Clay Bennett for April 10, 2021

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    RAGs  over 2 years ago

    It would be better to surrender the gun to the local police.

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    Concretionist  over 2 years ago

    This is a mistake on three levels:

    1: For at least a little while, that pistol is still usable by anyone who finds it.

    2: AND if someone does find it, the link to that person is invisible to law officers after any illegal use of it.

    3: Can’t be good for the ecology, though I admit it’s probably not all that bad.

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    Argythree  over 2 years ago

    I always love Bennett’s art. But in this case, the message is misguided. The reality is, often when someone throws a gun into the water, it’s because they’ve already used it on someone else, and figure that this is a good way to destroy evidence linking the gun to them…

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 2 years ago

    The Ammosexuals would be clutching their pearls to see that happen…

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    superposition  over 2 years ago

    The thought of people voluntarily getting rid of arms and once again trusting and respecting their neighbors — instead of fearing them — is very appealing.

    Having a nation with a common set of goals is just a dream now that political propaganda/disinformation is being used to generate fear/anger.

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    cdward  over 2 years ago

    Aside from the already-stated wisdom that it is much better to turn your gun into the police rather than throw it into a lake, I appreciate the intent of the cartoon.

    However, I have lost all patience with gun owners in general. Most gun deaths are caused by handguns and usually by someone the victim knows (either family, gang, or self-inflicted), and the trope about protecting oneself is as untrue as ever. If I had my way (not gonna happen in this country, but a guy can dream), we would adopt a near total ban on private firearms. Nobody needs them in their home. There are more effective, cheaper, and safer ways to protect a home. Nobody needs them for hunting (99% of hunters do it for sport, not out of necessity). I’m done with them.

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    FrankErnesto  over 2 years ago

    If guns are so great, why not give one to each football player, for use during games only.

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    Màiri  over 2 years ago

    Isn’t that what’s known as a “pop fly” in baseball? It’s obviously going to fall straight down and hit him on the head. 2 lbs of metal with sharpish edges is going to hurt quite a bit. Is that a metaphor?

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    michaeljwolff  over 2 years ago

    Hand guns are made for killin’,

    They ain’t no good for nothin’ else.

    And if you like to drink your whiskey

    You might even shoot yourself.

    So why don’t we dump ’em people

    To the bottom of the sea

    Before some ol’ fool come around here

    Wanna shoot either you or me.

    ZZ Top-

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    Odon Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Simple symbolism, willingly give up our massive firepower. Return to a few rifles for hunting.

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    Firebird Gunner  over 2 years ago

    On Oct. 23, 2018, President Joe Biden’s son Hunter and daughter in law Hallie were involved in a bizarre incident in which Hallie took Hunter’s gun and threw it in a trash can behind a grocery …

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    Huckleberry Hiroshima  over 2 years ago

    Swords into plowshares. With guns it can be guns into bicycles. That’s my dream.

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    MarkJohnson1  over 2 years ago

    Condoning littering? With lead bullets polluting the water supply? If a conservative had created that cartoon, that’s what the liberals would be screaming about.

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    Kilrwat Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Not deep enough.

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    lonecat  over 2 years ago

    Americans sure do like to shoot each other. Sort of a national hobby, I guess.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member over 2 years ago

    The Maga is throwing away the pistol he used to kill the cop.

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    brwydave Premium Member over 2 years ago

    If only we could, if only we would.

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    Perkycat  over 2 years ago

    A baby was just shot in Houston by it’s 3-year old brother. This happens all the time ~ kids getting hold of the guns. I hope those parents feel real safe that they had a gun in the house. And if it is there, kids will find it even if it is locked in a safe.

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    Patrick Murphy Premium Member over 2 years ago

    If the criminals and drug dealers and gang members and thugs all turn in all their weapons, then I might think about it. Until then, I will keep peace of mind with mine at my side. Have a nice day………

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    The Love of Money is . . .  over 2 years ago

    Use part of the trillions of dollars of economic recovery money to build a blast furnace for Moscow Mitch in Kentucky. Melt down the guns and make farming implements for growing food needed at the food banks. . . . or to build new bridges during “infrastructure week” promised by the G.O.P. during the former administration. . . . . /S

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    Cerabooge  over 2 years ago

    That’s going to annoy the Lady of the Lake.

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Thanks to all who posted links.

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Have a great weekend my friends.

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Four “Boogaloo Bois” Indicted For Obstructing Investigation Of Federal Officer’s Murder Last Summer

    A quartet of “Boogaloo Bois” associated with a right-wing militia group called “1st California Grizzly Scouts” were indicted by the Department of Justice on Friday for conspiring to destroy evidence in the murder/attempted murder investigation of two Federal Protective Service Officers in Oakland, California last Summer…


    The indictment, returned by a federal grand jury in San Francisco, alleged that the four conspired to destroy communications and other records related to the murder and attempted murder of two federal security officers in Oakland, the department said in a statement.

    The accused men are Jessie Rush, 29, of Turlock, California, Robert Blancas, 33, a transient in the San Francisco Bay area, Simon Ybarra, 23, of Los Gatos, California, and Kenny Miksch, 21, of San Lorenzo, California.

