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Tom Toles

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    A key common sense solution to a corporate lock out of sanity.

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    There was a reason Obama spoke harshly about congressmen voting their conscience, appealing to them to ignore the 20 million dollars the NRA spent lobbying both sides of the aisle. Those gun control people only stimulated their conscience with 4 thousand dollars. His legislation is getting a lukewarm reception amongst many in his own party. Money talks, plus for those many liberal congressmen (in both chambers) who are facing reelection in 2014, their record on gun control will be widely publicized when they are campaigning. Elections have a tendency to carry more weight than appeals to conscience. Aren’t politics wonderful?

  3. cdward

    cdward said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Common sense would dictate that we look around and see what others are doing and then emulate those with low gun death rates. Let’s see now… What are they doing? Oh yeah! Very strong gun regulation coupled with very good public mental health services, public education and public health care. Those are things they ALL have in common. And yes, though Switzerland had lots of guns, they are rigidly regulated.

  4. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 1 year ago

    If speech were more restricted and controlled, one life may be saved because people couldn’t lead others astray.
    If searches and seizures didn’t need warrants, we would be safer.
    If we could force people to confess, we could get more criminals off the street.
    If we controlled access to guns generally, fewer people would be hurt by guns.

    We willingly trade Safety for more Freedom with the other enumerated rights, but the 2nd amendment?: remove all rationality.

  5. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 1 year ago

    An efficient and loophole-free system of background checks will not infringe on anyone’s right to self defense. Stronger rules on armor-piercing bullets will not prevent you from protecting your family. A more robust system for identifying people with mental disorders will not subvert the constitution.
    Banning “assault weapons” is more problematical. It is rather like banning pornography or sports cars. A gun is a collection of components. Gun owners can modify their own weapons. Gun makers can skirt around whatever rules are made. It’s just not that simple.

  6. Stray9999

    Stray9999 said, over 1 year ago

    Canada has more thorough restrictions on weapons ownership. Compare the homicde rates in the capital city of Ottawa: population 812,135, 7 homicides (1 for 116,019). Washington D.C.: population 5,582,170, 88 homicides (1 for 63,434). In other words, you are twice as likely to get murdered in Washington D.C. Now either the restrictions are effective, or Americans are more violent. Which is it?

  7. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 1 year ago

    Actually, pornography was never banned, it was obscenity that was (and is) banned, though of course the ban is purely theoretical these days.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 1 year ago

    Obama’s proposals are hugely popular among the American people. Not that that ever mattered to the GOP.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Doughfoot

    I’d like to implement a licensing system for weapons not just guns. You have to prove yourself an expert in them or you can’t have them.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Omnius

    Not correct, there are NRA friendly Democrats too involved here.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    The pornography ban was by certain hard line religious people on everyone else. That violated the First Amendment.

  12. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @cdward

    But all those other countries are Socialist don’t ya know? They’re not and neither is President Obama, but that doesn’t stop the RWNJs from spewing that lie.

  13. phritzg

    phritzg GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Hey Republicans, why don’t you try to make it as hard to get a gun as you are trying to make it hard to vote?

  14. Pequod77

    Pequod77 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    In 1996, Congress barred research by the CDC that might “advocate or promote gun control.” In 2003, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was banned from providing researchers with data on gun injuries and deaths. And in 2012, the National Institutes of Health was barred from funding gun research.

    These are all diabolical measures enshrined in law by the likes of NRA Representatives and Congressmen who prefer ignorance over knowledge, emotion over science, and darkness over light.

    We are literally battling the forces of evil and darkness in this nation and its gun psychosis.

    Presidents Clinton, Bush Jr. and Obama were theoretically at the rudder, but these items came about when Republicans inserted budget amendments into much broader budget packages approved by the Presidents.

    America’s gun violence epidemic and gun murder rate are a direct result of right-wing ideology to promote guns, ignorance and gun psychosis.

    Obama has all the right ideas while the right wing just wants more guns.

  15. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 1 year ago

    I frankly don’t want the big-city libs forcing their ideas of gun control on us rural citiizens.

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