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  1. lrpete

    lrpete GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. Such insight. What talent. How very thought provoking.

  2. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Well, it IS an accurate commentary on the level of thinking more than occasionally displayed.

  3. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, about 3 years ago

    Oh… They didn’t tell you about that? It was in the contract… ;)

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Sorry this strip is wrong. Gun violence has fallen from 7 in 100,000 in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 today during a time of mass gun buying. Also 77% of all inmates who used a gun in the commision of their crime got the gun from a family member or from illegal means.
    From NPR:

    Washington DC was the murder capital of the world now Chicago with the toughest gun laws in the country, which is fighting tooth and nail to keep its own gun laws. In my own opinion crime will continue to fall that all states now have concealed carry permit laws.

    This country says we have a right to life, that means we have the right to defend ourselves. How a person decides to do that is their own business. The rancher living on the U.S. Mexican boarder who has illegal aliens and drugs being traffic through his property needs yes an assault rifle the same way an Alaskan living in or close to the wilderness needs big bore hunting rifles for bears. These people have nothing in common with the reporter who reports gun crimes while living in a secure building in New York with an armed guard out front.

    Now let the character attacks begin.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    To the first I say no, explain Chicago & LA. Strick gun laws and some of the worse violence. As for assault weapons, please give a post.

  6. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, about 3 years ago

    what happened on jan. 20+/- 2009??!

  7. scsurfer

    scsurfer said, about 3 years ago

    Instead of getting caught up in the same old debate about gun laws, how about if we focus on fixing the economy and the utter imbalance in wealth so people aren’t driven over the edge by despair? Hopelessness kills more people than guns do.

  8. nerual53

    nerual53 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Back up your comment with facts, please!

  9. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Point of fact, the two worst cities for gun violence are New Orleans and Detroit; Chicago is on the list of bad cities, but at 11.6 murders per 100,000 population, nowhere near the top. Los Angeles is even lower, with a gun homicide rate of 9.2 per 100,000. These cities are also handily beaten by Miami, Atlanta, Washington and Baltimore, among others. They are also beaten by Houston, which comes in at 12.9 gun homicides per 100,000 population.

    As for “why does strict gun control not help”, well, actually, in some places it does — like New York City, for example — and in other places, having “strict gun control” right next to places with no gun control, and people having access to that funny technology known as cars, means that “strict gun control” is more an exercise on paper than in reality. Which is not an argument for “no gun control”, it is an argument for a coherent system, consistently applied across the entire country.

    Also, the fact that American cities in general have a rate of violence comparable to violent third-world countries rather than other industrialized nations ought to give you a little bit of pause. The whole idea that “a well-armed society is a polite society” is clearly nonsense.

  10. androgenoide

    androgenoide said, about 3 years ago

    @Lynne B

    There you go… pretending that everyone is involved in some sort of rational discussion instead of just venting! Bringing reason into the comments section sort of kills the discussion but I’m sometimes tempted to do the same.
    As for the philosophical underpinnings of the “more guns” argument… There was a time when I bought into the idea that an armed society would be polite but that was forty years ago when I had little sense of how people really behaved.

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