Clearly, Chip knows nothing about guns.
Let’s assume that you have access to every type of weapon available, and can afford a wonderful supply.
Now let’s assume that the government decides to overthrow the will of the people.
We’ve been spending hundreds of billions per year for decades building our armed forces.
Tell me how you expect to beat the government with your supply of weapons. And while you’re at it, tell us how you will avoid being flattened while you’re gathering your ammo.
Do you REALLY think anyone or group of anyones (other than the military itself) would be able to overthrow our government by force?
If so, please tell me your thinking as to how this could be accomplished.
@ScottPM: Let’s allow liberals to have words in the constitution evolve then. “Taxes” can mean when someone gives you gum. “President” can mean a dead fish. “Supreme court” can mean where one has basketball playoffs.
What’s it like in your world of make-believe?
My wife scared off someone with a cutlass. This is an idiotic cartoon.
Wait a minute. If we banned semi-automatic weapons, how the hell would that burglar have one?
Right…cause statistics show that home defense with semiautomatic weapons is so effective and happens all the time. Poor fearful fools.
All this rhetoric is great, but gun control legislation has pretty much been declared DOA in congress.
BWAAAA-HAAA-HAAAAA (GASSSSSPPP), AH-HA-HA-HA-HAAAAAAA!!!!! Whew, that was a good one…your superiority…..(snicker)……
Most robbers are cowards, pulling out a gun however adds something into the mix and means that somebody will most likely die be it the robber or the individual, once a gun is pointed at you there is no longer the flight option, thus leading to confrontation. As a result you get a higher murder rate if the robber shoots, or a higher self defense death rate, assuming the victim shoots first.
I personally disagree with “guns keep government in check”. Plenty of african & asian governments can disagree. Generally guns can be used in a bloody coup that establishes an authoritarian rule.
Violence is the alternative to democracy that leads to great pain, best possibility is a power vacuum is created, this can be kept open alike somalia with continued violence. Or will be filled with whomever has the most organized military power.
did you know that knives of a certain length are illegal to carry?Why shouldn’t AUTOMATIC weapons be illegal also?
And, if you had had a gun and a lacrosse stick to choose from….you woulda had ALL the time to ponder the situation, taken a few minutes to see if your life were in danger, and if it was, still chosen the lacrosse stick?
Proved what point? That you Libs see yourselves as superior? That you are ignorant of the fact that you are is what makes you and him the joke.
“As to the armed forces, just the admission that we would be defenseless against them means that the government already has too much power.”
oh please…. how ridiculous!
I’d pity you, but it’d both be lost on you, and wasted.
I thought it was only the anti-gun people who didn’t know the difference between “automatic” and “semiautomatic.” And, um, muzzleloader.
’Cause, you know, if the DID ban semiautomatics, well, it takes at least 10 minutes to cock a gun. Yeah, Chip.
City boys amaze me—my father could kill anything he ever needed to with a single-shot .22 rifle.
The toon depicts what was on the market in 1791, so what’s the problem with it?