Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for July 10, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  over 1 year ago

    And your Dad will buy couple for you with couple thousand rounds of ammunition if the guy doesn’t sell it to you directly.

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    SunshineDaydream  over 1 year ago

    At least he won’t be drunk…

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    Last Rose Of Summer Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I’m proud to be an Ameri…….wait….never mind.

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    Alabama Al  over 1 year ago

    Should have lived in a dry county. With the local bootleggers willing to sell to anyone, he could have all the beer he could afford.

    (Licensed stores and bars have licenses to protect, so they won’t sell to minors. Has to be a lesson here somewhere.)

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    mr_sherman Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Too flipping true.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Raising the drinking age always seemed an arbitrary measure to me. (In English Canada it’s 19, in Quebec 18.)

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    catchup  over 1 year ago

    Oooh, this is on point all right.

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    The dude from FL  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I WOULD think the point being…the kid buys an assault rifle WITHOUT being CARDED!

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    Petercowen  over 1 year ago

    Mess? Yes! TEXAS

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    abucksworth Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Thank you, Garry Trudeau. I’d like to think this would help. It probably won’t, but the day we stop fighting this insanity is the day we lose.

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    Susan00100  over 1 year ago

    I wonder if that punk would have gotten a beer if he was wearing an NRA jacket!!

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    chuckcork1  over 1 year ago

    The NRA’s version of ‘Freedom’ doesn’t look like that from where I’m sitting.

    I mean, ‘freedom’ to terrorise everyone around you on demand; ‘freedom’ for them to be scared witless half the time, sure.

    But somehow, not I think what the drafters of the 2nd amendment meant when they wrote it.

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    Pocosdad  over 1 year ago

    And for next Sunday, how about working up a strip on “America – land of Gun Care and Birth Control” ?

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    moosemin  over 1 year ago

    AMENDMENT II & 1/2. A well regulated tavern in every town, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to brew and consume beer, shall not be infringed.

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 1 year ago

    And just imagine how many Insane Reich-Wingnuts will either miss the point altogether, or they will APPLAUD this, cheering that this is the way it SHOULD be everywhere!!

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    For a Just and Peaceful World  over 1 year ago

    Today is Gun Sunday. Read Non Sequitur for 7/10/2022.

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    M2MM  over 1 year ago

    Scary….. <:-(

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Pro Lifers support gun ownership for all!!

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    njchris  over 1 year ago

    Alas, it s just so true.

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    LongWong  over 1 year ago

    Hope the bartender has a weapon

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    z.a.m  over 1 year ago

    When I was 12 I was able to buy any kind of alcohol, simply at the supermarket.

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    Geophyzz  over 1 year ago

    After the recent assassination in Japan, our newspaper printed these stats on guns/100 people: Japan 0.3, USA 120.

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    Durak Premium Member over 1 year ago

    “Just one?”

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Well, just raise the age of consent and everything else to 21. No one is allowed to do anything “adult” until they’re 21. No drinking, no draft or enlistment, no contract signing, no prison, no guns, no abortions, no marriage, no licenses of any kind. They’re all juveniles until their 21st birthday.

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    Gen.Flashman  over 1 year ago

    Must be an old bar as they have a Schlitz Beer sign in the background.

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    RitaGB  over 1 year ago

    I always wonder how these kids get the money for that kind of purchase. They’re obviously not mature enough to hold down a job.

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    rodgerd Premium Member over 1 year ago

    spot on

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    FassEddie  over 1 year ago

    Also getting away with murder:The pharmaceutical industry, the insurance industry, and the petroleum industry.The weapons manufacturers stole a page from their book.

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    mourdac Premium Member over 1 year ago

    The remainder of the world shakes its head in amazement over the inanities which have overtaken the U.S., wondering how its people can live this way.

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    mizdurble  over 1 year ago

    All too true, and tragic.

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    Bob Blumenfeld  over 1 year ago

    Touché! And not to belabor the point, but at 18 he can join the military and really learn how to use an assault rifle.

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    kv450  over 1 year ago

    So sad and so true on so many levels

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    ChristineMurphy  over 1 year ago

    Need a sad button for this one.

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    brick10  over 1 year ago

    “Worth a shot.” in panel 2 says it all…

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    barbieredhead  over 1 year ago

    May God continue to bless Texas!

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    ForALaugh Premium Member over 1 year ago

    A Supreme Court that has the ability to comprehend what they read would be a good start to fixing this. “Well regulated” does not mean anything goes.

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    timinwsac Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I was in a similar situation back when I was 19….couldn’t buy a beer or smokes or vote. Then I was drafted and this country had no trouble handing me, us, real “assult weapons”.

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Charles Whitman?

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member over 1 year ago

    The bartender’s first question is to ask for an ID. The gun shop owner only asks which gun he wants.

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    stealth694  over 1 year ago

    I have always been for background checks, but that is an invasion of privacy ect.

