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  1. Gary Williams

    Gary Williams GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    The NRA should run commericals after each one of these shooting to further advocate the sale of guns followed by a commercial from a gun shop. it would be so American

  2. D PB

    D PB said, almost 4 years ago

    Let the trolling begin!

  3. majormarj

    majormarj GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Good to think that more guns will be the answer! Thanks to Ann Coulter, we know that a conceal permit for the 5-year-olds would have prevented their deaths. Thanks to the NRA, the bastions of the 2nd amendment, who are on the record not saying anything, should their power diminish. Thank the good Lord almighty this holiday season that the cities of Newtown and Portland can join the cities of Littleton, Aurora, Austin, U of V, Detroit, etc. etc. in the celebration of the vaulted, powerful, and most-important Second. Okay, so our President is weeping with the rest of the population of the world over the deaths. But honestly, if a plane-load of humans crashed ONCE A WEEK FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR, then maybe some investigations on aviation safety would begin. But after eleven thousand gun-violence deaths EACH AND EVERY YEAR IN AMERICA, nothing has changed.

  4. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    If It Were Up To Me

    Maybe it’s the movies, maybe it’s the books
    Maybe it’s the bullets, maybe it’s the real crooks
    Maybe it’s the drugs, maybe it’s the parents
    Maybe it’s the colors everybody’s wearin
    Maybe it’s the President, maybe it’s the last one
    Maybe it’s the one before that, what he done
    Maybe it’s the high schools, maybe it’s the teachers
    Maybe it’s the tattooed children in the bleachers
    Maybe it’s the Bible, maybe it’s the lack
    Maybe it’s the music, maybe it’s the crack
    Maybe it’s the hairdos, maybe it’s the TV
    Maybe it’s the cigarettes, maybe it’s the family
    Maybe it’s the fast food, maybe it’s the news
    Maybe it’s divorce, maybe it’s abuse
    Maybe it’s the lawyers, maybe it’s the prisons
    Maybe it’s the Senators, maybe it’s the system
    Maybe it’s the fathers, maybe it’s the sons
    Maybe it’s the sisters, maybe it’s the moms
    Maybe it’s the radio, maybe it’s road rage
    Maybe El Nino, or UV rays
    Maybe it’s the army, maybe it’s the liquor
    Maybe it’s the papers, maybe the militia
    Maybe it’s the athletes, maybe it’s the ads
    Maybe it’s the sports fans, maybe it’s a fad
    Maybe it’s the magazines, maybe it’s the internet
    Maybe it’s the lottery, maybe it’s the immigrants
    Maybe it’s taxes, big business
    Maybe it’s the KKK and the skinheads
    Maybe it’s the communists, maybe it’s the Catholics
    Maybe it’s the hippies, maybe it’s the addicts
    Maybe it’s the art, maybe it’s the sex
    Maybe it’s the homeless, maybe it’s the banks
    Maybe it’s the clearcut, maybe it’s the ozone
    Maybe it’s the chemicals, maybe it’s the car phones
    Maybe it’s the fertilizer, maybe it’s the nose rings
    Maybe it’s the end, but I know one thing.
    If it were up to me, I’d take away the guns.

    © 1997, Cheryl Wheeler

  5. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago

    I have no idea; what happened in Austrila?

    “I worked at a police department over 18 years so knock off the crap”
    Couldn’t have said it better myself! Except I have no idea what that is you just said. I was a policeman’s grandson all of my life, so cut out the crap. I have no idea what relevance my statement has but I think it carries about the same weight as your statement (in support of what exactly?).

  6. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 4 years ago

    I actually read on a forum elsewhere a poster asking if this could have happened if any of the teachers had had a gun. I wasn’t able to tell if the person was being serious or sarcastic.
    The one time I saw a teacher brandish a gun was in my final year of high school. We had inter-school sports rivalry before a big athletics meet and we had heard that a rival school was going to daub graffiti on our school’s walls. So a few of us stayed over night at our school to protect it. Some time later that night, as rumours swept back and forth, our principal showed up. A little worse for wear from a Friday night braai (bbq), he drove up to the gates and got out holding his 9mm. He encouraged us to stand fast to protect the school’s honour and that if the rival school dared show up, and, holding his handgun up high, said he’d drive them back.
    The US has no nothing on South Africa in terms of violence and high crime rate, especially gun crime, but you’re getting there; well done, it’s a worthy goal I’m sure.

