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Steve Benson

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  1. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 4 months ago

    @If my words offend you - you don't have the open mind you claim to have

    So everybody is running around with his hand on the grip in case someone else flips out. Then one guy drops his ice-cream cone and makes a fast movement to recover it. Next thing you know are several hundred dead soldiers. Say, are you by any chance an member of the Westboro Church?

  2. r2varney

    r2varney said, 4 months ago

    Time to add a ribbon / medal for anyone surviving a posting at Fort Hood. plus combat pay..

  3. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 4 months ago

    I suppose you can get combat duty at the mall, or movie theater, or school, or pumping gas in your car, or walking down the street, or…
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    Let’s all jump on the media bandwagon and make some kind of pejorative phrase out of Ft Hood, just like we did for “going postal”, shall we? Won’t that be fun?
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    Or maybe we’ll just have glib, asinine troll posts like number one troll up there. What a dork.

  4. Joadtom

    Joadtom said, 4 months ago

    I never see a constructive suggestion from gun haters. This was a trained person, the gun was bought legally, it was a gun-free zone. A minute fraction of a percentage of incidents like this happen from people that meet these standards. What might help is to give men/women that are put into the unnatural situation that war is to the human soul, a place where they can be among others like themselves. Perhaps a camp/base/vacation area where they can be with others that are also scarred from their experience. Let them know they are not alone and that others are also in mental anguish.

  5. midaswelby

    midaswelby said, 4 months ago

    In my state, there are now more than a million permit holders for Concealed Carry. Violent crime rates are dropping, not increasing. Most states must issue permits to those who qualify, and no state has ever devolved into the Wild West scenario that many assume.

  6. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Another great day for gun violence advocates.

  7. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @If my words offend you - you don't have the open mind you claim to have

    Your name says it all; whatever you say it’s designed to be offensive. And you must also be conservative because they don’t think anyone else has the right to be offensive and get away with it.

  8. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    @midaswelby

    In the “wild west”, you had to leave your firearms at the city limit and weren’t permitted to bring them in with you.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, 4 months ago

    @Sharuniboy

    I’m not saying this is reality, but there’s a great old movie (1950), Winchester ‘73, starring Jimmy Stewart (and a gun). The whole movie is all about guns, and indeed the gun fighters all have to hand over their guns when they come into town. It’s just a movie, not history, but it’s interesting in terms of the historical discourse (as we say) about guns in the US. I recommend it.

  10. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Unlike in a real combat zone – he won’t be allowed a gun to defend himself at Ft. Hood.

  11. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    says Sharuniboy about 2 hours ago

    @Darsam54.
    Just out of sheer curiosity, where did that fantasy come from?
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    It was called the “wild west” BECAUSE guns were everywhere, all the time, and the boot-hills did a thriving business regularly.

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    The wild west wasn’t that wild. If yiou did something like this with a gun, they hanged you or they filled you fgull of holes from their own guns.

  12. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 4 months ago

    @lifebyc

    I think on a MILITARY base where EVERYONE has EXTENSIVE firearm training, the SOLDIERS should be allowed to carry their guns
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    Here’s a link (posted by NewsHounds.us) to a Bill-O interview where he’s surprised (and dismayed) that military experts don’t agree with that arm-all-troops meme:
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    http://www.newshounds.us/fox_news_military_analysts_destroy_fox_s_fort_hood_shootings_prove_soldiers_should_be_armed_on_base_meme_04032014

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, 4 months ago

    @MortyForTyrant

    Well stated point, but I’m going to add a sad truth.
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    Each one of us has a price; to the government, to insurance companies, to companies that manufacture products.
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    Example. We would be much safer and a more ecologically friendly society with massive restrictions on automobiles. The price for such an action is so high (to the majority of Americans) that the thought of banning (or massive restrictions on) automobiles is ludicrous.
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    So to people on one side of the fence; are ok with banning guns because their lives aren’t affected in any way, shape or form. People on the other side of the fence have a firm belief that the benefits of a armed populace outweigh the incidents; just like the vast majority of American with automobile deaths.
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    For the record; I know of 2 people in my life that have died via firearms, and many, many more through automobiles.

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