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Robert Ariail

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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Assuming his plastic gun doesn’t backfire!

    The guy who made the 3D printer gun had to use a metal barrel. There are far easier & cheaper ways to buy an untraceable gun & we are a ways off from something metal detectors won’t pick up. I’ll worry when I see 3D plastic bullets.

    In the meantime, can we get actual universal background checks? Thank you.

  2. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 3 years ago

    So sad most Americans will believe almost anything (P.T. Barnum was right).

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    There is a special resin that can be used to make the whole gun.

  4. californicated1

    californicated1 said, over 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    And what good are “Universal Background Checks” going to do?

    They won’t keep firearms out of the hands of people that aren’t illegally allowed to own them—Adam Lanza proved that as well as the Five-Year-Old in Kentucky that accidentally shot and killed their Two-Year-Old sibling with a rifle that was gifted to him by his relatives.

    And without knowing what’s going to be done with your information that you submit for the “background check”, besides firearms purchases, it could be kept and sold to anybody who wants it, be it a mass-marketer of widgets and financial products to even your city, state and federal government so that they can use it to track you for tax purposes or possibly make you a suspect in any crime that they see fit—bringing you more trouble especially if you can be “framed” for a crime you did not commit.

    The information you submit could even be used by identity thieves, either intent on stealing money from you or using your information to smuggle illegal immigrants and possibly even terrorists into the country.

    So without knowing where the information you submit is going, especially after it is used to verify whether or not you can legally own a firearm you intend to purchase, it really does not make sense to have these checks in the first place, because that information will be used for other purposes than what you may have intended when you purchased your firearm is going to be out of your care, custody and control and will become the property of the people who collected it to do with it what they wish—which may not be to your betterment.

    And just like Benjamin Franklin warned—“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one”.

    And when there is an “Uncle Joe” out there asking for something like a “Universal Background Check”, I have to wonder whether or not this “Uncle Joe” may be a Iosif Vissarionovich intent on making us submit to him and his will.

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Moray eels

  6. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It’s very similar to prohibition. I didn’t work for lcohol, it is NOT working for Marijauna, finally people are seeing that folly, it also won’t work on guns and as far as abortions, they will just become more dangerous for women. If they are carrying a baby with a condition that means it will die soon in pain, you
    It’s hard to outlaw things people really want or really need. that won’t stop certain people with reasons.
    Legislation on people often isn’t even Gov. business.
    Morality OF the Gov. should be and usually their morals are the worst of all.

  7. Quipss

    Quipss said, over 3 years ago

    As opposed to your talking point which is


    at least you are informed to the most pointless and vitriolic lines

  8. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    heard those 3d printed guns are extremely unreliable. the quality is poor. and, there is still a metal piece in the gun.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    Do they contribute to eleemosynary organizations?

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    “But, my concept of “background checks” will infringe on privacy, which so many find to be so precious.
    I do not , better my welfare than silly privacy”

    “Silly privacy” is the basic tenet of Amendment IV of the Constitution and is the basis of many, many Supreme Court decisions including Roe v Wade.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago


    The fact that background checks will not eliminate all gun violence does not necessarily mean that they will not reduce gun violence. You can pick any law and find a way for people to get around it. The logical conclusion to that argument is that no laws should exist, since criminals won’t obey them anyway. The best one can hope for is to reduce the carnage.

    Your point that information that is gained during a background check can be used for other, more sinister purposes is very valid. But let’s be practical. You give the government information when you register your vehicle, when you pay income taxes, and much more if you own a business. If you need certification in your job, there is another place your information goes. Apply for a credit card? Your info can be stolen. Do you have mail delivered to your house? Your credit card bill can be stolen, and all your info is in the thief’s hand. Everything is built on trust; even your dollar bill is worth nothing but a piece of fancy printed paper in reality, but we use it to trade for goods and services, and use it willingly.

    I once had a yard sale. One patron walked up to me and asked me to show him the weapons I had for sale. Just his appearance and the fact that he insisted that I had weapons to sell, when I continually told him I didn’t, made me uncomfortable. I am quite sure he didn’t finish shopping yard sales for weapons when he left my house. People who are batshit crazy go to gun shows in Virginia and buy out of the trunks of people’s cars. It’s all legal, and those guns go to Washington, DC, Chicago, and all the other places that the gun laws are too strict to do it without either traveling or buying from a straw purchaser.

    As far as Mr. Franklin’s excellent quote: where were you when the PATRIOT Act was passed and renewed/expanded, when it was decided that FISA law and the Geneva Conventions were for “other people”, and when NDAA passed without a whimper?

    Because of people who believe the way you do, there will never be any way to reduce gun violence. Many innocents will be killed because many people who think as you do have made anyone in power afraid to try anything.

    I hear it’s not safe to walk down the streets of New Orleans on Mother’s Day. And there’s more where that came from.

    And we thank you for that.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “The New England Journal of Medicine, 363;6,August 5,2010 “Private-Party Gun Sales,Regulation,and Public Safety” by Gare J Wintemute,M.D.”

    Why is this in the New England Journal of MEDICINE? Because it’s a public health issue.

    You give me $100 to buy cocaine. I sell you baking soda. You fill me full of holes. I go to the emergency room and spend thousands of dollars of someone else’s money to make sure I get better so I can go back out and get shot again.

    And there are many documented cases of idiots with guns causing carnage and wasting taxpayer/insured people’s money.

    How about the mom in Maryland who shot her 14-year-old son because he wouldn’t hand over the remote control, or the guy in New York who shot his fiancee dead because of the bid she made in a bridge game?

    No matter what you think about the second amendment or its interpretation, our situation creates consequences that on the surface have nothing to do with public health, but sometimes you have to scratch through to see things for what they are.

    It’s gonna cost you either way. Choose wisely.

  13. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    NRA speaker at recent convention made the comment that we need to enforce lawsd already on the books to keep criminals and crazies (paraphrase) from owning guns. Wiothout background checks, howvdo you know who the criminals/crazies are? Your hypocrisy at work!

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