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    prrdh  over 1 year ago

    Of course, the fact that he’s been taught all his life that he’s entitled to whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, has nothing to do with the problem. We wouldn’t want to question that; it might damage his self-esteem.

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    rs0204 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Talk about absolutely screwed-up values. The gun lobby promotes and enables mass murder.

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    dbradway1  over 1 year ago

    I’ll leave a comment once I finish crying.

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    jsimpso1  over 1 year ago

    Nice to see Trudeau still doesn’t know what an “assault rifle” is and that doesn’t stop him from wringing his hands over them. Why doesn’t he show an 18-year old behind the wheel of a car? No danger in that. You know with everything going on in the Biden Admin on a daily basis Garry really needs to refocus. Moron.

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    " Kat" Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I thought Trudeau graduated from BIG BLUE. YALE University Trudeau just made “a lot of friends down in Texas!”

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    bhcaruso  over 1 year ago

    chilling. Especially in retrospect, panel #2.

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    jrdub Premium Member over 1 year ago

    A powerful message that I did not see coming. Well done.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Yep. I can see a dangerous connection between the things. Kudos to the barman who do his job.

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    Cozmik Cowboy  over 1 year ago

    To buy an assault rifle (an actual class of weapon with an official definition – which includes the capability of automatic fire), you need 1) a very stringent and very expensive federal license (and have since the Firearms Act of 1934; the first assault rifle was made in 1944), and 2) at least $20,000 for the rifle (that’s legally; on the street, add a black-market premium to that price).

    An AR-15 is not an assault rifle, as it is semi-automatic only; not at all the same thing. And there is no such thing as an “assault weapon”.

    If you want to make an argument, first learn what you’re talking about. Misusing words may fire up those who already agree with you, but will only make those you need to convince dismiss you out of hand for not knowing what you’re talking about.

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    Smitman56  over 1 year ago

    Sad, but true.

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    thevideostoreguy  over 1 year ago

    Ole Garry hasn’t been gun shopping lately, has he?

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    AlienHillbilly  over 1 year ago

    If we reported every person we think is unstable, the police would be so inundated will calls that they would start to ignore them. Stop calling them assault weapons and focus on restricting all high caliber and capacity weapons that could not possibly be used for hunting without rendering the game inedible! The line of weapons ownership exists already – e.g. you cannot purchase an anti-tank missile. Just pull the line back towards sanity.

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    Linguist  over 1 year ago

    I’m not going to get into the debate about firearms in the U.S. I’ve made my opinion on that subject fairly clear over the years. But I do have an observation … I live in a country where legal firearms and ammunition are tightly regulated. The rate of murders, particularly by drive-by assassins on motorcycles, has risen to alarming numbers in the past couple of years. The shootings are almost always drug-related as the narco-traficante mafias fight for territory and dominance.

    I have a friend in the National Police who is very involved in the interdiction of the firearms and munitions being smuggled into the country by the narcos. He states, categorically, that these arms and munitions are manufactured almost exclusively in the U.S. and are legally purchased there, then smuggled into Mexico, Colombia, and Peru for future illegal distribution in Ecuador and other South and Central American countries.

    I mention this only as a prelude to my observation, that while yes, even heavily regulated, we have crime and murders committed with firearms, BUT our countries Do Not have the plethora of horrific mass shootings so uniquely North American. There is something terribly wrong with the U.S. psyche that allows and even indirectly encourages this type of aberrant behavior by glorifying the gun culture.

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    Egjen Skis Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Exploring mental health as it pertains to mass shootings is an interesting slippery slope. It ultimately leads to the question of the mental state that allows someone to take another person’s life. If we honestly deconstruct the answer it dramatically implicates the mental health/state of our culture and its relationship to guns and murder in general. And that my comic loving colleagues is sadly a question, and a reflective practice, our county is not ready to explore.

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    Realimaginary1 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Pretzel Logic has twisted itself into a Gordian Knot.

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    GreggW Premium Member over 1 year ago

    The US is now beyond parody, since it has become a parody of democracy and responsible government.

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    chidecki Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Bullseye Gary, bullseye….

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    montessoriteacher  over 1 year ago

    This is sadly right on the money!

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    Ka`ōnōhi`ula`okahōkūmiomio`ehiku Premium Member over 1 year ago

    This is Texas, as his cap and hoodie indicate.

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    Teto85 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    “There’s nothing we can do about gun violence” In the only country where this happens regularly.

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    jrgtr42  over 1 year ago

    Years ago, there was a Bloom County strip basically talking about not being allowed to buy fireworks, because they’re dangerous, so one of the characters |(steve, probably) says to Opus, “get in there and buy something that goes boom!” Opus comes out with an AK-47 (or something like that) and says, “he says this goes boom. The times, they’re a’getting loopy.”

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  over 1 year ago

    Just a little data: In the year 2021, Japan recorded one shooting death- for the entire year. In that same year, the United States had four mass shootings on January 1st, with two dead and eighteen wounded.


