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Stuart Carlson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Colorado again today. How much does the media “hype”, making these folks “heroes”, dead or alive, stimulate “nut cases”??

  2. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, almost 3 years ago

    The sad thing about Newtown is… the system worked. The shooter was found to be mentally ill, and so he was denied the right to own guns. In response, he killed his mom and took hers.

  3. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 3 years ago

    No. If people drive drunk, they go to prison or at least lose their ability to drive. You can be on the terrorist watch list or a convicted domestic abuser and still buy a new gun at a gun show in most of the country.

  4. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    Fat lot of good owning guns did for her. She wasn’t able to use her guns to protect herself. Too many guns, or even just one makes for an easy opportunity to use it against someone.

  5. ODon

    ODon said, almost 3 years ago

    “And I wonder why you all have chosen to live this way.”
    It’s simple, we are protecting ourselves from this very thing. In fact we lead the civilized world in protective gunfire. ~

  6. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, almost 3 years ago


    Bear in mind that this was the same woman who purchased several firearms despite her son – the same one who was blocked from doing so – lived with her.
    Makes me wonder now if she didn’t even bother locking them up or anything.
    In that case, it comes down to “irresponsible ownership”.

  7. GustawR

    GustawR said, almost 3 years ago

    There are sick people everywhere in the world. There are criminals too. And there are stupid persons,
    The stupid+the sick easily outnumber de criminals, So to protect normal people from criminals, the USA chose to let everyone, including mentally ill people and people with IQs < 90 to be armed.
    Wise decision!

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Just a note, on observation: DUII drivers can be pulled over, tested, and arrested, and are, by the thousands, based on those observed behaviors, and “clues”.

    Note the photos of all these “psycho shooters”, Columbine, Tucson, Sandy Hook, the movie theater, and more, including yesterday’s shooter. It’s “interesting” that they ALL have that “crazy eyes” deer in the headlight look, with facial musculature in a rather abnormal and “tense” condition, in what can be a “fear posture” whenever their photos are taken, whether at parties, drivers license photos, yearbook photos, or booking photos if they survive their assaults.

    In interrogation, and law enforcement street contacts, it is often the non-verbal cues observed that give the indication that something “wrong” is going through the contact’s mind.

    Unllike the observed behavior of the drunk driver, clues put out by armed, or potentially armed and dangerous “mental states” folks, aren’t subject to “probable cause” to check for firearms, or to limit such folks access to firearms.

    Ah yes, once again friends and folks are saying “seemed quiet, nerdy, couldn’t see this coming”, but the visual clues, as well as some of the things they’ve said to those same friends and contacts, ARE indicative that violence CAN be “seen coming”.

  9. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 3 years ago

    @Darren Blair

    You make one of my points, most guns are not locked up and are easily available to end an argument.

  10. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, almost 3 years ago

    Because we’ve chosen to make it as difficult as possible to lock up the nut-cases because “they have rights too”.

  11. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Obviously there will never be a perfect solution. Perhaps we could once again fund and make mental health a priority. Perhaps we could make sure all gun deals require a background check without keeping a database of owners. And maybe the press should show some responsibility by not making mass shootings the evening entertainment for weeks at a time.

  12. GustawR

    GustawR said, almost 3 years ago

    @Debt Free: What you don’t understand about about Newtown (and all the other massacres in the USA) is that the free availability of guns is central to that kind of behaviour, A fraudulent and biased interpretation of the 2nd Ammendment allows any nut case or stupid person to have a gun. And nut casesm stupid people and trigger happy “do-gooders” kill more people than crimunals. That’s the path you chose, enjoy it while it lasts,

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Japan: 0.6 guns per 100 people, 4 gun homicides per 130,000 people

    U.S. 88 guns per 100 people, 4,600 gun HOMICIDES per 130,000 people.

    Right, more guns = less gun violence.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    ^That said, I am a gun owner, and support the Second Amendment, especially the totally rational clause “Well regulated”. We don’t need to go as far as Japan, where guns are legal under VERY strict regulations, but passing more laws to OPEN UP EASIER GUN ACQUISITION is NOT the answer!

  15. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, almost 3 years ago


    Personally, I’m in favor of requiring mandatory safety training classes before people are allowed to own certain types of firearms.
    Things like shotguns, bolt-action rifles, and revolvers are practically every-day tools in some parts of the country, and so there should be plenty of people to teach proper handling and respect.
    But for some of the heavier-duty items? Not so much.

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