  7. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 4 years ago

    Guns are just hunks of metal. They are neither evil nor good. They are, however, undoubtedly dangerous: like knives, explosives, and automobiles.
    The majority of gun deaths are not perpetrated by criminals, if you define a criminal as someone who is known to have broken the law before. Most gun deaths are suicides or accidents. A large portion of the rest are murders committed by people without criminal records, and most often against people they know or are related to.
    Guns sometimes prevent trouble, sometime provoke it. Everyone has a right to defend himself. No one has a right to kill or injure someone else except in self-defense, and then only in proportion to the threat. (I can’t shoot you for shaking your fist at me.)

    The fact is, that all policies regarding fire arms, including who should be able to own what, from pocket knives to rocket launchers, and where they should be allowed to take them, and under what conditions, should be decided as questions of public safety, based on actual data, and not on romantic fantasies or emotional distress.
    I doubt anyone sane wants flamethrowers to be sold over the counter at Walmart. I doubt anyone sane thinks that no one should be allowed to own an axe or a kitchen knife.

    Something is wrong, obviously. But there may be something that can be done to prevent the constant recurrence of these massacres. Why is our society so much more murderous than many others? Why are we so much more in love with violence and so enamored of being armed, whether we live in a safe neighborhood or not? Unfortunately we are so all so blinded by our ideologies, that we seem unwilling to actually seek answers. Everyone thinks he already has all the answers he needs.
    I know a woman who would not be able to sleep at night if she did not have her gun under her pillow. I know another person who would not be able to sleep at night knowing there was a loaded gun in the house. I know a few less guns in the country will not make any difference, nor a few more. We should not be thinking of ways to take away people’s guns, we should be thinking of ways to build a society where fewer people think of murder as the proper outlet for their frustrations and rage.

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 4 years ago

    Because people almost NEVER save themselves with guns. It happens. Rarely. Less often than they shoot themselves or other people with guns. One wacko conservative has already said that if there were guns in the classroom, that would have helped. A loaded gun in every kindergarten classroom. What could possibly go wrong?

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Guns don’t kill people, bullets do. The more bullets in the gun, and the fewer restrictions on who can buy these large capacity magazine weapons, the more people die. Period.

    Lott’s book is, by the way, a crock of disinformation and twisted “logic”.

  10. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 4 years ago

    how many gun deaths will it take before it stops? 1000? 10000? million? everyone?

  11. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 4 years ago

    Here’s what happened when they “did that” in Australia: a considerable decline in the number of gun deaths, including suicides.

  12. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, almost 4 years ago

    “Only if we still need a militia. The original meaning has been corrupted by NRA.”

    If we actually wish to discuss facts rather than opinions, we have the definitive answer. In Heller, the Supreme Court of the United States voted 9-0 that the RKBA is an individual right not just a collective right. That was a SCOTUS decision not an NRA one. Even the 4 liberal Justices voted for the individual right interpretation.

  13. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 4 years ago

    Most gun deaths are suicides. Remove easy access to the means of suicide, and suicide rates go down. (A person may be willing to shoot himself who would not be willing to stab himself to death.)
    Many other gun deaths are accidents caused by the (not necessarily illegal or criminal) improper use or storage of guns.
    Many murders are acts of passion against family members and other acquaintances. A neighbor killed his son-in-law during an argument. He would not have beat him to death with a baseball bat, but his gun was handy and it was the act of a moment.
    Only a minority of gun deaths are the result of the acts of people with criminal records, or who acquired their weapons with the intent of using them illegally.

    Every time you talk about people banning guns you are attacking a straw man of your own creation. I know many people who want stricter regulation of deadly weapons, including NRA members. I know very few who want to ban guns.

    To say that someone who wants firearms to be better controlled is against the right to bear arms is like saying that someone who doesn’t want you standing in his front yard yelling at you through a bullhorn at 3 a.m. is against freedom of speech.

    But you know, Tigger, it is quite correct to say that, where guns are banned only criminals have guns. Just as, on roads where driving over 25 mph is banned, only criminal drive over 25 mph. It is a silly argument because it simply a question of definition.

    And by the way, I think you have a right to own a gun (or guns) if you want to. And I have no interest in taking it (or them) away from you as long as you behave yourself as an “honest citizen” should. That does not mean that I think there should be no laws concerning guns of the sort that are shown to be helpful in improving public safety.

  14. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    “I know many people who want stricter regulation of deadly weapons, including NRA members. I know very few who want to ban guns.”
    Nooooo… Everybody knows that any gun control inevitably leads to confiscation of all guns.

  15. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “When you outlaw guns, the gun murders will not stop as the criminals will not obey the gun laws, no, they will take guns and rifles and kill people.”
    WHO SAID guns have to be outlawed?

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