Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for March 08, 1979
Duke: Senator, the point is that once you ahve gun control, the only people left with guns are criminals! Man: Which would prevent a great many murders, Mr. Duke! As you well know, almost 70% of all murders are committed among family members or friends, and over half of them involve handguns! Duke: Exactly! So look at it from the point of view of the victim! What if your wife were attacking you with a handgun? Man: I don't follow, Mr. Duke. Duke: Well, wouldn't you want to be in a position to be in a position to return the fire? Man: Well, I... uh... Man: You don't have to answer that, Jim.