Steve Benson by Steve Benson

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  1. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, over 1 year ago

    No one says anything good about the san antonio shooter two days after the ct shooting. Maybe because he was shot before he could do any damage.

  2. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, over 1 year ago

    @sw10mm

    Yea, and no one says anything about the 300 million americans who never shoot ANYONE because they know about all them guns out there.

  3. Alan Legath

    Alan Legath GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Another loser who thinks it’s better for innocent people to be victims. Gun free zones are the most dangerous places in Amerika.Funny how the 20 schoolchildern killed by a knife weilding maniac in China the same week wasn’t big news.

  4. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, over 1 year ago

    @Alan Legath

    uhm, 20 school children WOUNDED in China. Maybe that would help you to see the difference? Folks like you would prefer that they were dead. After all it’s folks like you that made sure Adam Lanza had access to assault weapons.

  5. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    Oh goody! Another “conversation” about how guns will/won’t save us, started off by someone who has a pronounced fetish to be known as a pistol.
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    No doubt, we’ll learn a lot here.

  6. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, over 1 year ago

    The flyers of those planes lack imagination. While Newtown, Aurora, and Tucson are tragedies, the elimination of guns is no guarantee of a safer and more secure society. We can just as easily imagine bequeathing a totalitarian police state to our children with the disarming of the populace. Perhaps not immediately, but it would come.

  7. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    The airplanes need a swastika. Pay some homage to a modern gun control success.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    I dislike the cartoon for so many reasons.
    First – King Kong was a victim. Kidnapped from his island (where, of course, he was a curse to the islanders) and transported to the city as a money making resource.
    Second – the airplanes are doing just what LaPierre says need be done to fight "bad guys’. Each of those planes would normally be armed with twin machine guns. They’re using guns to fight against guns. Tho, I see no art depicting bullets being fired. Will the planes just ram Kong?
    Third – Kong is using a gun to what? Protect the children in his other hand? If the cartoon is to be accurate and Kong is protecting what he loves, there should be politicians in his hand, not children.
    The NRA is not Kong. Gwangi maybe, but not Kong.
    Nahh…the NRA is the shark from Jaws. Mindless, hungry, and too dangerous to be allowed to continue in its current form.
    Send in Dreyfus and Scheider.
    C.

  9. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, over 1 year ago

    (announcement: I am the guy that posted yesterday as Dredpiraterobt$, I don’t want anyone thinking I’m engaging in Sock Puppetry. This is my handle, going forward.)
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    I’m happy for the attention Steve Benson is focusing on the issue. I, personally, feel we owe it to the memory of those children not to let this issue fade until we have changed the paradigm.
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    What disturbs me though is that it re- enforces the idea that this is an “All or none” battle. I prefer a solution that gives gun owners more flexibility while at the same time making the general public safer from those that would/could (even if they never thought they would) create havoc.
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    Tech is the answer (not to spam the issue) GPS sensors in all new weapons which disable the weapon in populated areas. The longer the firing distance the farther the black out zone.
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    Finger print reader triggers make guns not worth stealing.
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    RFID bullets that fail safe the bullet in RF zones.
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    (as if you couldn’t tell I’m DPR!)

  10. lifebyc

    lifebyc said, over 1 year ago

    This is a complicated issue. On one hand, gun control works extremely well in some European communities… because they’ve always had it. America, by my best research, has virtually the same number of guns as people (~300 million). With minimal maintenance, each of those guns will last and function for hundreds of years. I see the point of saying “if you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.” Concurrently, I’ve hunted and shot trap, skeet, sporting clays, silhouettes, you name it, since I was seven, and I can tell you that a high capacity assault rifle is good for one thing and one thing only, and it ain’t huntin’. I sure wish this country was better at compromise.

  11. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 1 year ago

    Just a note: The agency I worked for possessed a weapon (22 caliber) which used a 500 round magazine. It was meant to be used in case of a hostage situation. The weapon is no longer in use because it was deemed “inhumane”. A short burst would make a person’s head disappear. I thought it was a nice deterrent to hostage taking.

  12. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    Those guns would melt anything in their path.
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    But I post for another topic. I did silly things in my youth and am a felon, I cannot own firearms.
    The law is fairly effective, I do not carry or even keep a gun in the house, jail is not worth it.
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    I NEEDED a gun a few years back, I went to town, paid $100 for a S&W revolver.
    It was pointed at a person’s torso while words were exchanged, later it was recycled back into the system. Cannot afford to have a gun in my immediate possession.
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    Not good, not bad, this just is.

  13. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Oh no, it wasn’t the airplanes. It was duty that killed the beast.

  14. ReasonsVentriloquist

    ReasonsVentriloquist said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Guns are evil!
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    Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
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    (we’ll ignore that “lead” and “lead” are spelled the same way).
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    Just like that Apple was evil, just like Pandora’s box was evil, so too is the gun evil.
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    Why do you argue on the side of evil, Mr. Ima?
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  15. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    @Stipple

    One of the guys who used to help me with heavy jobs (like digging up a palm tree) was a felon for selling drugs. He was caught with a gun and spent 10 years in prison.
    He had only been out a short while when he was caught with a gun again and ia spending 20 years in prison. (FL has a 10-20- life policy)

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