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Tony Auth

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    There are no secrets anymore.

  2. Rottiluv

    Rottiluv said, over 2 years ago

    The NRA completely lost my support when they supported Romney over Obama. Shows that they really are nothing more than a GOP front.

  3. jnik23260

    jnik23260 said, over 2 years ago

    We’re not afraid of you anymore. And hopefully neither is Congress!

  4. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 2 years ago

    The NRA had just celebrated a new milestone regarding the number of “likes” on its Facebook page just before the Sandy Hook massacre. Its Facebook page has since been pulled down. I hope that the NRA can be toppled as well.

  5. Baleine

    Baleine said, over 2 years ago

    @jnik23260

    The only thing Congress is afraid of is losing campaign contributions.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    Ima, anything in particular you’re calling “low” here? I’m curious what among the above statements you consider beneath human dignity. That people should be allowed to live? I can see why that would bother you.

  7. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, over 2 years ago

    How many have been killed by other means, and yet you’re mysteriously silent about those.

  8. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, over 2 years ago

    Actually the vast majority of homicides in this country are committed with firearms.

    There are 80,000,000 gun owners in the U.S. (though the number declines each year), and 300,000,000 privately owned guns. Now that is not going to change any time soon. What is astonishing is that so many people think that 80,000,000 and 300,000,000 are not enough, and we need A LOT MORE to keep us safe and free.
    The other thing I think astonishing is that so many folks think making it as difficult to buy a gun as it is to adopt a puppy is denying them the right to defend themselves. That say the same about regulating gun as much as we regulate automobiles is similarly in violation of their rights!

    The vast majority of gun owners are perfectly decent people who would never use their guns in a way to endanger others except in necessary self-defense. Nearly everyone agrees that lunatics and criminals ought to be disarmed. And yet what measures to accomplish those purposes does the NRA support? A law that would prevent me from selling my gun to your teenage son in complete ignorance of his psychological state? A law that would forbid you to keep your gun lying around loose when your son has been diagnosed with emotional problems?

    A law (like the seatbelt law, or the motorcycle helmet law) that requires gun owners to keep their guns locked up when not actually in use might have prevented Lanza from accessing his mother’s gun collection. Might not, but we’ll never know now.

    Gun control does not necessarily mean disarming people any more than requiring people to register, insure, and be licensed to drive, their cars denies people the right to move about freely.

    “Paranoia strikes deep” on this issue, on both sides, but I only hear one side saying “nothing more can be done to improve this situation” 30,000 dead a year (one out of every thousand Americans) by the gun is just the price you pay for liberty. Even leaving out the accidents and the suicides, the figure is still 10,000 a year. A law that reduces the number of homicides by 1% saves a hundred lives a year.

    A neighbor of ours killed his son-in-law. The two got into an argument over dinner. Nobody thinks Dad could have grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Son to death, though he might have driven him out of the house or socked him on the nose. But Dad had a loaded gun in his desk, and in his rage pointed it at the Son, and in a moment of blindness pulled the trigger. He was horrified instantly and called the police and an ambulance and made no bones about what he had done. All too late. Son died because a deadly weapon was on hand at the wrong moment. I didn’t make this up.

    Guns may be useful instruments of self-defense, but they can also be deadly temptations. They can prevent violence, or provoke it. They are neither good nor evil. But they are dangerous and should be treated with seriousness and respect. Why should not the law require gun owners to all behave as the wisest and most responsible gun owners do?

  9. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    •There is no point in outlawing guns. They are out there, there are millions, they are made of metal and will last for a thousand years if they are kept oiled. Failing that, I could find materials in my basement that would produce a workable gun, and it doesn’t take much knowledge of the subject to figure out how to do it.

    Bullets, on the other hand, are time consuming to make and require specific equipment. Production of enough to do serious damage would require planning and patience that are not characteristic of those who shoot up elementary schools. And, working on such a project might attract the attention of someone sane.
    Bullets can be individually stamped, and their sale can be registered, so that every bullet can be traced back to the person who purchased it. This way, a guy who wants to buy a couple boxes of bullets to go shoot deer, or the woman who wants a box to keep with the gun in her bedside drawer, won’t set off any warning bells. But the guy who is buying an arsenal will attract attention before he finds a more lethal way to do it.

  10. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    •There is no point in outlawing guns. They are out there, there are millions, they are made of metal and will last for a thousand years if they are kept oiled. Failing that, I could find materials in my basement that would produce a workable gun, and it doesn’t take much knowledge of the subject to figure out how to do it.

    Bullets, on the other hand, are time consuming to make and require specific equipment. Production of enough to do serious damage would require planning and patience that are not characteristic of those who shoot up elementary schools. And, working on such a project might attract the attention of someone sane.
    Bullets can be individually stamped, and their sale can be registered, so that every bullet can be traced back to the person who purchased it. This way, a guy who wants to buy a couple boxes of bullets to go shoot deer, or the woman who wants a box to keep with the gun in her bedside drawer, won’t set off any warning bells. But the guy who is buying an arsenal will attract attention before he finds a more lethal way to do it.

  11. DLee4144

    DLee4144 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    •There is no point in outlawing guns. They are out there, there are millions, they are made of metal and will last for a thousand years if they are kept oiled. Failing that, I could find materials in my basement that would produce a workable gun, and it doesn’t take much knowledge of the subject to figure out how to do it.

    Bullets, on the other hand, are time consuming to make and require specific equipment. Production of enough to do serious damage would require planning and patience that are not characteristic of those who shoot up elementary schools. And, working on such a project might attract the attention of someone sane.
    Bullets can be individually stamped, and their sale can be registered, so that every bullet can be traced back to the person who purchased it. This way, a guy who wants to buy a couple boxes of bullets to go shoot deer, or the woman who wants a box to keep with the gun in her bedside drawer, won’t set off any warning bells. But the guy who is buying an arsenal will attract attention before he finds a more lethal way to do it.

  12. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    How can he sit down with so many Congresspersons (mostly, but certainly not all, Republicans) in his back pocket?

  13. Bryan Woolman

    Bryan Woolman said, over 2 years ago

    Who are you guys? Obama is a self admitted socialist. The NRA is a 4 million member special interest group. The retailers are making politically correct statements not policy changes. When did Walmart do anything but make money?
    Ban high capacity rate of fire firearms, RETROACTIVITLY!
    Any other action is meaningless. Leave the rest of us with our revolvers, shotguns and bolt action rifles.

  14. Bryan Woolman

    Bryan Woolman said, over 2 years ago

    @Doughfoot

    The laws in effect in most states do require all gun owners to behave responsibly, just like the drinking and driving laws. It is still up to the individual to be responsible for his actions. Lets just make it easier by getting rid of the type of weapons no one really needs.

  15. Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Ketira shena Pretarasedrin GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    A better interpretation of that KJV verse is "Do not murder. Not only is it one of the “Ten Commandments” of the Jews, Christ also said that it was one to be followed.
    …And I agree with it.
    What I don’t agree with you on is that “guns are evil”. Is a knife evil? It can also cause death, yet it can give or save a Life in the right hands. So can guns: in the right hands (those who know how to use them as well as using them wisely to defend oneself and/or others), they can be powerful deterrents. Yet in the wrong hands, as we’ve seen all too well lately, they can take life.
    Guns aren’t evil, just as knives aren’t evil. They’re tools, and should be respected as such.

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