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  1. Bill Ewing

    Bill Ewing GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Ain’t that the truth, ANandy.

    It is amazing how the left can ignore the fact that when the law abiding populace is armed, AND KNOWN to be armed, the crime rate goes down. The average un-brain dead criminal doesn’t know whether the one he is accosting is armed or not. It gives him pause.

    Now the brain dead, hop-head is too stupid to live anyway. His attacking a legally armed citizen tends to reduce the gene pool of idiots.

    “An armed society is a POLITE society.” R. A. Heinlein.

  2. John Walker

    John Walker said, over 6 years ago

    If what is popular on TV these days is any indication of the general intelligence of the population, then no one should be permitted to carry a gun. Carrying a gun doesn’t make you smart no matter what side of the law your on.

  3. one-non-blonde

    one-non-blonde said, over 6 years ago

    the first two posts were right on! Carrying a gun legally requires special training on the law and how to handle it. I spent 8 hours in class to be able to carry.

    We need to stop the gun shows that just sell guns to everyone! it’s ruining it for the rest of us legal, law abiding people.

  4. ray32648

    ray32648 said, over 6 years ago

    This lefty sees no problem with it as long as every spent round can be traced back to the owner of the gun that fired it.

    Now I suspect we’ll hear more of the wingnut scare tactics we’ve come to expect. “Ooooooooo! If they know I own a gun they’ll come take it away! Oooooooo!”

  5. greatblue

    greatblue said, over 6 years ago

    I believe in the right to arm bears, myself.

  6. naxetevitan

    naxetevitan said, over 6 years ago

    True that ammunition can be traced to most guns. Just wait until the phaser becomes popular. No bodies even.

  7. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    We have the right to drive cars! Down with driver’s licenses!

    The best remedy against drunk nut with a big car driving too fast is another car with a bigger car driving even faster!

  8. cdward

    cdward said, over 6 years ago

    A few thoughts. It’s not true that unarmed societies are less safe. In fact, the countries with the strictest weapons laws (Japan, most of western Europe) also have the lowest murder rates. The US, on the other hand, has the highest gun death rate of any wealthy country.

    Having said that, I’m not opposed to gun ownership as long as each gun owner is required to receive special training by government certified teachers as a condition of licensing. This is currently not the case, and one gun enthusiast told me he’d rather be dead than required to take the training. Since the second amendment begins, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State,” it is reasonable to indicate that proper training falls within the understanding of “well regulated.”

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 6 years ago

    Good point, cdward. “Well regulated” does not mean no regulations.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 6 years ago

    You have the right to bear arms. The state has the right to supervise you in that right. One way to fulfill the spirit and intent of the constitution would be to require a mandatory “basic” training course for all (male and female) citizens in local militia tactics if they want to own and/or carry firearms.

    These people would be available for emergency action in their community. It would be without pay as a contribution to their community. And then all would be properly trained in the use and care of their firearms.

    I own, I am permitted and I carry when the situation indicates I should. I would support this type of program.

  11. MILDOG172

    MILDOG172 said, over 6 years ago

    It should be required of all qaulified citizens to carry a firearm at all times. Sure there will be some adjustment in population but in time crime will go away. Why do we insist on giving criminals the upper hand.

  12. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 6 years ago

    cdward is right. Will all due respect to the late, great Robert Heinlein, he was hilariously wrong on this point. The Old West (to take one example) was not a polite society, it was a society where people shot at each other when they could get away with it. If you compare handgun deaths, the US is typically in the 15-20,000 range, around 14 deaths per 100K people. That makes us the highest of the 36 richest countries in the world by a significant margin. Northern Ireland has only 6.7, for Pete’s sake. Oh, and the majority of those deaths aren’t fighting off burglars, they are accidental deaths or killing family members (e.g., crimes of passion).
    The tougher the laws, generally the fewer the handgun deaths.

  13. celt42

    celt42 said, over 6 years ago

    The Second Amendment does not give citizens the right to bear arms, no matter what the Supreme Court says. Down the years the Amendment has been perversely misrepresented to favour the gun-making industry when all it really does is assume that in terms of the times, the late 1700s, there was need for “a well regulated militia”. It might even be argued that with such a strong standing army, such as the US has today, the Amendment is redundant.

  14. mancocapac

    mancocapac GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    For you fools complaining about liberals, grow up. Decisions on gun ownership is not a left-right debate. There are plenty of leftists who support gun rights.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    The Supreme Court has upheld the right to bear arms -REGULATED by the “state” - that was the D.C. decision. The current case in Chicago is again not just about the gun, but the right of the “state”.

    WE are the most “violent criminal rich” society in the “developed world”- period. We kill more people with guns in two years than we lost in the Viet Nam war. Where is the wall for civilian deaths? In ten years- that’s 320,000 people- wow- the mean streets are deadlier than combat zones.

    The NRA “Armed Citizen” reports are full of people using guns, and missing their target. Other incidents reflect on folks “defending themselves” who would go to prison for the act- IF THEY WERE POLICE!

    Give me some regulation with that old time NRA religion of “shoot first, ask questions later”.

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