Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. wolfhoundblues1

    wolfhoundblues1 said, almost 2 years ago

    Guns are completely banned in DC. Gun free zones are victim zones.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    There were guns everywhere in that building. The shooter used his shotgun to arm himself with more weapons and ammo. He bought his shotgun in Northern VA, not in DC. however, it has to be noted that he had no conditions under which he would have been banned from owning a gun. Not even his two previous incidents where he was charged with discharging firearms warranted a flag on his name.
    My only question is this – did he buy his gun at a gun show, from a private owner, or from a store where he had to go through the mandatory waiting period.
    @ mskemple - thank you for your compassion and your very kind and appropriate words of sympathy. We need more open hearts like yours.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    Poor Benson stuck in a Mobius loop of surreality. More gun laws will not solve the problem of dangerous crazy people running loose in society.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, almost 2 years ago

    As long as some states are lax on gun control, it’ll be very hard for states with strict gun laws to do much. The killer yesterday came from Texas where guns are cheap and easy. But to say gun free areas are victim areas is inaccurate. Countries with strict gun control generally have very low gun death rates. Exceptions are those with extremely high poverty rates.

  5. avarner

    avarner said, almost 2 years ago

    If liberal policies worked – DC, New York and Chicago would be the safest cities in the world.

    And Detroit would be the most prosperous.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago

    Despite two past incidents where he fired guns in anger, he was able to get a concealed carry license from Texas. As long as we have right-to-kill states where anyone can get a gun with no background checks, no one is safe. In any other civilized country in the world, he would not have been allowed to purchase a gun, and the criminals who sold his guns to him would be held liable for breaking the law and would be shut down. Criminals cannot get guns in countries where selling guns to criminals is not tolerated.

  7. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    Speaking as someone who spent 27 years in the Navy, military bases are gun free zones. You are not allowed to carry one, have one in your vehicle, and if living in on base housing have to register any you have with the base command. Those in barracks or transient housing cannot have weapons either.
    At Ft. Hood the only person with a weapon was that traitor Hasan, the shooter.

  8. dtriedel

    dtriedel GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    ^ Have a nice day!

  9. spyderred

    spyderred said, almost 2 years ago

    Not true that Congress is asleep. Most are down at the bank cashing those “campaign contributions”.

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Guns kill thanks to the NRA, and spineless Congressmen! http://www.thinkprogress.org/2013/04/22/1900631/tsarnaev-nra/

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Hey, it’s not the Syrians causing America 30,000 dead citizens a year.

  12. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    Unfortunately, there have been a lot more shootings and crime in general….

    http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=17847

    What you are claiming is selective. It also ignores the Monash University shooting of October 2002 where a student killed 2 and wounded 5.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The Navy yard shooter shot a trained ARMED GUARD, took HIS weapon, then shot ANOTHER ARMED PERSON, and took THAT sidearm!! So much for the “wisdom” of arming teachers in our schools!


    Yes, the “problem” IS largely the fact we have more guns per capita than almost any nation on earth- in the hands of “civilians” who are NOT part of militias, or legitimate “home guards”. Even Israel has stronger restrictions on guns than we do!


    While “assault weapon” is a poor descriptor, restricting magazine capacity of all centerfire weapons is NOT hard to describe! Five rounds for ANY rifle or shotgun, and 12 rounds for CIVILIAN handguns is sensible, and would limit the killing capability of the “nut” even the somewhat trained one. Very few persons can change magazines quickly enough to make smaller capacity ones as dangerous as lare capacity. This was proven in the Giffords’ incident when the shooter was taken down, by people NOT using firearms, including one guy who HAD one! when he fumbled while reloading.


    Even our National Guard units have regulations that limit firearms access, requiring training, and limiting when weapons can leave an armory. Limiting, but NOT eliminating civilian access to lethal firepower is just common sense. The NRA “types” have NO common sense, and that’s what keeps Congress from making sensible changes. BTW there are only roughly 300 “gun laws” on the books, not the “thousands” the NRA would have folks believe, and many do just need to be revised, updated, and/or ENFORCED.


    IF you are caught hunting birds with too many rounds in a shotgun, you WILL be cited, and stopped, by game officers. Shooting PEOPLE shouldn’t be less restrictive!

  14. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 2 years ago

    So, what you are saying is that Americans are for more insane than even those people of such areas as the Middle East, let alone such relatively sane and gun free areas as Europe?

  15. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    I hate having to do obvious research David: (I think you mean 1996 too)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monash_University_shooting

    The population of Australia is about 23 million currently. The US population is about 313 million currently or about 14 times that of Australia.
    So the rate is only somewhat lower. It also isn’t a good measure to compare in any case as these incidents are not really statistically comparable generally being random.

    Since the one thing all of the recent US mass shootings have in common is the person involved having mental health issues that seems to be a better place to start than snatching weapons which are generally not used in improper ways.

    I could support more institutionalization of the mentally ill and tighter checks on mental health when someone is purchasing a firearm. Ithink both of those things would have a significant impact on this problem.

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