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Steve Benson

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Maybe some day the Republicans and the NRA will stop blocking the ATF and they will come up into the modern age and get computers to track gun crimes.

  2. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    you want bullets with that?

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 2 years ago

    Oh, but wait! That weapon’s no shotgun! The NRA hair-splitters score again! Too bad, all you normal people.

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 2 years ago

    You are not really making a good case for an overinterpreted Second Amendment here. If we have a natural disaster, I don’t really want the homicidal psychopaths well-armed.

  5. PICTO

    PICTO said, almost 2 years ago

    And the optional 500 round clip lets you make enough noise to drown out the voices in your head.

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    “….and get computers to track gun crimes.”

    The FBI already does this. ATF does illegal guns, transactions, and manufacturing.

  7. eugene57

    eugene57 said, almost 2 years ago

    “He must be a democrat because the voices in their heads tell them what to do.”
    That explains much if you do not have internal monologues.

  8. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    One is listening to the voices in his head, the other to the voices in his computer. Which is the more crazy one?

  9. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 2 years ago

    So, what well regulated militia is the customer part of?

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Actual crimes do get tracked liar. Can’t strip somebody of their Constitutional rights for a crime they never committed, which is what you apparently have a problem with.

    I hope you aren’t arguing that someone like Aaron Alexis had every right to buy a gun. Alexis committed crimes that didn’t show up in the background check in Virginia. He was being treated for a serious mental illness.

    Even if your stance is that we don’t need new laws, you have to admit that the system has flaws. The FBI & NCIS databases have failed to prevent guns being sold to people who had records of multiple arrests & mental illness.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Check and see how many gun lobbyists visited the WH this year, Radish.

    Got any links to show gun lobbyists at the White House? I’m skeptical that they are giving any money to Obama or the DNC.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Our local gun show is this weekend. What makes me nervous when I go to check things out, and look for a magazine for my rare semi-auto pistol, is the bumper stickers on the parking lot, all the cammo and crazy semi-military dress, the patches on these “uniforms”, and “cute” signs" for sale demonstrating a radical, and insane, devotion to firearms, and fear!


    Listening to the “shoppers” IS a lot like the “customer” in the ’toon. in fact, at the last gun show, actually heard two guys saying exactly what the ’toon depicts! Hate to think how many of the several hundred others coming through were thinking or saying the same thing.


    BUT, even with that, it should be recognized that these folks, to be honest, may be nuts, but are less likely to actually go on a “spree”, but may be MORE likely to blow away a family member, or someone they merely see as “invading their space”. We had a shooting just “over the hill” literally, where just such a guy killed a neighbor, for the SECOND TIME, because he, with the guns, felt “threatened” by the unarmed neighbors. This time at least they’ve picked him up, locked him up, and charged him. MIght have something to do with the fact both his victims were UNARMED and shot in the back, while on THEIR OWN PROPERTY!


    Yes , the crazy people getting guns may indeed NOT be certifiable, and THAT is the real problem in regulating the truly dangerous, including criminals like gang members, drug dealers, or other “sane folks”.

  13. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 2 years ago

    @cjr53

    The DEA… Maybe the ATF… After all the ATF did Waco among other illegal cowboy acts…

  14. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Just like there was nothing in the national govt’s system telling them not to give him security clearance.

  15. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, popularly known as the ATF, is a law enforcement agency within the federal Department of Justice that protects the public from violent criminals and their organizations. The agency is charged with stopping the following criminal acts:
    illegal use and trafficking of firearms
    illegal use and storage of explosives
    arson and bombings, and
    illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products.
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    ATF investigators target armed violent offenders, career criminals, and narcotics traffickers. The ATF also enforces federal firearms laws, by enforcing federal laws on firearms (such as the laws concerning hand grenades; see “Is it legal to own hand grenades?”). A major part of ATF’s work involves enforcing federal requirements for gun purchases, and conducting inspections of gun sellers for compliance with the law. This aspect of the ATF’s work is vital to successful gun traces—when sellers keep proper records of gun sales, tracing the ownership of guns found at crime scenes is more likely to succeed.
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    http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/resources/criminal-defense/defendants-rights/what-does-atf-do
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    The ATF has lacked a permanent director for nearly seven years, partly due to efforts by the National Rifle Association (NRA). In 2006, the NRA began lobbying heavily for senators to oppose confirming a permanent head of the ATF, arguing that the agency could impose new restrictive laws on gun owners.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/304761-gop-threatens-to-block-atf-nominee#ixzz2fYhnjnEd
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    The Brady Center’s Lowy says that more than 100,000 guns are missing from dealers’ shelves.

    “There’s a great likelihood that most of those guns were sold off the books to criminals,” he says. “Easy way to fix that is to simply require dealers to do an inventory every year of their stock. ATF is prevented from even requiring dealers to do that. That makes absolutely no sense.”
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    http://www.npr.org/2013/01/08/168889491/gun-control-advocates-say-atfs-hands-have-been-tied
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    For decades, the National Rifle Association has lobbied successfully to block all attempts to computerize records of gun sales, arguing against any kind of national registry of firearms ownership. And despite the growth of the gun industry and the nation’s population, ATF has fewer agents today than it did nearly four decades ago: fewer than 2,500.
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    http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-12-17/news/35887552_1_andrew-traver-atf-gun-lobby
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    So apparently the NRA and the Republicans would rather see Americans killed by guns than to try and enforce the law.

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