Views of the World by CartoonArts International

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  1. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 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, over 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, over 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, over 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, over 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, over 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. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 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?

  8. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 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.

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 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.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 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.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Night said:
    “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”

    Pro life yes
    war is good no
    immigrants(not white) are bad no
    free enterprise yes
    Seperation of the races leave that to Obama
    The nuclear family yes
    Child disipline yes in moderation
    death penalty yes
    no welfare no just cut it way back
    militarist Christianity no
    Global Crusade no.

  12. zekedog55

    zekedog55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    And the follow up comment by Pierre——“The only way to stop a bad sister with a gun is with a good brother with a gun.”

  13. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago


    Yeah, that’s the sort of thing I was referring to. And the genie is now fully out of the bottle- the torrent site The Pirate Bay is now housing the plans since the original creator was told by the State Department to take them down. And as TPB is outside of US jurisdiction, nothing can be done aside from a full-on nationwide blockade of the site.

  14. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 3 years ago

    “People also believe gun violence and gun homicides have increased in the US over the past 30 years, when it’s actually decreased 35%.”

    And despite the drop, our homicide rate is still about 5X more than the rest of the first world. But Team NRA is here to tell us that we don’t have a gun violence problem.

  15. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 3 years ago

    Oh Nightly in the past four days you have expressed fear of Obama, Christians and Plutocrats but you’re not Paranoid.

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