Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

Tom the Dancing Bug

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  1. cessna172

    cessna172 said, over 3 years ago

    “…where my white haired uncle waits”

  2. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It’s always a slippery slope, and you can always extrapolate to a ridiculous extreme.

  3. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’d assumed from the first panel that this was about vehicle ownership. But then I’m not American, and gun owners are thin on the ground where I am.

  4. richardelguru

    richardelguru GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I always wonder when we are going to grow up…adults shouldn’t want to play cowboys and indians.

  5. LizardPriest

    LizardPriest said, over 3 years ago

    How is this a false comparison? Panel one shows a well-regulated militia.

  6. SaraRundle

    SaraRundle said, over 3 years ago

    Oh my goodness. Every one should just lighten up. It’s a comic strip? It’s funny. I think it’s supposed to be funny. Just sayin’

  7. John  Day

    John Day said, over 3 years ago

    As a whimpering liberal (and a gun owner), I would also include mandatory training in the proper use of firearms for gun buyers in gun legislation. That might also be a way to screen out or at least identify potential crazies.

  8. John  Day

    John Day said, over 3 years ago

    Or people contemplating suicide.

  9. kreniigh

    kreniigh GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @cessna172
    It used to be a car, before the motor law. Now, it is… still a car.

  10. TheRealZarthArn

    TheRealZarthArn said, over 3 years ago

    @John Day

    If we had screening to weed out the crazies, Wayne La Pierre and Ted Nugent wouldn’t be able to own guns. Which is why they oppose all such efforts.

  11. bgerard

    bgerard said, over 3 years ago

    @KenseidenXL
    I always get a kick when the right accuse the left of not having any facts when in actuality it is the right that avoids facts. If you doubt me just listen to Fox News, Rush Limbaugh or read the Dudge report, Ann Coulter to name a few.

    Also the the slippery slope argument is null and void. It just doesn’t happen.

  12. Tommy1733

    Tommy1733 said, over 3 years ago

    @cessna172

    Yes!!

  13. Tommy1733

    Tommy1733 said, over 3 years ago

    Agreed. I think a lot of people live in a paranoid world in which the only possible outcome of a strong central government is pure tyranny. This was the viewpoint of the South during the formative years of our country and clearly the sentiment is alive and well, even in the absence of strong supporting evidence.

  14. androgenoide

    androgenoide said, over 3 years ago

    Not really such a big deal… all sorts of people propose violent overthrow of the government for one reason or another… some more seriously than others. I think I’d worry more about their implied belief that a handful of guys with deer rifles could take on the whole US army (it may be evidence of some sort of cognitive dissonance?). Much of the noise about gun control comes from people unable to imagine what the other side is talking about. When you live at the end of 20 miles of bad road it’s pretty clear that guns are a good thing and it’s hard to imagine why anyone would want to take them away without having some sinister motive. When you live in the inner city where a shot fired in any direction will threaten life and property and the guns are mostly in the hands of gangsters it’s hard to understand people who talk about gun owners being responsible people. In between, out in the suburbs and small towns, where houses have lawns and there’s space between buildings feelings tend to be mixed.

  15. androgenoide

    androgenoide said, over 3 years ago

    Some guns rights advocates would argue that anyone should be able to buy a 100 round magazine since, if they were prohibited, there would be a black market in them… I would say… maybe so but when I read about the movie theater shooting I found myself wondering, “How can you buy something like that without getting on someone’s radar?” You’d think that law enforcement would have some interest in checking out the buyer (however discretely).
    I’ll also buy into the argument that the difference between an “assault” rifle and a hunting rifle is mostly cosmetic but there is a voice in the back of my head that reminds me that those cosmetic differences do appeal to people who go for the “cool factor” and may not be emotionally mature enough to be deal with the gun on a level of pure functionality.

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