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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    It’s N.R.A. heaven!
    Get them hooked young, and the survivors can buy more guns for their entire life!

  2. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 6 months ago

    Its the values the NRA teaches that are part of the problem. Then when you have the intolerant indiscriminately branding any liberal organization a “hate organization” you know this will continue and the nation has a problem.

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 6 months ago

    If the access of adults to guns can’t be restricted, why should we EVER expect the access of their children to be restricted?

  4. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    And then, perhaps, the poster, “mskemple”, might want to explain just how much better society was in the old days of segregation, blue laws, censorship by religious fanatics, and all the other well-beloved “moral” fantasies and notions of the self-styled “conservative” idiotology that is trying its very best to turn the clock backwards to the “good old days” that never were.

  5. me9970

    me9970 said, 6 months ago

    Remember when kids were taught respect and respect for others? Remember when we were held accountable for our actions and got our butts beat when needed? Remember when parents were actually parents? Remember when social networking was the neighbor back yard for a ball game of snowball fight?

    Well, there’s my rant.

  6. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, 6 months ago

    wasn’t it Regan (conservative) who did away with the mental health facilities?

  7. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 6 months ago

    Remember when the population and population density was much less?
    Remember when whites could kill blacks with impunity?

  8. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @furnituremaker,
    Yes! It was! But never mind attempting to remind today’s Teabagheads – who have taken over the once upon a time Grand Old Party, Republican – of that, or any other irresponsible actions by self-styled ‘“conservatives”. They have a “new” idiotology that looks so far backward, and is so reactionary and regressive, it was outmoded, outdated, and useless, BEFORE we became a Nation – with a Constitution and a Bill of Rights – even yesterday’s “Reaganomics” is beyond their apprehension.


    As to all the “remember thisa and thata”: Remember when opening a grocery store on Sunday, to sell milk to feed a baby could get the grocer fined, and time in jail? Remember when books were “banned in Boston”? Remember when movies had to have a “Rating from the Legion of Decency”, and many classics were so Bowdlerized as to be totally unrecognizable when finally on the screen? Remember when those of different skin color were forced to the back of the bus? Remember when the masked duce cap and dirty bed sheet crowd – KKK for youngsters today – marched down the City’s busiest downtown main street, and held rallies on the State Capitol lawn – and burned crosses all over the edge of town to discourage folks of the “wrong religion” and/or “wrong skin color” from buying property in developments? I DO!


    And that’s not all I remember, either. But then again, today’s slogan: Government OF little spoiled brats, BY little spoiled brats, FOR little spoiled brats. Vote Teabagheadism, the current substitute for Republican.

  9. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, 6 months ago

    The NRA teaches the use of weapons in all conlfict resolution. THAT is what the problem is!

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    When I was in high school, we did have occasional “gang fights”, and the most deadly weapon in use was bike chains, maybe, on rare occasions, someone could show up with a “zip gun”, home-made. There wasn’t easy access to firearms, and their numbers available in “the culture”, was more relative to “need”.


    The NRA is the biggest promoter for the handgun industry of a “need” for handguns, and concealable weapons, that is based on the myth of “terror” and fear, that drives sales.


    While, thanks to the NRA that doesn’t actually pay much attention to rifles or shotgun ownership anymore, the handgun, and “short weapon” (like MACs, and UZI) numbers are “out of the bag”, it doesn’t mean we can’t restore more controls on the increase. The “Brady Bill” was gutted by the simple fact the government cannot keep sales records for over 24 hours, but oddly, the NRA DOES keep those records, to drum up membership!

  11. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @moderateisntleft,
    Not really the NRA as organization itself. Rather, there I have to agree with “Debt Free”. The organization, NRA, does provide safety education – I had mine in Junior NRA back when I was 8 and 1/2, some 75 tears ago and first met up with a target firearm – and values – at least insofar as Constitutional/2nd-Amendment MEANINGS be concerned.
    ^
    Which is, unfortunately, often overshadowed by vocal and vociferous MEMBERS of the organization, who go far and away beyond basics of ORGANIZATION policy. Don’t fault the NRA for the very real faults of some of its members, even though those things do tend to be more in the public eye than the real good that NRA provides.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The NRA is just as neutral as, well, Dick Cheney.

  13. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @Gypsy8

    NRA is to Guns as FDA is to food

  14. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @wmconelly

    As a cub, I grew up in a house with an arsenal of Guns. We were taught to respect the Guns. We were taught proper way to shoot and handle Guns.

    I was bullied fro my very 1st day of 1st Grade in August 1963 until I left My High School Gym, the evening of May 30, 1975 with my High School Diploma.

    The 1st day of school all of the girls in my 1st grade class pulled me aside and told me the only reason the boys were bullying me is they wanted to see me cry. I never cried.

    I never had the thought of taking one of our guns to school and shooting students all because some of them bullied me.

  15. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    Amen! You just backed up my post.. It is all how the child is raised.

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