Signe Wilkinson by Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    250+ “Mass killings” in 2013 (four or more at a whack, pardon the pun.)


    We’ve been doing this for quite a while though, but “gang related” never makes it beyond the local news, nor do folks who keep it “in the family”

  2. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 3 years ago

    It’s his opponents that oppose any common-sense remedy to the problem.

  3. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Are you honestly blaming him for THIS? How many cups of tea have you HAD?

  4. liztom

    liztom GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Since he’s not a dictator, he’s not been able to force Congress to be effective on this issue. We, the voters, have to do that!

  5. spkliewer

    spkliewer GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    bad logic….Obama has tried…. rather put this on the watch of the GOP Congress…

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 3 years ago

    The second amendment need not be repealed. We just need legislators who are willing to interpret it the way it was intended, the way the supreme court and every constitutional scholar interprets it, the way the founders intended it. Texas and North Carolina, passing laws written by the NRA, just this year made it legal for convicted felons and people on the sexual predators registry to buy and keep and carry concealed guns. None of that is required by our constitution. We could have a Canadian model of “only people who can prove that they are responsible can have guns.”

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    @ARodney

    “The second amendment need not be repealed. We just need legislators who are willing to interpret it the way it was intended, the way the supreme court and every constitutional scholar interprets it, the way the founders intended it.”

    It is seldom that I see a post that is this much in error.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 3 years ago

    That couldn’t be Obama’s watch! The hands on it aren’t spinning like crazy!

  9. Kanuson

    Kanuson said, about 3 years ago

    Political cartoonists are supposed to provide an intelligent insight into the foibles of politics, but I guess you need to be intelligent to do that…..

  10. ODon

    ODon said, about 3 years ago

    Congress has voted 40+ times to end Obamacare stating it is the will of the people yet they ignore the overwhelming majority of we citizens who want them to address better gun control. Come on how about putting a little effort into the well documented “will of the people.”

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    “Those of us on the left understand the 2nd Amendment far better than any tea party moron like you harleyqueen.”

    I know many on the left and right that understand the intent of the Second Amendment. I also know people that are anti-gun that refuse to accept the premises of the Founding Fathers as found in the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers and over 200 years of Supreme Court decisions. I have no objection to people being anti-gun. To use a hackneyed phrase, that is their privilege. But. I do object when people try to use the Constitution as the basis for their anti-gun position.

  12. Stray9999

    Stray9999 said, about 3 years ago

    @ARodney

    Careful there. You know how the word “responsible” is considered dirty.

  13. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    “Was the vagueness, confusion caused by the second amentment intentional or not..”

    In the grammatic structure of the time (placement of commas, semicolons, etc) that it was written there was no confusion or vagueness. Grammar has changed over time so that now the confusion is ours.

  14. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    Assuming that any or all of the armed employees would have been more effective than the armed and trained guards.
    Assuming that all of the armed employees would immediately have hunted down or awaited the attackers, instead of retreating to safety, saying something like “I have a wife and kids waiting for me, I can’t do this!”.
    Assuming that none of the armed employees would have mistaken as attackers by other employees or first responders. (In the real world, bad guys don’t wear black-and-white striped shirts or black cowboy hats for easy identification.)
    This notion that Joe Everyman suddenly becomes an emotionless, infallible Terminator in a life-or-death situation when given a firearm needs to be done away with. I find it likely that your “solution” would have caused MORE deaths than what occurred, but you seem convinced that a bunch of everyday people who at most would have gone down to the firing range a couple of times a month would succeed where trained guards failed. (Unless you’re advocating for mandated combat training for civilians, which raises a whole flotilla of issues by itself.)
    Some people have this romantic vision of the Wild West, where every man was armed and justice was on the side of whoever drew first (which was ALWAYS the good guy). But in the real Wild West, as soon as law and order came to the frontier towns, one of the first things local law enforcement did was mandate that everyone keep their guns at home- because there were just too many problems

  15. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 3 years ago

    Most left leaning cartoonist took the typical and intellectually lazy approach of “guns=bad”. What I think Singe is trying to ask is WHY? Why are they happening his Obama’s watch?
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    With an anemic economic recovery, widening gap between the rich and poor and the impending hammer of Obamacare which threaten to plunge the beleaguered middle class into poverty there is a great sense of hopelessness which tends to push those already on the fringe.
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    Perhaps the most intelligent cartoon on the subject.

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