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Tom Toles

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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    It’s more like the Dems were afraid of not being re-elected if they voted for more bans needlessly.

  2. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    “To suppose arms in the hands of the citizens, to be used at individual discretion, except in private self-defense, or by partial orders of towns, counties, or districts of a state, is to demolish every constitution, and lay the laws prostrate, so that liberty can be enjoyed by no man; it is a dissolution of the government. The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed, and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws.” — John Adams, A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States (1787-1788).

  3. richardelguru

    richardelguru GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve always thought that lobbying for money should be a serious crime… like other forma of bribery.

  4. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 2 years ago

    It’s not that check that changed his mind, it’s the much bigger one that will go to his opponent, if he DOESN’T play along.

    And that’s not just the NRA, does that

  5. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 2 years ago

    I wouldn’t go that far.

    But I’ve often wondered if they could be prosecuted under the RICO laws.

  6. ducarol

    ducarol said, over 2 years ago

    What Doughfoot said. John Adams is my guy. And to those who say the 2nd amendment is intended to help us fight when Bad Guys take over, I say: No, that’s what elections are for. And believe me, if bad guys took over the government, they would have planes, tanks, and bombs. Your pet AK-47 would be laughable.

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    Good one. Now concentrate on this part “, except in private self-defense, or by partial orders of towns, counties, or districts of a state,”

    So I take it you are against banning guns. Because if you ban them there will be no “private self defense” nor will the “orders” by municipalities to come to their aid be observed since no one will be armed.

    Yes, gunowners MUST obey every law imposed and do so willingly. Why then do you want to reduce the potential effectiveness of your militia by taking away the ability to keep and maintain – LEGALLY – the same weapons that would be brought against them in times of conflict?

  8. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 2 years ago

    You have to wonder why any politician would take an illegal bribe anymore, since the laws have changed so much that legal bribes amount to the EXACT same thing!

  9. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Private self defense can be accomplished by non lethal means. Guns are all about alpha masculinity, testosterone poisoning and a sense of powerlessness.

  10. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    New information he got from Exxon made him rethink his stand on the regulation of pipeline infrastructure.
    New information from the agriculture industry made him rethink his stand on genetically modified crops.
    New information he got from the Banking industry made him rethink his stand on Banking legislation.
    etc
    etc
    etc
    Sadly,
    C.

  11. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 2 years ago

    The NRA supports the right of criminals and psychos to purchase arms at gun shows and in private sales.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @PianoGuy24

    Wrong. People are still behind it if not more so. But the Corporate Press is selling it otherwise.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    No one but you is talking about “outlawing the NRA.” Trying to spread more rumors to create more panic buying? (The gun manufacturers love people like you. Suckers.)

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Spurious and specious. Where is anyone “eliminating gun rights & the 2nd Amendment?” No one but a few on the fringes and who is listening to them? No one but you.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @ducarol

    The militias while they existed were used to put down things like the Whiskey Rebellion. So they were on the side of govt, not against it.

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