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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    Good cartoon.
    We have people worrying about their guns being taken, this cartoon shows there are other things we could lose much more precious.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    As the years have gone by, we have already lost many of those precious things.

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    And you may want to remember this from our founders:

    Now what liberty can there be where property is taken without consent? – Samuel Adams

    Those that hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not. – Patrick Henry

    A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have. – Thomas Jefferson

    To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them. – George Madison

    And so to protect your right to speak freely, you should be willing to protect my right to bear arms.

  4. Walking_Man_Comics

    Walking_Man_Comics said, over 2 years ago

    Any licensed citizen of the US that passes a FBI background check, no felony convictions, is basically a law abiding relatively sane individual who has always enjoyed the challenge of a shooting hobby or is a hunter or just wants the protection of a fire arm and is licensed, is welcome to their weapon. What are the objections to semi-automatic weapons ammunition kept at firing ranges only? to the same regulations currently applied to gun shops be also applied to gun shows? to inter-net sales?. The whole point (I think) of the current popular interest in ‘gun control’ is precisely an attempt to let legitimate gun-owners be, and curtail access to a felon or prospective criminal unlikely to subject themselves to this scrutiny.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or ARMS. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
    ― Samuel Adams

    I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”
    ― Patrick Henry

    For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a WELL ORGANIZED and armed MILITIA is their best security.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    I’ll stop there.

    I’d like you to protect my right to bear arms too. But I don’t want to face an Uzi in the Mall.
    C.

  6. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Me either. So what law in which country has proven effective in eliminating every single instance of violence in public places?

    Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants. – Thomas Jefferson

    Automatic weapons such as but not limited to Uzi’s are already illegal for civilian populations to own. And yet, they are still very much in evidence around the world. I don’t need one being well able to hit a target the size of an adult male with 99% accuracy (I would say 100% but then no one is perfect) at 50 yards and even if I did own one the spray and pray method is less that stupid your having disarmed yourself in 3 seconds and then my single 9mm hollow point to your midsection (you having placed yourself in the open rambo style and now you have to drop one mag and reach for another) WILL drop you.

    Yeah, big talk. But having been there….well.

    So again shouldn’t we be addressing the Perpetrator rather than the tool?

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    We are woefully inadequate in back ground checks, loop holes and little money for real psychiatric care. Fix those too.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 2 years ago

    I believe we should address the Perpetrator and the Enablers. There are more than enough of these tools one can use for hunting, target practice, for the joy of design and history of a weapon. There are ways to prevent a person from gaining access to tools for which they are poorly trained or with whom they have bad intent. Like bulldozers. You just don’t let anyone drive a bulldozer. When people do get improper access, there is a need to punish them, and those who failed to take reasonable measures to prevent the improper tool theft/use appropriately Like we often do after a child gets shot by an unsecured pistol.
    And how many tools does one need for the kind of work with which we use guns? Elephant, rhino, feral hog, bear, wolf, goose, duck, quail, bighorn sheep 2000’ on the other side of the valley with a 8mph cross breeze? Rattlesnake by your boot? I have five hammers with different sizes and purposes. I have two guns. Three if you count the pellet gun.
    Past laws are non issues. They were badly written and poorly enforced. Today, according to the date on the cartoon is Jan 11. What are we going to do today?
    Respectfully,
    C.

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Fix those first and you will not have to address the other.

  10. Whitecamry

    Whitecamry said, over 2 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them. – George Madison


    Who?

  11. Whitecamry

    Whitecamry said, over 2 years ago

    Change is coming to China, the C. C. P. notwithstanding. No one-party state survives the ten years after hosting an Olympics as the residents of Berlin, Moscow and Sarajevo will attest.

    Let’s just hope the powers-that-be in Beijing manage a smooth regime change – for once in their history!

  12. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 2 years ago

    @Whitecamry

    George Madison (June 1763 – October 14, 1816) was the sixth Governor of Kentucky. He was the first governor of Kentucky to die in office, serving only a few weeks in 1816. Little is known of Madison’s early life. He was a member of the influential Madison family of Virginia, and was a second cousin to President James Madison. He served with distinction in three wars – the Revolutionary War, Northwest Indian War, and War of 1812. He was twice wounded in the Northwest Indian War, and in the War of 1812 he was taken prisoner following the Battle of Frenchtown.

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