Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for September 30, 1974
Woman: Son, have you gone to buy your weaponry yet? Phred: No, and I'm dreading it. Mom, listen to this - "weapons costs soar. With prices for firearms at a new high this year, local insurgents are just going without. Many are even canceling their plans for the spring offensive... a look at our 'munitions market basket' shows grenades up $1.37, and carbines up $7.25 a unit. With these increases, the cost of a fire-fight is up 35% over this time last year!" Woman: What?! That's outrageous! Phred: "Even massacres, traditionally a great cost-cutter..."