of people shooting at propane gas tanks just to see them explode,” Mr. Faxon said."
    …………………
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/nyregion/in-newtown-conn-a-stiff-resistance-to-gun-restrictions.html?ref=us&_r=1&
    …………………
    Sounds like guns were making a big noise in Newtown, was anybody listening?

  13. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Hope that’s a live volcano he’s dumping them into!

  14. mdblanche

    mdblanche GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @rightisright

    No. Newtown is what you get when you worship an ideal instead of accept reality.

  15. decimuscaelius

    decimuscaelius said, almost 2 years ago

    lets add all the nuclear weapons in the US arsenal, as well as all the other murderous weapons in the US military, as well as all the lethal weapons that the cops use to terrorize us with. then we’ll feel safe enough to disarm.
    do you really doubt that we are heading for a police state, as the capitalist class steps up its terrorist tactics on us?
    there won’t be any serious attempts to hurt the arms capitalists’ profits (regulate weapons) until the working class fightback really gets going and the rulers get panicky.

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