For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for December 25, 2013

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  over 8 years ago

    Merry Christmas, “For Better or For Worse” readers.

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    mabrndt Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Merry Christmas (eCard, or with unreal animals, if you prefer)

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    2252895  over 8 years ago

    Have a safe and wonderful New Year. From my family to yours.

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    gkid  over 8 years ago

    Merry Christmas! Isaiah 9:6“For unto us a child is born; unto us a Son is given. And the government shall be upon his shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince Of Peace.”

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    noreenklose  over 8 years ago

    Merry Christmas to all of you!

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    716PMedGuy  over 8 years ago

    Merry Christams

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    RI Red Hen  over 8 years ago

    Merry Christmas!!

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    biglar  over 8 years ago

    Ah! Dual Wield!! :) (J.K.)

    Merry Christmas to all!

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    Wren Fahel  over 8 years ago

    My mother was always petrified of guns, but made sure that my brothers all had toy guns. Unfortunately, I wanted one, but she said that “girls don’t play with guns”. When I met my husband, for our first Valentine’s Day, he bought me a .22 rifle. I have a marksman’s medal and am an excellent shot. We teach our daughters firearm safety and responsibility and, when they’re a little older, taking them target shooting. (Incidentally, my husband is in law enforcement.)

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    Nobody_Important  over 8 years ago

    Merry Christmas everyone!

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    The Life I Draw Upon  over 8 years ago

    Merry Christmas.

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    shadyguy  over 8 years ago

    A good one! The gun lovers won’t like it but tough!

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    IndyMan  over 8 years ago

    I can understand her feelings but I played with guns as a young boy. My friends and I knew it was just ‘pretend’. My dad also had a shotgun which when I was older was allowed to use when we went hunting. I also grew up with a police officer in the family and was aware of the guns he used in the ‘line of duty’. I don’t believe it affected me one way or the other while not opposed to guns I do believe in the governments right to restrict certain types of guns and certain individuals right to own any gun. Sorry ‘for getting on my soapbox’ today. Joyous and glorious Holidays to all ! ! !

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    goweeder  over 8 years ago

    “…….. than to be around the PC, no-tolerance BS libtards.”~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~liberal (lîb´er-el, lîb´rel) adjective

    Not limited to or by established, traditional, orthodox, or authoritarian attitudes, views, or dogmas; free from bigotry. Favoring proposals for reform, open to new ideas for progress, and tolerant of the ideas and behavior of others; broad-minded. Of, relating to, or characteristic of liberalism.

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    route66paul  over 8 years ago

    I was the bad dad because I wouldn’t allow paintball guns. I bought him a real gun, but since paint balls are for shooting people, I would not allow it. 30 years later, I am still a s___ head and he still doesn’t understand.

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    Kerrdog  over 8 years ago

    Amen Gkid!

    And Lynn needs to lighten up. Guns are boy’s toys. Any kid worth his salt has played with rubber band guns or nerf dart guns, cap guns, cock-and-pops, etc. Part of being a kid.

    And when you get older, like me, you graduate from toys to tools…and practice until you’re good enough to put food on the table or eliminate a threat to yourself or your family.

    Merry Christmas all!

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    athomas917  over 8 years ago

    I wonder what the Canadian NRA equivalent is?

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    danlarios  over 8 years ago

    peace on earth

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    tripwire45  over 8 years ago

    There were tons of Westerns and War shows on TV when I was a kid (1960s) so plenty of toys were guns. However, I turned out OK. Never shot anyone in almost 60 years of life.

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    georgelcsmith  over 8 years ago

    When I was young, I had a toy gun. I also had strict instructions NEVER to point it at anyone. Unfortunately, we live in a world where the “bad guys” have guns, and no law will disarm them. It has been proven several times in recent years that evil people will go to gun-free zones to commit mass murder because they prefer not to go where someone might shoot back. For the safety of the people, it is imperative that the right to bear arms not be abridged and “self-defence prohibited” zones be generally abolished. Unconstitutional gun suppression legislation is costing too many innocent lives.

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    Gokie5  over 8 years ago

    Merry Christmas, everyone, and extra hugs to malcontents.Also, Amen, @gkid!

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    Miba  over 8 years ago

    So she’s saying if she was in trouble she would be uncomfortable around the police officer who came to her aid using his gun?

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    potrerokid  over 8 years ago

    Canada has not been a Dominion for a VERY LONG time now!!!!!

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    fun-rcvr  over 8 years ago

    I don’t see anything overtly or covertly political with the strip. I see a comment on gun safety. Safety is not political. From a young age I was taught to never point a gun at a person whether toy or real. I think the people teaching me were conservative but they could have been liberal. It was never brought up when they were teaching me how to safely handle a gun.

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    garyhill  over 8 years ago

    If we truly believed, and celebrated CHRISTmas all year, what a wonderful world it would be. It’s too bad Lynn felt she had to make a political statement on this JOYous day. God bless you all.

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    USN1977  over 8 years ago

    A gun is a tool, Lynn, no better or worse than any other tool, a shovel, an axe, or anything. A gun is only as bad or as good as the man using it. Remember that.

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    twenty4pack  over 8 years ago

    And this is the last comic from this artist I’ll ever intentionally read again.

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  29. Cathy aack Premium Member over 8 years ago

    It wasn’t such a big deal hot button topic back in 1984 — folks were a little saner about such issues then. I think a mother has the perfect right to tell her child that she doesn’t like a particular toy — it’s only in America that it becomes a political issue because it has been used to divide the masses.

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    HeidiTentee  over 8 years ago

    Merry Christmas! I got the Ruger LCP I wanted. Remeber kids, everytime a girl picks up a gun a liberal wets their diaper.

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