Views of the World by CartoonArts International

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  1. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 3 years ago

    Note that it’s from New Zealand.
    Typical viewpoint from The Rest Of The World, sorry. This is the sort of thing we say when the USA is not in the room.

    The USA has people who think it is reasonable to give death causing devices to five year olds, what are we supposed to think about the powers-that-be? And it is very obvious that the NRA is that power.

    Oh, and Ima: I’ve never been to Germany, so you may want to have another guess. Sorry, I’m not a Nazi either.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    I think the author of this cartoon ran out of material on this subject in the cartoon just before this one.

  3. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    I’m waiting to see where the NRA comes down on this “printable gun” situation. Do they stand by their “a gun in every hand” stance, or do they cave into the gun manufacturers and back efforts to ban them?

  4. Mighty Mouse

    Mighty Mouse said, about 3 years ago

    This is related to that five year old who shot his sister dead with a “child’s gun”, right?
    What did the NRA say about those things?

  5. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 3 years ago


    Since you have very intelligently worded posts with a better grasp of English than most of the American posters here, I think we all assumed you were German. Where are you from?
    BTW, when I lived in Europe during the Bush administration, I was privy to those conversations because everyone assumed I was Canadian (my accent is similar and I speak French with apparently Canadian inflections). People really do believe that the US is full of gun-toting crazies afraid of their own shadows.

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    The printable guns only fire one shot and then fail. And the printers cost thousands of dollars. So it may be awhile before the argument comes up in Congress.

  7. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Yes but now you can make a plastic gun to bypass metal detectors.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 3 years ago

    hey Rocky, maybe you can get the reference to your statement posted. In the meantime, here is a video from the BBC that shows the pistol being fired. Now true, it was only fired once in two demonstrations, but note the “AR!% style” gun that looks to have a printable part and a magazine installed on the table during the demo. Also, the one shot pistol did not look as if it could not be fired again. So what exactly makes you say the pistol will fail if reloaded?

  9. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 3 years ago

    A big part of the perception is the entertainment industry, which shows a lot of gun violence.
    However, looking from the outside, there has always been a very vocal pro-gun crowd here, claiming the second amendment gives them the right to own as many guns as they want, coupled with incidents like Columbine and Waco, where people had arsenals of weapons. The perception is that Americans love their guns because of a fear that they need them to protect themselves from each other constantly. The fact that our crime rate has dropped is irrelevant – we are showing our fear by saying “we need our guns to protect ourselves”. From what? Less crime should make it less necessary.
    Another irony is that gun ownership has dropped from nearly 50% in the seventies to around 30% today. Since more guns are being sold than ever before, this means that those that own guns most likely own multiple guns.

  10. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago


    Wow, apparently someone has come up with a reinforced model that fired 600 rounds before failing. The first AR-15 copy in resin fired 6 rounds before splintering.
    Looks like Congress needs to act faster than I thought.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Plenty of Nazis in the USA right now, right Ms Ima?
    -they believe in “Pro Life” ideas
    -war is good
    -immigrants (not white) are bad
    -free enterprise
    -separation of the races (sic)
    -the nuclear family
    -child discipline
    -death penalty
    -no welfare
    -militarist Christianity
    -global crusade
    Need I go on?

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    It will be only a matter of time before the process is perfected. Though it is been illegal to make and own plastic guns since 1988.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    It is estimated that about 45% of the adult population are behind most of the massive gun and ammo buys recently.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Many sovereign nations have experienced the pain of mass shootings. In April 1996, a man armed with two semiautomatic weapons killed 35 people in Australia. Despite considerable opposition, the government at the time swiftly legislated for national laws, and large-scale buy-back schemes were instituted . One fifth of the stock of firearms in Australia were removed. After these actions, the rate of firearm-related deaths was cut in half. In the 18 years before 1996, there were 13 mass shootings. There have been none since. Patrick D. Mahar,M.B.,B.S.,L.L.B. Univ. of Melbourme/ and Daniel T Breen, M.B.,B.S. from the N, England Journal of Medicine,368;19, Pg1846, May 9, 2013

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago


    The oddity about the Australian firearms law is that there was no drop in the murder rate year on year. 2010 and 2011 saw a very significant drop in the murder rate, but it isn’t known whether that is a statistical aberration or not.

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