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Pat Oliphant

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  1. Kip W

    Kip W said, about 2 years ago

    GoComics still seems to be showing the blurb they put in when Oliphant was in Arizona for a few weeks some time back.

    The cartoon above is from today, and I don’t think he’s going for a chuckle or a belly laugh, but just making the point that the NRA is in it for gun sales, and they’ll push nonsensical conspiracy theories if it’ll whip up some hysteria from their feeble-witted desensitized base.

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Sharuniboy

    Your point is well taken. This whole topic and beating up on the NRA as murders is repeated with so little creativity it’s hardly pertinent. In my mind it borders on plagiarism because it’s “theme” has been repeated to such a degree it’s become mundane. But that is the nature of the media today, take a topic and beat it to shreds until people just become impervious to their message. Ignore the underlying problems that are the cause of our problems and find the quickest scapegoat we can to lay the blame on.

  3. Rad-ish

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

    I think the point is that NRA wants LeRoy to have his gun to kill people with when the Mad Max world breaks out after the ‘good guys’ take down the Socialist govamint.

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    @Sharuniboy

    Resorting to ad hominem attacks and unclear ramblings about the “REALITY of an organization’s existence, and message” — what do you even mean?
    How about addressing the cartoon? The NRA of recent years has consistently supported the “right” of anyone to buy any weapon they want in the US, including terrorists, with no restrictions whatsoever. Furthermore, they have crippled (through donations to pliable Congresspeople) law enforcement’s ability to even track down illegal weapons, let alone punish offenders.
    And you think Oliphant’s the kook?

  5. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Great artwork! The look on poor, put-upon Leroy’s face is petulance with pen and ink…bravo, Mr. Oliphant!

  6. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, about 2 years ago

    @earthworm

    I agree with your first paragraph to an extent. As for the “ban,” CT had the “ban” in place. It didn’t stop the insane person, there.

  7. peter stampfel

    peter stampfel GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @mickey1339

    not murderers. murder enablers.

  8. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 2 years ago

    One reason the NRA has 4.5 million members is that some clubs require NRA membership to be in the club.
    You might have a hard time finding a place to practice, or hunt if you are not an NRA member.

  9. johnsanz

    johnsanz said, about 2 years ago

    Great artwork, as always.

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Wiley said it best in toons a long time ago, preserve the right to arm bears!

  11. sbeavin

    sbeavin said, about 2 years ago

    Simply amazed at how many stupid people there are on both sides of the issue. Still comes down to the fact that good, sane people do NOT commit the crimes. If you believe bans and laws will have ANY impact then yes- you are that special kind of stupid.

  12. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 2 years ago

    @Sharuniboy
    Of course the “waistline on the cartoon” is that of UNCLE SAM by way of W.C. Fields, and not Oliphant himself.
    It baffles me why the NRA (which supported the original assault weapon ban way back when) won’t even support banning gun sales to people on terrorism “no flight” lists!

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @sbeavin

    “Still comes down to the fact that good, sane people do NOT commit the crimes. If you believe bans and laws will have ANY impact then yes- you are that special kind of stupid.”

    Taking the gaping loopholes out of background checks isn’t stupid. Limiting the lethality of what a person can buy without some training & a thorough background check isn’t stupid.

    Pretending that we can’t do anything to reduce the frequency & severity of mass shootings is the extra-special kind of stupid.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    On average,88 Americans died every day from firearm violence in 2011, and another 202 were seriously injured. The united States has become an extreme example of what could well be termed “global gunning.” With less than 5% of the world’s population, we own more than 40% of all the firearms that are in civilians’ hands: 250 million to 300 million weapons, nearly as many as we have people, and they are not going away ant time soon. From Tragedy’s Legacy by Garen J. Wintemute, M.D.,M.P.H. New England Journal of Medicine. www.nejm.org Jan 31st, 2013 It’s time to rethink firearms nationally, and not cave in to the firearms industry and their sycophants.

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    About 40% of all firearms transactions involve private-party sellers, who need not keep records and cannot obtain a back-ground check. Private party sales are the most important source of firearms for criminal buyers and specifically for persons prohibited by law from purchasing firearms.

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