    All are members of the militia groups 1st Detachment and 1st California Grizzly Scouts, the DOJ said.

    All remained in federal custody on Friday pending further court proceedings, the DOJ said.

    Yet another group of morons learns that nothing ever disappears from the internet…

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    dyerjames944  over 2 years ago

    Let’s start with the criminals first, not law-abiding citizens. And no, I’m not an NRA junkie.

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    gcottay  over 2 years ago

    Tossing a firearm away is not really a good idea. Is this a Bennett off day?

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Leaked chats show Proud Boys integral to planning for ‘White Lives Matter’ rallies

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Capitol rioters caught racing golf carts to join Capitol insurrection in new footage

    Two of the men in the carts were members of Roger Stone’s security force

    While Minuta speeds toward the Capitol, the defendant does not bail from the golf cart, but rather punches the Capitol building address into his phone and audibly directs Minuta, aiding them in their endeavor to storm the Capitol building," the filing said.

    Mr James is among the Oathkeeper members facing a conspiracy indictment. He was arrested and charged in early March, and prosecutors say he was a “second in command” of the Oathkeeper gang members who attacked the Capitol.

    Prosecutors also claim Mr James spoke to several individuals about bringing weapons to the insurrection and said he tried to organise a “qrf” – a quick reaction force – to muster at the Capitol.

    Both Mr Minuta and Mr James were members of GOP hatchetman Roger Stone’s security detail before they were arrested for their alleged role in the insurrection.

    Mr James’s detention hearing was held on Friday.

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    359mxn  over 2 years ago

    isn’t this what murderers do with the evidence?

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    Durak Premium Member over 2 years ago

    That dude can heave a handgun, I am impressed!

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member over 2 years ago

    White supremacist propaganda appears around California cities as residents brace for ‘White Lives Matter’ rally

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    Radish the wordsmith Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Pence begged Pentagon to ‘clear the Capitol’ as he hunkered down during insurrection

    “From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand,” said the report. “‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence said.”

    “At 4:08 p.m. on Jan. 6, as the rioters roamed the Capitol and after they had menacingly called out for Pelosi, D-Calif., and yelled for Pence to be hanged, the vice president was in a secure location, phoning Christopher Miller, the acting defense secretary, and demanding answers,” said the report. “Pence’s call to Miller lasted only a minute. Pence said the Capitol was not secure and he asked military leaders for a deadline for securing the building, according to the document. By this point it had already been two hours since the mob overwhelmed Capitol Police unprepared for an insurrection.”

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    Ammosexual Premium Member over 2 years ago

    A popular new sport for Ammosexuals like myself is Magnet Fishing, with new cheap powerful magnets. You never know what you will pull up. Major boat accidence will cause millions of “Assault Weapons” to be lost in deep water across America before any ban or registration happens. It’s a shame gun owners have such leaky boats.

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    Ammosexual Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Having strong opinions on subject that you know nothing about is annoying as heck. I feel your pain.

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    shamest Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I will say I support all of the amendments. But all of them have inherent limits for the good of all. Take freedom of speech. You can speak, But I do not have to listen. You can voice a view, and the Government cannot arrest you unless you threaten someone. You can print a news report if it is false and/or libel with malice. You can be legally held accountable. Say bomb in a transit center or fire in a crowded movie theater you can be arrested if anyone is hurt or killed from the panic you caused well you violated that person right life liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I do indeed have a 22 rifle for target practice and some protection. The bolt is out and away from the rifle as ammo in another place. I do believe in reasonable rights to bear arms. I would submit to a basic background check with no issue. Something I was taught in the Army My M-16 was a tool weapon for no other purpose but to kill another human being. At the same time, it was fun to shoot. Today I really rather not have one at hand. Maybe because I was a signal corp technician, I would have shot the enemy in defense of my country if I had to. But I know one thing it would haunt me. I think we are not addressing mental health issues. Most People don’t just flip one day and shoot up someplace. Something is going on, and there are outside signs. We ignore them. We don’t intervene. We need to do better.

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    ferddo  over 2 years ago

    Trying to ditch the evidence…

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    apfelzra Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Ah, if only it were that easy. And replace the pistol with an AR-15.

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    bakana  over 2 years ago

    If everyone did that, the River would overflow because the sheer number of Guns would create a Dam.

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    Ironhold  over 2 years ago

    You mean like the people who have already declared that if any sort of gun ban is enacted, they’ll tell police they lost the prohibited weapons in a tragic boating accident?

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    Briwnys  over 2 years ago

    About 1% of all deaths by gunshot are from accidents. 99% are from humans pulling the trigger. Get rid of the guns and those humans will find other ways to kill.

    Studies show that around 70% of those people who kill indiscriminately have been abused as children. School, church, home – the environment that breeds hate is everywhere.

    Destroying the weapon will not cure the problem, teaching equality is a first step, enacting laws to enforce the concept that all people deserve respect is another.
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    Papa2Dawg Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I hope that thing wasn’t loaded. Some kid diving could find it and get hurt!!!

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