Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. PICTO

    PICTO said, almost 3 years ago

    I’m sure that once everybody has a gun the killing will stop.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    Thank you for the laugh, MsKemple!
    I started chuckling at monsters under the bed and lost it completely at Richard Simmons. :)
    Anything I might add would be anti climatic.
    Smilingly,
    C.

  3. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, almost 3 years ago

    Great cartoon Benson!

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    @PICTO

    Well played. You can see how well that works during wartime. Everyone knows that everyone’s armed, so everyone gives up and goes home.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    A world without Richard Simmons? Where’s the recruiting office?

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    Your blanket statement closes your mind to other possibilities. Let’s put it to you this way: which is easier to determine: if a person has a gun, or if that person is mentally stable?

    But back to my continual point, speaking of doing “NOTHING” about it…..

    I ask: What can we do about gun violence?

    Gun owner reply: You ain’t taking away my guns.

    I submit that the answer does not have anything to do with the question. Until I get a better answer, I’ll agree that nothing will be done regardless of what side of the fence one chooses.

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I cannot understand how it seems that everyone on all sides says “let’s enforce the laws currently on the books”, and then we don’t. I don’t get it.

    Major thanks for having an answer better then “you ain’t takin’ my guns”.

    I agree with almost all your points. Here’s hoping some action will follow these words.

    I agree, you can’t stop gun carnage regardless, just as you’ll never stop drunk driving. But, just as with drunk driving, IF our society wants to, we can certainly reduce the amount. Do we have the desire? That remains to be seen.

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Ah, the nobleNRA? http://www.thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/04/22/1900631/tsarnaev-nra/

  9. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, almost 3 years ago

    Strangely enough, a very reasonable post, thanks, and congratulations! I would more than be happy if the NRA were really to be put in charge of licensing people to legitimately own guns. They certainly could teach a standard gun safety course as a prerequisite for obtaining such a license. Teaching a gun safety class such as that, which would also stop at least some of these tragic children getting a hold of guns and killing others (even in their own families).


    Heck, I have even stated it before, I would also be happy to see the types of testosterone augmented people be able to go to special firing ranges, where they could blast away with fully automated machine guns to their heats content (as long as they pay for the ammo and such)!!


    Nobody, no not even the hated president Obama, is trying to take legitimate and fully legal firearms away from honest American citizens. We all know it would be suicidal (literally as well as politically) to even try. But, some weaponry is just to lethal to the general citizenry to have in the hands of anybody but militarily or police trained people outside of such special firing ranges.


    As to the problem of the insane, or even just mentally unstable getting a hold of firearms, I wish there was a truly simple answer. But this problem is a vastly complex issue. Just who says that an individual is in that category anyway. The government? The firearms industry? You? Me? Or anybody for that matter? Trained (and fully funded) psychiatrists? I would hope that you actually have any good suggestions, then I am certainly all ears, but it is a confusing issue at the best, and one that literally thousands of years of human civilization has yet to answer!!

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/01/pro-gun-myths-fact-check

  11. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Guns don’t solve problems. http://www.thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/09/13/2617131/largest-gun-study-guns-murder

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Tiahrt restrictions promoted by the NRA! www.protectpolice.org

  13. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The gun industry, and the NRA targeting children… http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-gun-industries-deadly-addiction-20230228

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    The NRA blocks reasonable regulation of firearms and advances the ability of killers to acquire military-grade weapons! http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-nra-vs-america-20130131

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Gun violence costs America billions of dollars annually in health care! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/28/gun-violence-costs-health-care_n_2965248.html

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