Tony Auth by Tony Auth

Tony Auth

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  1. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    And before Newtown…forget it, just too many to remember.
    Sad but true. Politicians get re-elected the same way.

  2. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “But , are we ready for “no-guns” ?
    Are we that civilized ?”

    All partisanship aside, you bring up a good point with being civilized which alludes to our violent culture. I know many find it distasteful, but we have a comparatively violent culture. It’s not just video games and movies, it’s the nature of how we have evolved as a culture separate from our ancestors. Add to that a large segment of our society equates firearms ownership with their individual rights as an American citizen. Get away from the cities and we are still a culture of hunters, campers, and target shooters.

    Strange as it sounds, there is a growing group of target shooters amongst the techies of Silicon Valley (go figure).

    “The lure, say some high-tech gun enthusiasts, is the low-tech challenge of shooting. Others are drawn, as part of the local-food movement, to hunting their own meat. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, for example, has said that during 2011 the only kind of meat he ate came from animals he himself killed..” WSJ 2/13/13

  3. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Granted, Americans have very short attention spans and they got saturated with the coverage. More than anything, the political cycle is a big issue here. There are many red state democrats that are facing re-election in 2014 and gun control is always a “hot button issue.” The NRA spent 20 millions dollars lobbying last year and a significant number of democrats are NRA supporters, if not just recipients of campaign donations. The gun control people spent about $3,500 in campaign donations. You do the influence math. I think you will have to get the next election behind us before any significant changes will be made.

  4. wbr

    wbr said, over 3 years ago

    the liberal alternative of buying kids t shirts saying " please do not shoot me" is great is gun free school zone a gift to zero population group?

  5. Sam Beavin

    Sam Beavin said, over 3 years ago

    Simply put from a simple man but still a load of crap. It is NOT the guns bozo.

  6. Ken Warren

    Ken Warren said, over 3 years ago

    Tony Auth has the best cartoon of the WEEK!

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    All 50 states regulate mufflers on cars, speed limits in residential areas, and yes, even out in those “rural” areas, and the public/politicians won’t go for “reasonable and prudent” speed regulations like Nevada and Montana once had, so why NOT regulate the absolute lethality of those “machines” DESIGNED TO KILL, especially and notably with high capacity, nay, UNLIMITED magazines? We license drivers (while granted, most states only require folks to be able to “AIM” a vehicle rather than actually DRIVE it) in all 50 states, and don’t have armies of government agents seizing cars, or drivers, unless they do something illegal with those vehicles, or licenses.

    AAA provides safety, and peace of mind to many folks using our roads. The NRA is out to take away “peace of mind” to the majority of Americans who want sensible regulations, including a majority of their own membership!!

  8. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    The NRA is just a money machine for the Republican party. Even the Democrats who endorse the Second Ammendment and NRA do not get their support.

  9. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    “All 50 states regulate…”

    Trout, my simple solution would be for everyone to adopt the California gun laws as a model. We have implemented all the suggested gun laws in discussion at this point and we still function pretty freely. Oh well, it must be that “advanced west coast mentality” we have out here. JUST KIDDING

    Actually I would add to ours and mandate training for first time shooters. And that coming from a Libertarian, almost shameful…

  10. remrafdn

    remrafdn said, over 3 years ago

    @Ken Warren

    No, it sucks. Big time.

  11. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago


    Given that many other free countries have a fraction of our gun death toll, we know that those “liberals” have a better plan than just making t-shirts. They actually make effective laws and are able to enforce them. Plus, they offer public health care, mental health services and good public education. Things many on the right here despise.

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    Perhaps you can open your mind and consider these things:

    Now, how about giving me a reference to that “spreadsheet”.

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 3 years ago

    Adrian Snare: I also favor non-lethal means, but how many of them are capable of doing the job without also being used as a means of torture or affect a sizable surrounding area full of innocent people?

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Yes we remember it and out of the several dozen people killed by rifles is very sad thousand are killed by hand guns. This is why the left is failing.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Thank God for the NRA, protecting our Constitutional rights.”

    Well, except for our right to life. The statistics linking gun prevelance to gun deaths are overwhelming. Suicides & domestic murders are far more common than street shootings, let alone school shootings.

    You’ve got the Constitution to back you up, but so did slave owners.

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