Stuart Carlson by Stuart Carlson

Stuart Carlson

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Sadly very true. The present NRA and the rich corporate club the ALEC ate all for it. I wonder why?

  2. mskemple

    mskemple said, over 1 year ago

    I think maybe the folks who enforce those laws don’t have time to check out every marginal applicant that passes their desk. They just might be too busy with paperwork from the flood of new laws passed every time our society decides a “new law” will fix things. All we are doing is pacifying the collective conscience of a PC society and each time the “fix” fails we wonder why and look for something other than ourselves to blame!

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    There you go Tigger, blaming John Paul Jones again!!

    But, PAJ, you have hit the problem our “defense” and military have, the corporate takeover through contracting of Inteligence, Homeland Security, Defense, and yes, the Miltary! This problem was in the majority created by “conservatives” in Congress, but the “librals” do share a share of the blame. It all comes back to promising their local constituents a share of each pie, regardless the actual cost to the nation, in dollars, and actual “security”. Of course how much is pocketed by those legislators, either as campaign funding, or “other accounts”, is a huge amount, that real “persons” with second-class “personhood” thanks to SCOTUS, can’t begin to match.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    But the ‘toon has the simpletons’ down pat.

  5. mskemple

    mskemple said, over 1 year ago

    In the mid 80’s I worked on Homestead AFB and visited a friend at Quantico. Homestead was relatively lax comparatively speaking . Even back then I had to apply in advance and fill out several pages of forms , then wait for clearance to visit. We could not change the dates or the process would be repeated. Still , all in all it was great to see him and tour a training facility that few get to see. A little spooky though as many people were intell or "black ops " types , I just did as my friend told me for two days and had a great visit.

  6. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The NAVY knew he was mentaly ill and did not inform the NICS. Since they did not inform the NICS, he passed the Brady Bill background check.

    The US Navy are MORONS for not doing ANYTHING!

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 1 year ago


    I presume that you have never been in the military, and therefore do not realize that the military has its own laws and justice system called “The uniform code of Military Justice.” Further, this system is not easily changed, and does not allow for a lot of new laws. I would think that especially applies to firearms, which are sort of a specialty of the military!!

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Tigger: once again good to see you HAVEN’T THE SLIGHTEST IDEA WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT! Yes, there are jobs on military posts, like with access to data, that DO require clearances, however there are TONS of jobs on military posts that require absolutely no clearances whatsoever. Yes, it does depend on the base, and in some cases where you might be cleared to enter, but you again are totally wrong in your ASSumptions.

    Just as an example, my son is retired military, and his security clearance is still “valid”, though he only goes to the nearby AFB to use the doctors and shopping. His “renter” has a job on the same post, and has absolutely no clearance whatsoever.

    Now, that we DO have a serious problem with contractors having clearances the shouldn’t have, like well, Snowden? Yes. But that “privatization” of jobs on bases started back in the ’60’s, it’s just reached absurd levels under programmatic changes under, mostly, Republican administrations trying to privatize ALL of “government”. (and triple or more all costs in the process, actually!)

  9. mskemple

    mskemple said, over 1 year ago

    @Robert Landers

    You are correct , my health prevented me from serving. But I have been on several bases as a contractor or visitor, that’s why I generalized and left out particulars. I don’t want any part of educating another person who needs help as bad as Alexis did. Just backing up posts stating that its not that easy to get these clearances.

  10. ChevJames007

    ChevJames007 said, over 1 year ago

    Hey, Stuart! The NRA didn’t give the shooter a SECRET clearance! Or didn’t you know that?

  11. vernester

    vernester said, over 1 year ago

    When will we ever learn?

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago


    Inadequate control.

  13. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago


    Comment very good except that Reagan is not president and has not been for some time. There was one 2 term Democrat Bill “Free Willy” Clinton and we are on our 2nd 2 term Democratic president Barak “Obozo” Obama.

  14. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, over 1 year ago

    Would that Aaron Alexis had gone either to The NRA Building or the House and opened fire.
    Nothing like a Reality Check.

  15. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Mychyle: you might want to remove that comment and think it over.
    Also, I think it’s helpful to look at triggers first comment on this. We can see how he/she manufactures “facts” to prove whatever point he/she wants. Classic misinformation, distortion, distraction. Anything but clear, rational thought.

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