Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling

Tom the Dancing Bug

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 2 years ago

    Brilliantly done, Mr. Bolling ! Irony and satire that will not earn you a place at the table for the next NRA banquet.

  2. wcorvi

    wcorvi said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, it is amazing, “If only there’d been MORE guns, ….”

    We can never know what would have happened if there’d been MORE guns.

    But it’s pretty clear what would have happened if there’d been LESS guns.

  3. INGSOC

    INGSOC GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    You shall have no rights of ever taking away my toy cap pistols, nor any of my pea shooters.!!

  4. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!) GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Twinkle twinkle little star
    How I wonder what you are
    A machine gun flying high
    Spitting bullets in the sky?

  5. Ian Rey

    Ian Rey said, over 2 years ago

    The second amendment is not a suicide pact.

  6. timrinaldo

    timrinaldo said, over 2 years ago

    Nothing about how the vast majority of gun deaths are caused by gang bangers with illegal guns, in connection with the war on drugs? As usual, the actual problem goes undiagnosed and the the statistically insignificant, yet spectacular lunatic outbursts are what we’re interested in. But then again, maybe that’s one of the points he’s making? Or maybe not.

  7. libsmasher

    libsmasher said, over 2 years ago

    This is how low-information voters see the problem, and why they would attempt to remove the rights of the law-abiding majority to punish the tiny criminal minority. Brilliant satire, though goose-stepping liberals probably won’t appreciate it.

  8. ptvroman3

    ptvroman3 said, over 2 years ago

    @timrinaldo

    Nothing about how the vast majority of gun deaths are caused by gang bangers with illegal guns, in connection with the war on drugs? As usual, the actual problem goes undiagnosed and the the statistically insignificant, yet spectacular lunatic outbursts are what we’re interested in. But then again, maybe that’s one of the points he’s making? Or maybe not.

    A reasonable and sane sounding comment. Fine. Let’s enact some sensible laws, like removing the gun-show exclusion from waiting periods and registering every sale of a gun. This would go a LONG way to removing illegal guns from the cities.

    If the concern is the gangbangers with illegal guns, then why haven’t laws like these been passed? Because the NRA opposes ANY law that even mentions guns other than to say “you can buy anything you want any time you want.”

  9. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t like guns, period. I realize there are those who do. OK, same old soap box…. treat them exactly as we do automobiles.
    Gun must be licensed, registered annually
    Gun must be inspected annually
    Owner must carry liability insurance
    Owner must be trained, tested, and licensed.
    If a gun is lost, stolen, or sold, notice must be given.
    Guns can not have fuzzy dice hanging from the scope.

    Ok, I through that last one in to see if you’re paying attention.
    I know it sounds simplistic, but other than some minor inconvenience and a few bucks, what is the harm?

  10. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 2 years ago

    Omnius and TEA Party would have a field day with this strip.

  11. Camelkev13

    Camelkev13 said, over 2 years ago

    Read “More Guns Less Crime”. Then you won’t be ignorant about this subject and left to react emotionally instead of rationally.

  12. Andrew_C

    Andrew_C said, over 2 years ago

    @ptvroman3

    Actually, the majority of gun deaths, in the US at least, are suicides, accidents, legal killings and murders with legally owned weapons.

  13. Andrew_C

    Andrew_C said, over 2 years ago

    @Andrew_C

    Further to my comment, according to statistics from the US CDC in 2011 there were 32,163 gun deaths, of which 11,101 were homocides. This appears about average,

  14. David Davis

    David Davis GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I suggest a book named “Gun Guys, a Road Trip” by Dan Baum.
    Looks at both sides. Complicated and terribly politicized. Both sides need to change tactics.

  15. David Davis

    David Davis GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I didn’t choose PRO. That apparently was the default and I didn’t notice.

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