Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t see why you need to fire 50 shots per minute to bag a deer. Two or three is all I ever got off hunting birds. Fact is, 50 shots per minute is all about killing people, or fantasizing about killing people. Hunting people, or hunting people who hunt people, that’s what the NRA is selling.

  2. Zipi

    Zipi said, over 2 years ago

    I see Steve buys into Odrama’s use of kids. I do remember a nice poster of Stalin holding up a baby. I guess all “great” leaders hide behind kids huh?

  3. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck said, over 2 years ago

    Ronald Reagan was so senile in 1994 he barely knew what he had for breakfast. The fact that Piers Morgan and others on the Left would try to use a Reagan quote from 1994 (and it wasn’t his quote, it was also signed by Ford and Carter) shows the disingenuous approach of those that want to further the agenda of gun control.

    Would everyone please just stop talking about deer hunting? The Second Amendment is clearly aimed right at protecting citizens from their own government or from an invading force.

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 2 years ago

    Very little has been done to make me appreciate the government lately. People who call themselves “patriots” have done more than anyone or anything. They are scary. They are deluded. They are dangerous to mental health—creating paranoia and fear, because they are paranoid and fearful themselves. This is the way of the extreme right: make everyone the same, including filled with fear and paranoia.

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 2 years ago

    @Zipi

    I’ll betcha know all of Sarah’s kid’s names by heart…

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    Whenever I see children used in the manner of this cartoon, the way the NRA did, or as props (as the President did yesterday), I immediately become suspicious of the strength of the argument they are trying to present.

  7. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, over 2 years ago

    Of course nobody needs 30 rounds to bag a deer. Do you really think that’s what is at stake? 30 rounds can protect you from groups, from gangs, from riots, and can even protect you in situations the 2nd Amendment was created for.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 2 years ago

    @HabaneroBuck

    “The Second Amendment is clearly aimed right at protecting citizens from their own government”
    Hmm. The Second Amendment talks about a well-regulated Militia. If “Militia” means “armed citizenry”, then what are the duties of that Militia? Let’s have a look over at Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, regarding the duties of Congress:
    “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;”
    So Congress can call forth the Militia to suppress insurrections. Seems to me that means that, were you to take up arms against the lawfully-elected government, it would be the Constitutional duty of the Militia (armed citizens) to stop you. And the Constitution is the inviolable law of the land, to be followed by every patriot….
    I think the Constitution has the same problem the Bible does- too many people only reading the parts they like and ignoring the rest.

  9. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yah Obama thinks he is a some nice wholesome figure like Andy handing out one bullet to be placed in our pocket. It is for our own good.

  10. Larry

    Larry said, over 2 years ago

    This IS a good cartoon: good art and a clear message.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @HabaneroBuck

    “The Second Amendment is clearly aimed right at protecting citizens from their own government or from an invading force.”

    The Second Amendment was clearly about our right to protect ourselves from zombie hordes.

    Keep ignoring that little “well regulated” part, PepperPenny.

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    The right wingers are the ones who are truly afraid. They think they are losing their place of privilege in our country. Why else do you think they feel a need for all that fire power?

  13. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @DrCanuck

    “The point of gun ownership is to violently overthrow the democratically elected American government.”


    Please tell me you are being facetious. Otherwise I am amazed that someone with your education and intellect could make such a remark. I am a gun owner, many liberals on these boards are gun owners, and I think most of us share a love for our country, including many who have put their lives in harms way to protect and defend it. Somehow calling all of us traitors seems a little over the top Doc.

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    Good cartoon. I believe Mr. Obama sincerely wants to reduce the number of people killed by guns and I sincerely believe Mr. LaPierre wants to protect the gun makers and stockholders. He also wants to protect gun owners to the degree they pay their dues and make donations.
    I do not believe Mr. LaPierre is concerned about gun violence.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  15. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @masterskrain

    Good point, but logic doesn’t work with the NRA. It seems that pushing paranoia about government gun-confiscators breaking down doors and taking away our assault weapons is used to justify the obscene salaries that top NRA officials receive for promoting their propaganda.

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