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Tom Toles

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 3 years ago

    Lame duck prez already……..

  2. sjc14850

    sjc14850 said, over 3 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    Yeah, that’s what the idiot gets for being elected twice, right?

  3. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 3 years ago

    The people have spoken and rejected the progressives anti-gun agenda, again.

  4. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 3 years ago

    @narrowminded

    The “people” supported the bill by 90%, including 75% of the NRA membership.

  5. neatslob

    neatslob said, over 3 years ago

    @narrowminded

    Background checks aren’t anti-gun, unless you feel criminals and terrorists have a right to guns too. (And no, it wouldn’t stop all of them, but it would stop some and make it more difficult for all.)

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @Newenglandah

    I wish to to interject what I feel is a correction, mon ami. They supported backround checks by those percentages, not the bill. I’m not even sure they would have supported backround checks as they are written in the current legislation.

  7. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @narrowminded

    Excuse me, Narrowminded, If the people had their say, the gun lobby would be buried in spent shells. It’s the congress folks who are funded by the NRA who let us down! Why do we not have an anti gun lobby with as much clout?

  8. Andy

    Andy said, over 3 years ago

    Let’s face it—filibuster reform is what will save us. How do we get filibuster reform passed in both Houses when the money interests like it the way it is—that a SINGLE legislator can place a SECRET hold on ANY legislation?
    Whelp—we’re screwed.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    When the next mass shooting occurs, and we all know it will, we will have the exact same discussion. We will have similar poll numbers stating how many people want this or that. We will have hand-wringing and speeches about how it’s past time to do this or that, and also how it won’t make any difference to try.

    In the end, votes will be taken and nothing will change.

    When the next mass shooting occurs, and we all know it will,…………….

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @Andy

    First: the House does not filibuster and has no provision for same to occur.

    Second: the filibuster is naught but a Senate rule (XXII) that the Senate can change at any time. Even if a party has enough of a majority to nullify this rule, they won’t because they know that some day they will be in the minority and will need the ability to filibuster.

    Third: there is nothing secret about a filibuster.

    Fourth: the filibuster can be used to force a decision against the will of the majority (not sure how that’s done), not just block legislation.

  11. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 3 years ago

    So true. The cowardice of the congress is unutterable. The entire nation is shamed by the mugs of NRA that buy off representatives so more people will die.

  12. crimsoncrab

    crimsoncrab said, over 3 years ago

    @narrowminded

    You mean the minority!

  13. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    John Deering just did a similar Lib political cartoon. Are these cartoonists just given a list by their masters to all draw copycat ‘toons? But I ask here just as I asked in Deering’s ’toon:

    Liberals have STILL not been able to explain how this new gun legislation would have been effective since criminals don’t exactly put themselves THROUGH a background check before they get a gun to commit a crime.

  14. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    “Liberals have STILL not been able to explain how this new gun legislation would have been effective since criminals don’t exactly put themselves THROUGH a background check before they get a gun to commit a crime.”

    Here’s your answer, in the form of a question: why have ANY laws? Criminals don’t obey them; that’s why they’re criminals. And if there are no laws, there’s no legal system and no jails. What a wonderful world that would be.

    Now, will you stop asking the same inane question?

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Thanks for the clarification. Such a deal. You make the filibuster “invisible” and no personal responsibility to any individual Senator can be attached. Pardon me while I gag.

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