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Steve Benson

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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Selective Respect.
    Cherry Pick JUST the parts you want, and ignore the rest.
    Hey, it works for the Religious Right for the Bible, so why the heck not??

  2. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    Unfortunately, Alex Jones made the gun lobby look like the raving redneck lunatics Mr. Benson is portraying here. He made no valid arguments on his appearance, and his sudden outburst immediately nullified any intelligent argument he may have been able to make. All I could picture was any less ravenous members of the NRA or the gun lobby hoping he would actually debate some valid points with Mr. Morgan doing a collective facepalm as he completely obliterated any validity he may have had..

  3. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    There are plenty of less ravenous NRA members, but the NRA heads are absolutely crazed. To protest a gun buy-back program? On no coherent grounds whatsoever? The people have no clue what looks idiotic, and no introspection at all about the deaths of thousands of innocents that their irrational ranting has caused.

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    You’d think Piers would be used to certain words and phrases having a different meaning here in America. For example, the above cartoon illustrates our definition of “civil discourse”.

  5. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, over 1 year ago

    @Fourcrows

    I for one am still waiting to hear from the “less ravenous” memebers of the NRA. Did you mean to imply taht all members of the NRA are ravenous, with some being less ravenous? Seriously though, were does the NRA want to draw the line? Everyone has the right to 50 cal machine guns? stinger missiles? I’ve said it before, I don’t have an irrational fear of the government, but Mr, Jones had made it clear that I need to arm myself against the like of him (and maybe even his less ravenous friends). What an America the NRA has created, how much more blood can it try to wash of it’s hands….

  6. jcmckain

    jcmckain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ansonia — @moderate’s referring to the fear-mongering faction in the NRA that has created an “irrational fear of a tyrannical government America” that we “rational people America” must live with.

  7. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, over 1 year ago

    @moderateisntleft

    Does ridiculous hyperbole work for you in real life? Dont’ you know that machine guns were banned in the ’30’s? “Stinger missiles”, that’s funny. If your argument sounds rational to any other readers, I feel really bad for them.

  8. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    Just consider one little thing…He ASKED Alex Jones to come on his show to talk about this whole issue, and Jones went nuts.

    Piers was totally willing to let Alex Jones use his First Amendment rights of free speech, AND he gave him a national forum on which to do so.

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @jcmckain

    Irrational fear. Yes. Well. The constitution is there for a reason. It is a document drafted to LIMIT the power of the government over its citizens. Now why in the world would you need protection from your very own government?

    http://www.oldnorth.com/history/april18.htm

    OK history buffs, this is why we have a second amendment and why Paul and the boys hung a lantern and rode like the wind to alert their fello citiznes.

    “For many months before Paul Revere made his ride, tension between the Colonists and British Troops had been on the rise, both in the city and in surrounding towns. The Royal Government (the British government in Massachusetts) wanted to ensure that troops would be able to secure the colony in case of rebellion. Orders went out to confiscate weapons that the Colonists had been storing throughout the countryside.”

    Tell me again how governments never dis-arm lawfull citizens? uhhh, Stalin, Mao, ????

    But sure, we don’t have to worry about our government leader just issuing an executive order by-passing the rules laid out in the constitution…… do we?

    http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/conscience-realist/2013/jan/10/should-obama-use-executive-orders-enact-gun-contro/

    Or use an executive order to bypass federal law, right?

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/09/tiny-explainer-president-obamas-dream-act-executive-order/262041/

    Hey, I DO NOT have an irrational fear that the government will suddenly put troops in the streets (against fed law) or go door to door taking my property (constitution). WHY? Because we ARE armed and we HAVE rights and protection under the constitution.

    Guns are not the problem. Your irrational fear of them is. Let’s talk about real solutions not knee-jerk reactions to tragedy.

  10. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    The notion that an armed citizenry will be willing and able to stand up to a tyrannical federal government strikes me as an idea merely worthy of comic books and B movies. We can VOTE, Mr. Bruce4671, and there are multiple layers of protection (none of them perfect or all-inclusive by themselves) that can limit government intrusion into our lives, and correct it when it becomes excessive. A free press is essential to exposing government abuse; the idea that individuals with AR-15s could withstand the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force is ludicrous, and it will never come to that.

  11. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, over 1 year ago

    @ansonia

    …well let me try to explain… the America in which people run thru theaters/malls/schools with assault weapons killing people at will. That is the America that the NRA has created.

  12. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, over 1 year ago

    @midaswelby

    sure, and assault weapons were banned to – for a while. The NRA made sure that they were available to inflict as much damage to school children as possible. Good luck to you if you find the NRA’s “rational” sound.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @apfelzra

    The idea that the army air force navy and marines would follow the order to attack and subdue their mothers fathers sons and daughters is also ludicrous. However, it has happened in the past (China, USSR, Korea, Syria, any number of African nations)

    And yes we can and do vote. WHY? Because we have a document that says we can, the constitution. But as for protection from intrusion into our lives? Well, maybe, but have you seen the number of “traffic” cameras around town lately? And what about that new fangled invention a “smart” tv with an embedded microphone and camera? not to mention the patriot act and the courts approval of wireless phone taps without a warrant and the ability of the
    government to monitor your internet conversations and so on.

    So what do you think about the ability of the people in say Egypt or Syria to take their rocks and bottles and ak-47 to war against those tanks and planes of their government? Any success stories there? Was there a need for the citizens to"rise up"?

    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. – Thomas Jefferson

  14. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, over 1 year ago

    @apfelzra

    Agreed. It would be far more prudent to become involved in this democracy of ours than to humker down with your arsenal and wait for a government takeover.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Watched the interview, Jones came off just like my neighbor does every day after listening to Limbaugh. Totally absurd positions, shouting down any attempt at “civil discourse”,with more totally irrelevant ranting.

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