Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. Bandusia15

    Bandusia15 said, over 1 year ago

    This is a brilliant illustration of NRA insanity. Without national gun control, the kids chances of getting shot in school, the mall, the theater, the street even at home bu a family member are far greater.

  2. Darrell Galloway

    Darrell Galloway GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Bandusia15

    BS! Legal guns are not the problem and punks and thugs don’t care about the laws so it will only hurt the ability of law abiding citizens to defend their families! It was punk kids who shot the infant in GA! It wasn’t the NRA or a legal gun carrier!

  3. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 1 year ago

    It’s EASY to get guns in Georgia. It’s EASY to sell them without background checks and Georgia’s politicians are happy to kiss the NRA’s ring to keep it that way.

  4. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, over 1 year ago

    Why is it that so many people think that gun control will keep guns from the hands of criminals? Is it because drug laws are so effective? It’s not an apples-to-oranges comparison. With what will we defend ourselves if not firearms?

  5. Tony Pouncey

    Tony Pouncey said, over 1 year ago

    Beautiful! The comments are the best part! Benson shows us all through our comments how incredibly polarized America is. It is not about the facts, but the way the information is delivered and who is saying what that polarizes us.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    That should be “AND” the kid gets it.

  7. Captain Colorado

    Captain Colorado said, over 1 year ago

    Come on, Steve! You know better than this!

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @midaswelby

    Yes, it IS an apples-to-oranges comparison, except in one sense: we are using the wrong approach to both the drug war and gun control.

  9. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    So we should just abandon all laws? Because, y’know, criminals won’t stop murdering just because there’s a law against it. And why have lines to guide traffic? And stop lights?
    First of all, THESE LAWS WORK. How do we know? Well, because other countries have them, and they don’t have our handgun murder rates.
    If you want to write that off as “oh, that’s them,” then look at Australia. They introduced similar laws after a mass killing, and it reduced gun murder rates markedly.
    Second of all, MOST GUNS THAT KILL PEOPLE HERE ARE ACQUIRED LEGALLY. If you simply made it harder to buy guns, you would eliminate the huge percentage of gun deaths due to accident or emotion.
    Third of all, MORE GUNS = MORE DEATHS. PERIOD. The best defense for a gun is not a good offense with another gun, it’s to keep guns out of the hands of the nuts in the first place.
    Fourth of all, NO ONE WANTS TO TAKE AWAY YOUR GUNS. For Pete’s sake, all that has even been suggested is to reduce access NOW to a FEW types of guns that aren’t necessary for hunting or even to protect oneself. The hundred million guns that are already out there are still out there. And even if the strictest laws proposed were put on the books (which they won’t be, since Reid is a NRA suck-up), it would still allow you to buy hundreds of different weapons.
    Quit this nonsense and start THINKING, for God’s sake. How many more kids need to die for this irrational commitment to guns over people?
    If the NRA — and its toadies — just said the truth, which is that the right to own ANY gun is more important to them than the deaths that take place as a consequence, I would at least respect their honesty.

  10. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This is the lowest of lows, even for Benson.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @motivemagus

    “….Australia. They introduced similar laws after a mass killing, and it reduced gun murder rates markedly.

    From a study by the University of Melbourne from the abstract.

    Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series
    Working Paper No. 17/08
    The Australian Firearms Buyback
    and Its Effect on Gun Deaths
    Wang-Sheng Lee and Sandy Suardi

    “The results of these tests suggest that the NFA did not have any large effects on reducing firearm homicide or suicide rates.”

  12. cyzicus

    cyzicus said, over 1 year ago

    Either way the kid gets it.

  13. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @midaswelby

    Most mass shooters did not have a criminal record, meaning there was nothing stopping them from acquiring however many guns they wanted. Limiting access to certain types would lower the casualty rate, because without the high capacity guns or the ability to buy as many as you want you now limit how much damage can be done.
    Career criminals do not want to draw attention to themselves, and are not likely to be involved in mass shootings.
    Make certain guns illegal, or make guns harder to acquire, and where will criminals and shooters get their guns? The “black market”? Where is that? Do you honestly think a troubled teen looking to get back at his schoolmates is going to know where to find his local arms dealer?
    Where they are most likely to go is to the house that has the “Protected by Smith and Wesson” sign on the door. They watch the house for a few days, see when the owner is gone, break in and find the guns and ammo they want for free, and the next day commit their crime. This was a very real instance when I was in high school, and the local pot dealers felt they needed “protection”, and then started using the guns in armed robberies.
    Keep in mind, also, that all of the guns used in Columbine, Aurora, Sandy Hook, et al, were all owned legally by either the shooters or their parents. Maybe the law should be if you have any children at home, you should not be allowed to own a gun.

  14. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, over 1 year ago

    @Bandusia15

    Yes. The logic is: “We need guns to protect us from all the guns.”

  15. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 1 year ago

    @ScottPM

    It’s a CARTOON. And it’s one person’s opinion of what Wayne and his cronies are really doing – holding America hostage.
    Well, two people’s opinions if you include that I agree with it.

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