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  1. James Lindley

    James Lindley GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Considering that in the United States since before 1950 all public shootings of 3 or more people have happened in gun free zones. The Marines at the Marine Barracks on the Navy yard could have responded and prevented most of these killings except that, thanks to the President Clinton’s decree in 1993 that military personnel other than police not be armed on military bases, none of those Marines had ammunition for their firearms.

  2. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, about 3 years ago

    @James Lindley

    Back in 1972 Archie Bunker’s solution to airline hijacking was to arm all of the passengers; the whole country laughed at his foolishness. Today that is a major plank in the Republican platform.

  3. cdward

    cdward said, about 3 years ago

    It always amazes me that it’s the people without guns who are blamed for the things done by people with guns.

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    @James Lindley

    That is NOT true. It amazes me how people keep repeating a lie propagated by the NRA.

  5. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 3 years ago

    It is easier to get a gun than it is to VOTE in most states.
    There are more restrictions on the FIRST Amendment than the Second in most states, and certainly in the NRA’s interpretation, which is NOT the original.
    Let’s just be honest, shall we? The NRA interpretation of the Second Amendment (which is not shared by the majority of Americans) means that repeated mass murders by gunmen are the price you pay for freedom. Indeed, that making guns available to the insane, the criminal, and the potential terrorist is required by the Second Amendment by their interpretation.
    Let’s live in a real world, with realistic limitations, shall we?

  6. Brutatowski

    Brutatowski said, about 3 years ago

    This mass shooting, like all mass shootings, was the result of a deeply disturbed individual and has nothing to do with the NRA.
    Keep supporting these idealogues who want to take away our gun rights. Is anybody foolish enough to think that the rest of our rights won’t fall like dominoes soon afterwards?
    The ability of the public to defend itself has always proven problematic to power hungry mongrels. A certain German leader with a funny mustache comes to mind.

  7. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 3 years ago

    @Brutatowski

    “A certain German leader with a funny mustache comes to mind.”
    .
    The hero of the modern gun control movement?

  8. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 3 years ago

    I’m waiting for the day when the Supreme Court makes a decision requiring that all gun owners belong to a “well-regulated militia” (the National Guard) and use their own weapons while serving.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Arron Alexis should have been stopped in an environment with armed guards but the contractor doing back ground checks get paid by the body so stopping such people is not a priority.

  10. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, about 3 years ago

    Since you spammed this post to several threads and I don’t wish to do the same, see my reply to the copy on http://www.gocomics.com/danwasserman/2013/09/17

  11. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I’m a gun owner, and that isn’t how I see myself. You’re projecting.

  12. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    I’d say that is more like how a Progressive Leftist who is against gun ownership and has never held, let alone fired, a firearm sees gun owners.
    Of course, this a cartoon of a characature of a cartoon in thinking on their part but then again, surreality and fantasy in thinking by Progressives is typical.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    So many comforting-to-your-side thoughts from ALL sides.

    Yes, yes, people die from other things. Cigarettes? Sure, people know the risk, and they take it. Stupid? Sure, but addictions are called that because they are so hard to break. Plus, that choice (possible life or death) is made by the smoker, not by someone else who wants that person to die.

    Car deaths? Sure. They almost always call them “accidents”, because no one (excluding Boston drivers…I used to drive a cab in Boston, so I am qualified to say) truly are willing to use their cars as offensive weapons.

    All those things that can kill people have a purpose other than killing. And when people die because of them it is, again, often an accident. Face it: you could be walking down the sidewalk and a sinkhole could pull the earth out from under you and bury you in debris.

    However, guns are made for one purpose, and one purpose only: to put holes in living creatures. To be sure, gun deaths can be accidental, and thanks for everyone who teaches and who takes gun safety classes. A big shout-out to the NRA for that.

    That being said, though, there is immense power when you pick up a gun. You can decide who lives and who dies (assuming your aim is good), and you are the final arbiter. That’s a lot of responsibility, and part of gun safety means trying to keep guns out of the hands of people who will use them in an offensive (rather than defensive) manner. I have met almost no one who wants to take away guns, but I think we can all agree that there are just some people who should not be allowed access to weapons. The devil is in the details.

    Again, until we truly want to address the problem, the only thing we will do is repeat the same arguments about once a month, which seems to be how often this type of mass shooting happens.

    History tells me to expect that nothing will be done, and that mass shootings are just to be accepted as part of living in a free society.

  14. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 3 years ago

    @James Lindley

    And the conservative ignorance train starts right off! (Despite the misleading reporting on Fox, the directive about guns in the work place was under Bush I, not under Clinton. Look it up.)

  15. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    “You accept drunk drivers killing fellow drivers as a way of life,. You accept people killing fellow drivers because they were looking down to text instead of looking at the road in front of them.”

    You assume too much. Any time heavy machinery is used, there is a chance for trouble. Especially if the user is distracted. Laws are enacted to reduce the number, and availability of circumstances that cause, those accidental deaths. We will never eliminate drunk driving, but we have cut the numbers significantly because our society wanted to do so. I don’t see our society wanting to reduce these incidents, so nothing is done.

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