    But because some nutcase in Japan managed to kludge together a homemade gun and shoot a former Prime Minister, gun laws are worthless.

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    goblueone  over 1 year ago

    Life is strange cant get beer but you can buy a machine gun which is worse?

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    leon2003wright  over 1 year ago

    A drunk kid could do far less damage than an “AR” packing one . . .

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    firewop  over 1 year ago

    reminds me of anti-pot psa with sonny bono.where he says’’so what if its no worse than alcohol ? there are to many unstable people out there to take that chance’’. but they can buy guns

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    Bobbin Dobbins  over 1 year ago

    I’d say it’s funny because it’s true. But it’s not funny.

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    Blaidd Drwg Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Uvale- 19 children, 2 adults killed, Highland Park – 7 people killed, and the discussion from the gun community is that the AR-15 is NOT an Assault Rifle. Well, I guess that makes it all OK??

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    sedrelwesley2 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Much as I agree with the sentiment behind this cartoon – in most states, I beleive, you have to be 21. You do in my state.Other than that – keep up the good work, G T!!!

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    Eric S   over 1 year ago

    Bad parents! BAD!

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    willzie  over 1 year ago

    Alcohol is not the problem. It is the people who drink it!

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    Wasiechu  over 1 year ago

    In 1971 the 26th Amendment lowered the voting age to 18. The states then lowered their age of majority to 18. This supported the idea that “if you’re old enough to fight you should be old enough to buy a beer.”What resulted was carnage on the highways. Young people died in higher numbers. Congress then passed a bill linking a 21 years old drinking age to obtaining federal highway funds. States immediately raised the drinking age. There is nothing that stops a state from lowing the drinking age to 18. They just have to forgo any highway funding.Seven states have raised the age to purchase guns to 21. This is a state rights issue.

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    Kathleen Cunningham Premium Member over 1 year ago

    It’s the guns.

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    bakana  over 1 year ago

    Sadly, It’s True.

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    onehsancare  over 1 year ago

    But the real problem is not allowing citizens younger than 21 to buy alcohol.

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    onehsancare  over 1 year ago

    But that’s not funny.

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    Rich Douglas  over 1 year ago

    That kid knows his priorities. Do we?

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    Kh in Arizona  over 1 year ago

    Barkeeps I know have either a shotgun or a nice large caliber pistol behind the bar and are good shots. The kid won’t stand a chance to get off but one or two rounds. Then again, it may just be a western thing.

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    harvey812abc  over 1 year ago

    Participation trophy generation – When something doesn’t go their way they throw a tantrum… and sometimes go on a shooting spree.

    If he was raised correctly, his access to weapons wouldn’t be an issue.

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    comic4matt  over 1 year ago

    If he’s 18, he’s good to go… In Canada, that is…

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    PAR85  over 1 year ago

    That’s about right.

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    Soulfulpsy Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Depending upon the State, Dad may still need to sign to permit his son to buy, own, and use an AR15 or its equivalent since this young blind guy (YBG) is under 21. (YBG is blind since he has no useful eyes; he obscures that with the labels on his cap.) If YBG’s dad is anything like two of the teen boys’ fathers, no questions will be asked, just congratulations and now you are a MAN. Sex, money, and killing and death are the high stakes, forbidden topics that absolutely need to be seen, heard, discussed, and fully understood. Having a rational discussion about science and religion is a rare phenomenon; usually, the more passionately pro-science types are clear they see the practice of religion, the nature of religious beliefs, and the purpose religious events as comical, ridiculous, disdainfully amusing, even damaging and potentially deadly. On the other hand, some Christians who are strongly conservative see science guys as atheists, pawns of the devil. But it is what we do that defines who we are, not what we think or say. If diehard atheists feed the poor every weekend, they are responding with their heart in the same way as anyone who has been deeply religious from before memory.

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    RonaldByrd  over 1 year ago

    Not all mass shooters are mentally ill. Not all mass shooters are disgruntled veterans. Not all mass shooters are obsessed with “violent” video games. Not all mass shooters are racists. Not all mass shooters even have criminal records (right up until the moment they first pull the trigger). The one and only thing that every last mass shooter has had in common is that he was HOLDING A GUN. Starting with the one thing that’s common to ALL incidents seems reasonably sensible to me. But what do I know? :-|

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    RonaldByrd  over 1 year ago

    Now that I think about it, has there ever been a female mass shooter? (I’m entirely prepared to be told “yes”). Maybe that’s the problem: We should limit gun purchases by MEN and let WOMEN buy all guns they want. Which would bad news for quite a few men, I suppose, but hey, eggs & omelets…

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    The phrase “responsible gun owner” is like Unicorns and Abomidable Snowmen.

    Everybody talks about them but nobody’s ever actually seen one.

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    chesed613  over 1 year ago

    That is uncharacteristically HEAVY. TOUGH TIMES CALL FOR TOUGH COMICS.

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