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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @ Tigger Applejack and Orange Liqueur, Tigger. Laws banning drinking and driving, while imperfect are saving lives daily. We know you don’t like liquor. How do you feel about guns?
    The artist of the cartoon overestimates our outrage. The large number of pistols in the toppling statue will not be banned, though extended clips may well be. I like shooting at targets with a pistol. Though I prefer revolvers to the semi automatics shown.
    Toppling the influence of the NRA is due. We need a hunters lobby, not a gun manufacturers lobby. Hunters are typically pretty good people. Gun sellers have a profit motive.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  2. Mikeyj

    Mikeyj said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    You’re replying to Mr. Ima’s comment:

    Without NRA training the murders will increase
    ^
    ^

    Then why is the per capita murder rate here in Canada, so much lower than yours?

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    “False equivalency. Yes, alcohol kills;….”

    I don’t think it’s quite a false equivalency, ghostkeeper, if you consider alcohol as the gun such as in DUI manslaughter. Alcohol the “gun”, the vehicle the ammunition. Bar fights, domestic abuse, assault and battery, murder, etc.—-consider alcohol the “gun” that “kills” judgement and results in the aforementioned being committed by some people. And, no, I am not anti-alcohol. I like an occasional beer.

  4. pavlov

    pavlov said, over 1 year ago

    for the cartoonist please explain this one: A lone gunman has killed six people and wounded at least ten others in the town of Alphen aan den Rijn in the west of the Netherlands.

    The gunman, who was using an automatic weapon, slowly walked through the shopping centre, shooting all the while. He then committed suicide. Outside the military, nobody in the Netherlands is allowed to own or shoot an automatic weapon. Oh and how did your draconian firearm laws work in 1940.

  5. barefootanarchist

    barefootanarchist said, over 1 year ago

    @ghostkeeper

    Yes, and most gun owners don’t go around shooting people.

  6. barefootanarchist

    barefootanarchist said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Evidence?

  7. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @pavlov

    How many times has something like that happened in the Netherlands, compared to how many times it has happened here? The shooter had to do a lot of illegal stuff to get a hold of that gun and had obviously planned it out quite well. Europe has just as many “messed up kids” as we do here, but those kids don’t have parents who can buy them guns or have AR-15’s lying around.

  8. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 1 year ago

    @barefootanarchist

    Just a gut feeling.

  9. MelvinLott

    MelvinLott said, over 1 year ago

    @Mikeyj

    because you folks are nice?

  10. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, over 1 year ago

    when I was six,my dad gave me a Remington .22 and taught me gun safety and gun control (how to hit what I shot at)…he also threatened me with dire consequences if I even
    THOUGHT about pointing it at another human.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    @Mr. King

    My apologies. I can think of no simpler way of of expressing what I posted as a counter-point and elaboration on ghostkeepers comment. I thought the analogies were fairly elementary.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @ghostkeeper

    True, people assault others and are assaulted under its influence.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ms. Ima

    You mean police style training. And you can’t get a gun till you show you can pass those tests every year.

  14. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @pavlov

    ‘The gunman, who was using an automatic weapon,’
    ‘Outside the military, nobody in the Netherlands is allowed to own or shoot an automatic weapon.’

    Why is it when folks bring up overseas examples, they get the details all wrong?
    The Dutch shooter owned 5 weapons, all licensed, and 3 were used in the shooting spree; none were automatic. He still managed to fire over a 100 rounds. He killed 7 and wounded 17.

    ‘Oh and how did your draconian firearm laws work in 1940.’
    Was that an attempt at a “zing, take that!” ?
    There was substantial Dutch resistance to the German invasion at first, surprising the Germans. They then, with overwhelming superior numbers (3 times of the entire Dutch army and 10 times the number of planes), bombarded the Dutch into a conditional surrender. Btw, who said they had no firearms? Oddly enough, there were some anti-aircraft guns held privately that helped bring down some of the 500 German aircraft shot down. Draconian? Inderdaad…
    Not forgetting that there were Dutch resistance movements.

  15. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Everyone usually quotes the Swiss when it comes to assault rifles at home. I suggest we do the same here, Everybody that has gone through a military boots camp and has been instructed in gun safety, when to use and how to care, gets to keep it at home as a reservist, and goes to an annual refresher and proficiency test, and another refresher in case he flunks. And no other guns unless there is proof of need. A well regulated militia.

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