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Tom Toles

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Why did the chickenhawk cross the road? To deposit his check from the NRA.

  2. benbrilling

    benbrilling GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Allow me to remind you that 54% voted in favor and we live with a governing body where 40% controls the decisions…

    ABOLISH THE FILIBUSTER!!

  3. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    @benbrilling

    Amen. In this case it is a disgrace! The world is watching.

  4. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 3 years ago

    @Justice22

    The World is indeed watching, and we outside the USA hope that democracy returns there soon.
    Filibusters – what a concept.

  5. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “it was a law against law abiding citizens.”


    Actually that is a convenient talking point but not accurate. As it stands today, if a criminal wants to he can go to a gun show and buy a weapon from a private party and not have to go through a background check. The proposed bill would have prohibited that but still allowed private sales or transfers between family and close friends without going through a check. There was a huge amount of misinformation cast about regarding this legislation.

  6. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, why have any laws at all if law-abiding citizens aren’t going to do that kind of thing?

  7. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    Well if you can legally go to a swap meet and sell a gun you bought to a person who you don’t know for sure is batsh!t crazy or is about to murder his wife or something, it must give you great comfort to know that you don’t violate any laws by checking that person’s background.

  8. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 3 years ago

    Are you glad there were no laws to make it difficult for the “foreign terrorist murderers” to get the guns they used to rob the 7-11, murder the MIT cop, highjack the Mercedes, and shoot it out with police? Are you glad that their right to acquire weapons without identifying themselves or going through a background check was protected? Do you think a well-armed populace would have prevented the bombing, or rendered the massive police pursuit in progress unnecessary?

    Every citizen with a clean record has a perfect right to own weapons. The proposed law would not have affected that right at all. Defeating it serves only to enable and abet those who would break the laws, those who want to avoid the ten-minute process that is a background check, and pander to the paranoia of a minority.

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @mickey1339

    “Actually that is a convenient talking point but not accurate.”

    Wouldn’t it have been much easier and less constitutionally controversial to simply restrict gun sales to licensed gun dealers at gun shows and prohibit private sales at these venues?

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    Under current law an alien who is here illegally or has been admitted with a nonimmigrant visa is prohibited from owning a gun in this country.

  11. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    A terrorist with a concealed weapon is a threat to everyone. Look at what they did to a police officer who had a gun and what they did to other armed officers who had guns with them. Your bumper sticker slogan doesn’t hold water. Re-read doughfoot’s post slowly, preferably word by word and let it sink in.

  12. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    But the bombers were permanent residents. They can own guns too. And did. And killed a police officer.

  13. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 3 years ago

    Did I say I had anything against concealed-carry permits? No. Did I deny that people have a right to own weapons? No. Try paying attention.

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Three quotes from Thomas Jefferson:
    1.“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
    2.“Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The federal government is our servant, not our master!”
    3.“When the people fear the government, that’s tyranny; when the government fears the people, that’s freedom.”

  15. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 3 years ago

    @mikefive

    No, it would have been much harder, and even more rigorously opposed. Denying one person the liberty to sell his property to another person is MUCH more problematical that requiring the seller to check whether or not the buyer is legally permitted to own that property.

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