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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 3 months ago

    “Joe the Plumber: ‘Your dead kids don’t trump my constitutional rights”
    —Joe the Plumber

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/27/joe-plumber-your-dead-kids-dont-trump-my-constitut/

  2. jeff cartwright

    jeff cartwright GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    our friends up north lack many of the rights we take for granted. you have no freedom of speech or privacy and last but not least England’s anti gun tentacles reach to all it’s vassal States with over the top weapons laws down to pocket knives. So smile you are being filmed. Do not say a word in public against gay marriage or they will lock you up. Comparing personal privacy between America and Britain and Her minion is a freaken JOKE

  3. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    The way things are going down here, Inuvik looks pretty good to me!

  4. msowards

    msowards said, 3 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    Oh! YES! They Would!!! If there are no guns to get there won’t be any mass murders or single ones for that matter. I agree, gun control is not enough, a complete ban on all guns is the only solution!!!!

  5. martens misses all her friends

    martens misses all her friends GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @msowards

    That is never going to happen and is totally impractical anyway. Violence is more correlated to a lack of social capital in a society than the possession of guns, so if one wishes to decrease violence (of all sorts), one should promote policies that increase the exercise of the social contract. Reduction of inequity, both of income and of opportunity, would be a place to start.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 3 months ago

    As usual, the answer to “what can we do to reduce gun violence?” is met with an answer that does not begin to address the question: “you ain’t taking my guns away.” (Thanks, DaSharkie, for being today’s spokesperson. Nothing personal; if it wasn’t you, there’d be someone else saying the same thing…)

    Until gun owners decide that the question is actually a valid one, the carnage will continue unabated.

  7. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    The man with nothing left to lose is the most dangerous.

  8. echoraven

    echoraven said, 3 months ago

    @martens misses all her friends

    Pat yourself on the back for that one! Great post.

  9. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 3 months ago

    @echoraven

    The problem with Canada is that they aren’t willing to sacrifice 11,000 gun murders a year for the right to bear arms like we are.


    They don’t value freedom.

  10. Enoki

    Enoki said, 3 months ago

    @NeoconMan

    Nah, Canada has only a fraction of the gun deaths the US has… and only a fraction of the population… Too bad those fractions end up pretty close to the same number of gun deaths per capita.
    .
    After all, it isn’t like in Canada you can’t own a gun.

  11. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, 3 months ago

    How dare those Canadians not allow open immigration across their borders!! Where is their compassion??

  12. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 3 months ago

    @Enoki

    stated that “Nah, Canada has only a fraction of the gun deaths the US has… and only a fraction of the population… Too bad those fractions end up pretty close to the same number of gun deaths per capita.”


    I think you may want to reconsider that statement:
    Firearm-related death rate per 100,000 population


    Canada: 2.38 (mixed years)
    U.S.A.: 10.3 (2011)

  13. jd720

    jd720 said, 3 months ago

    Stronger gun regulations might increase the difficulty for people wanting to do harm to others who are mentally unstable—if the laws are properly enforced. However, those who want to do harm to others who are criminally intent on it (as opposed to mentally unstable), e.g., bank robbers, auto thieves, gang-bangers, etc., don’t follow laws anyway. Laws have not stopped people who wanted them from getting drugs, so why would they stop people who want them badly enough from getting guns? Yes, laws sometimes put people away for doing drugs, but there are still numerous people out there doing them regularly.

    My concern is that limiting law-abiding citizens’ access to guns makes them sitting ducks, not only because they don’t have a gun, but because criminals then know that law-abiding citizens will be unarmed, which may encourage them to be more aggressive than they normally would be. If there’s a 50/50 chance (and I’m making these numbers up) you’ll get shot, you might think about it more carefully than if there’s a 1% chance of getting shot. I’m not saying this will happen, but it is is a reasonably foreseeable consequence of eliminating guns.

    The number of mass-murders is alarming, no argument there.
    I agree with martens: rather than trying to eliminate guns as a means to kill others, try to eliminate the motive for killing others. Take away guns, and people will use knives. It’s probably not as easy to perform mass-murder with a knife, but it doesn’t stop people from trying. Figuring out and addressing people’s desire to murder others does a much better job of mitigating the problem for all weapons: guns, cars, knives, and baseball bats, to name a few.

  14. PepeLePew2010

    PepeLePew2010 said, 3 months ago

    @TripleAxel

    We did let a Michigan cop into Calgary…….wished he had is gun on him….

  15. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 3 months ago

    @Enoki

    Ignore those two, Enoki. They are stating evidence and facts, which have a well-known liberal bias. Always hold to your own opinions.

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